Managing Up | How to Provide Feedback to Your Manager

You have a new job, or a new manager, and something isn’t working. You and your boss aren’t seeing eye to eye and you’re getting frustrated—or worse, you’re starting to check out.

Or maybe you’re finding that you and your …

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5 Signs That Your Employees Are Burning Out (and How to Support Them)

Burnout is real.

According to a Deloitte study, most folks feel it at one point or another, with 77 percent reporting burnout at their current job. Fifty-seven percent of people purport negative impacts of burnout at work, as well, according …

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Strategies for Executive Self-Care: Separating Yourself from Workplace Stress

Patrick Bardsley, CEO and co-founder of Spectrum Designs uses meditation apps, healthy eating, and regular exercise as his self-care.

If he doesn’t keep up with these habits, he finds that he cannot focus and channel his energy. 

This attitude is …

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Strategies for Effective Executive Onboarding: Settling into a New Leadership Role

McKinsey & Company suggests that leadership transitions have significant impacts. If leaders have difficult transitions, then their direct reports see a 15% decrease in their performance and are 20% more likely to disengage or quit. 

After two years, somewhere between …

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Unleashing Creativity in Executive Leadership: Fostering Innovation and Out-of-the-Box Thinking

Dr. Govardhan Singh Rathore saw a problem in Ranthambore National Park in India, where his father was a steward.

The park protected tigers, but farmers logged its trees to sell for firewood and to give their cows space to graze. …

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Effective Crisis Leadership: Navigating Turbulent Times with Resilience and Agility

In 2018, Starbucks CEO Kevin R. Johnson was facing a crisis.

In one of his Philadelphia stores, two Black men were wrongfully accused and arrested due to Starbucks employees’ racial profiling. If the CEO didn’t handle the issue effectively, the …

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Q&A with ScottMadden Consultants and Veterans Rob Smith and Holly Thompson

Vault: Can you tell us a bit about the kind of work you do at ScottMadden?

Rob Smith: I work primarily within ScottMadden’s Corporate & Shared Services practice, specifically focused on advising our clients in the areas of finance and …

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The Role of Authentic Leadership in Building Trust and Inspiring High-Performing Teams

Perhaps you admire a famous leader’s direct communication style or academic speaking style. So, you adopt their habits.

But these characteristics you admire don’t come naturally to you. After months of pretending, you’re exhausted by trying to act like someone …

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Capitalizing on Diversity: Leveraging Next-Generation Advantages in Executive Pipelines

Financial services company DTCC has developed practices that let it capitalize on diversity.

From its entry-level hiring practices onward, the organization has created a pipeline that effectively prepares non-White, non-male, and non-heterosexual candidates for executive roles.

With this goal in …

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Dealing with Meeting Fatigue in a Remote Setting

In the last few years, many companies have begun to adopt fully-remote or hybrid work paradigms, which inevitably means a whole lot of virtual meetings. This has led to increased awareness of the phenomenon known as “meeting fatigue.” Here are …

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