Where Should We Work Now? And What About After Work Rituals?

When Allstate Insurance invited employees back to the office in the summer of 2021, they expected a stampede of workers tired of isolation and eager to see one another. But a funny thing happened on the way back to work: Employees said, “No, thank you.” So, CEO Thomas Wilson did something few businesses of Allstate’s […]

5 Leadership Styles That Deter Companies—And End Careers

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In his 10-year tenure as CEO of Medtronic, Bill George managed to grow the medical technology company at 35-percent-per-year and oversaw huge market cap growth—from $1.1 billion to $60 billion.  How’d he do it? It started with people, and in his forthcoming book, True North: Emerging Leaders Edition, coauthored with millennial entrepreneur Zach Clayton, George shares the key […]

We Are Often Woefully Unprepared For Predictable Disruptions

Queen Elizabeth II died, and most newsfeeds were filled with a combination of mourning and criticism as Britain grappled with the loss of its longtime monarch. A particularly perplexing challenge, though, is the plight of more than 800 brands that had the “royal warrant” from the Queen to use the British coat of arms in their marketing […]

Curve Benders: The Intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships

It’s such a disruptive time in the world. Individuals and businesses are reeling to make sense of what’s happening. Many leaders are using defensive strategies to keep their operations afloat. More astute leaders, however, are pivoting their capabilities to minimize disruptions in their operations. As a whole, this pandemic gives us an impetus to step-up […]