Boost your knowledge before heading out to shop for the holiday season this weekend with these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of Nov. 30.
1. To Benchmark or Not to Benchmark?: That’s not actually a valid questions — if you’re interested in organizational change and improvement.
2. Being Selfish, Scared and Stupid Could Be a Good Thing: In evolutionary terms, being selfish, scared and stupid has helped humans alive. Start using those instincts to achieve greater business outcomes.
3. How to Fuse Leadership Development With Purpose and Strategy: Survey says: Leadership development is an absolutely necessity in this world of slow growth and disruptive change, but how on earth do we do it right?
4. You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders: Want to boost the return on your leadership development investment? Make sure to incorporate diversity and inclusion in its design.
5. Redefining the College Degree: Competency-based higher-education programs offer degrees and credentials that may be ideally suited for working adult learners.
On Another Note …
Many companies are hiring candidates without a specific job lined up, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Also, the air in your office is making you bad at your job, from Fast Company.
Finally, 13 things mentally strong people don’t do, via Business Insider.