Organizations & people

s+b Blogs

How to win over a team of experts

Specialist employees can resist a boss who knows less than they do. But working through a pain point can turn things around.
by Wanda T. Wallace
s+b Blogs

Bartleby, the office enigma

Herman Melville’s short story Bartleby, the Scrivener provides lessons on how to deal with troubled colleagues.
by Daniel Akst
s+b Blogs

The secret to getting things done

Leaders should stop asking themselves how to get people to act and instead find ways to tap into intrinsic motivation.
by Adam Kahane
s+b Blogs

Find your pillar before you pivot

Ground yourself in your organization’s values, principles, and strategy when considering a sharp turn.
by Eric J. McNulty
s+b Blogs

Getting full value from external talent

More and more leaders recognize the need to manage contingent workers, but their companies and cultures often undercut their efforts.
by Theodore Kinni

The wisdom of Charles Handy

In his new book, the renowned business thinker and philosopher passes on his experiences of life, work, and how not to fall into the management trap.
by Charles Handy