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Google Controversy Highlights Challenge of Building Community(0)

August 8, 2017

When a Google engineer recently wrote and distributed company-wide a memo about women in technology, intense controversy followed. Columnist Gael O’Brien says situations like the one at Google should prompt more companies to ask some critical questions: What does community mean for us? What do we want it to look like and why? What will enable our efforts to be successful and sustainable?

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Is There a Better Way To Be a Boss?

A recent Gallup survey found that only 21% of employees surveyed say they are managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. Columnist Gael O’Brien says that’s why there’s need to re-innovate the old maxim that “employees are our most important asset.” She takes a look at two new books which offer ideas and execution strategies that “stand a good chance of inspiring people to do their best work.”

Trump is Hiring Lobbyists and Top Ethics Official Says ‘There’s No Transparency’

President Trump has stocked his administration with a small army of former lobbyists and corporate consultants who are now in the vanguard of the effort to roll back government regulations at the agencies they once sought to influence, according to an analysis of government records by the New York Times in collaboration with ProPublica.

Women and Workplace Respect: The Challenge for Corporate Leaders

How do we achieve a better working world that is more inclusive and gender equal? Columnist Gael O’Brien says the answer is ultimately connected to how respect shows up in a company’s culture: “Without the cornerstones of respect and safety – integral to leadership responsibility – progress toward a better working world will be two steps forward and five back.”


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