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Research shows that our subconscious values influence how much risk we are willing to tolerate and how open we are to pursuing innovation — and thus, how we make decisions and achieve our goals as managers. By understanding and acknowledging these biases in themselves and others, leaders can better align decisions with company goals and strategy.
Research shows that mentees tend to make better decisions if they embrace and work through conflicting advice. These tips can help mentees reap the benefits of conflicting advice — and help mentors offer sufficient support.
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In an interview with First Round Review, Lambda School chief operating officer Molly Graham shares her six rules for how to be a good manager. From the unassuming traps that even great managers can fall into to why the best leaders spend more time with the highest — not the lowest — performers, this collection of practical tactics can help you take your management game to the next level.
The blizzard of regulatory action swirling around Big Tech platforms is producing outcomes that will affect many other companies across industries that have adopted — or are considering adopting — platform business models. Yet, few platform operators and owners have fully considered the growing regulatory risk and how it could derail their businesses. Here are the internal and external responses they should consider now.
In 2020’s relentless news cycle, social media managers are first responders. They make important — and very public — decisions constantly, responding to news and conversations quickly at a very delicate time. While in high demand, their job is still belittled as one that anybody could do, but for such a demanding and psychologically tough role, relief may require more than personal coping skills.
What Else We’re Reading This Week
- In a pandemic, every day is “bring your child to work day” — but not nearly as fun
- Organizations have become flexible about where and when employees work, but they also must attend to the essentials of productivity: energy, focus, coordination, and cooperation
- From strategy+business, a list of 2020’s best business books
Quote of the Week:
“For us, AI has not meant artificial intelligence. We have always talked about amplified intelligence, because we’re amplifying an existing knowledge and competence of our colleagues.”
— Arti Zeighami, H&M Group’s chief data and analytics officer, in MIT SMR’s latest Me, Myself, and AI podcast, “Fashion Forecasting”