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Collaboration Overload Is a Symptom of a Deeper Organizational Problem

Many leaders are now aware of the dangers of collaboration overload and collaboration-tool overload in the workplace. The evidence continues to mount that, for many organizations, the costs associated with meetings, emails, IMs and other forms of workforce collaboration now exceed the benefits.<p>But …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person …

The Stage Where Most Innovation Projects Fail

When a CEO announces a major initiative to foster innovation, mark your calendar. Three years later, many of these ambitious ventures will have quietly expired without an obituary. Among those that have met that fate in recent months are initiatives at Target, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, the New …

How Companies Are Already Using AI

Every few months it seems another study warns that a big slice of the workforce is about to lose their jobs because of artificial intelligence. Four years ago, an Oxford University study predicted 47% of jobs could be automated by 2033. Even the near-term outlook has been quite negative: A 2016 …

New Leaders Need More Than Onboarding

An executive we’ll call Lucas Jacobsen was ready for a new challenge. So after more than a decade at a Fortune 100 diversified manufacturing firm, where he had risen to lead product development in the power systems division, he decided to move on. He accepted an offer to head up R&D at Energix, a …

Thinking Through How Automation Will Affect Your Workforce

Today, executives have to cut through a lot of hype around automation. Leaders need a clear-eyed way to think about how these technologies will specifically affect their organizations. The right question isn’t which jobs are going to be replaced, but rather, what work will be redefined, and how? …

What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.<p>I’ve been struck over the years watching executives opine in public about the need for “accountability” and “high performance,” then complain helplessly in private about one or two middling …

AI as the new UI

What's next <b><br>Watch the Video</b><p>What's next <b><br>Download the Reports</b><p>TREND 1 REPORT<p>AI is the new UI: Experience Above All<p>Artificial intelligence can make …

What Separates Goals We Achieve from Goals We Don’t

The importance of delaying gratification is universally recognized. Being able to forgo immediate benefits in order to achieve larger goals in the future is viewed as a key skill. For example, consider the classic “marshmallow test” experiment: children’s ability to delay eating one marshmallow so …

How to Act Quickly Without Sacrificing Critical Thinking

An unbridled urgency can be counterproductive and costly. If you’re too quick to react, you can end up with short-sighted decisions or superficial solutions, neglecting underlying causes and create collateral damage in the process.<p>But if you’re too deliberative and slow to respond, you can get …

How to Give Negative Feedback When Your Organization Is “Nice”

I was meeting with a client last week, the CEO of a global financial services firm. At the end of our conversation, he asked me what feedback I had for him about his organization. Since this is a firm for which I have deep respect and admiration, I shared a very long list of positive observations …

Why Leadership Development Has to Happen on the Job

At a recent leadership summit we held at Twitter with 100 of our top global leaders, our agenda was to talk about our strategic direction and get aligned as a leadership team. Then, the day before the summit, news leaked of several executive departures. The context of our discussions had …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

All of us aspire to work for leaders who truly value our input. We’re looking for a “speak-up culture”—the kind of workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions, and confident that our ideas will be heard and recognized. But it’s not just employees who benefit …

Forbes' Women in Power: Who Made the List, Who Didn't

Photo: Getty Images<p>It's that time again: <i>Forbes</i> has just released its annual World's Most Powerful Women list, and it's as awesome as always to see which females are making major waves in the world. You can see the full roster here, but without further ado, here are the highlights you should …

Google says workforce mostly white, male

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its …

Britain and U.S. are Neck-and-Neck as Best Overseas Workplace

May's Essential Tech Women Review: Are Women Advancing In IT?

Megabrands Burberry and Ford are progressing with huge technology transformations, spearheaded by high-profile women in IT.<p>In this month’s review of the main stories affecting women in the technology industry, we take a look at those two super-projects, but ask whether women in tech are really …

Janet Yellen And 17 Other New Faces On The 2014 Power Women List

Small in stature Janet Yellen does not wear six-inch heels to look taller, she dresses in simple black suits accentuated only by neatly folded colored scarves and wears little makeup. Colleagues praise the economist for her ability to explain complex ideas in plain language.<p>While unassuming, Yellen …

Leadership Lessons From the Trenches of Silicon Valley

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing more worthless than a perfunctory board or executive meeting where everyone just goes through the motions and no strategic decisions are made. Over the years, I swear there were times when I thought my head would explode …