5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

All that corruption helped them hit quarterly EPS targets. On one occasion, the company sent a civil engineer to the top of a 500-foot cooling tower to do a walkdown. Tim asked the engineer: “What are you looking for while you’re up there?” Make Your Culture an Asset.

The Authenticity Trap for Workers Who Are Not Straight, White Men

Harvard Business Review

Moving up in an organization depends on looking and acting like a leader, on being perceived as having “executive presence” (EP). According to research from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), EP constitutes 26% of what senior leaders say it takes to get to the next promotion. But what if conforming to your organization’s definition of EP clashes with your sense of self?

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Managing in an Age of Winner-Take-All

Harvard Business Review

Over the last 250 years, waves upon waves of scientific and engineering advances have brought about an accelerating rise in living standards that even the two deadliest wars in history could not reverse.

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The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Harvard Business Review

Firms like these have created tools like Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) statements and Social Return on Investment (SROI) to capture a more complete picture of their businesses. Meanwhile, Al Gore’s Generation Foundation sees sustainability as the new engine of economic growth. Neasden Control Centre for HBR. Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material.