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Are You in Cahoots with Complexity?

Over the past few years, I’ve asked hundreds of managers the following two questions: Does the complexity of your organization make it more difficult to meet customers’ needs? And does this complexity reduce your satisfaction with work? Not surprisingly, almost all managers answer with a resounding …

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

Photography: Webb Chappell<p>Over nearly four decades, Ellen Langer’s research on mindfulness has greatly influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It reveals that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on …

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

The year was 1986. <i>Top Gun</i> and <i>Ferris Bueller</i> dominated the silver screen, while Whitney Houston and The Beastie Boys ruled the airwaves. Walking into my sixth grade classroom on the first day of school, I was a punk. It was only my second year in public school after transitioning away from a strange …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

6 Habits Of Resilient People

What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality in yourself.<p>On April Fool’s Day 2011, I was unexpectedly diagnosed …

Embedding sustainability drives greater profitability, says Unilever CEO Polman

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Sustainable Business Leader of the Year, believes the key to successful leadership lies in being human<p>Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods multinational Unilever, believes a return to core values is essential in order to address key sustainability challenges such as …

The Sharing Economy Isn’t Just For Consumers: Now Small Businesses Are Getting In On The Game

A marketplace for idle forklifts, earth diggers, and other equipment tries to jump start the sharing of assets between companies.<p>So far, the sharing economy has mostly been about consumers, but the opportunity for businesses is at least as large. While individuals can share their houses, cars, …

Sustainability

Business Collaboration Advice From The World's Top Social CIO

I recently had the privilege to interview one of the most collaborative and social CIOs in the world, Oliver Bussmann, Group CIO of UBS. UBS is the biggest bank in Switzerland, operating in more than 50 countries with about 63,500 employees globally. UBS is considered the world's largest manager of …

Avoid these three traps and become a more decisive leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 college-educated adults in professional careers, representative of 16% of adults in the United States, we uncovered four distinct decision-making styles, …

Leadership

How to convince a star performer to take a management role - Jacksonville Business Journal

alexis84<p>Question: The reluctant manager<p>I have a top performer on my team. She’s an expert in every function of the work, dedicated to quality …

Thriving in uncertain times: ideas that will spur economic regeneration

How companies like Unilever and Chipotle are developing innovative practices for sustainability<p>In the natural world, regeneration is a common process by which individual organisms continuously adapt to changing circumstance. This constant transformation enables entire ecosystems to flourish, even …

5 Brilliant Business Lessons From Mötley Crüe (Seriously!)

Nikki Sixx and longtime manager Allen Kovac explain how the notoriously messy metal band grew into a business powerhouse.<p>Looking to Mötley Crüe for advice about business might sound a little like asking Warren Buffett for tips on headbanging. Are there really lessons to be learned from the band …

Innovation Leadership Series: Celebrate Learning

It has never been easier to be a lifelong learner than it is today. Free, 24/7 access is available to classes on a wide variety of subjects through …

Creating organisations dedicated to innovation

If there is one strategic objective that appears to be common to all really successful organisations it is the ability to be innovative.<p>As one …

Innovation

An inside job

COMPANIES, as every management consultant tells them, live in an era of incessant change. But some are clearly better at changing than others. Two …

How to convince workers you actually care about what they think

There are those that talk about culture change; and those that live by their words. But for any organization, achieving an internal culture change is …

Leading in times of change

Leaders & Managers,Leadership Skills<p>What you do or don't do during periods of change determines how many good employees stick around, and what kind …

Management

Why Change Management Often Fails: The People

Before we get into the dirt, let’s first take a moment and talk about what Change Management is exactly. We hear that term a lot, but what<br>does it mean? Change Management is the process by which you lead an organization through a change of some sort – a merger, acquisition, rebrand, reorganization, …