Article of the Week
6 Ways To Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy (Fast Company)
Big Idea: Make your employees happy by setting them up for success, theirs–and yours. Letting your employees know in concrete, practical ways that they matter, count and are important, can generate amazing profits.
Editor’s Choice Articles
Want to Build Engagement? Be Inclusive (HBR Blog Network)
Big Idea: The risks that come with conversational inclusion — with allowing employees to participate on official communication channels — are clear enough. But too many leaders fail to appreciate the benefits of taking that step. Better, more varied organizational content is one such benefit. Equally important, if not more so, is the boost in engagement that employees experience when they become active producers (rather than passive consumers) of that content.
Developing global leaders (McKinsey Quarterly)
Big Idea: Addressing the global-leadership gap must be an urgent priority for companies expanding their geographic reach. Predictable biases rooted in widespread misperceptions about globalization are hampering their efforts to develop capable global leaders. Correcting these myths should help the efforts of companies to increase their global-leadership capacity.
Tips for Change Leaders – How to Show Your Impact (Smart Data Collective)
Big Idea: Sometimes projects involving change don’t get the support they need to realize to their full potential, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are some tips that Change Leaders can use to set the odds in their favor.
Lessons From the Military: Your Risk is My Risk, Too (HBR Blog Network)
Big Idea: While there are arguable differences between the risks of daily life on Wall Street and those inherent in military combat, there are actually some very striking similarities and lessons to be learned. First, not everyone is prepared to lead in risky environments. Second, as leaders who are assessing risks, we need to have skin in the game; otherwise we are only pretending to lead. Third, character matters just as much as any knowledge or skills acquired from training and education.
Corporate Strategy: Organizational Authenticity (Method Frameworks Blog)
Big Idea: Companies are facing unprecedented challenges in today’s business environment and the authenticity of leaders is truly being tested. For organizations to demonstrate authenticity, the culture must be well-founded around strong core values to help influence and guide behavior. Likewise, businesses must strive for organizational structures that consistently reinforce the values of the business, helping to institutionalize the shared values into the culture.