Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer is the founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners.

Articles by Robert Glazer

Office Life

How to better engage unhappy employees

Bad departures leave bad feelings on both sides that can overwrite years of goodwill and great work. Here are four ways to get ahead of this issue and keep unhappy employees from becoming toxic.

Leadership

Here’s how you can succeed at delegating employees

Successfully delegating everyday tasks frees managers for more strategic, big-picture thinking. But first, you’ve got to get your head out of the weeds.

Leadership

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

One of the best descriptions of a leader I’ve heard is that leaders focus on vision and strategy, guiding and removing obstacles for their teams.

Office culture

Why you should reinforce values instead of rules

It turns out that values are far more effective than rules at eliciting the outcomes and behaviors that we want. I’ve observed that highly successful families, organizations and companies select and focus on a few values that are most important to them.

Office Life

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent study suggested a reason why, saying that average employees' performance ratings do not indicate future performance.

Office culture

Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job

No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.

Productivity

Why healthy competition among employees works

The road to becoming a market leader, is paved by understanding three truths about fostering competition among your employees.