Angela Blanchard

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How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

History tells us where the wealth gap leads – Peter Turchin

Today, the top one per cent of incomes in the United States accounts for one fifth of US earnings. The top one per cent of <i>fortunes</i> holds two-fifths …

The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …

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28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

What Unions No Longer Do

Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the U.S. workforce, and it’s increasingly concentrated in the public sector — only 6.7% of private-sector workers were union …

What Talent Shortage? The Great American Brain Waste

0<p>SHARES<p>I don't have any sympathy for U.S. companies complaining about a talent shortage. Business gets a free ride. Talent assumes the risk for …

Is There a STEM Worker Shortage?

The issue of high skill immigration is receiving increased attention as Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation. Underlying this …

How Adobe Got Rid of Traditional Performance Reviews

<i><br>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>Scaling Up Excellence</i><i>, which Huggy Rao and I published earlier this week. Our research revealed that scaling is a problem of</i> …

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Training Programs That Work for Business, Workers, and the Economy

In his State of the Union speech last night President Obama called for an “across-the-board reform of America’s training programs” and said, “We know how to do it.”<p>We agree with him: Regional and industry-specific programs already in place around the country provide successful models. In our …