Men at Work: We need men to mentor women in the workplace

One of the challenges of initiatives regarding promotion of women in the workplace is that it can feel like a chicken and egg problem. Studies show that women in positions of power are more likely than men to hire and promote other women. And there are obvious reasons for women to mentor women. And in the era MeToo, it seems a particularly dicey time to encourage men to mentor women in the workplace. But as I wrote in a prior post about the challenges of female leadership, just 7% of the CEOs in the FTSE 100 are

The Manager’s Advantage: Updating Your Company’s Operating System

It’s clear to see that workplaces are shifting. It is perhaps not surprising then, that the role of the manager is shifting also, and companies need to follow suit and evolve too. Is it time to overhaul your company’s management operating system?

Understanding Today’s Manager Role

In today’s business world, there is an increase in employee autonomy where employees are taking initiative and independently tackling problems.  And while this is a positive change, in many cases it means that managers’ traditional role has been relegated to the side lines.  Rather than thinking that the manager’s role is not as necessary as it