Three Signs That You Have Too Much Executive Presence

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

It’s common for leaders who want to make a bigger impact to work on building their executive presence. It’s so common, in fact, that my company offers a seven month group coaching program for high potential leaders slated for executive roles. Our goal in that program is to make the often discussed ... Read & React

Madam CEO, Fetch Me a Coffee

Late one Friday afternoon at a leading consulting firm, a last-minute request came in from a client. A female manager was the first to volunteer her time. She had already spent the entire day meeting with junior colleagues who were seeking career advice, even though they weren’t on her team. ... Read & React

CEOs Need Mentors Too

by John Kamensky Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Top executives need advice about their leadership styles and operating environs—in government as well as in the private sector. How do they get it? Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl interviewed dozens of corporate executives over the past two years to understand how “new CEOs in large ... Read & React

There Really Are More Pregnant Women at the Office

The case of UPS driver Peggy Young, which was decided by the Supreme Court two weeks ago, highlighted the issue of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Pregnant women often face latent discrimination and unfriendly workplace policies—Young's employer wouldn't lighten her workload when she was ... Read & React

Do Your Stakeholders ‘Like’ You on Facebook?

By now, we’ve all heard that online social networking and information-sharing services are the foundational components to any successful stakeholder engagement strategy. As a savvy leader, you asked your team to create a Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube Channel. Don’t pat yourself on the ... Read & React

Ensuring Women a Seat at Every Table

by Katherine Archuleta Director of the Office of Personnel Management

I am excited to release an insightful report on Women in federal service, which draws on the Office of Personnel Management’s deep reservoir of data to shine a light on opportunities for women in federal service. One of my top priorities as director of OPM is to make sure women have a seat at every ... Read & React

Your Next Best Hire Might Be a Competitive Eater

Matt Stonie first discovered he could eat faster—and significantly more—than any of his friends after they reenacted episodes of Man v. Food, an extreme-eating reality show on the Travel Channel. “I saw that on TV and just thought it was the coolest thing, and decided to try it out a few times,” ... Read & React

Five Simple Ways to Feel Better and Perform Better

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

Sitting at your desk for hours on end can take a toll on a lot of things—your mental performance, your overall outlook on life and your general health and well-being. There’s a reason that researchers have concluded that sitting is the new smoking. Unfortunately, for many of us, the nature of work ... Read & React

Science Agrees: Being Laid Off Is Terrible

I graduated from college in 2007 and took an entry-level reporting job in Hong Kong to spend time with extended family and work on my Cantonese, but by the end of 2008, my classmates in the U.S. had just one piece of advice for me: Don't come back until there are jobs. Even my parents, who had been ... Read & React

Why Every Manager Should Use the Great Sewerage Equation

In 1858, the House of Commons of Great Britain charged Joseph Bazalgette, the chief engineer of the Metropolitan Board of Works, with the odious and odorous task of eliminating London’s “Great Stink.” The smell came from the city’s open sewers, which also spread cholera. To fix these problems, ... Read & React