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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman recently announced that she wants everyone to work at the office saying, “During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck”. Although it’s not an outright ban, like the one Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced back in February, she is still sending a very clear message to employees. The...

In a recent study done by the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment among 14,940 Danish employees including 712 in Management positions, they found that Managers are considerable happier with their work than employees without management responsibilities. The study concludes that 83% of the managers feel they get a large degree of joy...

In my recent post on what it takes to be a great young leader, I made the case, that a really important leadership skill is the ability to pick a leadership team that supports the leader in her weakest areas and lets the leader use her strengths to drive results and create lasting change. In...