Employees may retreat into age-based tribalism by believing stereotypes about other generations, says Phyllis Weiss Haserot. Leaders can break down barriers by modeling respectful behavior, being clear about the organizational mission and creating comfortable settings for staff to get to know each other, she says.
The US government's antitrust suit against Microsoft 20 years ago inadvertently created a path for Google's dominance as a search engine, but does it serve as a warning today? Google and Facebook's practices raise different issues, but there's possibly an argument that they, too, are anticompetitive, say reporters and legal experts in this oral history.
Design studio Lunar has taken a lower profile since being bought in 2015 by McKinsey, but it remains focused on delivering for clients and helping them execute on design theory, says Lunar's John Edson. "One of the most interesting things we're working on ... is actually trying to put a rigorous study together to say, 'Here is the business value of design,' " he says.
A federal goal of having people with intellectual and other "targeted" disabilities make up 2% of the government workforce has become more distant. The latest report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission puts the figure at 1% for 2015, slightly under the 2003 mark of 1.05%.
President Donald Trump signed a Congressional Review Act resolution that ends the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's indirect auto lending guidance. The guidance was a "backdoor attempt at rulemaking without notice or comment" CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt said when the resolution passed the Senate.
Networking is crucial for career advancement, but the low number of female leaders at the top of the business world can make it more difficult for women to find mentors and sponsors, writes Herminia Ibarra, a professor at the London Business School. "The best way for women to expand their professional relationships is by making connections across the diverse circles that make up their network," she writes.
Some companies may tout a commitment to diversity that is not reflected in their actual progress on the issue, writes Ursula Mead, CEO of InHerSight. Job seekers can tell the difference by asking companies to share diversity data and inquiring about the role played by top-level leaders.
Bishop Michael Curry's energetic and distinctive sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was largely effective despite the austere setting because of his adroit use of humor and rhetorical devices, writes John Zimmer. That said, there were also a few areas where Curry could have done better, writes Zimmer.
Deepak Chopra believes leaders improve their path with good self-care and clarity of purpose. "I think success is opportunity and preparedness coming together, which happens only when you're aware," he says.
Your team deserves recognition, so make sure you can share what they do and why it matters to the bottom line, writes Joel Garfinkle. This is best accomplished with a concise, easy-to-remember message that doesn't detail every task, he writes.