People leave managers, not companies, so here’s some advice I wish someone had given me:
You can’t improve what you don’t measure.That’s why one of the most important steps companies can take to boost their DEI efforts is to track the hiring and promotion of diverse candidates. And it’s why investors interested in promoting diversity have standardized key areas of inquiry in their diligence of managers, providing a framework for ongoing monitoring and progress related to DEI. Here are some key factors to note about this template and questionnaire:
The pandemic has changed the nature of work.In the most recent Gallup poll, conducted in the fall of 2021, two-thirds of white-collar workers in the U.S. were working remotely to some degree. And while remote work has scaled back as pandemic restrictions have lifted, by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working remotely at least 5 days a month. (Forbes) Remote work has benefits for both employees and employers, but it may have a detrimental effect on company culture. As a leader, here’s why you should care: 🔷 Hiring: Over a third of U.S. employees will turn down an offer if the company culture isn’t right. (Robert Half) 🔷 Retention: Employees who don’t like their company’s culture are 24% more likely to quit. (Tiny Pulse) 🔷 Success: 88% of employees believe strong company culture is key to business success. (Deloitte) That’s why we're sharing these 29 tips to boost your remote corporate culture.
📚 57 Highly Influential Business and Leadership Books That Can Boost Your Management Skills According to Warren Buffet, if you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. That’s a tall order, but perhaps the lesson is in the spirit of the advice rather than the page count. Leaders tend to be big readers. Elon Musk, for example, says he learned to build rockets by reading books. (Business Insider) So what should you read?
Being a leader is hard, especially in the tech world, where nothing is constant. But there’s no reason to go at it alone. Great leaders know the importance of having the right mentors, networks, resources, and tools. That’s why we wanted to share this list of nearly 40 resources that can help you become a better tech leader.
1 Truth and 3 Tactics to bring more coaching into your people management.
End of the year is a great time to reflect and set intentions for the new year. We designed 4 questions as prompts to help you see yourself and the world from less familiar vantage points.
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