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Organizations & People
- Debates over paid leave, wage increases, and flexible work arrangements, says the professor emeritus at MIT, all stem from a larger assumption that personal and business needs are at conflict.
- Contractors in the aerospace and defense sector can fend off aggressive activist investors by adopting a capabilities-driven approach.
- Working fathers are placing more importance on their familial obligations, and companies must react to this societal shift.
- In Holacracy, Brian J. Robertson proposes we replace the corporate hierarchy with a bossless system.
- Blowing up HR is the wrong answer to the wrong question.
- Attracting new employees and doing right by its current workforce aren’t the only factors that lead a company to adopt LGBT-friendly HR policies.
- What corporate leaders can learn from the “broken windows” approach to policing.
- Learn to develop a mind-set of curiosity, rather than one of conviction.
- Managers of startup companies should carefully balance their goals of expansion against the reality of cutbacks and downsizing.
- Requesting clearer commitments can mobilize teams and lead to better execution.
- Adopt a leadership mind-set before you try to lead.
- The unusual perspective of high-performing entrepreneurs allows them to turn good ideas into great businesses.
- Use time away from the office to stimulate your development, and have fun doing it.
- Ignoring a colleague’s moving-on announcement isn’t just bad etiquette. It’s unprofessional and reflects poorly on your people skills.
- Neuroscience research shows how new organizational practices can shift ingrained thinking.
- To become a better leader, you need to start by asking yourself tough questions, and follow through.
- Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
- Pope Francis’s efforts to transform the Catholic Church show how those at the top can grapple with a bureaucracy while exemplifying spiritual leadership.
- Building a strong company culture is about more than the perks you offer employees.
- The world’s most eminent executive coach demonstrates the high level of discipline needed for sustainable leadership development.
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