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Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …


Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Winston is normally a fairly mild-mannered man, known for a big mustache and a friendly demeanor. But what was driving him slowly insane as the train …

The 25 richest, healthiest and happiest countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …


Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump: Joseph Stiglitz on Shared Prosperity Without Protectionism

In the updated edition of Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's new book, <i>Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in</i> …


11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime |

Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us.<p>While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these skills through time, dedication, and hard work.<p>But, signing up for long classes that …

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9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …


The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

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Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harveyhas exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations ofRepublicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

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Build a Culture of Accountability in 5 Steps

What do "accountable"employees do differently? They quickly acknowledge their mistakes and failures and learn from the experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, one of our clients asked us how she could improve the culture of her business. She wanted her …


Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things |

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …


5 Habits You Need to Drop to Become a Better Leader |

Becoming a better leader happens over time, and takes deliberate practice to improve at. Being, "born with it," will only take you so far. Great leaders are continual learners and practitioners. In fact, top CEOs have reported reading four to five books per month. Learning is synonymous with great …


BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four - Are we running out of sand?

When most of us think of sand, we immediately think of sunny beaches and summer holidays. But actually it’s in pretty much everything that surrounds us in our everyday lives. From the walls of our homes to the glass bottles in our kitchens, the mobile phones in our hands and even the tyres on our …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …


Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange notes on global business opportunities, or powder conditions on the local ski slopes, while cradling champagne and canapes. This January, the ultra-rich and …


10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted |

Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are we?<p>The truth is, it's often …


Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

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Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last) |

Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret formula to effective management.<p>After gathering and analyzing 10,000 manager observations including performance reviews, surveys, and …