Where In The World People Want To Work Abroad

As the world’s labor force becomes increasingly mobile in a global economy, more workers are willing to consider going abroad for a job. But people’s motivation to move—and their favored destinations—vary widely and are not easy to predict based solely on economics, according to a new survey of ... Read & React

Federal Student Aid: Pioneers Managing Risk

by John Kamensky Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government

The Office of Federal Student Aid put in place the first formalized risk management framework in the federal government, starting its efforts in 2004. What does it look like? How did they do it? One former federal leader, Todd Grams, says agencies that ignore risk are actually creating risk. Not ... Read & React

Clocks Make Workers Less Creative

I love the phrase "It's 5 o'clock somewhere." For most people, the saying conjures up an image of an over-eager happy-hour partaker, but it's always made me think of someone, somewhere, leaving their office after a hard day's work. The length of the workday, for many workers, is defined by time; ... Read & React

The Spiritual Routines of the Mindful Road Warrior

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

As I write this post this morning, I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board a flight that marks the beginning of a two-week tour in support of my new book. The next 12 days are going to be filled with speeches, interviews, conferences, meetings and a couple of parties. It’s going to be a lot of ... Read & React

The 8 Worst Behavioral Archetypes on Executive Teams

A negative influence on your executive team can be disastrous—especially when it’s time to hold strategic planning meetings. Learn how to spot the eight worst behavioral archetypes who appear on executive teams—the Absentee, the Chief Executive Omniscience, the Consultant, the Frog, the Politician, ... Read & React

​Designing a Test Worth Teaching To

Today, across the globe, school children are tested—often annually, sometimes more frequently. And one problem with this approach to learning what the children are learning is that the teachers teach to the test: How can we know how well the teachers are really teaching, how can we know how much ... Read & React

3 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Are you happy with your job? I used to think this question only mattered to individual employees, but I’ve come to appreciate how morale is also a vital part of an organization’s success. Morale is more than just feeling happy in the workplace—it involves being motivated to continuously improve ... Read & React

Does Testosterone Make People Greedy?

by Joe Pinsker

Fortunately for behavioral researchers, powerful people act unethically all the time, including in economics laboratories. Unfortunately for researchers, real-world ethics aren’t multiple-choice, corrupt decisions are often made undetected, and power is an abstraction that's hard to manipulate in ... Read & React

Difficult Conversation Ahead? Get Into the Discomfort Zone

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

For this episode of The Next Level Podcast, I’m joined by coaching leader and former International Coach Federation President Marcia Reynolds, discussing her new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs. During our discussion, Marcia shares her ... Read & React

Making Data Real: Lessons From Federal Leaders

At an event yesterday, the IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service added to a growing body of knowledge about how government leaders can leverage the power of analytics and data to make better decisions. This event was the culmination of a series of ... Read & React