The cover theme of the Mar-Apr issue is ‘Bias’. Experts—Marilyn O’Hearne, author, Breaking Free from Bias; Amy C Waninger, Lead at Any Level LLC; Muniinder Anand, Center for Creative Leadership; Howard J Ross, Cook Ross Inc—share their views on various aspects of this subject.
Will Kintish, authority on effective and confident networking, shares suggestions on what effective networkers can do to build a stronger network. Vasuta Agarwal, InMobi, shares the growing trends in the mobile economy. Dr Saleena Khan, IMT, Nagpur, calls on the need for feedforward interview as a means to boost productivity in an organization while Amit M Joshi, IMD, shares insights on data analytics and artificial intelligence. Royston Guest, author of Built to Grow and Rise, offers tips to programme one’s winning mentality.
Jon Katzenbach, author of The Critical Few, Varun Bhatnagar, Strategy&, and Chaitali Mukherjee, PwC India, implore leaders and employees to bridge the culture gap in an organization while Bretton Putter, author of Culture Decks Decoded tell us why CEOs should be culture-driven. Asif Upadhye, Never Grow Up, writes about listening, an essential and overlooked leadership tool.
In our regular sections, Timothy J Tobin, author of Peak Leadership Fitness, who emphasises on the importance of a ‘fit’ leader. In gurumantra, Morgen Witzel, University of Exeter Business School, throws light on bias and how it paves a default path in our thoughts.
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