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Why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways

– Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing your boss and colleagues.
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How functional leaders become CEOs

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What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

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When Execution Isn’t Enough: Decoding Inspirational Leadership

Based on extensive research, this book shows what it takes to win the minds and hearts of the people you lead: individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant
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GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant

In the final installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains what’s driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he’s different from Jack Welch.

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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
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How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

– Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing... needs during challenges—and beyond.
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The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is... needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.
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Focusing on what works for workplace diversity

– For faster progress, companies need to draw on the power of design, rethink their assumptions, and use data to inform decision... making.
Book

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides... the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.
Interview

Arianna Huffington on the link between leadership and well-being

– Better sleep and less stress can improve your performance. The Thrive Global founder shares some tools that could help.
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How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

– Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely... to inspire others to take firmer action.
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Straight talk about gender diversity in the boardroom and beyond

– In these interview excerpts, leaders describe their efforts at promoting gender equality on boards and explore the challenges... that still linger.
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Reinventing the workplace for greater gender diversity

– Three efforts could kick-start progress to get more women in leadership positions.
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What’s stalling progress for women at work?

– Corporate America’s gender-diversity programs are falling short. Companies need to think differently to ignite change.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.