How NOT to fire an employee: AOL and Tim Armstrong

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I am sure they are an “ At Will Employer “ Listen to Tim fire Patch.com ’s creative director Abel Lenz on August 9 for taking a photo during a conference call regarding downsizing of Patch’s news sites. Human Resources Leadership Abel Lenz AOL At Will Employment CEO Fired Patch Tim Armstrong If you think all CEO’s are leaders here is evidence to the contrary.

John Abele on Leading Collaborative Groups

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In this video John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific author of HBR article “Bringing Minds Together” explains how to effectively manage teams and leading collaborative groups. You’ll find out about the extraordinary opportunities and value in getting silos to collide. Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video. Here are [.] You may like these posts too!: Six Skills to get Promoted to Executive Level.

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Lionel AbelI have noted that persons with bad judgment are most insistent that we do what they think best.

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13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Bridge Of Spies

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Donovan, Mark Rylance plays the Russian spy Rudolf Abel, and Amy Ryan is Mary Donovan. Take a closer look : We see right away that Rudolf Abel is a Russian spy. He’s also being tracked by US operatives.However, these operatives lose Abel on multiple occasions.

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Hit or Miss’ive: AOL CEO Fires Employee during Call – We Critique His Apology to Employees

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Last week we covered the recent case of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing an employee (Patch creative director, Abel Lenz) publically while on a conference call of 1,000 employees.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s Apology to Employees is Pathetic

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Here are my thoughts about what might have happened (expletives have been removed): Senior leader to Tim on Monday: “You need to apologize to Abel for what happened.”. It took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong 4 days to apologize for the firing of an employee in front of 1,000 other employees.

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The Top 3 Corporate Communication Mistakes of 2013

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Armstrong ended up firing Patch’s Creative Director , Abel Lenz, in front of everyone. 2013 gave us many examples of both good and poorly handled communication from leaders and brands.

Leading Collaborative Groups

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John Abele , cofounder of Boston Scientific and author of the HBR article Bringing Minds Together , explains how to effectively manage teams. Leading teams

The Right Way to Rally Your Troops

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Then, abruptly, he fired someone standing in the room with him: creative director Abel Lenz. “Stop shooting”, he said, followed quickly by: “Abel you’re fired. Leaders face enormous public and employee scrutiny when their companies are failing. Many have to measure their success in terms of stock price and market share, and when those slip, everyone sees it happening, reads about it in the business pages, watches it on CNBC.

The Great Collision

Harvard Business Review

If there is something like a brotherhood of man, too much blood has been spilled for one to believe that it doesn't often resemble Cain versus Abel. Here's a tiny question. What do you think most people really want? What do you think the average Jane — or even the less-than-average Joe — is capable of? One view is: most people don't want much, and are capable of even less.