"Commit to Caring for the Culture More than the Quarter"

“You have to commit to caring for the culture more than the quarter.” This is the ideal mantra that every business leader should adopt. Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family Brands, was recently interviewed for the New York Times, and she seems to have the right idea about putting employees and business partners’ psychological safety first. If more CEOs had the same attitude, they’d see a difference in the quality of the work their employees do and a difference in their bottom lines – not to mention that creating an environment of well-being is simply the right thing to do. Check out the full interview at the New York Times.

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How To Tell If Your Boss is a Demanding Leader or an Actual Bully

Last month, I was interviewed for a Business Insider piece on determining whether or not your boss is a demanding leader or a bully. The main distinction is that a demanding manager is not out to be cruel to employees, but to criticize constructively for the good of the business. Read the article for my take on the difference between a boss who challenges and a boss who bullies, over at Business Insider.