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How do leaders create workplace cultures that inspire true inclusiveness and make all employees feel like they belong? How can organizations turn everyday crises into opportunities? Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten, Ph.D., has built a career out of transforming these challenging questions into competitive advantages, showing that organizations don’t have to succumb to crises…

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Ruchika Tulshyan’s actionable frameworks for turning empathy into action transform company cultures to create a lasting, positive impact.

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An Interview with Susan Stern, Founder of Stern Strategy Group Susan Stern shares how she made her dream of an honest, respectful and responsive client services agency a reality. Starting a business is a great endeavor but leading a successful business for nearly 40 years is even better. When Susan founded Stern Strategy Group in…

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In response to the world’s social justice awakening, many organizations are moving from talking about diversity, equity and inclusion to putting initiatives into action. Meeting planners are seeking out authoritative Black perspectives, accomplished Black professionals are being appointed to leadership positions, and companies are actively working to root out conscious or unconscious biases in product…

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How do companies and leaders become trustworthy? And once lost, can trust be regained? The long-awaited and timely new book, “The Power of Trust: How Companies Earn It, Lose It, Regain It” (Public Affairs, July 6, 2021) by co-authors Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta, answers those questions and more in a way other books on the subject…

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As people continue to work remotely, in isolation or with the demands of home life seeping into their workdays, organizational leaders are looking for guidance on how to protect the mental and emotional health of their employees, especially those feeling anxious about returning to a shared office space. Here, leading authorities offer companies insights and strategies…

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How and why are some industry newcomers able to displace well-established giants in record time? According to Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and expert on AI-driven operating models, the answer lies in digital transformation. His latest case study, which documented the development of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, offers dramatic proof that an AI-centered model offers organizations a powerful…

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Leaders in every industry face the daily challenge of keeping employees motivated, productive and focused on achieving goals. Yet over the years, Tommy Amaker, Harvard University’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, has perfected the art of strategically cultivating winning teams. Since 2007, Amaker has taken Harvard’s basketball program to unprecedented heights, racking up seven Ivy League championships, four…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating some hard truths about workplace cultures, leadership and people management, posing unique challenges to businesses. Fortunately, Stanford University Professor, Jeffrey Pfeffer – a renowned authority on leadership strategy – has a deceptively simple solution: increase profits and improve performance by putting people first. While it may sound counter-intuitive, Pfeffer’s message to leaders in…

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What are the secrets to achieving what seems impossible – and how can we tap into them to fuel our creativity, intelligence and drive?  Drawing on decades of cutting-edge neuroscience, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Steven Kotler answers these questions in his new book, “The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer,” (Harper…

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The success of any organization is inextricably tied to the quality of its leadership. In her work identifying and shaping great leaders, Jennifer Petriglieri, associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD, takes a humanistic approach, drawing on scientific research and evidence-based methodologies that improve leadership at every level of an organization. An award-winning researcher, educator, author and behavioral scientist,…

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When terms like “zoom fatigue” became part of our lexicon a few months ago, there was a sense remote work would be something temporary – not long-term or possibly permanent. But here we are with many companies instituting virtual work policies that may extend well into next year, and no clear guidance on how to…

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Wondering what business will look like beyond November 3rd? As the U.S. presidential election draws near, anticipation is building along with a palpable sense of uncertainty and anxiety. While no one can predict the future, firms are trying to understand current and anticipated trends in their industry – especially as they relate to global markets,…