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We Have the Technology: Jamie Metzl and Building Better Humans

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 21:14

Futurist and author Jamie Metzl explains why complete human genetic engineering is inevitable and will happen soon, and why it demands a crucial global conversation before it arrives.

Career Crossroads

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 20:41

Are you weighing the trade-offs of a big career decision? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at the executive search firm Egon Zehnder. They talk through what to do when you want to transition from individual contributor to management, you’re mulling over a more senior role at a smaller organization, or you’re having doubts about staying on a high-pressure career track.

When a Company Dominates Its Market, Do Employees Benefit?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 17:00

A recent study finds that it depends on the industry.

Designing Smart-Home Products That People Will Actually Use

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:46

Here are eight user personas that can help.

How to Give Your Team the Right Amount of Autonomy

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:00

Be clear about which decisions you need to be involved in.

When the Heir Apparent Is the Wrong Choice for CEO

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:00

Your shortlist probably needs to be longer.

A Brief Exercise to Spur Innovation on Your Team

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:00

All it takes is a piece of paper and three questions.

Don’t Set an Agenda Before Important Meetings

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:00

Create one together instead.

Why People Get Away with Being Rude at Work

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:05

Managers go easier on high performers and friends.

The 3 Types of Leaders of Innovative Companies

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:08

Deborah Ancona and Kate Isaacs, researchers at MIT Sloan School of Management, say many companies struggle to be nimble with a command-and-control leadership culture. They studied Xerox’s R&D outfit PARC and the materials science company W.L. Gore & Associates and found these highly innovative organizations have three kinds of leaders: entrepreneurial, enabling, and architecting ones. These roles work together to give direction and avoid creative chaos. Ancona and Isaacs are coauthors of the HBR article “Nimble Leadership.”

Setting Better Sales Goals with Analytics

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:00

The wrong goals demoralize the salesforce and hurt profits.

When to Stop Deliberating and Just Make a Decision

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:00

Waiting too long only sets everyone back.

Does Diversity Training Work the Way It’s Supposed To?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:05

A new study measures the impact of training on people’s attitudes and behavior.

How to Have Difficult Conversations Virtually

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 17:00

Three tips.

Building a Startup That Will Last

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:14

Prioritize endurance, not growth.

What AI-Driven Decision Making Looks Like

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:13

It’s not the same as being data-driven.

5 Ways to Foster a Global Mindset in Your Company

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 16:00

It’ll help ensure your international expansion is a success.

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 15:05

Changing jobs isn’t always the answer.

5 Questions to Consider When Pricing Smart Products

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 15:05

Take into account the value of data.


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