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

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The Most Important Topics around 21st Century Leadership

“Pettiness Costs a Lot of Time, Money And Morale.”
“Pettiness Costs a Lot of Time, Money And Morale.”

Alex Alonso, chief knowledge officer at SHRM, on the hidden costs of workplace niggles, what disasters can result from borrowing Kleenex tissues from the neighbor’s desk – and how to prevent all that from happening in your organization.

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

The 9 Megatrends That Will Boost Your Organization’s Legs
Some see an iceberg here, others see an inverted underwater mountain range.
The 9 Megatrends That Will Boost Your Organization’s Legs

One way or another.

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.

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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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Mike Wicks

How Not to Manage People

Don’t become one of those horror stories about a bad boss. You can avoid common managerial mistakes.

HarperCollins Leadership
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G. Richard Shell

The Conscience Code

You can flourish in your career without sacrificing your values and integrity.

AMACOM
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Patrick Lencioni

The Motive

Perennial bestselling author Patrick Lencioni offers another insightful business fable.

Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers
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James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

Your corporate title doesn’t make you a great leader, but five value-based practices may do the job.

Wiley
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David Green

How Walmart Is Helping Its Associates Achieve Healthier Habits

Taking employee well-being seriously makes business sense.

Digital HR Leaders Podcast hosted by David Gree...
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Pierre Dupreelle, Jeff Lindquist, Simon Pellas, Gabrielle Novacek and Nathan Micon

A New LGBTQ Workforce Has Arrived – Inclusive Cultures Must Follow

Companies must go further to support LGBTQ employees – to enhance retention and the bottom line.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Urgent Questions from the Business World – Answered Promptly

Frances and Danielle lead our Customer Support, and they always know what's on our customers' minds. Here they provide ongoing insight into current business trends and the required knowledge from getAbstract's library.

CURRENT CONTRIBUTIONS

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

…and not themselves first?

HOT TOPIC: CORPORATE CULTURE

How to Build, Expand and Maintain It

READING LIST

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

When people feel safe working together, they achieve more.

FEATURE

“Hello, How Are You?”
“Hello, How Are You?”
“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.

HOW-TO-GUIDE

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

Employee training is worth the investment – today more than ever.

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

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.

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
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L. David Marquet

Leadership Is Language

Reset the balance between your doing and your thinking.

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

CAREER

How to Climb the Career Ladder Faster
How to Climb the Career Ladder Faster
How to Climb the Career Ladder Faster

Without being a ****.

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.

ADVICE

Tough Fellas
Tough Fellas
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…

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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.

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

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Our Favorite Thinkers and Leaders Share Their Favorite Reads

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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