Curb Your Biases
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Curb Your Biases

How to avoid errors in judgment and thinking.

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The Most Important Topics around 21st Century Leadership

Job Crafting: Take Charge
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Job Crafting: Take Charge

Job crafting means proactively shaping your job to enhance your well-being. Although the concept has been around for a while, the pandemic has given it new relevance. Part I of this two-part series looks at what job crafting entails.

#gettogether: How to Manage Virtual Teams
#gettogether: How to Manage Virtual Teams
#gettogether: How to Manage Virtual Teams

TUE, FEB 23: Engineering Lead at Apple and former VP of Product Engineering at Slack, Michael Lopp, offers the tools and wisdom that leaders can cultivate in order to lead in a virtual space.

The Hybrid Workplace
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 if productivity, employee health and a good company culture are important…

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Leadership

Quick Fixes: A Fast Track to Current Business FAQs and the Best Answers from Our Library.

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Leadership

Interviews: getAbstract in Conversation with Experts and Professionals.

SOFT SKILLS

Soft Skills Series: Here's What You Need to Get along with Others and Lead People More Effectively. 

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

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John C. Maxwell

Leadershift

John C. Maxwell says leaders can deal with baffling new challenges by making important “leadershifts.”

HarperCollins Leadership
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Gretchen Anderson

Mastering Collaboration

Formal collaboration inside organizations seldom works. Here’s what does.

O’Reilly Media
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Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

Leading with Gratitude

When you “lead with gratitude” people will not only follow, they’ll also forge new and better paths.

HarperBusiness
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Michael Lopp

The Art of Leadership

Great leadership is a series of small steps executed correctly.

O’Reilly
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Alan Murray

America’s CEOs Seek a New Purpose for the Corporation

Big business is adding a more socially conscious mission to its pursuit of shareholder value.

Fortune
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Jacob Morgan

The 14 Principles of the Future Organization

A futurist identifies the keys to building a winning organization in a constantly changing world.

Jacob Morgan
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HOT TOPIC: CORPORATE CULTURE

How to Build, Expand and Maintain It

INTERVIEW

“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 at DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to “deliver”.

FEATURE

“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.

MOTIVATION >

Empower to Motivate
Empower to Motivate
Empower to Motivate

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

REWARDS >

Awards, Rewards, Hogwarts
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 Can I Personally Contribute to a Positive Company Culture?”
“How Can I Personally Contribute to a Positive Company Culture?”

Every company has its culture. But if you haven’t yet realised, it’s up to you to change it.

“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.

SUMMARIES

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Michael C. Bush CEO and The Great Place to Work Research Team

A Great Place to Work for All

Businesses must maximize their human potential to boost performance and gain a competitive edge.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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L. David Marquet

Leadership Is Language

Reset the balance between your doing and your thinking.

Portfolio
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2

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Simon Mac Rory

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

A team development specialist provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and strengthening your teams.

LID Business Media
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3

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Pamela Newkirk

Diversity, Inc.

Too often, companies, colleges and sports teams make diversity a buzzword – but not a reality.

Bold Type
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Bruce Anderson

Why Internal Mobility Needs to Be Part of Your Talent Strategy

Find out how an internal mobility program can benefit your organization – and what might stand in its way.

LinkedIn
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FEATURES

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

B-CORPS

Saving the World Through Business
Saving the World Through Business
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. 

CORONAVIRUS

Companies and Vaccination
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?

THE VIRTUAL LEADER

How to Lead from Where You Are
How to Lead from Where You Are
How to Lead from Where You Are

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

CLASSIC ADVICE

Breaking Out of the Cinderella Tale
Breaking Out of the Cinderella Tale

A Victorian lesson on how to take control of your own narrative.

JOB CRAFTING

Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future
Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future
Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future

The concept has been around for 20 years. Yet the skills involved in job crafting are more pertinent to career success today than they have ever been before.  

PEAK LEADERSHIP?

Lessons from the Top of the World
Lessons from the Top of the World
Lessons from the Top of the World

Business writers find insight for leaders from the challenges and deadly hazards of climbing Mount Everest. What’s in it for you?

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Expert Advice: We have two exclusive columns on the subject.

Anja

What's New In New Work?
Recover your creative confidence with leadership coach Anja Wyden Guelpa!

Classic Advice
The timeless knowledge from world literature - amazingly summarized.

Transatlanticism
German physicist and bestselling author Vince Ebert conveys scientific connections with the laws of humour.

HOW TO...? >

How-to-Guides: Articles that guide you to your goal step-by-step.

SKETCH NOTES

Make Great Leaps Forward in Just a Few Learning Steps.