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Featured Leadership Articles

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Does Your Boss Want You to Sleep?

Being fresh for the work day requires prioritizing sleep — which organizations can do a better job encouraging.

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When Consensus Hurts the Company

Research offers insights into when trying to reach consensus is the right course, and when it isn’t.

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How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

The role of project sponsors is often overlooked, but actively engaged executives are crucial to a project’s success.

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Managing Your Career

Assembling Your Personal Board of Advisors

March 16, 2015 | Yan Shen, Richard D. Cotton and Kathy E. Kram

The notion that one mentor can meet all of an individual’s developmental needs is increasingly outdated. Instead, many people now draw from a "personal board of advisors," which can encompass a range of individuals, from friends or family who provide emotional support to role models the person may not personally know. The authors identify six types of personal advisors who, together, provide a broad combination of psychosocial support and career support.

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Strategies in Organizational Structure

Do businesses run better with an egalitarian organization or with top-down management? What about a combination of both? These articles explore a variety of approaches to organizational structure.

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Why Managers Still Matter

Managerial authority is essential when decisions are time-sensitive, knowledge is concentrated and decisions need to be coordinated.

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Managing the Human Cloud

Tapping a virtual, on-demand workforce requires new management models and skills.

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Digital Technologies and Job Skills

The New World of Work

| Martha E. Mangelsdorf

Advanced digital technologies are swiftly changing the kinds of skills that jobs require. Researchers Frank MacCrory, George Westerman and Erik Brynjolfsson from the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yousef Alhammadi of the Masdar Institute studied the changes in skill requirements over the 2006-2014 time period. While demand has clearly grown for computer skills, it has grown for interpersonal skills, too. The authors advise people in all lines of work to be flexible about acquiring new talents.

Are You a Steady Hand in a Sea of Uncertainty?

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Leaders need to be prepared to handle whatever comes their way — from sharp changes in the competitive landscape to unexpected external crises to internal projects that veer off course. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on managing uncertainty is provided courtesy of Wharton Executive Education.

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Are You a ‘Vigilant Leader’?

CEOs need to scan for the faint — but vital — signals that will help give their companies an edge.

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Cultivating Effective Teamwork

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Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

Making it safe to be honest about when projects are getting off track can promote cooperative behavior.

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Teamwork Plus Creativity Equals Engagement

Employees can be inspired to perform better if their creativity is challenged through teamwork.

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Reinventing Employee Onboarding

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

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The Collaborative Organization: How to Make Employee Networks Really Work

Once managers grasp the patterns of employee interactions, they can reduce network inefficiencies.

Leading Change

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Enabling Bold Visions

The authors offer a framework that executives can use to ensure that their new visions for their businesses become more than just pipe dreams.
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