Gender targets miss the mark for women in leadership
Without the right combination of evidence-based practices that can support a ‘trickle-down effect’ and a CEO who can visibly drive change, targets may be ignored or ineffective.
Directors who disagree politically with an incoming CEO are more likely to leave
“Executives’ political ideologies have a profound impact on the organization, so it is imperative to understand whether the political views of those in the upper echelons play a role in cultivating who sits at the apex of the firm.”
For leaders, playing favorites can be a smart strategy
"In less clearly structured teams ... having a biased boss typically led to better outcomes, with improved coordination and performance across the entire team."
Good things happen when leaders reflect on their mistakes
"When leaders take what they learn from mistakes to improve and reach goals ... that builds humility, and teams respond to that."
Choosing a lucky CEO means bad luck for the hiring company
"Good luck allows CEOs to ‘shine’ in the labor market, making them more likely to leave their firm. The hiring companies, though, are not perfectly able to separate out luck from task performance in their candidate pool."
Scientists cite need for more research on leadership development in adolescence
“The rapid development of personality, peer relationships, values and vocational identity during this period, make adolescence an optimal time for developing leadership potential.”
Stereotypes of middle-aged women as less 'nice' can hold them back at work
Both men and women are perceived as more capable as they get older, but only women are seen as less warm as they age—causing them to be judged more harshly.
Are leaders born or bred?
New research refutes conventional wisdom that says leaders are made through childhood experience and achieve their hierarchical position largely through chance.
Women leaders good for the environment
The simple presence of women on top management teams results in companies adopting progressive environmental standards.
Do masculine leadership titles undermine women's leadership?
While some dismiss calls for gender-neutral titles as mere acts of political correctness, masculine language is not a neutral stand-in for "person" or "leader."
Poor management the biggest risk factor for workplace bullying
Workplace bullying affects one in 10 employees, costing employers billions of dollars every year in absenteeism, stress leave and lost productivity. And it is rapidly increasing.
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