It takes a very special type of leader to shepherd a company – with its culture, people and products – from good to great. Today’s leaders must possess a paradoxical mix of two important and seemingly conflicting qualities: professional ambition and personal compassion. Leaders should be, rightfully so, highly ambitious, yet the focus of their ambition is not only for themselves but for the greater good – a rising tides mentality of sorts. And at the same time, they aren’t afraid to demonstrate acts of personal compassion. Indeed, a natural leader is ‘the heart’ – rather than ‘the head’ of an organization. Meet Nina Simosko.
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We believe that humanities departments at universities should work more closely with business schools to better prepare humanities majors for the corporate world.
A lot of research shows that greater board and leadership diversity has big benefits for companies. Much of this stems from widening the communication and networking skills, as well as leadership styles, that can be drawn upon.
We need to imagine entirely new ways of ordering our cities, neighbourhoods, streets, homes, workplaces – our very souls. Let’s create a world of fraternity and cooperation.
There is a new policy approach being promoted in the form of pay gap reporting. To what extent can these policies break down the persistent gaps between women and men’s wages?
Just as our grandparents could not predict the impact of the digital revolution, we cannot perfectly predict the future of technology, industry and business. Today’s jobs are fluid, requiring a wide range of skills, from critical thinking to communication and domain knowledge.
Learning is something we do every day. Just being a bit more cognizant and purposeful about it can go a long way in making your world more interesting and your opportunities more robust.