Rainer Strack: The workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it now

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries … Continue reading Rainer Strack: The workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it now

GUEST WRITER – Christy Rutherford… 10 Success Principles of Iconic Leaders: Napoleon Hill

In the early 1900’s, Napoleon Hill studied 500 of the most successful and wealthy people of that era, including Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, William Wrigley … Continue reading GUEST WRITER – Christy Rutherford… 10 Success Principles of Iconic Leaders: Napoleon Hill

Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with … Continue reading Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast

Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we … Continue reading Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast

Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

What’s the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with … Continue reading Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

Margaret Heffernan: Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion … Continue reading Margaret Heffernan: Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work