Jobs change. You change. So, how do you know when it’s time for you to change jobs? Recognizing when it’s time to move on is one of the realities of the executive role. It’s also a more weighty question at this point in your career than it probably was in the past. Most people reading […]
5 Ways to Get More Done
“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx. Over the past year or so, I’ve become obsessed with making better use of my time. I’ve read pretty much everything I can get my hands on in search of ideas, and here are 5 good ones you can start using today.
What You Can Learn (or not) from Yahoo about Firing People.
Last week on Tuesday at 6:06 pm, Yahoo fired its CEO, Carol Bartz. A FORTUNE magazine article by Patricia Sellers ran the next day on the CNN Money website. Bartz describes how she was fired by over the phone by Yahoo board chairman Roy Bostock. According to the piece, Bartz called Bostock at a pre-arranged […]
This Time, It’s Personal
It’s no wonder comedians love politicians. Over the past few weeks, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blew up two families and whatever was left of his acting career; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie repaid the treasury for two state police helicopter trips to see his son play baseball; and congressman Anthony Weiner of New York […]
It’s All People (Except When it’s a Fly)
This past week, Sean McDermott was fired as Defensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. In the aftermath, a debate arose in the media about whether it’s more important to have great players (around whom you build an effective system) or a great system (into which you can plug good players without needing superstars). […]
What a “Zen hotdog” Can Teach You About Leadership
The news here in Philadelphia lately has been dominated by headlines about Carl Greene, the now-suspended CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Greene allegedly harassed female employees and had a reputation as a ruthless leader who used intimidation to get what he wanted from just about everyone. The reported bad behavior overshadowed his transformation of […]
What can sour grapes in the NBA teach about leadership?
The world of sports often provides food for thought about leadership, and that’s what this month’s feature is all about. Reading someone else’s copy? Click here to subscribe and get a free report on managing meetings more effectively. Is This Goodbye? The Right (and Wrong) Way to Handle a Departing Superstar Last Thursday night, in […]
Hiring? Here Are 5 Ways to Handle the “Applicant Avalanche”
As the economy recovers, companies are experiencing huge numbers of applicants for open positions. One reason for the avalanche is the high national unemployment rate. Also, job-seekers have been encouraged to apply for positions that may be tangential to their core experience. So, if you’re hiring, you’ll get a lot of resumes, but it will […]
The Weiman Leadership Letter, March 2009
Wynnewood, PA 1. Quotable 2. Harris Poll Annual Confidence Index Rises 10 Points 4. News/Updates 1. Quotable “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra, American Athlete 2. Harris Poll Annual Confidence Index Rises 10 Points Every year for the past four decades, the Harris Poll […]
The Weiman Leadership Letter, February 2009
Wynnewood, PA 1. Quote of the Month 2. Five Ways to Take Care of You 3. Leadership in Action: How Chuck Benz Moved an Entire Room with One Hand 4. News/Updates 1. Quote of the Month “All generalizations are false, including this one.” — Mark Twain 2. Five 5 Ways to Take Care of You […]