Entries by Carol Pocklington

Why Some Entrepreneurs Crash and Burn

The New York Times covers several aspects of the Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s demise. It references the culture in the organization, speed of growth, shareholder concerns, and the aggressiveness of the leader. In specific, it highlights Kalanick’s pattern of risk taking and references his lack of integrity. For example, the many years where Uber engaged […]

#ExtremeVetting: Hiring with Behavioral Insights

As the debate around extreme vetting heightens in the US, the discussion is shifting from border controls to hiring practices. Many businesses are looking to improve their service offering through requiring hiring agents to identify, in advance, behaviors that could potentially bring down an organization. There have been too many examples over the years of […]

Trump Trauma, the Only Conversation in Town

Whether you are talking to your financial advisor, doctor, therapist, friend, partner or in line at the supermarket, somewhere the conversation will turn to President Trump. Coping with significant change is difficult for most people. Then add a sense of disappointment in outcomes, and people feel unsettled. When organizations make changes, the conversation around the […]

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Money!

UHNW global wealth is expected to reach $46.2 trillion US by 2020. As many of these UHNW individuals reach their golden years there will be family conversations taking place that focus on the next generation and who will inherit what. Or will there be? Rarely do we hear about or read articles that focus on […]