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  • AI’s Edge: A Leader's Guide to AI and Its Limits

    AI has transformational power, but it’s not without limits. Learn how to assess AI’s potential and address some of its limitations for successful implementation.

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  • Return-to-Office Mandates: How to Lose Your Best Performers

    Executives should be focusing on employee outcomes and accountability rather than performative in-office appearances.

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  • Ask Sanyin: What Matters Most in Evaluating New Opportunities?

    Executives deciding their next move should weigh how they can best apply five types of personal capital.

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  • How to Delegate More Effectively: Four Approaches

    Leaders’ delegation decisions should reflect the trust they have in both their people and organizational processes.

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  • Five Things Organizations Still Get Wrong About Sexual Harassment

    Most companies come up short in preventing harassment, investigating complaints, and holding offenders accountable.

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  • From Intention to Impact: A Practical Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    How business leaders can move their DEI efforts from intention to impact through strategy and culture change.

    In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, corporate America has doubled down on its public intentions to be more inclusive and equitable. Yet beyond the pledges it is difficult to see which system changes make a real difference. In From Intention to Impact, Malia Lazu draws on her background as a community organizer, her corporate career as a bank president, and now her experience as a leading DEI consultant to explain what has been holding organizations back and what they need to do better. First and foremost, she recognizes that truly moving from intention to impact means targeting and changing the traditions and culture that normalize whiteness.

    From Intention to Impact shows what organizations, leaders, and people at all levels must do to create more inclusive environments that honor and value diversity. Lazu shares a seven-stage guide through this process as well as a 3L model of listening, learning, and loving that readers can use from the initial excitement of doing “something” to the frustration when the inevitable pushback comes, and finally to the determination to do the hard work despite the challenges—on corporate and political fronts. Most compelling, From Intention to Impact shows that, while commitment from the top is paramount, for DEI to be most effective, it needs to be decentralized—among managers, within teams, and across the organization.

    A crucial read for anyone looking to future-proof their company, From Intention to Impact goes beyond the “feel good” PR-centric actions to showcase the real DEI work that must be done to create true and lasting systemic change.

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  • The Value of Values: How Leaders Can Grow Their Businesses and Enhance Their Careers by Doing the Right Thing

    How business leaders can grow profits and competitive advantage by doing the right thing.

    Acting on values—doing good for the benefit of all—can substantially benefit the bottom line, but many business leaders mistakenly believe that doing the right thing lowers profits. This belief is the greatest barrier holding businesses back from being more financially and competitively successful—and delivering more good for the world. Not only can it be a winning business strategy to act on values, as Daniel Aronson suggests in The Value of Values, but it is also a savvy choice, increasing a company’s power, profit, and competitive advantage—in many cases with little additional investment or risk.

    It starts with seeing what others miss. Using extensive research and real-world calculations, Aronson demonstrates that the “submerged value” of initiatives such as taking bold action to combat climate change, helping people find jobs, or creating an open, inclusive work environment is normally 4 to 10 times more than initially believed. Calculating and capturing the true business benefit of acting on values provides a much-needed update to the sustainability and responsibility playbook. Even more important, it shows executives how to harness the value of values to improve profitability, acquire customers, and turbocharge their own careers.

    Written by a measurement pioneer and one of the world’s foremost experts on making ethical business count, The Value of Values trains leaders to respond smartly and credibly to today’s challenges, transforming how business can and should be done.

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  • We're Doing CEO Feedback Wrong

    Implement these three suggestions to increase the impact of your company’s annual CEO feedback process.

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  • To Adapt During Crisis, Take A Lesson From Jazz

    Learn the three changes in leadership approach that helped two prominent symphonies transform during a crisis.

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  • The Hidden Opportunity in Paradoxes

    Paradoxical problems in business can yield to solutions when leaders think beyond apparent constraints.

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