by Amy Edmonson and Bror Saxberg, McKinsey Quarterly, September, 2017
Continuous learning must be a corporate priority, write a Harvard Business School professor and learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. They explain the task for leaders is "upgrading your employees' skills and mastering the collaboration, empathy, and meaning making that will help your organization thrive."
by Nate Regier, SmartBrief/Leadership, September 7, 2017
Different perspectives are assets that can make businesses better when they are thought of as something to embrace and leverage, Nate Regier argues. He says other approaches to diversity "inadvertently reinforce the very problem we are trying to eliminate.
by N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., AAL White Paper, September 1, 2017
AAL's President shares advice on conducting effective meetings in this white paper. Whether you are seasoned at chairing meetings or are new to the experience, following his tips will make meetings more effective—for you and others.
Invite your reports to tell you about problems early, says Scott Mabry. "Bring learning and accountability together so that the focus is on prevention and solutions rather than blame and consequences," he writes.
by Hugh Latif, The Globe and Mail, September 5, 2017
On strategic planning: Do you know how to recognize a strategic error versus a tactical or operational error? Hugh Latif explains that recognizing (and correcting) strategic errors is particularly important, because they require a rethink of the organization's strategic plan.
Mary Jo Asmus tells leaders how to be better at coaching. "You must trust the coaching process and know that when you give someone your full presence, ask open-ended questions, and listen intently, magic can happen," she writes.
by Richard Feloni, Business Insider, August 31, 2017
Are you presenting at an upcoming meeting? Toastmasters International's 2017 champion of public speaking talks to Business Insider and explains three questions he asked himself before writing his winning speech that you should ask yourself before you prepare any presentations.