5 articles not to miss this September cover digital, team management, personal development, leadership and talent management!

Here are five articles that stood out this month for their originality, relevance, and/or analysis. Happy reading!

1. DIGITAL
Kentaro Toyama on Why Technology Alone Won’t Change the World, strategy+business
Toyama calls himself a “recovering technoholic” who once believed technology was the answer to almost every problem in the world. Now he is trying to spread the word that the more technology we have at our disposal, the more we need human skills, both to solve problems and to use all this technology effectively.

2. TEAM MANAGEMENT
Meetings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Knowledge@Wharton
If workers and managers alike feel put upon by meetings, experts say it’s not meetings per se that are the culprit. The problem is bad meetings.

3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
To Reduce Stress, Embrace Your Inner Type-B, HBR
The negative effects of stress are well known. At the same time, the idea that real leaders exhibit high-stress levels continues to plague office politics. Letting go of this prejudice opens the door highly productive, low-stress leadership styles.

4. LEADERSHIP
Empathy is still lacking in the leaders who need it most, HBR
Empathy is a key leadership competency. And yet, empathy is most lacking among middle managers and senior executives: the very people who need it most because their actions affect such large numbers of people.

5. TALENT MANAGEMENT
What high-potential young managers want, MIT Sloan Management Review
New generations have very different visions of their careers and conceptions of employee loyalty than previous generations. What exactly is that today’s younger managers want? How can you retain them?