Need help. I’ve been notified that layoffs may be required in the company this year. Execs are starting to look around and see where unneeded headcount and open bandwidth is.
Promoted to a Sr Dir role (client care/ops support) and I will go from Dir of 1 acct team w/2 direct reports and myself as a coach/player to having 23 acct teams and the sr staff on each as my direct … more
My boss during my mid-year review: “You’re a good communicator, but you’re hard to read.”
What exactly does this mean? Like isn’t that a good thing - you communicate relevant work information, but you’re a mature… more
Would you rather be a manager of individual contributors or a director who manages a group of senior managers and why? Looking for pros/ cons of each role.
Advisory Board Q’s - Hi all, I was recently approached about an opening on an academic Advisory Board. I have never been on one. I’m assuming it will be uncompensated, which I am fine with— I love the… more
What are the most important accomplishments to be considered for executive level leadership? Do you think no of employees reporting in to you, managing budgets for a large department is a requirement for b… more
Ideas on gifts for admins next week? I started during the pandemic and don't know my admin too well. Trying to avoid flowers, perishables, gift cards. What are you doing for yours?
If you’re a director or a VP at a large company, how did you make it and how long did it take you to get there? I’m a female in my early 30s and I’m mid-level IC in IT sales with 10+ years in Marketin… more
For those who have had successful employment offer negotiations, ...
how did you build the case for requiring top of the range salary (or even above the range salary), equity, bonus?
What were some of your thought proce… more
This analysis is revealing. It shows women receive 22% more feedback about their personality than men do and are 7x more likely to report being described as opinionated, and 11x more likely to report being described as abrasive.… more
What are ways you like to “manage up”?
As stated in yesterday’s announcement, depositors have full access to their money and both new and existing deposits are fully protected by the FDIC. This action by FDIC effectively m… more
Pioneer Mind is offering free mental health support for startup founders, in case you know anyone in need, which is to say impacted by the Silicon Valley Bank shutdown.
Greetings, I’m an EA with over 15 years of experience, 2 BAs (Comm & Poli Sci), an MA (Public Policy/Admin) and a PhD (City/Reg Plan & Public Pol). I’ve been with my current employer for 4 yea… more
Tips to be a better communicator and carry more confidence? Recently got promoted to director and I’m not great at conveying what I want to say clearly or delegating during meetings. Also dealing with… more
March 22nd the internet suggests, please be thoughtful about your people, yes? Everyone is kind of at or by their limit 🤗
Hello All, has anyone of you done a Senior management Programs/GMP/ AMP from an Ivy Business school?
Do you think the Alumni status is Important ? Would you pay double for full time alumni status?
I am a Senior Director and after over decade in my company (and overall 20+YOE) I am looking for another role.
In the last 1-2years I have been in the interview process for some SVP level roles in listed companie… more
In my team of 10, I have 1 individual that my boss has heard some behavioral issues about that I haven’t noticed yet (new team of only 4 months). She wants me to hold her accountable, but I’m struggli… more
To all of my CEO’s and Product leaders, what’s the apprehension to building out a product strategy? Even at startups?
Does anyone offer an unlimited PTO benefit but face challenges when employees ask for way too much PTO? (30+ days/year)
How do you manage communicating expectations while still allowing flexibility fo… more
Pursuing a Series C, $100 Mn valuation firm. What comp breakup to look for as a function head? Bay area.
Any Guidance from someone who exited into a growth equity funded startups?
More then question need guidance, I am at mid stage start-up ( Series C funding) at Director level with Mid to Sr leadership. The over all leadership culture going on wrong direction where quality or … more
Hello all, pl join following interesting bowl for discussion on Strategic advisory, Board member and startup advisory.
I’m an an EP at a mid size firm (100+ lawyers) with a significant book of business. Firm has many issues, including under compensating key partners. Issues are well known and chair is ignoring much of… more
(very old title here) Execs - what experience is most valuable to prepare for CEO or founder role? I have an annual review coming up and can ask for pretty much anything, be it a new role, initiative,… more