Issue 162 | Published March 7, 2018

Willpower Is an Outdated Model of Success: Here’s the Future of Self-improvement Willpower Is an Outdated Model of Success: Here’s the Future of Self-improvement
By Benjamin Hardy

Published March 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. - “Instead of being told to change their environment, the prominent self-help advice continues to charge people to change themselves. I can’t emphasize enough how terrible this advice is. It’s actually impossible to change yourself without also changing your environment.”
Why Is Diversity Important? The Answer Might Surprise You Why Is Diversity Important? The Answer Might Surprise You
By Chris Clearfield & András Tilcsik

Published March 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. - “Everyone brings something special to the table, and the collaboration of unique individuals leads to amazing new ideas. But it turns out that diversity is often more painful than beautiful—and that’s exactly why it’s so valuable in complex environments.”
Forget Everything You Know About Culture Forget Everything You Know About Culture
By Denise Lee Yohn

Published March 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. - “Your internal corporate culture should be as unique as your external brand identity. In fact, your culture and brand should be closely aligned and integrated. If your culture and brand are driven by the same purpose and values and if you inextricably link them into a single guiding force for your company, you fuel your growth and future-proof your business.”
A Better Business through a Great Place to Work for All A Better Business through a Great Place to Work for All
By Michael C. Bush, CEO & The Great Place to Work Research Team

Published March 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. - “Our economy has evolved through agrarian, industrial, and ‘knowledge’ phases to the point where the essential qualities of human beings—things like passion, creativity, and a willingness to work together—are the most critical. In this ‘human economy,’ every employee matters. ”
For Outstanding Performance, Change How You Solve Problems For Outstanding Performance, Change How You Solve Problems
By Karen Martin

Published March 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. - “Problems are endemic in business, but addressing them effectively is possible for companies that embrace clarity as a core requirement. Doing so changes the trajectory—for the better—of organizational performance.”

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Issue 161

Planting the Seeds for Social Startup Success: 10 Things to Remember When Starting a Social Enterprise
Feb. 7, 2018 - By: Kathleen Kelly Janus
161 “If you’re considering embarking on the journey of social entrepreneurship, read through these 10 helpful tips and hints so you can successfully launch, scale up, and make a difference.”

Type R Leaders and the Transformative Resilience Ripple Effect
Feb. 7, 2018 - By: Ama Marston
161 “Our new normal is a perfect storm of personal, professional, and global turbulence. Success amidst this increasing amount of disruption depends on Transformative Resilience.”

The Beauty of Conflict
Feb. 7, 2018 - By: CrisMarie Campbell &‎ Susan Clarke
161 “Conflict. Most of us avoid it like crazy. But what if harnessing conflict was your best chance to build trust, transform relationships and create championship teams that produce greatness?”

Re-Imagine “Networking”
Feb. 7, 2018 - By: Diana Faison
161 “All of us, whether we are extroverts or introverts, have an opportunity to reframe networking and re-imagine it in a way that unleashes the 'power of the Informal' as a strategy to exponentially increase our personal and professional influence.”

The Making of an Icon
Feb. 7, 2018 - By: Soon Yu
161 “Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong.”

Issue 160

People Have Power. Don’t Take It Away.
Jan. 17, 2018 - By: Patty McCord
160 “The first step in culture transformation is embracing a management mind-set that overturns conventional wisdom. The elaborate, cumbersome system for managing people that was developed over the course of the twentieth century is just not up to the challenges companies face in the twenty-first."

We Should All Be Serial Achievers (and That Definitely Includes Your Employees)
Jan. 17, 2018 - By: Jeff Haden
160 “To most people ‘specialization’ indicates accomplishment and success, when in fact the opposite is true. You, me, all of us... we’re too good to specialize.”

The Truth About Entrepreneurship
Jan. 17, 2018 - By: Derek Lidow
160 “Every industry is undergoing change, every industry has weak players, and every industry has disgruntled or unsatisfied customers ripe for the picking. The openings for startups are almost infinite.”

How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade)
Jan. 17, 2018 - By: Carter Cast
160 “Research has shown that one-half to two-thirds of the careers of managers and leaders will derail. At some point, over half of us will get fired or demoted—or our careers will flat-line and we won’t reach our innate potential.”

Accelerating into Fearless Growth: Seven Questions That Can Change Your Future
Jan. 17, 2018 - By: Amanda Setili
160 “Though the accelerating pace of market change has made achieving growth goals more risky and perilous, it has never been more critical than it is now. There are several reasons why.”

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