Why Talented People Fail Under Pressure.

June 28, 2019 0

  When I was in high school, soccer was my life. I was one of the goalkeepers for the California state team, which was also part of the Olympic Development Program, and I knew the […]

The Wrong Ways to Strengthen Culture.

June 27, 2019 0

  Compared with some other activities of business leaders, such as hiring the right talent and setting strategy, changing corporate culture can be especially challenging. Culture is amorphous; there are no direct levers for shifting […]

The First Thing Great Decision Makers Do.

June 26, 2019 0

As a statistician, I appreciate the quote by applied statistics pioneer W. Edwards Deming, “In God we trust. All others bring data.” But as a social scientist, I’m compelled to warn you that many decision-makers […]

What Holds Back Corporate Social Innovators.

June 21, 2019 0

Many corporations aspire to find innovative solutions to society’s problems. Motivated by a growing sense of social responsibility and profit potential, these companies view social and ecological problems as opportunities to develop new products, services, […]

Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical.

June 20, 2019 0

  People want to feel authentic at work. If an employee or candidate cares about the environment or access to education or being a caring parent, for example, they don’t want their professional responsibilities to […]

You Learn Best When You Learn Less.

June 18, 2019 0

  Last year, U.S. companies spent roughly $90 billion on learning and development efforts, a sum higher than the gross domestic product of 130 countries. In 2018, the average American employee received training at a […]

The Case for More Silence in Meetings.

June 17, 2019 0

There are approximately 55 million meetings a day in the United States. Although they often have many different purposes and goals, these meetings are typically conducted in the same way, time and time again. Namely, […]

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