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Organizations & people

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Do you manage up or down?

It’s not easy to spot those who spend all their energy looking up, so organizations need systems to root them out.
by Adam Bryant
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Detective story

Homicide, David Simon’s classic study of Baltimore’s detective squads, contains powerful management lessons.
by Daniel Akst
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Supporting employees working from home

The vaccines needed to end the pandemic are here, but it will be months before many employees come back to the workplace. Here’s how to help them now.
by Theodore Kinni
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How to be a great sponsor

When you’re asked to help young, underrepresented talent succeed, here’s what you’ll need to know to do the job right.
by Wanda T. Wallace
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No, we can’t

In her new book, Can’t Even, Anne Helen Petersen lays out the immense challenges millennials face in gaining a foothold in the economy.
by Mike Jakeman