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Here are 5 not-to-miss articles published in June! Topics covered include Brexit, Social networks, leadership and Gen Y

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

The evolution of social technologies, McKinsey Quarterly
Since the dawn of the social technology era, executives have recognized the potential of blogs, wikis, and social networks to strengthen the lines of company communication and collaboration. A decade of research from McKinsey & Company provides ample analysis of the evolution of how companies have been using these technologies.

A Leader Is the Capacity Keeper, strategy+business
Everyone knows what characteristics an effective leader is supposed to have, like confidence and adaptability. It is however easy to forget a crucial quality, like the ability to manage the team’s resources well enough to avoid the “manager’s dilemma.” This phenomenon occurs when the gap between the demands you face and the resources you have available to meet them widens to the breaking point.

How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics, Harvard Business Review
To counter the kind of office manoeuvring that undermines motivation and poisons work life, Facebook relies on its company culture of accountability. Here is their method.

Examining Brexit: What’s Next?, bcg.perspectives
In the wake of the Brexit,”mastering strategy amidst uncertainty” might be the most important leadership competency. This article summarizes the situation and the economic consequences of the UK leaving the EU. More precisely, it summarizes the impact on companies and industries, and suggests some immediate actions for leaders to take.

‘Y’ Generational Stereotypes Are Bad for Business, Knowledge@Wharton
Generation Y now make up the largest cohort in the workforce. Within many companies, however, former prejudices against them are slow to die. In this interview, ‘Unfairly Labeled’ author Jessica Kriegel explains why it is dangerous to try and fit all of the varied members of this generation into the same box.

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