CEO succession planning is not easy. Knowing what your company will face in the future, trying to prepare executives to run your company, and then selecting the best possible candidate from a group of internal contenders (and comparing them with highly qualified outsiders) is a truly complex challenge.
We think we’re supposed to want to grab that Boss brass ring, because many our co-workers are clamoring to break out of the cube farm and earn the right to an office with an actual door. But what if the glamorized idea of leadership just isn’t for you? What’s a stellar individual contributor in a workplace that’s all about climbing the ladder, not contentedly camping out on the third rung, to do?
We’ve made it through the first week of Q4, and I wanted to take this time to check-in. The truth is: your year is pretty much made, so if things are going poorly, it’s probably time to stop, drop, and roll. Hopefully, that’s not your year. Hopefully, you’re rolling in it, and assuming you’re in good shape, the start of Q4 is a good time to stop, reflect, and learn. This is the best way to get the most out of your fourth quarter and set up a spectacular 2020.
You probably know someone who has recently been on an “offsite” with their team or company; you might actually know a lot of someones who have. In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the attention and dollars organizations are willing to spend on building a company culture in the right way, and offsites have become a popular way to help do just that.
Accountability is one of the biggest stressors we see leaders struggling with, from first-time managers to CEOs. Being a leader means getting results through other people, so how do you make sure your people are responsible and held accountable for their results, so you can be accountable for yours?
By now, you’ve probably heard: burnout is real. A word and a concept that’s permeated our culture is now an official diagnosis according to the World Health Organization.