Pity poor Washington. No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs and hangers-on, a blog at the Center for Responsive Politics reports that the "influence industry appears to be contracting, and the trend continued in 2015."
Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.
Influential people aren't buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully based on the facts. They're more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren't influenced by what other people think, only by what they know.
The most important thing for any two people to understand as they are working together is which of them is going to make which decisions so they know when they should be deciding and when they should be providing input into the others' decision.
The campaign launched with the premiere of a Facebook documentary at a special screening at Facebook's New York City office and features Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ricki Lake, as well as online social influencers Wesley Stromberg, Megan Nicole, Melvin Gregg, and Sammy Wilkinson.
What we learn from the bystander effect is that if you are going to be ethical, you sometimes have to rise above cost-benefit analysis. For each individual bystander, the cost benefit approach says not to intervene.
Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."
As described by Ovans, strategy was born out of a fascination for competition, rules of supply and demand, and an obsession for the price and pricing of hard assets. It should now focus its curiosity on the soft assets that dominate and drive the markets of all things digital.