Wednesday 1st February 2023
  • Why we need new stories on climate | Rebecca Solnit

    So much is happening, both wonderful and terrible - and it matters how we tell it. We can't erase the bad news, but to ignore the good is the route to indifference or despair

    Every crisis is in part a storytelling crisis. This is as true of climate chaos as anything else. We are hemmed in by stories that prevent us from seeing, or believing in, or acting on the possibilities for change. Some are habits of mind, some are industry propaganda. Sometimes, the situation has changed but the stories haven't, and people follow the old versions, like outdated maps, into dead ends.

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  • Why We Follow Narcissistic Leaders

    Uncertainty in the business world provides a ripe opportunity for narcissists — people who have a grandiose conception of themselves, are self-obsessed, and crave authority and control — to emerge as leaders. Narcissists are great at accumulating power and influence and their confidence and charisma create the illusion of them being the best person for the job when predictability is low.

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  • Studies Show This Mindset Can Give You Unlimited Self Control

    The way you think about self-control has a big effect on how much of it you have, fascinating research shows.Continued here

  • Say Nothing at Your Own Peril 

    Our political system is plainly nuts at the moment. Do what you can to shore up your business now.Continued here

  • 4 Ways to Keep Layoffs From Undermining Workforce Diversity

    Layoffs are disproportionately impacting diverse employees. That's completely avoidable.Continued here

  • 6 Ways Impatience is Slowing Your Business Down

    To build a successful businessyou might have to sacrifice in the short term to win in the long term.Continued here

  • It's Time To Get Off the Emotional Treadmill of Your Business

    Do this for lasting happiness in your life and business.Continued here

  • How a Parent's Experience at Work Impacts Their Kids

    Many employers are increasingly cognizant of the ways in which employees’ experiences on the job can impact their lives outside of work. But what about the lives of their children? Through a longitudinal study that followed more than 370 low-wage, working-class families over more than ten years, the author found that children’s developmental outcomes were directly and significantly affected by their parents’ work lives. Specifically, workers who had more autonomy and more-supportive supervisors and coworkers were in turn warmer and more engaged when interacting with their infants. These children then grew up to have better reading and math skills, better social skills, and fewer behavioral problems in the first grade, suggesting that an employee’s workplace experiences immediately before and during the transition into parenthood can have long-lasting effects on the development of their children. In light of these findings, the author argues that making sure employees feel respected and supported isn’t just an investment in today’s workforce — it’s an investment in the next generation as well.

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  • 8 Strategies for Chief Data Officers to Create -- and Demonstrate -- Value

    The CDO role is poorly understood, and incumbents of the job have often met with diffuse expectations and short tenures. There is a clear need for CDOs to focus on adding visible value to their organizations. The authors suggest eight strategies for CDOs to create — and show — value for their companies: assume responsibility for analytics and AI, focus on data products, measure and document results, build relationships with peers and business leaders who get it, focus on data governance, work on creating a data-driven culture even though it’s difficult to show value quickly, build analytics and data infrastructure, and focus on a few key projects of value to stakeholders.

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