Manifestos tagged with General Business

The Sweet Spot of Purpose: A Three-Legged Stool for Productivity and Success
June 8, 2016 - By: Dan Pontefract
“The importance of purpose on the lives of employees, and for the betterment of society, has become table stakes. Indeed, the individuals that make up the organization are its most important advantage.”
The Goldilocks Dilemma: Why Career Advancement Is So Much Harder for Women Than Men and What Women Can Do to Change That
May 4, 2016 - By: Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris
“America’s workplaces, even in our best-intentioned organizations, are riddled with bias against women leaders. This manifesto is about how a woman can move up in today’s gender-biased workplaces.”
CAUSE! A Business Strategy for Standing Out!
May 4, 2016 - By: Jackie and Kevin Freiberg
“There is an undeniable wave cresting. The wave is a new breed of companies that are purpose-driven and cause-oriented. They are forward-thinking and intentional about doing good, connecting dreams to opportunities, and launching movements that make the world better.”
Closing the Decision Quality Gap
March 16, 2016 - By: Carl Spetzler, Hannah Winter, Jennifer Meyer
“One of the virtues of DQ is that it allows us to know if we’ve made a good decision at the time we are making it. If we’ve correctly followed the process, we can confidently state that ‘We made the best possible choice given our alternatives, the available information, future uncertainties, and the things we can control.’”
Ending Pay Secrecy: Why Keeping Salaries a Secret Leads to Disengagement and Decreased Performance, and How Revealing Pay Information Can Actually Increase Performance
March 16, 2016 - By: David Burkus
“It turns out pay transparency—sharing salaries openly across the company—makes a better workplace both for employees and for the organization.”
Culturally Intelligent Innovation: Diversity × CQ = Better Solutions
Feb. 17, 2016 - By: David Livermore
“Diversity is undoubtedly one of the best sources of innovation. But it’s not automatic. Diversity by itself does not lead to better solutions. Cultural intelligence, or CQ, is the differentiating factor.”
Think Big, Act Bigger, and Do It Your Way—Because You Can!
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Hayzlett
“The key to thinking big and acting bigger for any person and any company of any age or size is to own who and what you are because you can. Do you believe you can? That’s the first of all the essential questions you must ask to think big and act bigger and own who you are and everything you do.”
Political Savvy is a Leadership Skill
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Bonnie Marcus
“Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.”
Solving The Wrong Problems: Why Behaviors Don’t Change In Organizations
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Todd M. Warner
“Organizational success seems to breed inertia and a status quo that is self-destructive. The stability that organizations establish in the name of efficiency and operating protocol domesticates employees, and sets in place a web of factors that conspire against behavioral change.”
How To Be More Valuable Than Machines: Developing Our Most Essential Human Abilities to Survive the Rise of Computers
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Geoff Colvin
“We’re entering an era in which the skills that make you valuable are not only changing—they comprise a fundamentally different kind of skills from those that have made people economically valuable up to now.”

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