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How Important Is Industry Familiarity?

I’m once again “between jobs” and “in-transition,” and I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at job postings. Every position seems to emphasize the preference or requirement for applicants with industry experience. 362 more words

Organizational Dynamics

Horrible Social Media Management and Professional Massage Associations

The way this issue relates to employee engagement is obvious from a business standpoint. The way it relates to participation in an organization also follows the same logic. 442 more words

In Defense of Managers

I may be imagining this, but it seems like managers are coming in for a lot of criticism these days. Last month I spotted this article on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130529150715-5799319-the-difference-between-managers-and-leaders?goback=%2Egmr_37987… 337 more words

Management & Leadership

Thanks, But Your Leadership Isn't Helping

It’s become a standard and recurring theme in modern, enlightened human resource management: we want to identify and encourage leadership throughout the organization. There are a limited number of management positions in any business, and although may we expect some measure of leadership from managers, you certainly don’t have to be a manager to be a leader. 361 more words

Management & Leadership

The power of a crisis to instigate habit change

Chapter 6 of Duhigg’s book talks about the role crisis can play in instigating habit change. But first he explains the research of Nelson and Winter, who wrote about institutional habits as truces between warring factions within organizations. 190 more words

Social Entrepreneurship

Should I Delegate This?

The other day I joined a discussion on LinkedIn that got me thinking about when it might be appropriate to exert positional authority without trying to get buy-in: “Just do it my way and don’t ask questions.” Certainly there are critical situations where a rapid response is required, and there just isn’t time to brainstorm, solicit alternatives. 363 more words

Management & Leadership

Managing a New Team, Replacing a Manager

I’ve gone through several job transitions where I was the new manager, replacing another manager and assuming responsibility for an established team. Obviously this can be a very stressful time. 412 more words

Management & Leadership