The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real
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The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real

Anger, misdirected, can wreak all kinds of havoc on others and ourselves. It also primes a person for misinformation. Here is how to lower the temperature.

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Companies and Vaccination
Companies and Vaccination

The question of the vaccination status of colleagues receives ever greater attention and importance. How do companies deal with the new situation?

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What’s Important in 2021
What’s Important in 2021

2020 will go down in history as a lost cause. What can you do to prevent yourself and your organization from meeting the same fate in 2021?

Persistence Is Key
Persistence Is Key

In my recent columns, we have seen how to nurture the creativity we all have and kindle the innovation flame with inspiration. But there is also a less fun part of the innovative and creative…

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In our curated knowledge containers you will find up-to-date answers to the most important questions from the world of work. 

Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation

The biggest corporate challenge of our time has less to do with technology than with the right corporate culture.

Leadership
Leadership

Find out what it means to make the right decisions and lead by example in uncertain times.

New Frontiers
New Frontiers

We live in revolutionary times – at once deeply unsettling but also filled with the potential of transforming human lives for the better. This series introduces you to ten big questions that will preoccupy public…

New Work
New Work

This series offers context and applicable reading material to help companies and individuals navigate the new normal and prepare for the future in three steps: Adapt, Transform, Reinvent.

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Most Useful Summaries 2020
Most Useful Summaries 2020

What has been the most useful summary this year, and why?

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Paul J. Zak

Trust Factor

Paul J. Zak explains how to build a high-performance business based on soft management and hard science.

HarperCollins Leadership
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Pascal Dennis

Getting the Right Things Done

Pascal Dennis explains how to use Toyota’s hoshin kanri system to implement and sustain a Lean strategy.

Lean Enterprise Institute
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Vince Lombardi Jr

What It Takes to Be #1

To be an outstanding leader, heed the advice of late, great Green Bay Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Robert Putnam

The Upswing

A timely reminder: America works best when it balances rugged individualism with opportunity for all.

Simon & Schuster
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Cass R. Sunstein

Can It Happen Here?

No, the United States isn’t about to fall into tyranny. But the political trends aren’t promising.

Dey Street
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Alex Hern

Facebook, QAnon and the World’s Slackening Grip on Reality

When lockdown isolates people, conspiracy theory “rabbit holes” can draw them in. Getting out is harder.

The Guardian
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Saving the World Through Business
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Saving the World Through Business

Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard led his company down the road less traveled and became a model for businesses to do well while doing good. 

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The Top Skill Remote Workers Need
The Top Skill Remote Workers Need

In a remote work environment, one skill becomes particularly important: Writing.

Sidestep New Year’s Resolutions – and Create Lasting Change
Sidestep New Year’s Resolutions – and Create Lasting Change

New Year’s resolutions, though well-intended, often don’t get you to where you want to go. Work with goals and habits instead.

Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It
Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It

The topic of giving and receiving feedback is in many people’s mind as performance review season is approaching.

Workplace Issues

Grief – An Often Negated Feeling
Grief – An Often Negated Feeling

How to mourn properly, and how to deal with mourners properly.

Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action
Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action

Pandemic burnout is real – including for those with cushy work-at-home jobs.

“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

Digital Transformation

Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?
Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?

You’ve heard the hype about artificial intelligence (AI) being the future. Well, the future has arrived. Many businesses currently use AI for a variety of applications and now’s the time to consider what AI can…

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A convergence of technologies is swiftly transforming the world. Are you ready for its perils and opportunities?

How to Make Remote Selling Work
How to Make Remote Selling Work

It is not exactly easy these days to provide customer care and to acquire new customers for companies – but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.

#GETTOGETHER

In this episode of Digital Transformation In Practice, we’re talking with Maria Colacurcio, CEO of Syndio. Maria explains the shortcomings of the way that companies analyze pay equity, as well as how important it is to look beyond just salaries by updating job titles, hiring practices, job descriptions and more to get to a more diverse and equitable company. Maria also shares her own experience with the “motherhood penalty,” despite a track record that already included co-founding a company that went public.

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Inventions to Innovations
How Innovation Works
Inventions to Innovations

Award-winning author Matt Ridley explores the path inventions take to becoming innovations in this engaging exploration of the history of bold ideas.

Brains, EQ and Guts
The Ride of a Lifetime
Brains, EQ and Guts

Disney CEO Robert Iger offers an enjoyable memoir including memorable lessons about ruthlessness, daring and self-belief.

Harnessing the wandering mind
Tinker Dabble Doodle Try
Harnessing the wandering mind

People imagine they might achieve their dreams if they could simply focus more, but what if the inverse was true? In Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try, psychiatrist and brain researcher Srini Pillay suggests that the key to unlocking your brain’s…

A Guaranteed Income
Fair Shot
A Guaranteed Income

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes proposes a practical solution to widespread inequality: a guaranteed income for all Americans who earn less than $50,0000 annually.

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In Conversation with Experts and Professionals

“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”
“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”

Companies are living systems, says management expert Michele Holliday. Cultivate the right conditions for growth and the whole will be more capable than the sum of the parts.

“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”
Michael Lee Stallard
“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”

Business author Michael Lee Stallard on how to maintain connections in our private and professional lives – and why the pandemic could improve our working relationships enormously in the long term.

“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to “deliver”.

“In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”
Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo / Photo by Bryce Vickmark/MIT/UPI/laif
“In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”

Nobel Laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee on the surprisingly commonsensical nature of economics, and how COVID-19 will affect the global fight against poverty and the quality of economic policy.

“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter / Photo: Jason Grow
“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”

The doyenne of leadership experts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, on the importance of advanced leadership in times of crisis, more diversity at the executive level, and the need to reinvent institutions.