CEO Success

  The two articles I found most telling about Carly Fiorina’s departure from HP are Worst. CEO. Ever. and Carly Fiorina and management. High tech organizations require a vision (from the CEO), a budget, and room for innovation. Maybe I missed it, but Fiorina didn’t provide any vision, except for cost-cutting. When will senior managers …

A Problematic Truth: You’re Too Valuable Where You Are

“No Fred, we’re not considering you for that promotion. You’re too valuable where you are.” How many of us have heard those words, or said them at least once to our staff? Sometimes, we use the “too valuable” phrase to avoid discussing problems with a staff member, problems you can bring out in the open …