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Why We Fall for So Much B.S.

In today’s interconnected world, detecting bullshit should be easy, right? Yet we’re just as bad at it as we were 100 years ago. Here’s why. By Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. To paraphrase Shakespeare, bullshit by any other name would smell as foul. Nevertheless, words like rubbish, nonsense, casuistry, and obscurantism aren’t quite as catchy as the […]

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How Small Companies Keep Big Talent

You don’t need a Fortune 500–size wallet to hire and retain top talent. Here’s your roadmap to success, no matter your size. By Larry Inks, Ph.D., and Raymond Noe, Ph.D. Time and again, research by the National Center for the Middle Market has demonstrated the link between exceptional talent and […]

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A Good Woman Is Hard to Keep

Where has all your young female talent gone? To your competitors, for starters. Here’s why. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Annie Rodgers If you ever need to illustrate the glaring lack of female leadership at the top of organizations, any number of statistics can help you make your case. […]

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The Startup Formula

Great ideas can’t get off the ground without a brilliant team to lift them. Do you have the right people in place? Start by inspecting their personalities. By Michiel Castelijns and Tanja Vlug There’s never been as big of a focus on entrepreneurship in the business world as there is […]

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Employee Engagement: Now It’s Personal

Science says that half of an employee’s motivation is dictated by personality. So why are we all so hyper-focused on culture and leadership? By Lewis Garrad Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an engagement survey and wondered out loud, “What’s the point?” If so, you’re not alone.  […]

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Team-Building: The Complete Instructions

This 14-step process could help your group achieve big goals. The best part? It won’t monopolize your schedule—or anyone else’s. By Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., and Howard Morgan Today’s leaders face a pesky predicament. As the pressing need to build effective teams in an environment of rapid change increases, the time […]

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3 Major Reasons Why Teams Fail

If you recognize even one of these behaviors, there’s a big problem with your business. But it’s not too late to solve it. By Tatem Burns and Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D. As work continues to be an increasingly collaborative endeavor, effective teams can be an incredible asset to building a competitive […]

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4 Ways Your Resilience Works Against You

Grit can be great. It can also burn you out—and tank your team, too. By Derek Lusk and Jonathan Kirschner For years, leaders have contended with competition, complexity, chaos, and continual change. Over the past decade, however, both the scale and frequency of these challenges have steadily increased.  Now, as […]

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Bust Your Unconscious Biases—and Instantly Become a Better Leader

Want to create more trust in every corner of your organization? The strategy is simple: Start making more mindful choices. By Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D., and Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. We are, by our very nature, social creatures who are biased to feel greater safety with others most like us. […]

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The Real Reason Women Aren’t Advancing

Need to fix your gender representation problem? Then you need to fix your feedback. Here, real talent executives reveal where to start. By Angela Lane and Sergey Gorbatov  Women continue to be underrepresented at senior levels in the workplace. Catalyst, a global nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of women in […]