Pushback

Pushback

RECOMMENDATION The Bible says to ask and you will receive, yet many women are reticent about asking. Women now earn more advanced degrees than men, outnumber men in the workforce and control more than half the world’s wealth. But when &hellip...

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Conformity

Conformity

Review In revealing how conformity works, prolific legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein discusses the dangers of social dynamics and how group opinions can shift to extremes. Anyone can follow the crowd, Sunstein notes, but dissenting can generate...

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Storytelling With Data

Storytelling With Data

Take-Aways Before you start working on a presentation, learn who your audience is, decide what you need to communicate, and ask how visualization can best express your message.To capture audience attention and explain data, tell a story. End...

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Rebooting Work

Rebooting Work

RECOMMENDATION The industrial age is over. The new economy depends on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurialism. IT guru Maynard Webb and business writer Carlye Adler don’t break any new ground in this short book, but they stand out from many...

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Organizing Genius

Organizing Genius

RECOMMENDATION Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman describe the qualities that generate “Great Groups,” capable of meaningful creative collaborations. Despite the myth of individual achievement and heroic leadership, the authors...

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Cultural DNA

Cultural DNA

RECOMMENDATION Discussing intrinsic differences inherent in certain groups can be uncomfortable, since it can sometimes wrongly assume a hierarchy of good-to-bad, and it can sound like stereotyping or even racism. Business psychologist Gurnek...

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Retreats That Work

Retreats That Work

Take-Aways Retreats are not casual get-togethers, mini-vacations, or rewards for hard work. They have a business purpose.Effective retreats begin with a strong relationship between facilitator and client.Going on a retreat without having...

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