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Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity

January 17, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sandrine Devillard, Alix de Zelicourt, Cecile Kossoff, Eric Labaye, and Sandra Sancier-Sultan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They introduce what is surely a “must read” for many…

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One of the most fascinating word origins in the English language: Berserk

January 15, 2020

Etymology – the study of word origins – is a fantastically interesting discipline that yields some incredible facts about where the hugely diverse array of words that make up the English language come from. Whether you’re a native speaker or…

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Get the Most Out of 360-Degree Reviews

January 15, 2020

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Online and interview-based 360-degree reviews can be a valuable…

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When women lead, workplaces should listen

January 14, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Natacha Catalino and Kirstan Marnane for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for…

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Remembering Unita Blackwell

January 14, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another profile of courage in The New York Times‘ series, “The Lives They LIved, in this instance written by Maggie Jones. To read the complete article as well as others, please click here. * *…

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Our Favorite Management Tips from 2019

January 14, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Harvard Business Review Staff for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive…

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Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability

January 13, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Beth Davies, Connor Diemand-Yauman, and Nick van Dam for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and…

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Steven Wright Redux

January 12, 2020

Here are several of Steven Wright’s best observations. I offer them with the hope they guide and inform efforts to keep your New Year’s resolutions. * * * Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. There’s a fine…

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Biased Algorithms Are Easier to Fix Than Biased People

January 12, 2020

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Sendhil Mullainathan that appeared in The New York Times. To read the complete article, check others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. Credit: Tim Cook * * *…

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The nature and significance of self-efficacy in breakthrough innovation

January 12, 2020

In Quirky, Melissa A. Schilling focuses on eight “breakthrough innovators”: Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs. While doing so, she draws upon an abundance of recent research. However different…

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