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A Platform Greater Than Facebook

Upheavals in technology and politics are a wake-up call: It’s time to reconsider our priorities.

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AI and the ‘Augmentation’ Fallacy

The fundamental disruption introduced by AlphaZero’s hyperlearning in the chess world can teach business executives about AI.

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If You Cut Employees Some Slack, Will They Innovate?

Giving people extra time and resources can boost innovation — but only if you match your “slack strategy” to employee type.

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Becoming a Better Boss

What Sets ‘Superbosses’ Apart From Other Leaders?

In a Q&A, Sydney Finkelstein, the author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, notes that employees entering the workforce today have technological capabilities unmatched by any workforce before them. That’s changing the way leaders must operate. Today’s best leaders embrace technology as a management tool but retain a human touch, creating opportunities for the employees they manage and enabling flexible work practices.

How to Become a Game-Changing Leader

To successfully lead major organizational transformations, executives need to align purpose, performance, and principles within their companies. Doing so isn’t easy — and requires mastery of a wide range of leadership skills.

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Upgrading Workforce Skill Sets

The Time for Retraining Is Now

April 6, 2018 | R. Edward Freeman and James R. Freeland

None of us know how our technological future will unfold. But whether there will be a net increase or decrease in jobs overall, it’s clear that these will be different jobs, requiring different skill sets. We need to act now to enable current employers and employees to gain the skills they are going to need in the brave world of AI technology.

Check Your Assumptions

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What CEOs Get Wrong About Vision and How to Get It Right

A vision commonly held throughout the organization must begin with the leader’s image of a credible, optimal future state.

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How to Test Your Assumptions

Testing your assumptions in a logical order gives you the chance to make course corrections early.

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Why Best Practices Often Fall Short

For many leaders, the allure of best practices is strong and their expectations for results are unrealistic.

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Leading in the Digital Age

CIOs and the Future of IT

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Chief information officers need to oversee all of IT — in close collaboration with marketers and the business units. Only then can companies deliver digital experiences that win, serve, and retain increasingly demanding customers.

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Managing Employee Performance

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Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?

HR’s move away from traditional performance reviews is a mistake that will backfire.

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The New Digital Mandate: Cultivate Dissatisfaction

People who are satisfied with the current way of doing business are not likely to transform it.

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The Missing Piece in Employee Development

Companies want managers to help employees develop and improve — but many managers don’t know how.

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Multitasking Is a Myth

The Impossibility of Focusing on Two Things at Once

April 9, 2018 | Morela Hernandez

Neurological science has demonstrated that brains are not hardwired to focus simultaneously on day-to-day activities and long-term objectives. In the workplace, that presents a challenge: How can employees maximize individual performance while enhancing organizational success? Research into employee behavior underscores the need for organizations to help employees familiarize themselves with perspectives not readily available in their current roles.

Diversity in the Workplace

The Trouble With Homogeneous Teams

Research finds that teams lacking diversity may be more susceptible to making flawed decisions.

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