Issue 140

The Door to Door Manifesto: How to Fix Traffic. Now.
Published April 13, 2016 - By Edward Humes

“The U.S. economy suffers a $160 billion annual hit in lost productivity from traffic jams … Long and congested commutes even correlate with higher rates of divorce, stress, obesity and chronic pain. But all of this pales in comparison to the one, big, dirty secret of traffic: We know how to fix it.”

Getting China Right
Published April 13, 2016 - By Arthur R. Kroeber

“China’s spectacular economic growth has been one of the most significant events of the past two decades. … We need to understand how China works (and how it doesn’t), why it works the way it does, where it might be headed in the coming years, and what this means for the rest of the world.”

Profit with Purpose: The New Guiding Conscience of Global Capitalism
Published April 13, 2016 - By Billee Howard

“For a brand to be truly successful over the long-term, as benchmarked against the world’s leading companies, it must innovate and create for the we and not the me, and also aim to profit in ways that provide collective purpose beyond a self-interested, fattened bottom-line.”

Sharing Power: Why It Requires Deep Personal Change
Published April 13, 2016 - By Robert J. Anderson & William A. Adams

“Our approaches to change are far too casual about both asking managers to let go of control and assuming that others will want increased responsibility. When we redistribute power, we ask people to reconstruct themselves—and that requires deep personal change.”

Mission Impossible: How to Avoid Procrastination
Published April 13, 2016 - By Helene Segura

“Procrastination can make life miserable. It’s unnecessary stress that we bring upon ourselves. Overcoming procrastination comes down to thought control and self-regulation. It’s all about mind management. Realizing that you’re dragging your feet is the first key.”

Executive Presence: Getting to the Bottom of What Takes Leaders to the Top
Published April 13, 2016 - By Suzanne Bates

“The factors that determine whether you’ll get promoted to a top job can be rather mysterious. After all, you can have the experience, skill and technical know-how, and still feel stuck in your career. How can you demystify this process and put yourself in a position to be considered for top jobs?”

Issue 139

Reading Books Won’t Future-Proof You. Here’s What Will.
Published March 16, 2016 - By Erika Andersen

“Real learning is almost always at least somewhat uncomfortable. It’s figuring out how to operate in new ways; questioning your assumptions; putting new ideas into practice. Real learning takes you out of the tried-and-true, and into that murky, disturbing land of I’m-not-very-good-at-this.”

Ending Pay Secrecy: Why Keeping Salaries a Secret Leads to Disengagement and Decreased Performance, and How Revealing Pay Information Can Actually Increase Performance
Published 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.”

Closing the Decision Quality Gap
Published 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.’”

Am I Authentic Yet?
Published March 16, 2016 - By Karissa Thacker

“It is helpful to think of authentic leadership as a state not a trait. That allows us to ask a powerful question. How do we cultivate the state of authentic leadership? … It also leaves room for all of us flawed humans to be in a state of authentic leadership for periods of time.”

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