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Post date: September 8, 2020
In Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, she argues that we should not shield our children from adversity but rather, in healthy and safe doses, welcome it. But turning adversity into a lever to actually improve our lives and build our careers is not easy. It’s natural to wallow in...
Post date: February 12, 2019
Stretch assignments are popular right now among employers. These temporary “try outs” allow companies to solve real business issues while field-testing employees’ skills and abilities. These opportunities can also make a substantive impact for individual employees. One study of executives showed...
Post date: October 27, 2020
The nature of the workforce is changing fast, and it is connected to the world’s most potent change agent: technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. While the discussion in popular media around this topic focuses mostly on the displacement of jobs, we believe that in the short...
Post date: November 3, 2020
Doug Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times bestselling author and has been recognized as a top 50 leadership innovator, a top 100 leadership speaker, and a top 100 most influential author in the world. He has served as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, CEO of...
Post date: July 21, 2020
Creating a diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is not only a matter of compliance or the right thing to do, but it can also increase a business's bottom line to the tune of 19 percent. The simple mandate—creating more diversity and inclusion—has proved to be challenging for many industries....
Post date: June 14, 2016
Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood—when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success. Share the Talk-Time and Be Sensitive When I was a kid, my parents...
Post date: August 25, 2016
The business process of performance management often seems like an isolated room within the “human capital” house (see figure below). The walls around the room appear opaque, with little visibility or clarity provided to a workforce that wants to understand what informs the performance management...
Post date: June 11, 2020
Workplaces across the U.S. have undergone a total restructuring at a scale and speed that has never occurred in history. Offices have emptied, and a vast number of organizations have become remote operations. The rapid change has left many employers scrambling to assemble the technical...
Post date: July 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the business community, shifting employees to working at home, crippling some industries while putting a strain on others to deliver, and challenging long-term plans. Yet in the midst of the chaos, HR leaders were uniquely positioned to address work challenges and...
Post date: April 23, 2020
During my first job out of business school, I worked for a manager who insisted the best business book he’d ever read was The Will to Manage by Marvin Bower. In essence, Bower argued for aligning a company’s “never-changing philosophy”—its starting point for what it promises to deliver—with its...