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“Gray Zone” Leadership: A Path to Personal and Organizational Success

Even with clearly defined roles, sometimes needs arise that don’t fit into our clean, compartmentalized systems and processes. So who picks up the pieces? Who puts out the fires that nobody’s tending? Who makes sure the odds and ends don’t fall between the cracks? If you’re the person taking care of the gray area of your business, you’re probably exhausted. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The 4% Rule Faces New Problems Today

Have you heard the claim that as long as you only take out 4% of your retirement savings each year, your retirement nest egg will be safe? Read on for an explanation of why this “rule” isn’t as tried and true as you may think—gain tips for how the 4% Rule can instead act as a litmus test for your spending.

OECD Says Inflation Is Main Risk to Economic Outlook

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently shared its projections for the financial future. With the global economy rebounding strongly, companies are struggling to meet a post-pandemic snap-back in customer demand, causing inflation to shoot up worldwide as bottlenecks have emerged in global supply chains.

Organizations Need a Dynamic Approach to Teaching People New Skills

As industries, organizations, customer needs, and work norms continue to shift and evolve, the need for rapid reskilling and upskilling will only intensify. These challenges require organizations to rethink the boundaries of current solutions to skills gaps. This article explores three steps for adopting a dynamic approach to skilling and reskilling employees.