Some leaders are born, and others are made. For Box CEO Aaron Levie, leadership and entrepreneurship come easily. He started Box while still in college and has grown the company from a small startup to a publicly traded tech giant with nearly 2,000 employees.
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It’s rare that a company decides to disrupt itself. As André Calantzopoulos says, it takes a strong leader to survive major organizational changes.
Leadership principles may sound different around the world depending on the language you speak, but the messages remain the same. Alfredo Perez is CEO of Alicorp in Peru and is recognized for growing the company and creating a strong culture as a leader.
Do you constantly feel stressed at work? Are you burnt out and overwhelmed? Do those feelings come home with you after work and transfer to your personal life? If so, you aren’t alone. More than a quarter of workers in the U.S. consider their jobs to be the top cause of stress in their lives. Stress-related issues cost companies more than $150 billion a year.
Not every employee is a manager, but every employee is expected to be a leader. That’s the mentality at open-source software company Red Hat as it pioneers the concept of open leadership. Under open leadership, everyone can be a leader by believing in the community
There’s a lot of talk these days about AI replacing jobs and offices and factories getting taken over by robots. One study found that 27% of employees are scared of losing their jobs to AI and 72% of people expect AI to eliminate more jobs than it creates.
There’s no doubt that technology plays an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. No previous generation has been tasked so greatly with developing technology and charting its course. Some people believe technology is the next great society and will take over humans, while others
Some organizations are great. Some organizations are not so great.
You can tell the difference between these types of organizations almost as soon as you walk into the office or sit down in an interview or meeting. Truly great organizations care about their people and create high-quality employee experiences. These are the companies that are focused not just on increasing their bottom lines, but on building communities for their employees and customers where everyone is engaged and moving forward.
Imagine walking into a car dealership and telling one of the sales representatives that you’re looking for a car. When he or she asks what you are looking for, you say that it needs to be able to fit five people, have great horsepower and torque, be painted blue, and have all the new modern features of today’s car. The dealer says they have something for you and then proceeds to wheel out a Frankenstein-like monstrosity that has five seats all on the left side of the car, a massive engine on the right side of the car, a steering wheel that’s attached to the roof, and splotchy blue paint. And they expect you to buy it! When you voice your displeasure, the dealer says the car has everything you wanted. Technically, it does meet the bill, but it is not at all what you wanted or had in mind.
Diversity is definitely a buzzword in today’s business world. But more than just a passing trend, diversity should be a core value of every business. Each week I talk with business experts on my podcast The Future of Work Podcast. I enjoy hearing what they have to say about important topics, and diversity is no exception. Here are a few things my recent guests have shared about why diversity is so important and the challenges that organizations face as they try to become more inclusive.