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. Ultimately, though, the goal is for your employee to operate more autonomously, says Burris. Angela was new to the company and had previously worked in a sales and operational role. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images.

Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

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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. In truth, this archetype bears very little relationship to the actual day-to-day operation of an organization, where leaders are actual flawed humans who are (hopefully) more interested in meeting common goals than in living out a dramatic narrative.

Why Organizations Forget What They Learn from Failures

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For example, it increased both the number and status of safety personnel, and it strengthened safety operating procedures. 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. Organizations sometimes make catastrophic mistakes.