How to Keep Perceived Bias from Holding Back High-Potential Employees

When talented people from diverse backgrounds fail to rise in a company, there are three powerful solutions: having more inclusive team leaders, more diversity among the top leadership, and better sponsorship practices.by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Ripa Rashid, and Laura Sherbin  https://www.strategy-business.com/article/How-to-Keep-Perceived-Bias-from-Holding-Back-High-Potential-Employees?gko=a8740  

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Putting Humanity First in Our Organizations

“Globalization and increased diversity in the workplace also require a human focus if we are to create environments where as many employees as possible contribute to the fullest extent of their abilities.” Eric J. McNulty, Director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative shares his thoughts on today’s organizations.  https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Putting-Humanity-First-in-Our-Organizations?gko=3c982

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Why ‘dress to impress’

“Studies have shown that wearing nice clothes in the office can affect the way people perceive you, how confident you’re feeling, and even how you’re able to think abstractly.”  writes Dennis Green, a reporter with Business Insider.  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/why-dress-to-impress-is-the-career-advice-you-should-be-following/

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The Strategy Lessons of a Long Hike

“The brightness of big goals has a way of blinding their owners to the realities of great strategy.”  Ken Favaro, the lead principal of act2, shares his insights in this article published in Strategy & Business.  http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/The-Strategy-Lessons-of-a-Long-Hike?gko=d5b62&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20161101&utm_campaign=respA

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Clayton Christensen: The Theory of Jobs To Be Done

Clayton M. Christensen‘s The Innovator’s Dilemma was a classic text on how companies fail. In a new book, Competing Against Luck, Christensen tackles the opposite challenge: how companies succeed. First lesson, discover what job consumers are hiring your product to do. http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/clay-christensen-the-theory-of-jobs-to-be-done?cid=spmailing-13556370-WK%20Newsletter%2010-05-2016%20(1)-October%2005,%202016

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Rise of the Strategy Machines

Technology continues to move at a pace unseen and not thought of just 20 years ago.  It seems like everyday we learn of new functions capable of being transitioned to an artificial means. Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College shares his insight on not becoming to complacent….

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