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Featured Leadership Articles


Salary, Benefits, Bonus … and Being

It’s not enough to offer great pay and benefits anymore. Employees want their workplace to reflect and support who they are.


Are You Part of the Email Problem?

Over-reliance on email is sapping people’s time and energy, says author Phil Simon. There are better ways to do things.


Does Your Boss Want You to Sleep?

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


Better Project Management

How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

March 16, 2015 | Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Debbie Tesch

In each stage of a project's life cycle, two or three behaviors have significant impact on the project's likelihood for success. These behaviors, by the executive who is sponsoring the project, ensure effective partnerships with project managers and require a great deal of informal dialogue. They include setting performance goals, establishing priorities, ensuring quality and capturing lessons learned.


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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Identifying Best Practices

‘People Analytics’ Through Super-Charged ID Badges

April 7, 2015 | Ben Waber (Humanyze), interviewed by Gerald C. Kane

The data points employees generate about everything from how often they interrupt others to how many people they sit with at lunch tell surprisingly useful stories. Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, describes how his company is providing the tools and analytics to interpret this social data, helping businesses identify the best collaborative practices of their most effective people.

Cultivating Effective Teamwork


Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

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


Teamwork Plus Creativity Equals Engagement

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


Reinventing Employee Onboarding

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


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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