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Avoiding Toxic Workers Is More Profitable Than Hiring Superstars

While a great deal of attention has been paid to the performance and cost advantages of hiring superstars, less attention is paid to employees at the other end of the spectrum: toxic workers who undermine the organization’s productivity and incur significant costs regulatory and legal liabilities. New research shows that avoiding toxic workers (or converting […]

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Middle Managers-Walking the Talk Needs Top Management Support

The best middle managers influence and inspire their subordinates to higher levels of performance. Research has shown that the secret to being an inspirational middle manager is behavioural integrity, which can be summarized as ‘walking the talk’. Subordinates become motivated and engaged when they see that the behaviour of managers aligns with what they say.  […]

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How to Encourage Interprofessional Knowledge Transfer In Your Company

One of the key success factors of an organization is that its executives, managers and employees or staff are able to share with each other best practices and processes, new routines, innovations and all other beneficial and important knowledge. Unfortunately, rather than the smooth and widespread transfer of knowledge, organizations find that knowledge often gets […]

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Stewardship Climate Scale Highlights Stewardship Behaviours in Family Firms

Stewardship describes the deeply felt commitment of managers and employees to the success of the company above their own individual interests. A stewardship climate is one in which stewardship is modeled and rewarded by leaders and shared by employees in the company. Past research has identified six dimensions of stewardship. Intrinsic motivation. In a stewardship […]

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How Emotional Intelligence Leads to Effective ‘Human’ Leaders

People who are considered for positions of leadership have proven their intelligence and competence, have acquired the experience required for the job, and often display a sense of authority and strength. These attributes might have been sufficient at a time when top-down command-and-control leadership (where the job of followers was for the most part to […]

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Three Generations of Young Professionals Reshape the Workplace

INSEAD’s new global survey of Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z respondents, focusing on the workplace, technology and leadership, reveals the similarities and differences among today’s young professionals. A collaboration between INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Universum and the HEAD foundation, the survey received responses from more than 18,000 professionals and students in 16 countries, […]

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Innovation Leaders Turn Creative Ideas Into Action

Whether developing new products or services, refining internal processes, or creating disruptive business models, innovation is the key to sustained competitive advantage. Many companies, however, are unable to meet their innovation goals. In a recent Center for Creative Leadership white paper, authors David Magellan Horth and Jonathan Vehar cite a survey of 500 leaders in […]

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