LEADERSHIP

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“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
“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.

FOCUS: CORPORATE CULTURE
“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.
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“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.

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

Learn How to Create the Best Teams and How to Keep Them Together

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Jennifer Brown

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Equality is an admirable concept. But equity is what counts: establishing a level playing field for all.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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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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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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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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RECENT ARTICLES
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler

There is no substitute to person-to-person bonding. But there are ways to address the same needs in a new way – or at least to bring more humanity into our online interactions.

Leading for Well-Being
Leading for Well-Being

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. From sponsoring exercise programs to creating a values-based work culture, there is a lot you can do as a leader to help your employees thrive.

“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”

Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.

“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”
“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”

And what do you get when you listen to an additional 14,000 employees on the topic? Here are nine answers.

“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”
“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”

As the world strategizes on what the “New Normal” should look like, Vlatka Hlupic argues that humane, social-minded companies will survive in the post-pandemic world. How can we become part of a company that is a force for good?

“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”
“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”

Everyone performs (subtle) acts of exclusion, most often out of ignorance or unconscious bias. Here is how to handle it – and how you can prevent it.

An Insider’s Managerial Manual
Julie Zhuo: The Making of a Manager. Portfolio, 2019.
An Insider’s Managerial Manual

A Facebook design executive refers to her journey from working at a small tech startup to managing hundreds of employees.

TOP SUMMARIES

Leadership Skills and Habits

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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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Steven G. Rogelberg

The Surprising Science of Meetings

Save time and energy by facilitating better meetings. (Hint: the best ones are 48 minutes long.)

Oxford University Press (USA)
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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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First Round

The Founder’s Field Guide for Navigating This Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic makes the future uncertain as company founders face unprecedented challenges.

First Round
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Jeff Gothelf

Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking

Agile? Lean? Design Thinking? How do you choose among competing approaches to product development?

Sense & Respond Press
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Ines Wichert

Accelerated Leadership Development

Follow a formal development process to help high-potential candidates become seasoned business leaders.

Kogan Page Publishers
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IN CONVERSATION
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo doesn’t think so.

“People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”
“People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”

A millennial herself, Crystal Kadakia provides globally relevant insight into her generation in her book, The Millennial Myth. Here, she shares some of her thoughts on how to attract millennial talent.

OUR GETTOGETHER SERIES

Learn how to communicate more effectively, and improve your work, family and social relationships. 

In this getTogether series, you'll hear from executives, entrepreneurs and educators navigating – and often shaping – the future of work.

The monthly series that answers the most frequently asked questions of our corporate clients all around the world.

FOCUS: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Move Forward, Guide, Thrive.

CLIMB THAT LADDER

Learning from the Giants
Learning from the Giants

Women remain grossly underrepresented in executive offices. Yet the personal stories of women who made it to the top of some of the most powerful companies in recent years provide powerful role models for women aspiring to become business leaders.

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Women in Business

Today’s working woman is known for her competence, diligence, talent, skill, emotional intelligence, leadership, grace and work ethic, just for starters. Whether you’re a salesperson, service provider, educator, professional or executive, the information you need to succeed is here.

Zum Channel

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Barbara B. Adams PsyD

Women, Minorities, & Other Extraordinary People

After 50 years of diversity efforts, US workplaces remain largely inhospitable to women and minorities.

Greenleaf Book Group
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Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women

Human rights activist Caroline Criado Perez offers feminist manifesto for the tech age and addresses gender disparities in data gathering and analysis.

Chatto & Windus
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Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift

When you lift up women, you lift up the world.

Flatiron Books
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Gretchen Carlson

Be Fierce

Sexual harassment of women in the workplace is an epidemic. Gretchen Carlson offers an antidote.

Center Street
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Miki Tsusaka, Christian Greiser, Matt Krentz and Martin Reeves

The Business Imperative of Diversity

Achieving and maintaining diversity is easier said than done, but making the effort will likely pay off.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Rebecca Traister

Good and Mad

Women should forget “don’t get mad, get even.” Instead, get mad – and then get even.

Simon & Schuster
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RELATED CHANNELS

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Gender Equality

Women make a unique contribution and face unique opportunities in the business world. Gender equity affects more than equal pay for equal work (though that would be nice, at last). It’s a mark of progress that you no longer stand out in the world of business just for being a female, though you'll still hear naysayers. Just pass them by, and fight the battles that matter. You’ve got this covered.

Zum Channel
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Women’s Careers

Today’s career ladder is more like a climbing a tree with multiple branches. You learn from every twist as you navigate work, family, personal growth and community. Your branches may take you to building a great team, unlocking the executive suite, surfing the next disruptive innovation, opening your own enterprise, even raising the next generation…the knowledge here can help you own your path, whatever you want it to go.

