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Digital growth depends more on business models than technology

By Mark W. Johnson Every successful company, whether it knows it or not, owes its success to its business model. I explained this in an article...

What Businesses Should Know About Brazil’s New President

By Alec Lee On October 28, Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil’s Social Liberal Party defeated Fernando Haddad of the Worker’s Party in the country’s presidential election....

The Growing Business of Helping Customers Slow Down

WE are living in an age of acceleration. How are people coping? Increasingly, by seeking out opportunities to slow down. This desire to decelerate is a...

The Coalitions That Could Hold the E.U. Together

THAT the EU remains largely intact is due in no small part to Germany. It has, to a certain extent, been Europe’s hegemon, an ancient...

Is employee engagement just a reflection of personality?

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Lewis Garrad & Didier Elzinga Most people would like to have a job, a boss and a workplace they can engage with,...

What a Toys ‘R’ Us comeback could look like

By Kevin M. Dulle & B. Joseph Pine II Toys “R” Us is being resurrected for the holiday season. But the environment that caused the...

Remote workers are more disengaged and more likely to quit

By Dan Schawbel Employees around the world yearn for freedom and flexibility. The most common form of flexibility that companies offer is the ability to...

Will Wall Street Be Able to Earn the Trust of Younger...

By Eddie Yoon & Kyle Okimoto Uber and Netflix have fundamentally shifted consumer behavior and disrupted incumbent firms. In our research, we’re beginning to see...

If Your Innovation Effort Isn’t Working, Look at Who’s on...

By Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel & Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy An all-star team is making headway with a new initiative. Then the results begin taking longer...

Convincing CEOs to make harassment prevention a priority

By Chai R. Feldblum & Sharon P. Masling It has been a year since the #MeToo movement seized public attention. The year has shown us...

To give a great presentation, distill your message to just...

public speaking
Fearless public speaking is about more than combating nerves. It’s about knowing the technique, the art and the business of public speaking. You must...

The economics of discrimination in 1930s Germany

By Kilian Huber, Volker Lindenthal & Fabian Waldinger Large-scale, government-directed discrimination against a group of people is extremely damaging to those being targeted. It also...

Women act more ethically than men when representing themselves—but not when...

By Maryam Kouchaki Research tells us a lot about why people behave unethically. Many studies, however, look only at the unethical actions people take on...

Auditing algorithms for bias

By Rumman Chowdhury & Narendra Mulani In 1971 the philosopher John Rawls proposed a thought experiment to understand the idea of fairness: the “veil of...

The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice

By Ron Ashkenas & Brook Manville There’s an old story about a tourist who asks a New Yorker how to get to Carnegie Hall and...

How peer coaching can make work less lonely

By Norian Caporale-Berkowitz & Stewart D. Friedman Workplace loneliness causes burnout, affects job satisfaction and lowers both performance and retention. Peer coaching is about cultivating a...

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

By Carmine Gallo When asked what their movie is about, successful screenwriters have a ready answer that is clear, concise and engaging. Business leaders are asked...

Career hot streaks can happen at any age

By Dashun Wang In science, 1905 is known as the annus mirabilis, or “miracle year,” the period when Albert Einstein, at the age of 26,...

Great employees want to learn. Great managers know how to teach.

By Daniel Dobrygowski As workers get more used to a fluid workplace, where longevity in one firm isn’t the goal and developing a portfolio of...

6 ways to build a customer-centric culture

By Denise Lee Yohn Why do so many companies struggle to get customer-centricity right? The most common, and perhaps the greatest, barrier is the lack...
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