Image a bad boss you have had in your career, and think about who comes to mind. When you think of this boss, what are some of the common complaints and issues you and other employees had? Did they not listen to suggestions, did they treat their employees poorly, were they micromanagers, or did they just refuse to listen to anyone’s idea but their own?
Leadership transitions for new CIOs can be fraught with challenges, such as the shift in the role of the CIO from technology operations manager to strategic business leader. Three key dimensions—time, talent, and relationships—can be crucial for a successful transition.
Chances are that at this very moment you’re procrastinating on something. Maybe you’re even reading this article to do so. Why do we procrastinate, even though we know it’s against our best interests? How can we overcome it, preferably without hating ourselves or the techniques we use in the process?
A good culture isn’t about free food and lava lamps—or even about the money, says Laszlo Bock, who oversaw the rapid growth of Google’s workforce from 6,000 to 76,000 people between 2005 and 2016 when he was senior vice president of people operations there.