How to Manage an Insecure Employee

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Insecure employees are “hard to evaluate, hard to coach, and hard to develop,” says Ethan Burris, an associate professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. ” Your interpersonal relationships with insecure employees also tend to be more complicated, says Mary Shapiro, a professor at Simmons College School of Management and the author of HBR Guide to Leading Teams. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images.

Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

Harvard Business Review

I teach a course on ethics at the McCombs School of Business and have run the McCombs Speaker Series on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility for the last seven years. It is nice if people who work at a company believe in their job, within reason, but there is no need to expect them to swear their utmost allegiance to their managers as if they were pledging to a god. In real life, though, he would make a terrible manager.

Why Organizations Forget What They Learn from Failures

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My research with Pamela Haunschild (Professor Emeritus at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin) and David Chandler (Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver) examines this question. We hope that with these insights about why organizations eventually forget what they learn from big mistakes, leaders can better learn to manage the tension between innovation and safety, and counter their organization’s natural tendency to forget.