Gender Diversity & Profitability

The Effects of Gender Diversity A recent Peterson Institute for International Economics study1 (full report) of 21,980 firms from 91 countries suggests that the presence of women in corporate leadership positions may improve firm performance. For profitable firms, shifting from no female leaders to a 30 percent representation is associated with a 15 percent increase in the net…

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What We Are Reading: “Is the Life You’re Living Worth the Price You’re Paying to Live It?”

This article on HBR.com is a good life/work balance discussion starter, as many of us have been in tough position at one time or another, self-imposed or otherwise. “We’re experiencing the same phenomenon. Facing ever more demand, complexity and uncertainty, our initial response is to push ourselves harder and more relentlessly, without taking account of…

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What We Are Reading: “Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Warrior”

Research has shown that almost 90 percent of the competencies necessary for leadership success are social and emotional in nature, not technical skills as previously assumed. Brain imaging further demonstrates that the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain are far more integrated than previously thought. This has given credence to the concept of emotional…

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What We Are Reading: “The Empowered Employee is Coming; Is The World Ready?”

This interesting article on Forbes.com covers, at a “high-level”, the shifting employee landscape while focusing on engagement, talent development and the evolving technology, learning and performance improvement environments that exist. The talent attraction and retention needs of organizations underlie this discussion, but what ideas does it provoke in you?

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