How a Well-Executed Social Initiative Strengthens Your Brand

In the modern competitive business environment, innovative social initiatives offer a unique avenue for growth, customer loyalty, and employee engagement, often overlooked by organizations. Traditional social efforts like standard volunteering and environmental goals lack impact … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

How Co-Leaders Succeed

Co-leadership, where an executive, department, or team leadership role is shared, can result in more creative and strategic problem solving and wiser decision making. But it can also lead to unhealthy game playing in the pursuit of dominance and positioning for the next role, res … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

The EU’s AI Act and How Companies Can Achieve Compliance

The EU’s forthcoming AI Act imposes requirements on companies designing and/or using AI in the European Union, and backs it up with stiff penalties. Companies need to analyze where they might fail to be compliant and then operationalize or implement the requisite steps to close t … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

5 Ways to Prepare for Situational Interview Questions

When interviewing for a new job, anticipating and preparing answers in writing to the most common situational questions — such as how you solved a big problem, aligned stakeholders on a project, influenced someone to think a different way, worked with difficult personalities, or … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Preparing Your Team for a Year of Intense Political Polarization

To be sure, the year ahead is going to bring even greater levels of social and political conflict than 2023. Shaping an environment that allows people to productively exchange opposing views and maintain mutual respect in the face of deeply personal differences is no small task. … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How to Build — and Maintain — Relationships with Your Shareholders

Learn how to communicate with your investors to meet their needs — without needing to change your strategy. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Great Leaders Balance Ambition with Humility

How to find a better balance between our desire to achieve and the qualities that earn more respect from colleagues. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Elevating Thought Leadership: The Journey of Pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration Degree - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HKUST

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How Leaders Miscommunicate When Tensions Are High

When tensions run high, miscommunication is far more likely to occur. And tensions are likely high: In a recent global survey, 44% of employees reported they had experienced a lot of stress the previous day. To avoid creating unnecessary anxiety during times of uncertainty, leade … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The Long-Term Costs of Wind Turbines

Wind energy is experiencing a boom, but in a pattern eerily reminiscent of the nineteenth century Pennsylvania oil boom, wind farms are building ever larger turbines to farm wind energy further and further from shore. This trend carries risks, especially as turbines come with lar … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Surveilling Employees Erodes Trust — and Puts Managers in a Bind

There’s a growing movement to track employee productivity through increasingly sophisticated technology, such as desktop surveillance, biometric smart badges, location tracking, or desk heat sensors. While this can be intrusive, it also presents opportunities for gaining profound … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Companies Can Win by Reducing Overwork

A conversation with University of Georgia professor Malissa Clark dispelling myths about workaholism. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How to Make Peace with a Company Decision You Don’t Like

In our work, there are times when we lead but there are also times when we must follow — and we may not always agree with the path we’re told to follow. We may feel “stuck” in anger, anxiety, and confusion. But, we want to demonstrate resilience to our team and we want to maintai … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Why Data Breaches Spiked in 2023

In spite of recent efforts to beef up cybersecurity, data breaches — in which hackers steal personal data — continue to increase year-on-year: there was a 20% increase in data breaches from 2022 to 2023. There are three primary reasons behind this increased theft of personal data … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Future of Marketing Is Intergenerational

Demographics suggest that Americans over the age of 60 will soon become a larger consumer group in terms of income than 20-to-34-year-olds, yet companies still position their brands as if the bulk of the market is people under the age of 40. The answer, however, is not to shift m … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Stop Basing Your Self-Worth on Other People’s Opinions

Self-worth is our set of core beliefs about our value as a human being. It’s how we see ourselves and who we perceive ourselves to be. People differ in what they believe they must be or do to have worth or value. When we externalize our self-worth, we get emotionally and chemical … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Why the Tech Industry Won’t Disrupt Health Care

At first glance, it looks like health care in the United States is ripe for disruption. Digital technology advances have the power to help address the shortcomings of care delivery: It costs too much, its quality isn’t what it could and should be, and millions of people live hund … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

7 Strategies to Get Your Employees On Board with GenAI

As with any aspect of digital transformation, the effective deployment of generative AI will depend less on technological capability than on human adaptability. Indeed, the human factor — people and culture — will drive the adoption of AI, or lack thereof. Looking at scientific r … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

What Does Banning Short-Term Rentals Really Accomplish?

Concerns that short-term rentals fueled by platforms like Airbnb have caused long-term rents to rise in major cities has caused some governments to place limits, including bans, on them. But research of New York City found that short-term rentals are not the biggest contributor t … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The Social Cost of Algorithmic Management

To achieve efficiencies and reduce costs, more and more companies are managing their employees by algorithm. In this article, the authors present some of the first research findings concerning the effects of algorithmic management on workplace dynamics. One important finding is t … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Getting Board Members on Board: The Role of the CIO in AI Strategy - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ALTERYX

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Pro Sports Has a Piracy Problem

Piracy poses a growing challenge to all sorts of digital media and entertainment companies, but it’s particularly acute for companies that own the rights to sports broadcasts, because efforts to shut down pirated broadcasts often take longer than the broadcasts actually last. New … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Nudging Employees to Make More Sustainable Choices

Decarbonization efforts across various sectors have affected the car industry tremendously — especially sports car manufacturers. At Porsche, efforts such as the development of the electric Taycan in 2019 have begun to disrupt a “petrol head” culture enamored with the Porsche’s t … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

