Graphic: Employee evolution past vs. future

Jacob Morgan, Principal & Co-Founder of Chess Media Group, recently published this graphic in a Forbes article about his new book titled “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.” The image is an excellent snapshot of how much flexibility and opportunity employees have today vs. just a few short years ago. The book promises to be a good guide for CEOs and all types of leaders, who need to understand how work is evolving and what today’s employees expect in a job.

For a summary of his book, read the full Forbes piece at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/09/02/the-evolution-of-the-employee/

Image courtesy of Chess Media Group Image courtesy of Chess Media Group

How CEOs Should Bridge Strategy and Tactics

How CEOs Should Bridge Strategy and Tactics

Fast Company recently interviewed Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson about his efforts to educate employees on being more productive: “On Having a System – Any System.” Much of what he discusses focuses on organizational skills: How employees should manage their time, be more task-oriented, keep up with contacts, etc. He has even taught a class on […]

The #1 Team Killer? The CEO

In “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” Patrick Lencioni provides a model for building an effective and productive team. What kills teams? According to Lencioni, it’s the absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. Only the CEO can lead a team to top […]

How CEOs can get all employees on the same page

I recently wrote an article for The CEO Magazine called “Engineering an Aligned Organization,” where I actually do the math about how complex it is to try to manually align an organization with a few as 50 people. It is the CEO’s responsibility to ensure that every employee understands the company’s vision/goals and how those relate to their day-to-day […]

The Six Recurring Hats or Roles CEOs Need to Assume

CEO roles

Last year I wrote a series of articles about the six hats CEOs may need to don at any one time in service to their organizations. I recently summarized the six roles for Entrepreneur in an article, which is republished in its entirety here.

Are You Guilty of “Been There Done That” Hiring?

I understand the appeal of looking for job candidates who have done the job before, but a “been there done that” approach to hiring often leads to less than optimal results.

Are you better at relating to employees or setting performance targets?

Most leaders tend to be better at either building relationships with employees or setting strong performance requirements for them, but the best CEOs and managers do both equally well. This is the focus of my latest article for Forbes – The Critical Balance CEOs and Managers Must Strike To Get Results – where I provide […]

CEO Fail: The Attila the Hun CEO

This next entry in my CEO failure modes series may make for compelling drama in the entertainment industry, but in the real world any CEO who exhibits dictatorial behavior is prone to mediocrity and failure.