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Managing Upward

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In a corporate world whose hierarchical structure is shifting radically (as we wrote about here), it follows logically that feedback should flow not just downward and laterally, but upward as well. Leaders can very easily fall prey to the idea …

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Leadership Lessons from Vantage

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Over the last week, our Vantage colleagues were asked to provide the most impactful leadership lessons that they had learned over their career, or shared most often with other leaders. The answers were insightful, enriching, and far-reaching, and hopefully will …

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Workplace Happiness

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Productivity is often reduced to a numbers game. When business is suffering, leaders tend to look for possible causes in concrete places: down economy, low product innovation, increase in competitors, or discontinuation of long-term projects, to name a few. But …

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Work-Life Balance

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Productivity has long been measured in hours spent working. As a result, employees boast about stress levels, sleep lost, and overtime in the office with a sense of pride; those that bemoan working 50 plus hours a week are stigmatized …

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Women and Leadership

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In winter of 2005, Harvard president and former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers hosted a discussion at the Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce in which he talked about why women were largely underrepresented in tenured positions at …

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The Introverted Leader

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Leaders, on the whole, have been taught to stand out. Part of their cachet lies in their ability to distinguish themselves, whether publicly, or simply in the conference room. As such, the leaders we think of tend to be more …

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Retaining Top Talent

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Last week, we discussed how to attract top talent for your organization; this week, we discuss retaining top talent once they’ve been hired. As you may have divined from the two-part nature of this discussion, recruiting and hiring superstar candidates …

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Attracting Top Talent

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A software engineering company wanted to become known for hiring the most attractive candidates in their field. For them, success was competing with peer firms for the top talent. A new HR candidate was brought in for this expressed purpose, …

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