People Probably Like You More Than You Think

Do people understand the impressions they make on others or do their anxieties lead them to assume the worst? Across nearly 10 years of research and tens of thousands of observations, the authors have come to this answer: people underestimate how much others like them, and this b … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Shifting Your Focus from Short-Term Efficiency to Long-Term Resilience

There are downsides to pursuing efficiency at all costs. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How the Best Leaders Drive Innovation

They learn how to take on three key roles: architect, bridger, and catalyst. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Why Collaboration Is Critical in Uncertain Times

Recent research suggests that when resources become limited, many business leaders’ inclinations are to become risk-averse and protect their own interests, fostering a culture of conservatism and prioritizing stability over innovation. In such circumstances, the emphasis often sh … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Apple’s Dilemma: Balancing Privacy and Safety Responsibilities

How should Apple CEO Tim Cook manage the tension between iPhone customers’ privacy and public safety? | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Is China’s Economic Dominance at an Inflection Point?

In 2023 China lost the top spot on the list of countries whose companies populate the Fortune Global 500 list, a position it had held since toppling the USA in 2019. Is this an inflection point or will the US (one core at the top) and China exchange the position as they struggle … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

How to Deal with a Condescending Colleague

Working with a condescending coworker is irritating at best and career-limiting at worst. But you don’t need to sit back and suffer. In this article, the author outlines steps you can take to curb your colleague’s bluster or at least lessen its impact on you and your career. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

When Should Companies Weigh in on Contentious Issues?

A conversation with NYU’s Alison Taylor about navigating tension in the public sphere. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Do You Have a Phone Addiction?

In our digital age, smartphones have become a double-edged sword, offering boundless information at our fingertips while silently ensnaring us in a web of overdependence. Unchecked phone use can erode our mental well-being, dull our professional edge, and disrupt our most cherish … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

What Boards of Public Companies Can Learn from Private Equity

Public company boards are typically focused on oversight, supporting the management team while keeping a respectful distance from day-to-day operations. In contrast, boards of companies owned by private equity tend to be much more hands-on. Often populated by former CEOs, these b … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

The Challenge of Retaining Startup Talent After an Acquisition

People are among the most prized assets of many startup companies, so when employees leave after an acquisition, it can be a substantial loss for the acquiring company. Why do so many startup employees leave, and how do startup acquisitions impact their careers? Using U.S. Census … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Three Priorities for Moving Your GenAI Program Forward - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SLALOM AND GOOGLE CLOUD

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The Restorative Power of Small Habits

Over the last few years, there’s been a renewed focus on burnout, a serious physical and psychological condition that requires attention and care. But a narrow focus on burnout ignores another key part of wellbeing — the more subtle but equally important ongoing maintenance of on … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Building a Supplier Diversity Program? Learn from the U.S. Government.

Large companies are striving to increase their purchases from small, diverse-owned businesses (SDBs) — those that are 51% or more owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a historically underrepresented or underserved group (e.g., women, racial minorities, vet … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

How Early-Adopter Companies Are Thinking About Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro marks the biggest experiment yet in the field of “spatial computing,” which its boosters argue has the potential to be the next era of tech — a shift on par with the emergence of mobile computing. But what are early adopter companies really doing with Apple’s … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Got a Radical Idea at Work? Find a Partner.

The story of Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, the winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries underpinning the mRNA vaccines against Covid-19, holds lessons for others who are pursuing radical ideas. Drawing on their interview with Karikó and … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

It’s Time to Redefine Our Gendered Idea of “Ambition”

What defines an ambitious worker? For far too long, we’ve only had one answer to that question: somebody single-mindedly dedicated to climbing the career ladder. But that model of ambition arose when professionals were typically men supported by women at home. Women today are int … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

How to Build an Intersectional Approach to Talent Management

Despite advancements in understanding intersectionality — or overlapping forms of discrimination — in legal theory, its integration into corporate workplace initiatives is lagging. By 2044, half of all Americans will identify as a racial or ethnic minority, and recent data reveal … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

3 Types of Overthinking — and How to Overcome Them

Many people look at overthinking as a monolith, when in fact there are three different types: rumination, future tripping, and overanalyzing. In this article, the author offers guideance on how to spot and handle each of the three types of overthinking. Identifying the type of ov … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Science of Making Truthful AI

What does it take to build truthful and verifiable AI? | Continue reading | 15 days ago

It’s Time for Sustainability to Become a Core Part of MBA Programs

Business schools must adapt their curricula in response to the increasing demand for professionals skilled in sustainability and climate change management. This need is driven by evolving global climate disclosure regulations, such as those proposed by the SEC and implemented in … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Two Factors that Determine When ESG Creates Shareholder Value

The paper “Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality,” published in 2016, marked a significant shift in perceptions of corporate sustainability. It demonstrated that focusing on financially material ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors positively impa … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Best Buy’s Hubert Joly on Re-Defining Your Company’s Purpose

If you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of turn-around strategy, this episode is for you. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

From the U.S. Senate to Diplomacy—John Kerry’s Leadership Lessons

How to wield influence, recover from defeat, and stay focused on long-term goals. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Designing a Great Early-User Program

Early user programs are critical to the success of products. But B2B companies often are disappointed with their results. The problem is the way they are designed and implemented. This article provides a process that can make a big difference in helping companies do a better job … | Continue reading | 16 days ago