Commercial building projects are one-off translations of ideas and creativity into incredibly complex creations that take years and cost millions. Leading the diverse teams that build them is the architect. This is my conversation with Tim Williams.
Many organizations struggle with the challenges of diversity and inclusion. In this episode we examine the many ways to make a lot of noise and not a lot of progress. Whether it’s on purpose is anyone’s guess, but one thing is sure: it’s not just a job.
The conversation with Brad Silverberg concludes with a discussion of his move into the world of venture capital. In this third and final episode, Brad shares his thoughts on leadership in a startup, and what the world looks like post COVID-19.
The conversation with Brad Silverberg continues with a detailed discussion of leadership and vision. In this second of three episodes he shares his management journey and how his passion for personal computing morphed into a passion for the internet.
Brad Silverberg’s fascinating life in the tech world included leading the creation of Windows 95. In this first of three episodes, he shares the serendipity and persistent vision that built his amazing career. This part one of my conversation with Brad Silverberg.
In the fifth and final episode on firing we look at how to do a layoff. The pandemic has given us a number of great examples of how NOT to do it. We explore the right way to lay people off, prepare for a fresh start and avoid a mass exit.
Leading Smart Season 2 begins with the first of my conversations with leaders. This inaugural is on leadership in education. All about managing and leading teachers as they work to improve in their craft. This is a conversation with Matt Horvat.
The fourth episode on firing, this time for the hard part: actually firing someone. We explore the do’s and don’ts of firing an individual. How it’s so easy to do it badly, and what it takes to do it right. This time, we’re Pulling the Plug.
In this third episode on firing, we ask a lot of questions. When is performance bad enough to cut your losses? When is a superstar worth having around? What is it about attitude that answers the question? Time to explore Trading Places.
The next killer app is the one that figures out how to effectively replicate the brainstorming / bulls**ting / hallway moment session virtually.
Lately there have been a lot of “disgruntled” people. Just yesterday the president was calling someone he disagreed with “nothing but a disgruntled employee”. Employees who feel they aren’t getting enough personal protection equipment are dismissed as just disgruntled. The people who complained about hostile working environments at various tech [...]
The exploration into firing continues with a look at the low end. What is magical about the bottom ten percent? How does stack ranking cheat some people out of a good performance review? What exactly is poor performance? This is Bottom Feeder.