How to Avoid Bias in Performance Reviews
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How to Avoid Bias in Performance Reviews

To leverage the potential, avoid these flaws in thinking and judging.

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The Most Important Topics around 21st Century Leadership

America’s Got Talent
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America’s Got Talent

A wave of cancellations is rolling towards US organizations: According to recent surveys, 55% of American employees plan to quit their jobs in the next 12 months. Here’s how to keep the best ones now – and steal the even better ones away from others.

How to Cultivate Grit
How to Cultivate Grit
This 9 min. read saves you 36 hours
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How to Cultivate Grit

You have the talent and the skill, but do you have the drive to succeed? 

How to Set the Parameters for Inclusion
How to Set the Parameters for Inclusion
This 3 min. read saves you 9 hours
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How to Set the Parameters for Inclusion

You can spend a lifetime trying to change individual mind-sets. When it comes to promoting inclusion, top-down approaches can win the day.

How to Transform (Chaotic) Hiring into a Strategic System
How to Transform (Chaotic) Hiring into a Strategic System

Because better recruitment practices yield a solid return on investment.

People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place
People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place

You don’t want your team to “play it safe.” You want people to feel safe to play – as in pitching their ideas, performing to their potential and challenging the status quo.

Great Expeditions
Great Expeditions

Managing organization-wide change is daunting but the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

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Leadership Skills and Habits: Our Selection from getAbstract's Library

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Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein

Noise

Wherever judgment exists, you will also find noise – and more of it than you think.

William Collins
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Jackie Fast

Rule Breaker

Leaders preparing for the future fearlessly break old rules.

Kogan Page Publishers
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Heather R. Younger

The Art of Caring Leadership

Caring leaders support their team’s emotional health as they boost business performance.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Mikil Taylor

The Beginner's Guide to Managing

Mikil Taylor provides fundamentals for new managers to put into action.

Business Books
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Charles Handy

Gods of Management

A philosopher compares today’s management styles to the archetypal figures of mythological Greek gods.

Profile Books
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R. Edward Freeman, Bidhan Parmar and Kirsten Martin

The Power of And

Purpose-driven and ethical businesses want to do more than make money.

Columbia Business School Publishing
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HOT TOPIC: REGENERATIVE LEADERSHIP

Recognize the Interconnected Nature of Our World

WATER

Too Much Water, and Not Enough
Too Much Water, and Not Enough
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Too Much Water, and Not Enough

It’s a paradox of climate change that rising global temperatures mean rising seas but also retreating freshwater resources. What technologies can help?

INNOVATION

Climate Change Solutions Gone Wild
Climate Change Solutions Gone Wild
This 7 min. read saves you 17 hours
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Climate Change Solutions Gone Wild

Rewilding – a low-tech solution to reducing carbon emissions – revitalizes ecosystems and protects biodiversity.

OPPORTUNITIES

Saving the World Through Business
Saving the World Through Business
This 7 min. read saves you 36 hours
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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. 

INTERVIEW

“The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”
“The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”
This 10 min. read saves you 5 hours
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“The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”

The mainstream economics notion that unfettered growth accompanied by greater consumption and productivity benefits society is false, argues Rob Dietz, Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute.

POLLINATORS

The Buzz On Bees
The Buzz On Bees
This 7 min. read saves you 17 hours
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The Buzz On Bees

Bees and other pollinators are vital to the food chain.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Smart and Smarter Cities
Smart and Smarter Cities
This 14 min. read saves you 20 hours
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Smart and Smarter Cities

What Makes a Place Smart? It’s All About Infrastructure

INCOMING

The 9 Megatrends That Will Boost Your Organization’s Legs
The 9 Megatrends That Will Boost Your Organization’s Legs
This 5 min. read saves you 38 hours
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The 9 Megatrends That Will Boost Your Organization’s Legs

One way or another.

CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

Urgent Questions from the Business World – Answered Promptly

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Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?
Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?
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Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?

The world witnessed one of the most courageous acts of vulnerability in Olympic sports, and we should all take note. 

Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…
Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…

…and not themselves first?

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A Dozen Books, Summarized in a Handful of Abstracts – in One Story: Our Longreads

HISTORY

Lessons from the “Einstein of Management”
Lessons from the “Einstein of Management”
This 8 min. read saves you 49 hours
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Lessons from the “Einstein of Management”

How Peter F. Drucker revolutionized the making of leaders.

THE VIRTUAL LEADER

How to Lead from Where You Are
How to Lead from Where You Are
This 5 min. read saves you 59 hours
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How to Lead from Where You Are

You don’t need a title to prepare for leadership.

ADVICE

Tough Fellas
Tough Fellas
This 10 min. read saves you 8 hours
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Tough Fellas

Anyone who runs a company today has to take care of good relations, an inclusive corporate culture and all sorts of compliance issues. But he or she also has to be able to make tough…

HOT TOPIC: CORPORATE CULTURE

How to Build, Expand and Maintain It

READING LIST

Lessons in Psychological Safety
Lessons in Psychological Safety
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Lessons in Psychological Safety

When people feel safe working together, they achieve more.

BACKGROUND

The Hybrid Workplace
The Hybrid Workplace
This 3 min. read saves you 12 hours
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The Hybrid Workplace

After the pandemic, there won't just be the office and the home office – but everything in between. Here are five points to consider.

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How to Achieve Psychological Safety
How to Achieve Psychological Safety
This 4 min. read saves you 14 hours
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How to Achieve Psychological Safety

In four steps.

Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?

You are setting up an L&D department? Or are you looking for a new LXP? This is what you have to consider.

Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective

Moving learning online can be a win-win – when done correctly. 

MOTIVATION >

Empower to Motivate
Empower to Motivate
This 8 min. read saves you 32 hours
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Empower to Motivate

Misconceptions about motivation abound. Let’s take them on.

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Convey calm amidst disruption, foster inclusiveness and bring out the best in people.

Awards, Rewards, Hogwarts
Awards, Rewards, Hogwarts

The mechanisms of internal talent development and recognition are as diverse and varied as their demonstrable effects. What really works? And which “strategies” are a case for the storybook?

QUICK FIXES

“How Can I Build a True Learning Culture at my Organization?”
“How Can I Build a True Learning Culture at my Organization?”

Goals: technology-enabled, self-directed, online, social, outcomes-oriented, measurable through …what?

“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”
“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”

Yes, conflicts also occur at the fully digitized remote workplace – sometimes even more often and more severe. Here is how to deal with them.

How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?
How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?

By evaluating people’s operational challenges and support requirements at least monthly. And by shifting from striving for perfection to improvisation and learning while doing. Here’s a best practice story.

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.

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The timeless knowledge from world literature – amazingly summarized.

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Background: What today's leaders need to know besides their daily business.

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KEN ALLEN

Ken Allen is a CEO at DHL. He’s the author of Radical Simplicity. From Jim Collins' How the Mighty Fall he learned that a good company is more likely to die from indigestion with too many tasks and opportunities than from starvation because of too little. Read our summary of the book!

SUMMARY

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Jim Collins

How The Mighty Fall

Best-selling author Jim Collins describes the stages a failing firm goes through – and how to avoid them.

HarperCollins
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