Having applied the logic of physics to predict the life expectancy of biological creatures and cities, Geoffrey West is now searching for the scientific principles that dictate the life spans of companies.
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Organizations & People
- Women executives often get taken to task unfairly for making personal and career choices.
- It’s generally presumed that employees who accrue political power at work are higher performers. But those who schmooze a little less are actually the best at their jobs.
- A career is fine, but it’s not as important as a calling.
- Look for the overlooked skill sets and expertise pools in your organization.
- In a new book, a group of scholars delves into the many ways people find their missions — at work and at home.
- s+b 20 YearsThe case for real case studies.
- Putting people at the heart of your business strategy is the way to start reshaping a heartless system.
- s+b 20 YearsStarting a quarterly magazine dealing with the biggest ideas means working hard on the ability to see into the future.
- A new book shows why the qualities we reward in our leaders can actually undermine a company’s performance.
- In her new book, journalist Gillian Tett convincingly shows how companies can be constrained by silos that inhibit collaboration — and how they can break out of them.
- How do we shape effective public policy in an age of rapid change?
- Workshops in another setting can provide employees with a valuable means of thinking critically about their company’s vision.
- Eli Goldratt’s theory of constraints can help leaders better pace and sequence change management programs.
- Every successful business needs both high-potential producers and high-potential performers. Which one are you?
- By identifying your top talent and putting them in the right position, you’re increasing your odds of creating new businesses.
- There’s power in asking for help in a world full of people longing for connection.
- If you know your company’s progress up the levels of human evolution, you can help its culture advance to the next stage.
- Many companies undervalue their highest-potential talent: the leaders who create new businesses.
- Ever-smarter computers may be poised to steal the jobs of a rising number of people. In a new book, Geoff Colvin argues that humans can deploy a secret weapon: their ability to care.
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