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The Secret to Getting the Right Things Done

The ability to say “no” is key in effective time management, says executive coach Greg McKeown.

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What Makes Change Harder — or Easier

Before adopting any new management approach, ask: How well will its values fit our culture?

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Protect Your Project From Escalating Doubts

Projects can lose momentum if stakeholders grow skeptical. Here’s how to avert a ‘cycle of doubt.’

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Motivating Employees

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What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless

There’s no single formula for making work meaningful — but poor management is a universal obstacle.

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An Easy Way to Encourage Employees to Follow Company Rules

People are more likely to follow rules if there’s more variety in the order in which they do tasks.

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When Employees Don’t ‘Like’ Their Employers on Social Media

For companies, the social media behavior of employees represents both an opportunity and a risk.

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The Heavy Toll of ‘Always On’ Technology

Expectations of immediate responses to digital communications negatively impact productivity.

“Adapting to Change Is Hard”

Three Meaningful Strategies for Managing Rapid Change

February 8, 2017 | David A. Bray

Global, social, and marketplace shifts are doing much more to transform the nature of work, how we work, and how organizations in both the private and public sector can best adapt to rapid global change. So how can organizations find new ways to avoid becoming saddled with legacy processes, technologies, and ways of thinking?

Leading Organizational Change

Organizing for New Technologies

Responding to disruptive technologies may mean changing your company’s organizational structure.

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Why Executives Need Time to Think

The Lost Art of Thinking in Large Organizations

June 3, 2016 | Duncan Simester

Making the transition from management to leadership requires managers to exercise skills in strategic thinking — skills they don’t often get to practice in the action-oriented environment they know best. Managers moving into senior leadership must learn to embrace ambiguity and uncertainty and learn the importance of taking time to think things through.

Finding Digital Talent

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Why Your Company Needs Data Translators

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Miscommunications between decision makers and data scientists are common. Enter the data translator.

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Winning the Digital War for Talent

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Talent management processes need a digital update, too.

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Improving Analytics Capabilities Through Crowdsourcing

Open-innovation platforms, used thoughtfully, can expand a company’s access to analytics talent.

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Why It Pays to Be Where the IT Talent Already Is

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As demand for big data technologies grows, so does the problem of finding sufficient skills.