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s+b Blogs - Organizations & People (2014)

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

The False Dichotomy of Wages vs. Profits
by Susan Cramm
A new book explains why good jobs on the front lines can lead to competitive success.
 
What Is This Thing Called Resilience?
by Eric J. McNulty
It is a hot buzzword, but often clouded in mystery. Here’s what executives need to know.
 
Leadership Insights from a Special Needs Parent
by David Lancefield
Raising a child with disabilities showed me what it takes to be an effective leader.
 
The Talents of the Neurodiverse
by Art Kleiner
Arguments over the value of autism could affect our view of the purpose of business.
 
Best of Multimedia: Three Techniques for Embracing Culture Change
by Charity Delich
Fixing resistance to transformations starts with reframing mind-sets and assumptions.
 
The Complexity of Complexity
by Eric J. McNulty
It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.
 
The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA
by Jaime Estupiñán and Gary L. Neilson
Based on 10 years of organizational design (“organizational DNA”) research and 220,000 diagnostic surveys, here’s what we’ve learned about building high-performance companies.
 
Ending the Battle between Leadership and Management
by Eric J. McNulty
Historical and fictional accounts of King Henry V show how powerful the two disciplines can be when used together.
 
Best of Multimedia: What Airports and Alleys Can Tell You about Prospective Employees
by Charity Delich
In this HBR IdeaCast, the authors of “How Google Works” reveal their personal approaches to recruiting top-notch talent.
 
The Accountability Equation
by Eric J. McNulty
Holding people, companies, or systems responsible for their mistakes is about more than just pointing a finger at the most convenient target.
 
The Four Rs of High-Stakes Decision Making
by Eric J. McNulty
When it’s all on the line, when and how a decision is made matter just as much as whether it’s made in the first place.
 
Lead by Asking
by Eric J. McNulty
Sometimes the most obvious questions are the most crucial.
 
Peer Coaching as a Tool for Culture Change
by Sally Helgesen
Sometimes the best approaches to revamp an organization’s culture come from the employee level, rather than edicts issued by senior executives.
 
The Importance of Putting People First
by Eric J. McNulty
Starbucks’ plan to pay its workers’ college tuition may signal a new era in how employers consider their employees.
 
Stop Hiring and Start Attracting Talent
by David Silverman
Building a great team starts with being a great leader.
 
What’s the Secret to Leadership Presence?
by Sally Helgesen
Be present. Although your mannerisms and dress matter, so does your focus on the person or task at hand.
 
Why “Leadership” Isn’t Just for Leaders Anymore
by Sally Helgesen
Skills that were once limited to the C-suite now take place at all levels within companies.
 
40 Chances to Realize Your Goals
by Susan Cramm
If you find yourself thinking you could be doing more with your life, take a chance and make a change.
 
Are You Connecting to the Internet of Customers?
by Daniel Debow
Behind all the technology we’ve started taking for granted is the most important element of all: the consumer.
 
Do the “Side Hustle” for Your Next Job
by Susan Cramm
What used to be considered pastimes or hobbies might eventually provide your next paycheck.
 
George Harrison: Now That Guy Knew How to Listen
by David Silverman
Just like musicians, executives must hear themselves and others at the same time.
 
Organize Like a Startup
by Eric J. McNulty
Legacy companies looking to increase agility and collaboration can take a few lessons from new firms.
 
The Importance of Being Mindful
by Art Kleiner
It’s not just a trend; companies can be more effective by fostering contemplative awareness in every aspect of their processes and practices.
 
How Women Leaders Have Transformed Management
by Sally Helgesen
“Emergent” leadership—inclusive, collaborative, and based on performance instead of formal titles—aligns with the skills that female executives bring to the C-suite.
 
Encouraging the Next Generation
by Susan Cramm and Sarah Hiner
Take a moment, change a life.
 
Make a Crisis Last
by Jon Katzenbach
How to convert extraordinary behaviors into ordinary parts of your culture.
 
How to Prepare Your Company for Growth
by Vinay Couto and Deniz Caglar
Take Booz & Company’s Fit for Growth* Index profiler and find out what you need to be successful in the long term.
 
An Extreme Take on Restructuring: No Job Titles, No Managers, No Politics
by Sally Helgesen
Zappos is the latest company to switch to a “holacracy,” but will the concept work with some 3,000 employees?
 
How to Get the Wrong People Off the Bus
by Joel Greenwald
Companies must make the hard choice to fire “toxic” employees who don’t fit in with their culture, but that’s easier in principle than in practice.
 
Stop Looking for Passion at Work
by David Silverman
The meaning of your life won’t likely be found on the job.
 
UPS's Christmas Failure Delivers a Powerful Lesson about Alliances
by Henrich Greve
How networks of small shippers could have played a big role this holiday season.
 
How to Create Meaning at Work When the Outcome Isn’t Always Meaningful
by Sally Helgesen
The answer lies in a simple question: Does your company help employees become better people?
 
How an Alliance of Regional Shippers Is Threatening UPS and FedEx
by Henrich Greve
When properly networked, small players wield greater power.
 
A Better Way to Cut Costs
by Josh Peters
An organizational approach will reduce spending and—more important—reinforce your strategy.
 
Can Business Find Value in Joy?
by Susan Cramm
An IT services firm has developed a business model that it believes delivers joy to both employees and customers.

 

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