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The Dark Side of Resilience [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 3 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

There is no doubt that resilience is a useful and highly-adaptive trait, especially in the face of traumatic events.

In sum, there is no doubt that resilience is a useful and highly adaptive trait, especially in the face of traumatic events.

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Although Britain’s National Health System (NHS) has provided effective universal coverage for almost 70 years, it is facing a major health workforce crisis that jeopardizes its future.

Although Britain’s National Health System (NHS) has provided effective universal coverage for almost 70 years, it is facing a major health workforce crisis that jeopardizes its future.

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There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking.

There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking.

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The Future Economy Project [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 12:50 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

The upside of a sustainability agenda is clear. Climate change may also hinder organizations’ ability to recruit the next generation of business leaders; many Millennials simply won’t work for companies that don’t share their commitment to sustainability.

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Is Tesla Really a Disruptor? (And Why the Answer Matters) [0.13]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

There’s little argument that Tesla is a wildly innovative company.

There’s little argument that Tesla is a wildly innovative company.

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Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It [0.18]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 2 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Organizations today need to go beyond finding ways to more efficiently share existing knowledge. Organizations are increasingly being confronted with new and unexpected situations that go beyond the textbooks and operating manuals and require leaders to improvise on the spot, coming up with new approaches that haven’t been tried before.

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Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels.

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How Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid on Time [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

This is especially difficult if clients don’t pay you on time.

This is especially difficult when clients don’t pay you on time.

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Assessment: Are You Taking the Time Off That You Need? [0.26]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 2:10 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Do you take all of your vacation days? Take this quick assessment to determine how healthy your relationship with time off is.

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The basic idea that threatened masculinity increases the likelihood of sex discrimination — and especially its most common form, sexual harassment — isn’t new, and past studies in the lab have seemed to support the idea.

The basic idea that threatened masculinity increases the likelihood of sex discrimination — and especially its most common form, sexual harassment — isn’t new, and past studies in the lab have seemed to support the idea.

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Firms often struggle with finding the best way to motivate their salesforce.

Firms often struggle with finding the best way to motivate their salesforce.

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Why We Prefer Dominant Leaders in Uncertain Times [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 4:55 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

A series of studies finds that a dominant leader becomes more appealing than a prestige-based leader when the socioeconomic environment is riddled with uncertainty.

We tested these propositions across several studies.

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To transform the companies in their portfolios, PE firms are establishing a new role: the leadership capital partner (LCP). Once a firm is acquired, the LCP conducts an audit of the leadership and culture in the new portfolio company and works to transform it, both by bringing new leadership on board and by sharing best practices among the firms in the portfolio.

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It’s become abundantly clear that vacation policies — especially in the United States — are broken. Employees often can’t take their vacation time, or spend too much time during their vacations checking in with the office, only to return to work feeling completely burned out.

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When to Listen to a Dire Warning [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 10:36 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism adviser to U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a career of investigating disaster warnings.

SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager here, is the type of eccentric prophet of doom who fascinates Richard Clarke.

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Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the letter Google engineer, James Damore, was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board?

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board?

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One of the mistakes CEOs often make with their diversity efforts is assuming everyone shares their goals.

One of the mistakes CEOs often make with their diversity efforts is assuming everyone shares their goals.

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 1:58 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

When it comes to learning how to lead, experience has better rewards than leadership academies– if leaders are conscientious about how and what they are learning. Leaders can learn from their experiences by diligently working through each of the following three phases of the experiential learning cycle: setting learning goals, experimenting, and reflecting on experiments.

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The Portable Leader Is the New “Organization Man” [0.19]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Today, many organizations anchor their talent management strategies around a promise: working here today will make you a leader elsewhere tomorrow.

Some version of Tanya’s promise — working here today will make you a leader elsewhere tomorrow — is at the center of many companies’ talent management strategies.

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A survey of more than 7000 HBR readers shows the extent and consequences of bureaucracy in their organizations. For each completed survey, we calculated an overall BMI score by aggregating responses across seven categories of bureaucratic drag: bloat, friction, insularity, disempowerment, risk aversion, inertia, and politicking.

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