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Jeffrey Pfeffer on Leadership: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

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In a world full of books, webinars, sensitivity training, TED Talks and employee retreats, you’d think that by now, we’d have gotten the hang of leadership. Not so, says bestselling author and noted Stanford business school management expert Jeffrey Pfeffer. Surveys from far and wide tell us that leadership is failing at an alarming rate. Employee distrust of their leaders is widespread. Leader tenure is decreasing as more and more talented individuals suffer from career burn-out. Data indicates that about 50 percent of leaders are failing their employees, their organizations or themselves in one way or another. How can this happen when so many self-proclaimed leadership experts are so willing to sell us the solution to the problem? The first…

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EXCLUSIVE! Google’s Joris Merks-Benjaminsen Discusses Today’s Digital Job Market

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Can millennials work for baby boomers when it sometimes seems as if they don’t even speak the same language? What unique skills can millennials offer—and what are millennials looking for in return from their employers? These are the kind of questions that Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Google’s European Head of Insights Communication, looks to answer in his new book, Think and Grow Digital: What the Net Generation Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive in Any Organization (McGraw-Hill Education, 2014). In the book, Merks-Benjaminsen shows how millennials can thrive in a digital corporate world still dominated by the older generation while retaining their own ideals and values. Merk-Benjaminsen will be the guest of a #BTLiveChat on July 22 at 1 p.m. EDT.…

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