Entries by Carol Pocklington

Battle of the Entrepreneurial Sexes

  Are there differences between men and women entrepreneurs? According to Harvard Business Review, there are! While men and women rated themselves similarly on many dimensions, women were more confident in their ability to efficiently manage operations and in their vision and influence, while men expressed greater confidence in their comfort with uncertainty and finance […]

Mergers and Acquisitions – Putting People before Numbers for Success

According to various research and a Harvard Business Review report, the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sits between 70 percent and 90 percent. Marc Lore President & CEO, Walmart.com | Founder & CEO, Jet.com in his LinkedIn article Empowerment after Acquisition makes this observation: Often after one company buys another, you hear leaders […]

We Can’t Agree On Anything

Nothing is more exasperating than watching a group of smart, qualified, intelligent executives deliberate about a key strategy, and fail to reach an agreement. In frustration, the team turns to the CEO to make the decision. Yet this is counterproductive, as whatever the CEO decides, some of the team will resent – and that resentment […]

Financial Advisors under Scrutiny from the RoboPolice

Financial Advisors are already under the most intense scrutiny. Never have their every move, decision, interaction with clients been analyzed to this degree. And it’s going to get worse. Photo Cred: The Protection Booth Podcast   Regulatory authorities are now considering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to enforce regulatory compliance. […]

Inside Job: Profile Of A Security Breach

Workplace attitudes influence every person in the organization, from team colleagues to the leadership. Attitudes can control the workplace environment by impacting morale, productivity, and team effectiveness. Understanding and recognizing the behaviors that are at the root of poor attitudes is essential to the ongoing success and security of the business. It only takes one […]

Taking Ownership Of Your Behavior

The more we understand our own personality and behavioral responses, the better able we are, both as individuals and teams, to work together effectively and avoid the blame game when things go wrong. In his recent article, The Blame Game, Marc Corsini observes, When salespeople, professionals or executives are underperforming, they usually complain about others […]