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Published: 07 Dec 2016 00:11:00 -0600

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Are remote workers less loyal?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT

Remote and virtual workers leave their jobs at a slightly higher rate than those who work in a fixed location. Are they simply ungrateful weasels, or can something else explain this increase in turnover?



Changing a culture starts with changing behaviours

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT

Time and time again, companies invest huge amounts of time and money in the launch of new initiatives. But after the initial excitement wears off, nothing changes. Why? It's all about behaviour.



So what went wrong?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT

Even in the high inflation years of the early 1980s, jobs were relatively secure. Not any more. Now when things go wrong in a business, the axe almost always falls swiftly on the people who do the work, and very rarely on the executives who made bad decisions.



Not negotiable! Why business must negotiate more effectively

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT

Most people, in most circumstances, negotiate badly, most of the time. But negotiation skills can be learned. Here's how to negotiate more effectively, whatever the shape or size of your organisation.



The harmful effects of workplace incivility

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT

Far from being trivial, incivility and low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results. But managers can - and should - do something about it.



How the best company to work for works

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT

The companies that populate the lists of the best companies to work for all share one thing: they understand that culture as the most important ingredient of their business success.



Leadership and the power of the imagination

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT

At the core of our existence is a pool of energy that has very little to do with personal identity. This is the world of the imagination, a world in which we play only a small part in the whole marvellous act of creation.



Human Rights: do the diligence

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT

The need for companies across all industry sectors to do genuine, focused human rights due diligence is becoming ever clearer. This applies both to a company’s own direct activities and within its supply chain.



Weird, rude, or different?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT

Cross-cultural encounters can sometime be very awkward. Here are a few suggestions for a culturally intelligent way to respond to those difficult cross-cultural situations.



Encouraging others to do what you want

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

Having a job title doesn’t make you a leader. If you want other people to follow you, you first have to enlist their support. And that means that you need to build your influencing skills.



Root cause problem-solving

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

For many years, the Japanese have approached the process of problem- solving with a strategy known as "the Five Whys". Peter Vajda explores how this helps us find better solutions.



You can't take the practice out of presenting

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

Our fear of giving a presentation often means we perform well below par. But running a marathon scares people too, yet those who try it usually perform well. Why should that be?



Would you follow you?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

If you want to be a leader, a good place to start is by considering what convinces you to follow someone else. The chances are that the factors that carry the greatest weight are ones to do with trust.



Strategic planning must change with the times

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

Effective strategic planning and execution can do much to improve competitive advantage and value. But it has done right if it is going to fit with today’s rough and tumble world.



The accountability dilemma

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

It’s all very well being held responsible and accountable as a manager, but that can only work if you’re also able to make real and meaningful decisions. Yet all too often, that decision-making lives with other people.



Is hierarchy really necessary?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

Throughout human history, hierarchy has been a near-universal model for organizing the work of large numbers of people. But as the world is transformed by hyper-connectivity, are self-organized networks a more appropriate organizational design solution?



Workplace excellence can be contagious

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

Team performance can often be more, or less, than the sum of the parts. So it’s significant that research has demonstrated that collective outcomes soar when top performers mingle with less adept colleagues.



North America's accent problem

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT

As a Canadian who spends a lot of time on international conference calls and webinars, it's impossible not to notice that almost everyone can deal with foreign accents except (North) Americans.



Choosing to be humble

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

The sad story of ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce, the shortest-serving manager in English football history, is a classic example of someone falling foul of habit No.6 of a trusted executive - choosing to be humble.



Feelings vs reasoning

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

The older I get, the more I see that rather than ignoring people’s expressions of feeling, managers ought to welcome them as good for business and realize that results can improve when you listen and respond appropriately to them.



Fish in a different pond

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always had. That why you need to start thinking and doing differently if you want to generate any real innovation.



The hidden history of remote working

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

Forget Gartner studies and erudite articles in HBR, the way we work remotely today has come about through guesswork and trial-and-error. It was never planned - which is why organizations have a hard time dealing with it.



Overcoming diversity fatigue

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

Too many diversity initiatives fail because they’re based on a punitive, ‘shame on you’ posture. What we need is a strategic, hope-filled approach emphasizing what we all gain from more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities.



Seven signs of the Greed Syndrome

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

Given the high value our culture places on materialism, perhaps it isn't surprising that greed and excess are hallmarks of many executives. But how do we recognise and deal with uncontrolled greed?



What to say when your kid becomes a manager

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:30 GMT

I had one of those moments of intense pride followed by a blinding flash of panic this week. My kid has gotten her first real big-girl management job. There are a few things I’d like to tell her - but she won’t listen, of course.