Developing ESG Strategy Is Hard, But Executing It Is Even Harder - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DAGGERWING GROUP

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Supporting Your Team’s Mental Health After a Violent News Event

After violent events like the recent ones in Laguna Woods, Buffalo, and Uvalde, everyone’s mental health is affected. Even if you weren’t physically present, the trauma is still real. Combined with a constant news cycle and the tendency to doomscroll on social media, this can lea … | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Does Your Strategy Have a Spine?

To clarify their strategy and communication around strategy, executives should create a simple document called a strategy spine. They should begin by imagining, as if they were an independent reporter, their company about five years into successful future. What would that success … | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Are Your Organization’s DEI Efforts Superficial or Structural?

What can organizations do to determine if their DEI initiatives are mere scaffolds or performative solidarity — or whether they’re actually positioned to put racial and gender equity at the center of the company’s core values and move the needle on change. Leaving DEI scaffolds i … | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Open Digital Platforms to Spur Innovation

A conversation about how Haier Group capitalizes on the resources and expertise of its ecosystem. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Two Questions to Ask Before Setting Your Strategy

Many companies get started on strategy-making too late because of a lack of awareness or sense of urgency that there is a challenge to be addressed. When they do get started they rush too quickly into articulating solutions that may not be appropriate for the challenges they actu … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Help Your Team (Actually) Work Smarter, Not Harder

It’s not uncommon to spend too much time and effort working on the wrong things. Maybe you’re putting hours into status updates for your manager, who never actually reads them, or prioritizing a presentation’s design over the message you’re trying to relay. Managers can play an i … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Are Former Startup Founders Less Hireable?

As constant change and uncertainty become the norm, many leaders are increasingly driven to hire entrepreneurial, innovative employees. And yet, when the authors conducted a field study in which they sent out 2,400 applications to employers across the U.S., they found that former … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Scaling a Fintech Startup for the Greater Good

Can fintech startup Esusu use innovation to promote financial inclusion in America? | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Inclusive Workplaces Start with Inclusive Leaders - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM BETTERUP

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When — and How — to Build Hurdles into a Loyalty Program

Although rewards programs are designed to save customers money, most of them also include some form of redemption hurdle: policies such as spending minimums or expiration dates that limit customers’ ability to actually reap the benefits of the program. These hurdles can be very f … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Strategy in an Age of Uncertainty

Most existing strategy frameworks, developed during a more stable era, don’t work well in dynamic conditions. We need new frameworks to guide companies through uncertainty. And three key features emerge as common to these frameworks: the individual’s ability to cope with uncertai … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Monitoring Employees Makes Them More Likely to Break Rules

As remote work becomes the norm, more and more companies have begun tracking employees through desktop monitoring, video surveillance, and other digital tools. These systems are designed to reduce rule-breaking — and yet new research suggests that in some cases, they can seriousl … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How Can I Build Credibility with My Team?

A young leader learns how to gain credibility and trust in her new role. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio (2013)

It’s the secret to high-performing teams — and strong marriages. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Stop Losing Sales to Customer Indecision

For decades, salespeople have been taught that there is only one possible reason for lost sales: that salespeople have failed to defeat the customer’s status quo. Perhaps the customer doesn’t fully appreciate the problem that their solution is designed to solve. Or maybe they don … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

4 Common Reasons Strategies Fail

Stop blaming execution, and start identifying the underlying flaws. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving, Not Engagement

As the pandemic continues and many people work hybrid schedules, people analytics researchers at Microsoft realized they needed to move from measuring employee engagement to measuring employee thriving. Defined as “to be energized and empowered to do meaningful work,” the authors … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Stop telling women they have imposter syndrome

“Imposter syndrome,” or doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work, is a diagnosis often given to women. But the fact that it’s considered a diagnosis at all is problematic. The concept, whose development in the ‘70s excluded the effects of systemic racism, classism … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Did eBay Just Prove That Paid Search Ads Don’t Work? (2013)

A new study should make marketing departments everywhere rethink their strategies. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

How to Manage the Complexity of Multi-Cloud Environments - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HITACHI

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Supporting Your Team When the News Is Terrible

Five approaches that can help. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Build a Strategy that Addresses Your Gnarliest Challenges

Too many “strategies” produced by companies and national governments are weak, lacking astute diagnosis and actions with any bite. To counter this phenomenon, we must recognize what a strategy actually is. The essence of a strategy is a design for actions required to meet an impo … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Dehumanization Is a Feature of Gig Work, Not a Bug

What does an increase in gig, freelance, and contract work mean for the identities of people doing those jobs? The author, who drove for Postmates, interviewed other drivers, attended in-person and virtual company meetings, and reviewed and contributed to driver forums on Faceboo … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Upcoming Hiatus: What to Listen to While We’re Away

While Exponential View takes a break, we have a challenge for you. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Small Actions Make Great Leaders

