In this brief article written by Celia Swanson, former executive Vice President of Walmart, she discusses her past management experience with a very toxic workplace situation that fell under the radar for her for quite some time. She outlines what went wrong and how to (as well as who can) step up and work toward resolving the situation before it may be too late.
“A single person with a clarity of conscience and a willingness to speak up can make a difference”
In this Harvard Business Review article, Michigan Ross Professor Emeritus Robert Quinn tells the story of Dr. Tadataka Yamada, an executive who made milestones in changing his organization from one with an extreme financial drive to one that had regained its conscience and had become a leader in the medical research world.
Breaking habits is hard. This is largely because we are constantly barraged by stimuli engineered to make us crave and consume, stimuli that hijack the reward-based learning system in our brains designed initially for survival. Here’s something really useful on the subject:
Despite increased attention to gender disparities in the workplace, indefensible differences in salary between women and men persist in medicine. One national study of academic physicians in 24 public medical schools found that female physicians make about 10% less than their male counterparts at all academic ranks, even after adjusting for specialty, hours worked, and other variables.
Many people wonder whether they are at the right job, in particular, if they are at the right job to position them for their optimum career trajectory. Read on for some questions everyone should consider:
We all have professional idols we’d like to meet. Sometimes we might luck into getting to say hello at a conference or having a mutual friend who can introduce us. Here are four excellent strategies to increase your chances of sucess: