Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?
November 05 | Victor Lipman | Comments (0)
During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often lengthy) team-building exercises, and I participated in discussions on different leadership styles. It was OK — extremely insightful at times, moderately interesting at others, but it often kept me away from the demands of everyday management.
Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better
November 05 | Joelle Emerson | Comments (0)
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire.
Stop Waiting for Governments to Close the Skills Gap
November 05 | George Serafeim | Comments (0)
America needs to become a great place to work again. And this will only happen if we align the interests of workers and investors such that companies focus on worker well-being to deliver better financial results.
All Management Is Change Management
November 01 | Robert H. Schaffer, Founder, Schaffer Consulting | Comments (0)
Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about it, all management is the management of change.
Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills
November 01 | Christopher G. Myers | Comments (0)
Learning from others’ experiences is an important aspect of professional development in surgery. That’s why academic surgical departments across the globe hold weekly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences that gather surgeons together to review particular cases and share ideas for improving their practice.
A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now
October 29 | Marc Zao-Sanders | Comments (0)
The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading right now is just one of thousands of articles on HBR.org. Picking the best and most relevant from all this is hard.
To Hire Great Coders, Offer Learning, Not Just Money
October 15 | Walter Frick, Editor, Harvard Business Review | Comments (0)
From data scientists to web developers to designers, firms are locked in competition for technical talent. You can’t compete with the likes of Google and Facebook without coders, but if you’re not Google or Facebook, it often seems, you can’t afford them.