Leadership has traditionally been taught as a set of larger actions, such as having a difficult conversation or coaching someone. In reality, leading well is an integrated activity, in which one is doing many things simultaneously. One way to learn to do this better is to think a … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

How AI Can Make Strategy More Human

The power of AI is now within reach of all companies, opening up a new world of strategy innovation and enabling companies to leave the constraints of legacy architecture behind forever. Three new related high-potential strategies include: Forever Beta, Minimum Viable Idea (MVI), … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The Great Resignation Stems from a Great Exploration

Pandemic life forced people to reexamine their personal and professional priorities. Remote work alerted us to the possibility of decoupling jobs from geography. And a seller’s labor market empowers us to pursue it. Together these forces have been called the “Great Resignation,” … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Video Quick Take: Accenture’s Ramnath Venkataraman Leveraging the Power of Technology to Drive Business Growth - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE

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For Retailers, a Direct Link from ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ to the Bottom Line - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM PAYPAL

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A Debate Champion on How to Have More Productive Disagreements at Work

A conversation about creating a healthy, effective culture of debate in the workplace. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Keeping Your Business Safe in an Increasingly Fluid Regulatory Environment - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM UL

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The Power of Healthy Relationships at Work

Research shows that leaders who prioritize relationships with their employees and lead from a place of positivity and kindness simply do better, and company culture has a bigger influence on employee well-being than salary and benefits. When it comes to cultivating happiness at w … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

4 Types of Business Transformation

Business transformations can take many forms and often occur at the same time. To understand which approach you’ll need to take, ask yourself two questions: 1) Is your transformation driven by internal needs or external forces? 2) Does it need to happen quickly, or do you have mo … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

An Intersectional Approach to Inclusion at Work

Solving the problem of autism exclusion at work can help solve other inclusion and well-being problems — and inform the future of work. The author proposes six evidence-based principles that can support the inclusion of autistic and other marginalized individuals and improve empl … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How to Move from Strategy to Execution

Three out of every five companies rate their organization as weak on strategy execution. When you dig into the potential barriers to implementation, there is a general lack of understanding of the various factors at play, resulting in the inevitable managerial justifications — “p … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Building Transparency into AI Projects

As AI becomes increasingly pervasive, companies need strategies to effectively communicate with stakeholders. As AI becomes increasingly pervasive, communicating with stakeholders through a product's whole lifecycle is essential to its success. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Don’t Let Your Calendar Dictate Your DEI Initiatives

It’s a common instinct for companies to look to the calendar for cues for when to show up for diversity, equity and inclusion. Unfortunately, that instinct leaves a lot to be desired. Celebrations or cultural holidays can be an important opportunity for programming or for further … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

VQT: Siemens Energy’s Maria Ferraro on the Importance of Allyship - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS ENERGY

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What Leaders Get Wrong About Resilience

Resilience is important for all employees, but they shouldn’t be left to navigate adversity on their own. Instead, organizations must create an environment for shared responsibility around resilience. First, leaders must understand whether their thinking falls into two traps: mai … | Continue reading | 12 days ago

How to Write Concisely

It’s not the end of the world if you use an unnecessary word now and then, write the occasional overlapping sentence, or tell us what you’re doing in a sentence before you do it. But the extra words add up. In this article, the author offers advice for how to make your writing sh … | Continue reading | 12 days ago

How Companies Should Invest in a Downturn

With declines in tech and retail stock prices, rising inflation and interest rates, and persistent supply chain issues, so far, 2022 is turning out to be gloomier than anyone’s expectations about a Covid-recovery economy. How should companies respond to these economic development … | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Four Ways Digital Leaders are Accelerating Their Innovation Strategy - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM EY-PARTHENON

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CEOs, Here’s How to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Change is difficult — and managing through it might even be more challenging. Yet, with today’s pace of change, CEOs have no choice but to be even more aggressive with their change efforts in order to stay competitive. To successfully lead their companies through change, today’s … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

How to Make Strategic Trade-Offs

New CEOs with a fresh vision for the company or established leaders who are charting a new course face a common problem: How do you get the executive team to agree on strategic trade-offs when deciding which investments to make? The remedy is to create a calculus that assigns wei … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

So Your Boss Refused to Give You a Raise

While being rejected for a raise can be a blow to your self-esteem, it’s an opportunity for development, and not a step backwards. The author offers advice on how to maintain momentum after being denied a raise: 1) respond diplomatically, 2) unearth possible barriers and pressure … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Digital Ecosystems: A Data-Driven Approach To Decarbonizing Supply Chains - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS

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Will Your Competitive Advantage Work in Other Markets?

When expanding into new, international markets, many companies assume that their existing competitive advantages will transfer over seamlessly. But of course, a strategy that’s been successful in one market won’t necessarily work in another. Through a series of more than 100 in-d … | Continue reading | 14 days ago