Zum Channel
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Women’s Economic Empowerment

Investing in women's economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Check the latest research and the most inspiring success stories from around the world.

Zum Channel
SKETCH NOTES

Make Great Leaps Forward in Just a Few Learning Steps.

GETTOGETHER

How to Break the Hold of Implicit Bias
In this episode, together with Barbara Adams, the founder and chief learning officer at GAR (Gender, Age and Race) Diversity Consulting in San Francisco, we’ll examine how we can keep context in mind in difficult interpersonal conversations and the way our own biases can blind us to obvious truths.

Prep Reading

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Barbara B. Adams PsyD

Women, Minorities, & Other Extraordinary People

After 50 years of diversity efforts, US workplaces remain largely inhospitable to women and minorities.

Greenleaf Book Group
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THE NEXT GENERATION

Who They Are, What They Want, How They Lead

“How to Win with Millennials?”
“How to Win with Millennials?”

Variously described as complex, multitasking, technologically savvy, exasperating, bright but entitled, the millennials are a much-stereotyped bunch.

GUIDES

Workplace Hacks & Best Practices 

The Classic

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Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

To be highly effective, just initiate, focus, prioritize, connect, cooperate, improve yourself and let others win. Whew.

Free Press
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The Hidden Champion

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Morten T. Hansen

Great at Work

Studying 5,000 employees, Morten T. Hansen lists the counterintuitive practices of top performers.

Simon & Schuster
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The Unsuspected

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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

The Introverted Leader

Introverts can thrive and lead in a world seemingly dominated by extroverts.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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The Bubblebreaker

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Bill Treasurer and John R. Havlik

The Leadership Killer

Hubris is every leader’s most dangerous and insidious enemy.

Little Leaps Press
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Remote Work

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Photo by twinsfisch on Unsplash
How to Remain Professional at Your Home Office

It’s an open secret that The New Yorker is one of our favorite magazines. Sometimes, however, the great articles are just the beginning of a learning path. For example, when it comes to the improvement of home office skills and habits.

Crisis Management

“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”
“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”

Stock market prices are falling, the workforce is threatened with illness – and you have to keep a cool head?

No Sleep?

“What Is Keeping CEOs Awake at Night?”
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“What Is Keeping CEOs Awake at Night?”

There are about a thousand click-bait articles out there with this title – but only one library of compressed knowledge that has enough answers at hand to call those nightmares “a thing of the past” within the next eight (or fifteen) clicks.

HR

“How Do I Keep Top Talent From Defecting?”
“How Do I Keep Top Talent From Defecting?”

The booming US labor market is a boon for workers but a constant headache for employers, who find they’re working harder to hang onto their talent. The share of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the US Labor Department.

EXPERT WEBINAR

Under Pressure: Working Under Extreme Conditions (and as Remote as It Gets)

FOCUS: Sales
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Photo by C. Cagnin from Pexels
“The job is to make your salesperson the hero, not to be the hero”

Sales coach Mike Weinberg says too many sales managers waste their time in corporate meetings unrelated to their core goal of driving revenue. And they’re not following up on their main task, which is making sure salespeople are hitting their goals.

TOP SUMMARIES

Individual Growth

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Brian Solis

Lifescale

Protect your time, focus and energy from distraction with the Lifescale method for creative living.

Wiley
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James Clear

Atomic Habits

Habit expert James Clear details how you can change your habits by exerting the smallest of efforts.

Random House Business
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Daniel H. Pink

When

Take a break from how-to guides and use a “when-to” manual instead.

Riverhead Books
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Peter F. Drucker

The Effective Executive

Executives’ positions conspire against their effectiveness. Peter Drucker says to fix this problem with five new habits.

Harper
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TOP SUMMARIES

Managing Growth

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W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Shift

Don’t swim in competition-infested “red oceans.” Dive into uncharted “blue oceans” of opportunity.

Hachette Book Group USA
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Jean Dahl

Leading Lean

Deloitte’s lean management expert Jean Dahl explains how to use lean processes to create lean leaders.

O’Reilly Media
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Vinay Couto, John Plansky and Deniz Caglar

Fit for Growth

With their bloated budgets and confused strategies, many companies need to get in shape.

Wiley
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Lior Arussy

Next Is Now

In the modern, fast-paced world, change is the one constant.

Simon & Schuster
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SELECTED ARTICLES
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First Round Review

Growth at All Costs Is Perilous

Under pressure to press the pedal on growth? Here’s how to avoid a crash.

First Round Review
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First Round Review

The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

Are you climbing the career ladder, or making wild progress filling your career canvas?

First Round Review
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Till Alexander Leopold, Vesselina Ratcheva and Saadia Zahidi

The Future of Jobs

A World Economic Forum global survey discusses the future of the world of work.

World Economic Forum
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