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How Asserting Yourself (The Right Way) Can Also Help Your Team | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

 JOHN RAMPTON 06.02.16 5:00 AM Your work isn’t always going to run smoothly, and passive-aggressiveness won’t change that. Instead of simmering in silence or working behind the scenes to get even, asserting yourself can actually make things better. The reason many of us don’t respond to obstacles in the workplace this way, though, is because we

Embracing Agile

How to master the process that’s transforming management Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams. Now agile methodologies—which involve new values, principles, practices, and

Your Company Culture Can’t Be Disconnected from Your Customers

Most companies only look inward. Few leaders today would deny the importance of organizational culture — it shapes and sustains both employee productivity and business results. But although culture matters to managers trying to transform their organizations and even auditors who now work todocument culture, it is often ambiguous and hard to define. Culture is more than

Wookienomics | The Economist

THE latest chapter in the “Star Wars” saga, “The Force Awakens”, was due to open in cinemas worldwide on December 16th, after The Economist went to press. Most fans will queue up to watch nail-biting lightsaber duels and catch up on the lives of beloved characters. Economists, who can render the most exciting of material