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If Uber’s Culture Is to Change, the CEO Must Go

If any part of the charges of sexual harassment and favoritism made by a former Uber engineer hold up, company CEO Travis Kalanick should go. The VCs who sit on the company board should do the right thing if he doesn’t, and fire him. The chaotic, sexist culture described in a blog post…

Here’s a Way for Difficult Conversations to Be Less Difficult

If you’re like most people, you find yourself avoiding difficult conversations because you fear triggering a negative response and making the situation worse. Based on past experiences, you figure “Better not to bring it up and just suck it up.” What happens? You feel unsettled, and perhaps angry and frustrated. Also, if the…

Recruiting, Branding, Culture and a 7-Year-Old

The story of how an intrepid 7-year-old from the agricultural city of Hereford in the U.K. boldly wrote Google for a job has been told around the world. In case you missed it, Chloe Bridgewater addressed a letter to “google boss” asking for a job when she grows up and gets “bigger.” She…

We Can Do Better, But Will We?

I heard a great story last fall at the Talent Connect conference. Joan goes to visit her friend Marcus to catch up on life. While sitting on the back patio, Joan notices that Marcus’ dog whimpers quietly every couple of minutes. After the third whimper, Joan asks Marcus what’s the matter with the…

Who’s Winning the Top HR Jobs?

Through our executive search and consulting engagements we are seeing an increasingly clear profile emerge of those who win and keep the top talent role. Some factors feel familiar (see the 4+2 Model) while others seem to be developing as the talent management field matures. With functional expertise being a given, the differentiating…

Blow-Up Your Diversity Approach and Maximize Business Results With Customer Reflection Diversity

 This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about diversity Why Your Firm Needs to Target Diversity in Sales, Service, & Product Development Research studies have shown that diversity can result in as much as a double-digit increase in sales. However, corporate executives need to realize that if you want to maximize…