Office bullies exert control by punishing disagreement or stringing people along with promises never kept, writes Alaina Love, who advises collectively speaking up. "They are empowered by every colleague and peer who knows the truth of their leadership style and does nothing to defend their victims or demand their departure," she writes.
Esports is gaining fans, sponsors and investors -- selling out Madison Square Garden and getting financial backing from owners of major sports teams and retired athletes, among others. "They're all looking at the data and seeing a massively popular spectator-sport industry that is growing at an alarming rate and has barely scratched the surface in terms of monetization," says Bryce Blum of Catalyst Sports & Media.
Leaders who use humor increase employee morale and productivity but could signal it's OK to cross boundaries, argues a paper in the Academy of Management Journal. "Workplaces are bound by rules and expected behaviors, and employees usually take their cues about what is and what is not permissible from their managers," writes Oliver Staley.
Short-term rental ordinances enforced by Texas cities have become the subject of multiple legal challenges. Earlier this year, the state Supreme Court heard a case questioning how short-term rentals should be classified -- residential or business -- in terms of HOA deed restrictions.
State laws govern procedures and the documentation required for HOA elections, and co-op and condo boards have a fiduciary responsibility to the association to hold a fair election, Ruth Ingoldsby of Vote HOA Now says. To keep elections honest, boards may opt to hire a tabulation company to administer an election.
Critics are citing protections against construction defects that favor condo associations as a culprit in the slow pace of condominium construction in Washington state, despite the need for affordable housing. In addition, condo associations have priority status in foreclosure proceedings, making banks skittish.
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A strategic chief HR officer should build credibility and serve as a role model, says Donna Morris, Adobe's executive vice president of customer and employee experience. "If you really are going to act as an ombudsman for the effective operation of your organization, you have to feel like you can push back against your peers and even the CEO," she says.
Engage with senior executives, demonstrate strategic thinking and financial literacy, and earn your co-workers' trust to become an HR leader who helps make business decisions, says Karen Gately, founder of Ryan Gately, an HR consulting group. "Being appointed to the role of HR director usually demands capabilities across the broad spectrum of general management responsibilities," Gately says.
Effective HR leaders understand how analytics and a customer-centered approach drive the digital HR transformation, says Ommar Butt, an HR leader for NXP Semiconductors. "They must be able to articulate the business case to invest today without immediate returns," he says.