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s+b Blogs - Organizations & People (2013)

Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Susan Cramm
If you’re considering leaving your job, you should first try doing everything you can to stay.
 
Judge Not, Lest We Be Judged (by the Wrong Performance Criteria)
David Silverman
Forced rankings of employees have got to go.
 
Culture’s Critical Role in Change Management
DeAnne Aguirre and Rutger von Post
A new survey shows that when executives fail to focus on culture, their change initiatives founder.
 
In Praise of Long-Tenure Cultures
Eric J. McNulty
Employees with a personal stake in a company are more likely to help it succeed.
 
The Three Habits of Highly Effective Demotivators
Sally Helgesen
Surefire tips for stamping out morale and making sure you get the least out of your employees.
 
Five Steps to Becoming the Ultimate Boss: Your Own
Susan Cramm
Some advice for professionals who want to start calling their own shots.
 
Two Dangerous Wrecks Led to One Valuable Lesson: Always Be Prepared
David Silverman
If you want to stay safe and succeed, focus on others more than yourself.
 
A Tribute to Four Elders: Engelbart, Seashore, Seashore, and Burns
Art Kleiner
These four excelled at making meaningful connections in a world where that matters more than ever.
 
Exceed Customer Expectations—and Get Home for Family Dinner
Susan Cramm
Sheryl Sandberg is wrong: Women (and men) who want to “have it all” should create companies that reflect their values.
 
Forgive Them for They Are Young Employees
David Silverman
Let’s not be so quick to damn an entire generation as narcissists. Maybe they’re just inexperienced.
 
The Source of Organizational Dysfunction, Revealed!
Eric J. McNulty
Organizations are much more complex than how they’re designed. Executives should take that complexity into account when measuring performance.
 
Stop Being Nice at Work
Lisa Bodell
Companies that give employees the tools to speak their minds reap big rewards.
 
How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain
James O’Toole
New research documents the negative consequences of media multitasking.
 
The Upsides and Dark Sides of Rivalry: A Q&A with Gavin Kilduff
Frieda Klotz
Left unchecked, competitive situations may be as likely to bring out our worst as our best.
 
Audits, Auditors, and Those of Us Who Love Them
David Silverman
The most underappreciated of corporate functions deserves its day of praise.
 
How Would You Define a “Great Company?”
Freek Vermuelen
You might not think to begin with employee happiness, but you should.
 
The 10 Worst Words in Business, Volume Two
David Silverman
The world would be a better place without these terms and phrases.
 
The Three Words that Could Save Your Business: Stop, Look, and Listen
Paul Michelman
The advice we give our children may also be the secret to corporate longevity.
 
Retaining Top Talent: Yes, It Really Is All about Them
Susan Cramm
If you want to retain your high-potential employees, you have to get involved in helping them plan their careers.
 
Is Your Organization Passive-Aggressive?
GiRim Sung and Gary L. Neilson
Here are the symptoms to watch out for and what to do if you find them.
 
What’s My Motivation? A Q&A with E. Tory Higgins
Frieda Klotz
The secret to successful influence is the same as acting: Know where your character is coming from.
 
Corporate Culture Is Dead. Long Live Corporate Culture
Paul Michelman
Commitment to an organization-wide ethos feels increasingly antiquated. Except where it succeeds wildly.
 
Growing Future Leaders: Why Western Parents Need to Adopt an Emerging-Market Mind-Set
Susan Cramm
We are raising our children to thrive in a bygone era.
 
Is Networking Good for Business? Yes, But Not Always How You Expect
Henrich Greve
When it comes to building your personal and corporate networks, put the advice of business books through a second set of filters.
 
Don’t Ask, Don’t Learn
David Silverman
Because of how we’ve been taught, our ability to engage in productive inquiry in the workplace has been deeply compromised. But it can be overcome.
 
Would You Want Your Child To Work For You?
Susan Cramm
Business decisions that significantly impact people’s lives should take those people into account.
 
U.S. Employees Are Disengaged—and Mismanaged
James O’Toole
A new Gallup poll reveals pervasive apathy in the workplace.
 
How Balanced Is Your Organizational DNA?
Jonathan Gruber
Both formal and informal elements have the power to make or break a new strategy.
 
Why Your Child Isn’t Being Taught to Succeed
David Silverman
By focusing on individual skills over teamwork, we are setting up our children to struggle in the modern workplace.
 
Are You Leading Like It’s 1980?
Susan Cramm
The world of work has changed an awful lot in the past 30 years. It’s time for your performance management to catch up.
 
You Are What Your Dashes Say You Are
David Silverman
Everyone makes mistakes—but some are unacceptable.
 
A Workplace Love Story (about Consulting)
Susan Cramm
An innovative program trains high school graduates and veterans for careers as consultants.