The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!
#1 – Successfully Transitioning to New Leadership Roles
#2 – How (Un)Ethical Are You?
#3 – How Target Knew a High School Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Parents Did
Successfully Transitioning to New Leadership Roles
Author: Scott Keller
Leadership transition is more common and important than ever. Every leadership transition creates uncertainty.
Will the new leader uncover and seize opportunities and assemble the right team? Will the changes be sustainable? Will a worthy successor be developed? These questions boil down to one: Will the leader be successful?
How (Un)Ethical Are You?
Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Max H. Bazerman, and Dolly Chugh
Most of us believe we can objectively size up a job candidate or a venture deal and reach a fair and rational conclusion that’s in our, and our organization’s, best interests. But more than two decades of psychological research indicate that most of us harbour unconscious biases that are often at odds with our consciously held beliefs.
The flawed judgments arising from these biases are ethically problematic and undermine managers’ fundamental work—to recruit and retain superior talent, boost individual and team performance, and collaborate effectively with partners.
How Target Knew a High School Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Parents Did
Author: Keith Wagstaff
Data Analytics can be crazy. Target has perfected the technique of analysing consumers’ shopping habits to figure out who’s pregnant.
What Target discovered fairly quickly is that it creeped people out that the company knew about their pregnancies in advance, based on their choices.
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