Changing Corporate Culture to Enable Women’s Success

This week, we’re blogging over at Linked2Leadership!  And here’s what we’re saying… If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve been hearing the recent debate about barriers to women’s career success. Debating Two Paths This debate is personified by Anne-Marie Slaughter in one corner, arguing that organizations force women to choose between life balance and career success, and Sheryl Sandberg in the other corner, countering that women bear a share of the responsibility for this problem. In Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, she says women need to assume they can have it all, and then get out there (or rather, lean in there) and press for what they need. […]

January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival – Best of 2012 Edition

Here’s a great way to start 2013. Have a quick read through the most interesting leadership blogs of 2012, as captured in Dan McCarthy’s Leadership Development Carnival. Note that our own Teleos blog post on “The End of Men…As Leaders” is included here!   Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! Each of the leadership bloggers below were asked to submit their best (i.e., favorite, most popular) post from 2012, along with why it was the best. For most Carnivals, I’d suggest that readers just skim the headlines and pick and choose from the list. However, for this special edition, why not read them ALL? After all, for a […]

Ethics Training to Address Senior Military Officers’ Bad Behavior? Not so Fast!

The New York Times reports that Defense Secretary Panetta has ordered a review of ethics training, in light of recent scandals involving CIA Director Petraeus and others. Officers have been investigated or fired for behaviors including “sexual improprieties, sexual violence, malfeasance, or poor judgment.”   What’s wrong with the training solution? The leap to ethics training as a solution reflects a common organizational bias towards training as the solution to all problems. And, as with most situations where this bias exists, training isn’t likely to make much of a dent in the problem.  The training solution is predicted on invalid assumptions: –       that the officers don’t have a clear set […]

The End of Men… as Leaders?

Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men is making a splash. Rosin’s premise is that women are adapting better to the post-industrial economy than are men. Women are now getting the majority of college degrees and doing better in today’s job market.   Why Are Women Adapting Better To The New Economy? Rosin claims it’s partly because women possess more of the key capabilities that are essential today – communication skills, emotional intelligence, the ability to “sit still and focus.” But also, it’s because women are more adaptable to changing circumstances – while men can’t seem to let go of the old ways. This adaptability is a function of men’s […]