How to Structure Leadership Development to Build a Process to Survive at Scale

Businesses, like children, go through many stages of development. In the beginning, the business is just learning its own identity. Daily life is an exercise in “figuring it out”, and there’s a certain threshold for mistakes, experimentation, and ambiguity. As the business grows and matures, [...]
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How People Analytics Can Change Process, Culture, and Strategy

When you read ‘people analytics’, does your heart sink? Often, when we talk about people analytics we think of the missed opportunities. Turnover rate, exit surveys, and disengaged employees often take up more than their fair share of space in these conversations. As tools for collecting [...]
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The Truth Behind This Executive’s Title, Part 2: Living with Mental Illness

Well over a year ago, Kate Spade’s (Valentine) death by suicide was a shock. At first, I was shaking my head in disbelief…and then, I wasn’t. I, like so many, admired Kate from afar. She built her business from a conversation over dinner with Andy – “let’s start a handbag business.” Her [...]
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