Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 47, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
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

Source: McKinsey
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?

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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.

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How Target Knew a High School Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Parents Did

Source: Forbes
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.

Access the full reading here >>


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