Should You Always Promote From Within Your Company?

December 19, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
If you don’t have excellent people in the correct roles, it’s nearly impossible to develop a great offering and serve your customers well. That’s why it’s critical to establish a culture of advancement and give top performers the opportunity to succeed.

Take Procter & Gamble, for example. The consumer-goods company made development part of its company culture, mentoring employees across all levels of the company through formal and informal training.

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Why You Need to Fire Bad Employees Right Now

December 11, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
No matter how many times you’ve done it, no leader likes to fire employees.

J.T. O’Donnell, who describes her previous role of “restructuring” divisions of companies as the role George Clooney played in “Up in the Air,” says letting people go never gets any easier.

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Will Your Company Culture Flunk This Ethics Test?

October 18, 2014 | by Paul Spiegelman
In many companies, a positive workplace culture is associated with having fun, promoting a family atmosphere and creating an environment where team members enjoy their work every day. It is hard to poke holes in that approach.
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