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How Great Companies Think Differently

It’s time that beliefs and theories about business catch up with the way great companies operate and how they see their role in the world today. Traditionally, economists and financiers have argued that the sole purpose of business is to make money—the more the better. That conveniently narrow image, deeply…
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The Ripple Effects You Create as a Manager

Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with — in ways both subtle and profound. A…
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Good Leaders Get Emotional

By Doug Sundheim. First Published by HBR on August 15, 2013. Much of what comes out of people’s mouths in business these days is sugar-coated, couched, and polished. The messages are manufactured, trying to strike just the right tone. Genuine emotion stands in stark contrast. It’s a real person sharing…
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S+B The Thought Leader Interview: Loran Nordgren

In this interview with Ken Favaro and Amy D’Onofrio for S+B, Loran Nordgren, the cofounder of unconscious thought theory, explains how taking a break and distracting the mind can lead to higher-quality decision making. Could you boost the quality of decision making and innovation at your company by encouraging a more…

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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic  |   9:00 AM August 22, 2013 There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based…
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Leading with Courage - DDI

Courage. Some leaders possess it. Some don’t. It’s a differentiator. Some organizations embrace it. For others, leaders’ behaviors and business practices make it appear foreign. In concept, we understand courage from our earliest days, defining it through images of extraordinary efforts by ordinary people often facing dire situations. But how…
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Optimizing your Leadership Pipelines for: Strategic Leaders

According to a recent DDI research report, strong succession management and development practices translate into improved financial performance, productivity, quality, customer and employee satisfaction, and retention of quality employees. Take another statistic for organizations’ top leaders: Only 50 percent of organizations have a process to identify high potentials, and just…
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