Leaders should bring an organization's mission to every event involving stakeholders, says Andrew Lunetta, executive director of A Tiny Home for Good. "It surprises me sometimes, how a leader can somehow get to where they are without knowing how it feels from an employees' perspective, without a real understanding or even an embracing of the mission," he says.
Stockholders of both companies voted Tuesday to approve CVS Health's purchase of health insurer Aetna. The $69 billion merger awaits Justice Department approval.
The Oklahoma Senate will consider a bill that seeks to help close the wage gap between men and women by banning employers from punishing workers who discuss wages with one another. The measure, which has passed the House, would also prohibit differences in pay between men and women unless the gap is related to seniority, merit or other specified factors.
Men in the business world can take several productive steps to advance the push toward gender equality, writes Elissa Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation. Men should seek broader sources of talent, form male ally groups and listen to their female co-workers, she writes.
The Men as Allies initiative is designed to create male ally groups on college campuses that are similar to the Manbassadors program at Harvard Business School. "The job of business schools is to create the future leaders of business, and this program (Men as Allies) is miles ahead of what companies are doing," said Elissa Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation.
Some companies are offering job-hunting help to the spouses of women who move for work. This may be a critical step, as research suggests that a partner's unwillingness to move is a key reason people turn down potential foreign assignments.
Four-fifths of women in a survey by Randstad USA said they would leave for a new position if the new company offered greater gender equality. Fifty-eight percent of respondents pointed to the lack of clear leadership development paths as a source of gender inequality.
Pinball machines are a mix of skill and luck, deliberately designed by trained engineers who can take years to complete a new game, writes Liz Stinson. One difference in modern pinball machines is that computer logic boards are controlling the action rather than a series of interacting mechanical functions.
Laszlo Bock left his role leading people operations Google so he could continue learning and help bring a better, more open and free workplace culture to other organizations. "Whatever size company you are, look in unconventional places for people, assess them correctly and then create an environment where they feel trusted and empowered and connect to meaning," he says.
Rather than trying to force your influence, focus on doing good work while supporting and being appreciative of other people, writes John Stoker. "By drawing attention to others, it will build loyalty among your associates and ardent supporters for your expertise and leadership," he writes.