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Detecting Bias in Data Analysis

Data analysts may have external agendas that shape how they address a data set — but a savvy manager can identify biases.

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Balancing Exploration and Exploitation

New research offers insights into factors that can affect the decision-making process.

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Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource

Simple as it sounds, regular sleep is the best antidote for a fatigued or stressed-out workforce.

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Do You Have the Courage of Your Curiosity?

Embrace Your Ignorance

December 16, 2014 | Michael Schrage

The overconfidence of presumed expertise is counterproductive. Instead, data trumps intuition. Serious innovators take data seriously, argues Michael Schrage: “Organizations may be confident they know their customers, but they’re very likely to be overconfident. Most executives aren’t nearly as smart, perceptive or customer-centric as they believe." Successful innovators, he writes, “have the courage of their curiosity” and run experiments that challenge their assumptions.

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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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Bridging the Analyst / Decision Maker Gap

Using Simulated Experience to Make Sense of Big Data

| Robin M. Hogarth and Emre Soyer

As data analyses get more complex, how can companies best communicate results to ensure that decision makers have a proper grasp of the data’s implications? Research has found that letting decision makers gain experience on the outcomes of different possible actions by interacting with simulations helps those executives make better decisions. Simulations narrow the often a large gap between what analysts want to share and what decision makers understand, and more clearly illustrate complex statistical information.

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Today’s business leaders have access to more data than ever, but making sense of all that data is challenging. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on 21st-century leadership skills is provided courtesy of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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How to Become a Better Leader

To grow as an executive, you need to recognize and manage your strongest tendencies.

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Lessons in Change Leadership

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Five Steps To Leading Change Successfully

Before making a change, identify who can push the project forward — or cause it to stall.

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The Sustainability Insurgency: Missives from the Front Lines, Part 1

Autodesk’s Emma Stewart says that social intelligence helps promote CSR and a culture of sustainability.

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What to Expect From a Corporate Lean Program

“Lean” programs can be powerful tools for improving performance – if managers know what to expect.

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Avoiding Layoff Blunders

It’s surprisingly common for companies to make mistakes in their layoff decisions — and the mistakes can be expensive.