Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
Companies play an important role in helping their employees cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic - leaders who keep their employees’ well-being as a top concern can help their anxious workers stay engaged at work and encourage them to contribute to the broader community.
Candidates who lie more likely to win elections
Pundits tell us endlessly that the public has grown tired of candidates who say one thing on the election trail then do another when in office, yet they are still the ones more likely to gain our vote.
Empathy prevents COVID-19 spreading
The more empathetic we are - which can be induced by stories of real people suffering - the more likely it is that we will keep our distance and use face masks to prevent coronavirus spreading.
How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders “infect” the cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels—even after they are gone.
Bullying - the answer
We live in an age of bullying. In many ways it’s built into the system. It will increase with the added stressors created by working from home and increasingly become cyber and Zoom-bullying and harassment. What do organizations and their leaders need to do to prevent bullying?
Narcissists don't learn from their mistakes because they don't think they make any
Narcissists often rise in the ranks within organizations because they exude total confidence, take credit for the successes of others, and deflect blame from themselves when something goes wrong.
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
Researchers have identified a correlation between adolescents who reported a high level of conflict at home and those who later identified socially undesirable traits as ideal leadership qualities.
New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual
With fewer cues available for human interaction and more opportunities for miscommunication, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
Sharing of tacit knowledge is most important aspect of mentorship
The most impactful mentors are those who teach students to think independently and communicate their unique viewpoints effectively.
HRM practices a predictor for business resilience after layoffs
Organizations that encourage participative, motivation practices will recover more quickly after layoffs than those that emphasize financial incentives.
Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not others
The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.
Have more women on boards to ensure consumer safety
Boards that include women may be more responsive to a diverse set of stakeholders, including at-risk customers. Boards do not make the recall decisions, but instead they set the tone and expectations for how managers are to make these decisions.
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