Issue 165

Doing Ethics with Our Brains
June 13, 2018 - By: John Hooker
165 “We are told that we live in a post-truth age. We can’t reach consensus because we no longer acknowledge a rational basis for resolving disputes. Ethics was an early casualty of this retreat from reason.”


No Strings Attached Business Growth: Earning Ardent Admirers and Making Mom Proud
June 13, 2018 - By: Jeanne Bliss
165 “The best companies focus on helping customers achieve their goals—and grow as a result. Like our moms they are selfless, brave, and think of us first. They start with our life and earn the right to grow by proving with their actions, not their words that they are in our corner.”


How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done
June 13, 2018 - By: Laura Vanderkam
165 “Feeling off the clock is exhilarating. It is a key component of human happiness. And yet a life is lived in hours, and living the good life requires being a proper steward of those hours. This stewardship often requires choices that come from being mindful of time.”


Resolving the Green Paradoxes: Thriving Under Energy Transition Uncertainties
June 13, 2018 - By: Ricardo G. Barcelona
165 “The default policy mantra, 'Subsidize your way to decarbonize the economy,' seldom delivers, yet lenders follow suit by limiting funding to coal-fired power assets. With these twin actions, one would think we would have the wind and the sun energize our economies—but they do not.”


The Promise and Challenges of Leading a Remote Workforce
June 13, 2018 - By: Kevin Eikenberry & Wayne Turmel
165 “Working remotely and leading at a distance is one such trend. … And, despite a few well publicized (but limited) examples, this trend isn’t changing. … Sometime in the last few years you woke up and realized—whether you had a policy in place, wanted it to happen, or even thought about it—that you have a remote workplace.”


Inclusive Prosperity through Shared Experiences
June 13, 2018 - By: Deepa Prahalad
165 “Forget Calls to Action and apology tours. … Companies today can help to reduce inequality and strengthen society through the creation of shared experiences. They can also gain new managerial capabilities in the process. The recent experience of emerging markets offers some critical insights.”



Issue 164

The Speed Trap: When Taking Your Time (Really) Matters
May 16, 2018 - By: Tom Peters
164 “Speed-for-speed’s-sake is about the most counterproductive approach imaginable. While we must indeed evolve and experiment rapidly, the process of getting things done is all about people. And working with people to get those interesting things done effectively takes time … in fact lots of time.”


What If Sellers Behaved as Leaders?
May 16, 2018 - By: James Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Deb Calvert
164 “Sellers do extraordinary things when they stop pushing people to buy before they’re ready, and start guiding buyers by transforming values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards.”


Futureproof: 8 Ways to Win the Innovation Long Game
May 16, 2018 - By: Alice Mann
164 “Technological innovations like intelligent buildings, AI, or robotics will transform energy consumption, leadership, and people practices in innumerable ways. … The future always looms large. So how do successful leaders plan for it?”


Don’t Suck Up, Manage Up: How to Work Well with the Boss You Have, Not Wish You Had
May 16, 2018 - By: Mary Abbajay
164 “Developing effective relationships with our colleagues is important for career success, but developing a positive and productive relationship with our boss is absolutely critical to our success.”




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