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When Financial Incentives Backfire

Economic theory tells us that human capital, i.e. employee ability, is positively linked to productivity and that high performers should be rewarded. Strong financial incentives for performance, however, can carry unexpected costs for companies. (The financial crisis was but the most vivid demonstration of this.) A recent study of a private Polish retail bank suggests […]

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The Value of Front Line Managers

CEOs are often put under the spotlight, with everything from how they spend their time to their leadership style closely scrutinized. But what about managers and supervisors lower down in organization hierarchies? These are the people that most employees directly work with, yet their ‘value’ is less discussed, which is surprising considering more often than […]

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Mars Vs Venus: Gender and Self-Image in the Workplace

What is your view of yourself as a leader, and how does it compare to what those around you think? Recent research shows that when examining their competence as leaders in four key areas (self-confidence, self-management, interpersonal understanding, and behavioural flexibility) both sexes initially rate themselves higher than their peers do. Over time, however, peer […]

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What Do CEOs Actually Do?

In this idea, faculty from the London School of Economics, the European University Institute, Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School set out to uncover the mystery of what CEOs do all day by collecting information on how they allocate their time between different work activities. By developing a diary recording time allocation over a […]

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