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The 2014 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize

This year’s winning article is “Making Mergers Work,” by Hamid Bouchikhi and John R. Kimberly.

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How to Compensate For Overoptimistic Project Leaders

Leaders can avoid unhappy project status surprises if they understand how — and why — people avoid sharing bad news.

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The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.

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Strategies For Helping Dispersed Teams Succeed

How to Manage Virtual Teams

July 1, 2009 | Frank Siebdrat, Martin Hoegl and Holger Ernst

Based on an investigation of the performance of 80 software development projects with varying levels of dispersion — members in different cities, countries or continents — this article asserts that virtual teams offer tremendous opportunities despite their greater managerial challenges.

In fact, dispersed teams outperformed their colocated counterparts when they had the appropriate processes in place. Those processes can be classified in two categories: task-related and socio-emotional.

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Managing Your Career

Careers are all about the pursuit of fame, fortune, power, meaning and creativity. The combination that's right for you might need to be different for your colleague. Here are a few ways to think about managing a career.

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How to Overcome a Power Deficit

Many factors cause talented executives to be sidelined within organizations, but they can usually be remedied.

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Recruiting and Retaining Talented Employees

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Reinventing Employee Onboarding

Employee orientation practices that focus on individual identity can lower employee turnover.

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How Much Does a Company’s Reputation Matter in Recruiting?

New research sheds light on the role of a reputation for corporate social responsibility in hiring.

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Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

Companies that are successful at global talent management subscribe to six key principles.

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Would Your Employees Recommend You?

The answer to that simple question may reveal a lot about your organization.

Ways to Keep Your Schedule On Track

Own Your Time, Boost Your Productivity

April 22, 2014 | Leslie Brokaw

MIT Sloan’s Robert Pozen has an array of strategies to make work time more productive. In a session on “Maximizing Your Personal Productivity” at MIT Sloan Executive Education, Pozen explained that people often don’t articulate their biggest goals and don’t have the right tools to make them true priorities. “You’re unlikely to achieve your top goals if you haven’t written them down,” said Pozen. “If they’re vague and in your head, you haven’t crystallized things.”