“One of the biggest challenges a company can face is changing people’s behavior — getting them to collaborate and be humble, for example, or put the company’s long-term interests first. Most behavior-change initiatives accomplish little, at best.”
When leaders communicate a vision of their organization’s future, they tend to emphasize ideals and ideology — the importance of “success,” “stewardship,” or “sustainability.” Leaders are likely to emphasize this type of abstract rhetoric more as...
“This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage. That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people.”
When Dr. Stephen R. Covey visited the nuclear powered submarine I commanded, the USS Santa Fe, he told me it was the “most empowering workplace he’d ever seen.” It was a bit ironic for me, because I’m sour on the word empowerment and I’m sour on...
A company is only as valuable as its customers and to gain or keep them, you have to do a specific job for them. The more value they perceive in that job, the more likely they are willing to pay you and stick around.
Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. ...
“The cargo door of an aircraft opens at 25,000 feet. The dark, freezing air rushes in and swirls around the Special Operations Forces (SOF) team that stands on the ramp of the aircraft, ready to jump.”
“Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job...”
Behavioral economists and psychologists have uncovered scores of biases that undermine good decision-making. And, along with management experts, they have provided helpful tips that decision-makers can use to try to correct for those biases.
“We will look not only at the critical skills you’ll need to be successful as an entrepreneur/innovator, but also at the team of people who will work side by side with you to transform the promise of innovation into the reality or revenue and profit...”
In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a...
“ This article is also available on ScienceForWork.com.Evidence-based management is the practice of making managerial decisions with the use of critical appraisal and the best available evidence, with the aim of making these decisions more accountable and efficient. This type of practice has its origin in the field of medicine, but with time it spread to other disciplines as education, nursing, criminology, public policy and social work, practices in which reliability and accountability was a prio”
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