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The Robots Are Coming (and That’s Okay)

How every smart organization should respond to looming automation. Step 1: Don’t panic. By Kevin Oakes If you haven’t yet made peace with the fact that a robot will be trying to take your job in the near or not-too-distant future, perhaps this statistic will wake you up: Research from […]

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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 […]


This Is the #1 Missing Ingredient in Your Business Strategy

Organizational resilience doesn’t just pay dividends during times of uncertainty—it’ll help a business thrive. Here’s how to grow and maintain it. By Jillian Anderson and Susanna Mlot Admit it: You never thought you or your organization would have to spend more than a full year continuing to live under the […]


Does Growth Mindset Actually Work?

Proponents of this principle say people can improve if they just believe. But it’s time to separate positive intention from scientific proof. By Marc Effron During a recent podcast interview, the interviewer called out the chapter in my book 8 Steps to High Performance, where I say a growth mindset isn’t […]


Play the Agile Talent Game … and Win

Think of your best freelancer: She’s hardworking, dependable, and respected—and bursting with potential you never thought to tap. Until now. By John Younger The workplace of tomorrow will likely be filled with empty cubicles. Not because of the pandemic or corporate downsizing, but because the agile talent revolution is real […]


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 […]


How to Build a Better IDP

The individual development plan has been collecting dust for decades. But with a few upgrades, it can help your talent soar. By Beverly Kaye and Lindy Williams Business has changed since the Eisenhower administration. The individual development plan (IDP) has not. In this age of reboots, it’s time to breathe […]


So You Want to Be a Superboss

Protégés of Ralph Lauren, George Lucas, Bill Sanders, and other legendary leaders reveal how the great ones inspire greatness in everyone. By Sydney Finklestein, Ph.D. If you walked into the Bloomingdale’s on the corner of 59th and Lexington in New York City during the early 1970s, and proceeded past the […]


Master the Essentials of Company Culture

When business leaders and HR professionals understand the why, what, and how of organizational culture, they deliver more value.  By Wayne Brockbank and Dave Ulrich “Culture” is a loaded word. It can refer to the performing arts (humanistic culture), a group of ideas (consumer culture), an issue (culture of transparency), […]

Cracking Company Culture

How to Crack the Culture Code

Every elite company excels at building three cultural capabilities. But if you want to make your organization great, you need to go beyond borrowing buzzwords. By Doug Ready What are the ingredients that make a company a truly great company? Is it any one thing, such as a continuous innovation-making […]