Experience is part of a leader's skill set but is understandably difficult to obtain for younger people in a rapidly shifting world, writes Naphtali Hoff. He suggests such leaders pursue educational and training opportunities, seek mentors and peer groups, and seek feedback on their work as often as possible.
Amy Trask, former CEO of the NFL's Oakland Raiders, says that the best negotiations are based on collaboration. You can be yourself when communicating during such situations, she argues, and consider bucking tradition by seeking win-win solutions while sitting next to, not across from, the other person.
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Corporations face the difficult task of aligning several components, including purpose, strategy and management systems, write Jonathan Trevor and Barry Varcoe. Enterprise alignment is everyone's job, they argue, and is different from viewing the enterprise through the lens of an organizational chart.
When you've done something wrong, it is important to admit it and apologize, regardless of your seniority, writes Marius van Dijke. "The solution, like all good and effective solutions, is of course not an easy one and will require time, effort and commitment," he writes.
Consider an environment where employees are encouraged to work across teams and departments, which can break down silos and expose ideas to new contexts and ways of thinking, writes Shane Parrish. "By adding just a little disorder, a company can give its employees the freedom to think differently and maybe even help them out of a rut that is often caused by looking at something with too narrow a focus," he writes.
When Michael Bloomberg interviews a job candidate, he looks for signals that he or she will take care of people and not just be self-interested. "The part that's most important in an education is how to deal with people," he says.
Mistakes can be the best opportunity to learn and apply, says Shazia Manus, CEO of payments company TMG. "This has given me respect for failure and made me believe in failing forward -- meaning I should gather what knowledge I can from my failings and leverage it in the future for continuous improvement," she says.
A tiny flying robot can help bees pollinate flowering plants, according to a study published in Chem. The bottom of the drone contains a patch of horsehair treated with a sticky substance that picks up pollen from one plant and deposits it to another without damaging the flowers.