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Managing People from 5 Generations

For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side by side. But whether this multi-generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is, in large part, up to you: the boss. How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you …

For a New Way to Manage Risk, Look to the Past

By Focusing on Resilient Risk Management<p>Ebola Battlers Can Learn from Venice's Response to Black Death<p>NPR<p>Every now and then, a story comes along that makes us editors say, “Why didn’t we think of that?” This is one of those stories, which looks at the devastating Ebola crisis through the lens of …

Has Capitalism Reached A Turning Point?

In the early 16th Century, the movement objecting to the flagrant greed and corruption in the Roman Catholic Church, now known as the Protestant Reformation, got under way in earnest. In 1517 in Germany, Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses.” At about the same time in Switzerland, Huldrych …

How to Hang On to Your High Potentials

Artwork: Vincent Fournier, The Man Machine: ReemB #1, Pal, 2010, Barcelona<p>The war for talent shows no signs of letting up, even in sectors experiencing modest growth. According to a global study we conducted, only 15% of companies in North America and Asia believe that they have enough qualified …

Rebounding from Career Setbacks

<i>How well do you rebound from career setbacks? Take this self-assessment to find out.</i><p>Brian was a rising star at his company. He advanced through several senior management roles and was soon tapped to head a business unit, reporting directly to the CEO. But after about two years in the job, despite …

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest.<p>Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they …

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster? The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help? How can you convince a hesitant employee that …

Stop Searching for That Elusive Data Scientist

Based purely on the data, a really good data scientist will probably tell you the odds are poor that you’ll be able to find and hire really good data scientists. Surveys say there simply aren’t enough people with the unusual blend of software skills and statistical savvy to go around. Arguably even …