Weekend Leadership Reading: 4/9/21

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week. Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms.

From the Economist: Science after the pandemic – Bright side of the moonshots

“Covid-19 has brought together biomedical technologies that will transform human health”

From the Christian Science Monitor: Business startups are booming – offsetting a long drought for economy

“Open a physical storefront during a pandemic? As counterintuitive as it sounds, entrepreneurial people are doing exactly that. Necessity is one mother of all this invention, but another is creative response to a changing economy.”

From the London Business School: 6 ways to prepare for what’s next

“Six LBS faculty share tips for business leaders wanting to make sense of the new working world”

From INSEAD: Putting People at the Centre of Operations

“The field of operations management has deep roots in developing effective processes for people. How can we encourage further growth in this area?”

From Forbes: A Powerful Diagnostic Tool For Agile Enterprises

“In the nineteenth century, physicians and scientists learned more about the functioning of the human body and began questioning the generalized practice of bloodletting to treat almost all diseases—a practice that had been going on for millennia. The doctors who prescribed bloodletting for Washington had done so in good faith. But they acted with a lack of understanding of the healthy functioning of the human body and of the diseases to which it is subject.”

From TLNT: This Is What the Future of Work Looks Like

“According to the World Economic Forum, four technological advances are disrupting the world of work: high-speed mobile Internet, widespread adoption of big-data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud technology. These new technologies are economic game changers. While the rate of technological change remains unabated, disruption abounds in all sectors, from retail to health care and beyond.”

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