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What 575 C-Level Executives Really Think About CMOs

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:28

CMOs doubt their abilities more than their colleagues do.

How a New Leader Broke Through a Culture of Accuse, Blame, and Criticize

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:51

Children’s Hospital & Clinics COO Julie Morath sets out to change the culture there by instituting a policy of blameless reporting, which encourages employees to report anything that goes wrong or seems substandard without fear of reprisal for the act of reporting. Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson discusses getting an organization into the “High Performance Zone” by creating an environment of psychological safety and high accountability.

Why Consolidating Brands Can Be a Strategic Mistake

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:05

Are you doing it for your customers — or yourself?

Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:00

There are pros and cons to at-will employment.

Should We Be More Optimistic About Fighting Climate Change?

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:10

By 2021, $150 billion of U.S. products will be sustainable.

Research: Companies Led by Inventors Produce Better Innovations

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:00

According to a study of 935 CEOs.

The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:00

The video app has a version for China’s internet and a version for the rest of the world.

Managing an Employee Who Wants to Impress You All the Time

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:05

Turn their focus away from you — and back on their work.

Why Fixing Software Bugs Should Be the CEO’s Problem

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:59

Software quality affects customers, employees, and the company’s reputation.

A Study of 597 Logos Shows Which Kind Is Most Effective

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:00

Is your logo too simple for its own good?

Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:05

A diversity of perspectives in the boardroom leads to better decisions.

Why Companies Are Forming Cybersecurity Alliances

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:00

They’re stepping up where governments haven’t.

Research: Changing Your Mind Makes You Seem Intelligent

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:25

And being stubborn makes you seem confident.

What to Say When Your Employee Makes a Mistake

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:05

Focus on how to improve next time.

8 Things Leaders Do That Make Employees Quit

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:38

They’re some of the most expensive mistakes you can make.

6 Steps Leaders Can Take to Get the Most Out of Feedback

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:00

The current process ends too soon.

What Great Coaching Looks Like

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:15

Richard Boyatzis, professor at Case Western Reserve University, says that every professional can benefit from having a coach — and serving as one for someone else. He says that a coaching relationship moves beyond mentoring or sponsoring in that it focuses on long-term values and aspirations. The best coaches encourage a positive mindset and ask probing questions to help people make the best choices, not only in their careers but also in their personal lives. Boyatzis is coauthor of the HBR article “Coaching for Change.”

We Need More Startups That Don’t Prioritize Growth Above All Else

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:00

To change corporate values, change venture capital.

Are Your Work Friendships Only with People Who Look Like You?

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:00

Expand your circle and everyone will benefit.

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