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Personal perspectives on top management topics

Bias Busters

Bias busters: Getting both sides of the story

– How can the CEO break employees’ silence and get the critical input needed to make the right strategic moves?

Bias busters: Knowing when to kill a project

– You’re keen on encouraging innovation and letting a thousand flowers bloom, but how do you sort the weeds from the seeds?

Global Outlook

Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs

– The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where companies hire, invest, and locate.

Can artificial intelligence help society as much as it helps business?

– The answer is yes—but only if leaders start embracing technological social responsibility (TSR) as a new business imperative for the AI era.

A decade after the crisis, it’s a different world

– Back in 2008, we learned the hard way that good times can morph into bad times before most of us realize what’s happening. Where are we now?

A fairer workplace

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion process.

How companies can guard against gender fatigue

– Show you are serious about basics such as mentoring and work–life flexibility—then hold yourself accountable.

Democratizing diversity

– The general manager of people and culture at Australia’s Origin Energy explains why it’s important to go beyond top-down objectives and targets.

Time for a new gender-equality playbook

– The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution.