Are humans more than “assets?”

After reading my last column¬†about how Wall Street values strong leadership, a colleague who coaches Fortune 500 CEOs told me he wasn’t fond of the phrase “monetizing human assets.” This language, he told me, suggests a view of human beings that is precisely the opposite of what he is working to promote. Was I aware […]

What is the financial value of strong leadership?

Wall Street is monetizing human assets. Our question is: why aren’t you helping them? —Bruce Avolio, management professor, to a group of HR executives The idea that Wall Street values leadership is not new. For more than a decade, research has shown the importance in firms’ stock prices of intangibles like brand, reputation and leadership. […]