Laws banning children from working are often counterproductive. A better approach is to give parents incentives to send their kids to school
Tablets remain a problem in a record-breaking quarter
From Michael Dunn's trial in Florida to discord over open-carry laws in Colorado, the debate about gun control has driven Americans to indulge their worst behavior
The company misses earnings forecasts, drops its 2015 profit goal, and regroups
Chinese millionaires are moving in—and building up—in Arcadia, Calif.
A new book surveys the best places to hide out from the digital world
The two tech giants fight over market share and patents but not over the NBA superstar
The company did not sign an accord to enforce stricter labor rules in Bangladesh by a deadline set by the school
Small businesses are changing hands at the fastest pace since the recession
The symptoms: Always having a reason, excuse, or explanation ("Yeah, but…"); pointing the finger at others; treating others as the enemy or opposition; building silos rather than supporting enterprise perspective; criticizing and complaining; invalidating ideas and people.
Why it's damaging: Leaders who blame others are perceived as petty, small, and divisive. They polarize the organization and divide people into camps. To avoid being caught in the line of fire, people stay below the radar and wait and see rather than take action.
What to do: Stop pointing out what others did not do, what they should have done, and how ineffective they are. Ask yourself: How has my behavior contributed to this problem or breakdown? Take accountability publicly by owning your role in the problem. Fix yourself, not others.