How to Design Gender Bias out of Your Workplace

How to Design Gender Bias out of Your Workplace

Your company may think it’s making strides toward gender equity. But if you’re pouring money into diversity trainings, you could be hampering those efforts, explains gender-equity researcher Sara Sanford. She identifies the biggest problem behind...

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Simpler

Simpler

RECOMMENDATION While working for President Barack Obama, Cass R. Sunstein became one of the far right’s favorite targets. Glenn Beck called him “the most dangerous man in America” and ran a spirited campaign against Sunstein’s appointment to head...

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Striking a Balance Between Well-Being and Growth

Striking a Balance Between Well-Being and Growth

RECOMMENDATION Government leaders should improve their citizens’ living standards to achieve economic advancement and support financial resilience. So say Boston Consulting Group professionals in the 2018 edition of the Sustainable Economic...

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The Human Capital Project

The Human Capital Project

RECOMMENDATION In a world inundated with bad news, optimists may find hope in a new “human capital” index, which shows that children born in 2018 will grow up better able to meet the challenges of the future than those born in 1980. But despite...

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We Do Things Differently

We Do Things Differently

RECOMMENDATION Remarkable trailblazers around the globe are brimming with unconventional ideas and the gutsy pragmatism to carry them out. And upbeat futurist Mark Stevenson should know. He’s traveled the world meeting some of the most inspiring...

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#Republic

#Republic

RECOMMENDATION Lack of exposure to different viewpoints threatens informed choices and free societies, warns Cass R. Sunstein, legal scholar and former White House executive. He argues that although the internet enables people to share ideas...

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Agile as the Next Government Revolution

Agile as the Next Government Revolution

RECOMMENDATION “With the gap widening between expectations and what’s being delivered, governments need to fundamentally transform the public-sector operating model,” explain Miguel Carrasco, Peter Geluk and Kyle Peters. These Boston Consulting...

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Building the Government Workforce of the Future

RECOMMENDATION How can government agencies attract employees who possess digital and analytical skills and other sought-after capabilities? Competing against the allure – and pay scale – of the private sector isn’t easy, but professionals from...

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Foresight Africa

Foresight Africa

RECOMMENDATION Africa and its stakeholders have good reasons to be optimistic, including accelerated economic growth and a promising continent-wide free trade agreement. However, the continent faces grave challenges, including an impending debt...

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The Ethics of Influence

The Ethics of Influence

RECOMMENDATION To get people to do what they want, organizations use influence, manipulation, deception and – in the case of the government – direct punishment. Legal scholar and ethicist Cass R. Sunstein addresses these difficult issues...

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The Politics of Promotion

The Politics of Promotion

The women’s movement started decades ago, but female business leaders remain rare. You can credibly blame a lingering bias against women in the workplace, but women also seem to have been reluctant to work their companies’ cultures to their...

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The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth (2018) offers an informative look at the current political climate in the United States, and the many developments in the past that have brought us to this divisive time. With over 30 years’ experience as a respected literary...

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