Weekend Leadership Reading about 2021: 1/8/21

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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. This week there are articles about 2021

From the Economist: Stars in their eyes – What to expect in 2021 according to prediction markets

“Prediction markets, which harness the collective wisdom of the crowd, offer another guide to the future. We consulted several platforms—Betfair, Metaculus, PredictIt and Smarkets—for signals on what 2021 will hold for business, politics, covid and culture. Many of these events are one-offs, so a lack of historical data makes prediction especially tricky. Still, with inoculations now being rolled out, these forecasts give some insight into what the ‘new normal’ in 2021 might look like. “

From Yale Insights: Advice for a Better 2021—According to the Research

“We asked faculty with expertise in psychology, entrepreneurship, healthcare, economics, and more for their best ideas to bring the lessons of this year to the next.”

From LinkedIn: 24 Big Ideas that will change our world in 2021

“Every December, LinkedIn editors ask our community of Influencers, Top Voices and frequent contributors to share the Big Ideas they believe will define the year ahead. This year, in the shadow of a once-in-a-century pandemic, we offer a selection of predictions and thoughts on where we go from here — at work, at home and everywhere in between.”

From Ragan Communications: 9 comms predictions for 2021

“Be prepared for a year of digital domination, concrete DE&I action, and livestreamed events.”

From Mary Bilbrey: A Path Forward: Fostering A Human-Centric Workplace In 2021

“Business leaders need to be in lock-step with their HR leaders, who carry the important responsibility of anticipating employees’ wants and needs as the pandemic continues to impact every sector and region differently.”

From Bruce Rosenstein: 7 Mindset Shifts for Thriving Inside and Outside the Workplace in 2021

“We can’t know what surprises life will throw at us in 2021. It’s safe to say that the new year will require fresh, new thinking at work and beyond, starting from day one. In that spirit, here are some areas to concentrate on that don’t require investments of money, or going back to school. But they do require a willingness to transcend our traditional mindsets”

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