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Why did it take so long for Hollywood to make a gay teen story like 'Love, Simon'?

<i>Love, Simon</i> is rewriting history.<p>Adapted from Becky Albertalli's 2015 young-adult novel <i>Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,</i> the film (in theaters nationwide Friday) follows a closeted teen (Nick Robinson) who falls in love with an anonymous online pen pal from his high school who is also gay, and …

LGBTQI

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

Leadership

The Culture Factor

Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. Strategy offers a formal logic for the company’s goals and orients people around them. Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs …

Management

FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent

FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn’t all she had to say. Yesterday, released alongside the final text of the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, is an …

Telecoms

The 8 Types of Company Culture

Pros and Cons

Forget Fancy Mission Statements. This Is The Most Important Memo You'll Ever Write To Your Employees

It’s tough to get a job at my company. It really is.<p>In fact, it’s one of our core values to attract and develop the very best players in the industry.<p>Did you catch that? The <i>best</i>. That means we only hire the best possible person for the job. Every single employee who works for this company has …

Leadership

How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs. The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises. But according to …

Employment

Tech Leaders Run Their Companies Differently, And Their Teams Are 40% More Productive As A Result

The technology industry has come under heavy fire recently for some of its management practices. Scandals at Uber forced former CEO Travis Kalanick to step down. Venture capital firm 500 Startups was rocked by numerous accounts of sexual harassment. Recently, we find serious accusations against …

Leadership
Employment

Confused About Blockchain? Here's What You Need to Know

Billionaire and entrepreneur-extraordinaire Mark Cuban recently tweeted that blockchain technology would be "at the core of most transactions in the future". Fellow billionaire Richard Branson believes blockchain technology could bring about an economic revolution. <b>International Business Machines</b> …

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them.<p>In a 2014 survey, 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how …

Human Resources

Culture Is Not the Culprit

When organizations get into big trouble, fixing the culture is usually the prescription. That’s what most everyone said General Motors needed to do after its recall crisis in 2014—and ever since, CEO Mary Barra has been focusing on creating “the right environment” to promote accountability and head …

Management

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

How Managers Become Leaders

Making the leap from unit-level manager to company-level executive requires some key changes to your leadership style. Learn what they are in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber

Leadership
Leadership

Elton John - Blue Wonderful

5 Best Funds For Your 401(k) And IRAs

With exchange-traded funds (ETFs), it’s a race to the bottom — on expenses, that is. If you’re investing, that’s great news for you.<p>Over the last few years, mutual fund companies and discount brokers have been duking it out to see who can offer the lowest-cost ETF. An ETF is like a mutual fund that …

Investing

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

The competitive analysis includes an assessment of your competition and how your business will compete in the sector. (See How to Write the …

How To Build Systems To Improve Your Company's Culture

In the start-up years of my company, Vanderbloemen Search Group, we had a great staff culture, and it was easy to maintain. Our team was small, we were aligned, and we collaborated on everything. Our culture happened spontaneously, and we all loved coming to work every day. But, as every …

Startups

BBTEX BBH Core Select N Fund Price

The Morningstar mutual fund profile for BBTEX provides the latest NAV quote, ratings, historical returns, risk measures, and fees. See the star …

Ten Ways Great Coaches Overcome Resistance To Change

“I just don’t know how to make this coaching stick” said a frustrated leader to me. He’s an executive coaching client and he is trying to coach a direct report to change his behavior.<p>His tone of voice reminded me of the frustration I had felt too often, when I was just not getting through to an …

Leadership

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy and Accountability

Autonomy may be the single most important element for creating engagement in a company. How can anyone feel engaged, let alone inspired, if she feels that some supervisor is always looking over her shoulder? But autonomy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it spurs creativity and involvement. …

Management

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Employee Engagement

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

Leadership

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

In just a few years digital technology has connected an ever-growing number of people, sensors, and devices. It’s created new business and social networks, resulted in new ecosystems, and transformed our economy. Of course, not all organizations have responded to it in the same way. While some have …

Innovation

The 9 Management Myths That Leadership Needs To Nix

The career landscape has been completely transformed over the past half century. The scenes in <i>Mad Men</i> seem absolutely impossible to imagine in today’s world of work. Despite the huge contrast, several musty mindsets about employees and employers persist. In this post, I will focus on employer …

Employee Engagement

How Will Leadership Change in the Cognitive Era?

Technological innovation is continuing to accelerate on a hockey stick growth curve. Companies like IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon are bringing cognitive computing capability to the masses. And it’s only a matter of time until nearly every aspect of our work and personal lives are …

Artificial Intelligence