Why Aren’t There More Black Managers In English Soccer?

Marion Steward

Signs reading “No room for racism” are common in Premier League stadiums. Yet there is a significant lack of representation for Black people throughout the coaching ranks and management positions of English soccer. Catherine Ivill / Getty Images The English Premier League is filled with elite Black talent. Manchester City […]

5 Ways Managers Sabotage the Hiring Process

Marion Steward

When building a team at a startup earlier in my career, our investors, advisors, and I crafted what looked like a bullet-proof recruiting strategy. Our advisory group collectively had more than 100 years of experience operating companies. But despite the wealth of expertise behind our hiring process, I learned an […]

How Data Can Make Better Managers

Marion Steward

Leading has long been thought of as a “soft” intuitive skill, while management was seen as a “hard” science. But those lines are blurring, and the days of purely intuitive decisions are over. Many leaders are already adopting a hybrid, “informed intuition” approach, where intuitive decisions are data-informed. Netflix, for […]

How Managers Can Build a Culture of Experimentation

Marion Steward

Most managers are good at asking questions, but not as good at specifying what would constitute a feasible answer to those questions. They run tests and learn from the results, but rarely do the results promote ongoing dialogue and organizational change. Experimentation encourages innovation, but it can also be time […]