There are seven levels of leadership, with humanity and humility rather than technical ability becoming more important as you ascend to higher levels, writes Dan Rockwell. "The higher you go in organizational life, the more you rely on others," he writes.
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Sometimes, it's better to answer a question rather than say, "I'll get back to you," writes Anett Grant. You can bring the question to a level where you are knowledgeable, answer in a forward-looking manner or simply express appreciation for such a good question.
Sometimes, a speech calls for a tall tale, a story that's exaggerated and told in a deadpan voice to capture your audience's attention, writes Jim Anderson. "You can either laugh in order to communicate to your audience that you were just joking or you can be earnest to let them know that you believe that every word that you said was true," he writes.
Robots and artificial intelligence will advance quickly, so society needs to look at business models, policies and community structures if we want to reduce job losses and upheaval, writes Calestous Juma of Harvard Kennedy School. Meanwhile, a Brookings Institution report suggests the need for digital skills across fields has risen sharply since 2002, though the effects have been unevenly spread across industries, gender and race.
Mars has thrived for more than 100 years because the company has had the same five principles and provides formal programs to help employees learn about the global business, CEO Grant Reid says. "Whether it's within work or outside of work, take each and every opportunity you can to continue discovering and improving yourself," he says.