As we begin to slowly emerge from the pandemic, some of the contours of what post-pandemic life will be like are starting to come into focus. As employees leave their old roles in droves and… Read more »
Nasty choice architecture – the prevalence of dark patterns
We may think we exercise free choice when we are making decisions. But as my colleague Eric Johnson points out, the structure of our choice architecture actually has a huge influence on the eventual outcome…. Read more »
The Strategic Management Society’s CK Prahalad Award for Scholarly Impact on Practice
In a delightful – and unexpected – turn of events, I’m going to be traveling to London to receive the Strategic Management Society’s CK Prahalad Award for scholarly impact on practice on September 17. These… Read more »
Think everybody has a positive view of creativity? Think again!
Of course, we believe that creativity is a universally great thing – thinking otherwise is like dismissing hope or truth! In his conversational, approachable book, New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning author Matt Richtel takes… Read more »
How’s your teaming going?
The traditional model of how teams progress goes by stages – forming, storming, norming and performing. While it’s easy to remember, teams today don’t necessarily follow that model. They’re dispersed, virtual, temporary and potentially remote…. Read more »
Networking with a Master
Keith Ferrazzi’s work on how people become successful is all about relationships. He’s written 4 books, which arc from person-to-person relationships and building a personal network to his latest in which he looks at the… Read more »
7 Ways to Take Smart Career Risks: Lessons from Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop
Fear is one of the great barriers to career advancement. Sharon Price John’s fabulous career is full of lessons on how to get past those fears and get out of your own way. Being afraid… Read more »
Eyes glaze over when we talk about inflation? You’re not alone. But what you don’t know can hurt you.
Chart credit: https://www.macrotrends.net/2497/historical-inflation-rate-by-year For anybody born after about 1985, meaning most folks under 40, all this talk about inflation seems kind of old-timey. Indeed, as Public Radio host Kai Ryssdal (citing a story in… Read more »
Mind Your Introductions! A Short Essay in advance of National Imposter Syndrome Day
Imposter syndrome – that sneaking feeling that you are not worthy – can be crippling. It is especially problematic for people who are not in the majority group. As an ally, you can help in… Read more »
Globalization is like migration, except nobody goes anywhere
This insightful article by my colleague Joseph Stiglitz is short and incredibly thought-provoking. In it, he argues that globalization essentially pits the lower-skilled workers of the world against each other, having the same effect as though lower-paid… Read more »
Secrets of the Superbosses – catch up on Syd Finkelstein’s latest book
Lorne Michaels. Ralph Lauren. Alice Waters. George Lucas. Larry Ellison. Miles Davis. And a dozen others. Business leaders and creative icons with tremendous track records who all have something else in common: they helped develop… Read more »
More on the “tightrope” effect
In a previous post, I’ve mentioned the “tightrope” that professional women are often forced to deal with. Too friendly and approachable? You’re “nice” but not taken seriously. Too aggressive and insistent? You’re … well, we… Read more »