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Aggressive channel expansion does not enhance engagement. Satisfying customers in every channel interaction does.

by Simon Cooper

Every employee is talented in some way. Discovering those strengths and fitting them to a job role improves companies and leadership.

In 1941, most Americans opposed the poll taxes still in force in the South. But residents in the eight states where the laws persisted still favored them.

45% of female employees want to become a senior manager or leader

Compared with a year earlier, more K-12 school principals say their school offers computer science classes teaching programming or coding to create things such as websites, apps or video games.

When companies consistently talk about strengths concepts, employees use their strengths more often.

Organizations need to do more to make leadership a reality for women who have the talent and ambition to fill those roles.

Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election

Forty-two percent of Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job. Democrats are substantially more positive than Republicans about the job market.

The best companies make a strategic choice to engage customers or satisfy them -- or both.

40% of K-12 schools have no computer science class

Exploring why girls, blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in the field of computer science

Students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of computer science face a variety of structural barriers, including a lack of computer science classes at school, limited access to computers at home and less media exposure to computer scientists.

Americans anticipate spending $785 on Christmas gifts this year, consistent with their estimates since 2013. Nearly nine in 10 U.S. adults intend to spend something.

U.S. leadership gets highest approval ratings, Russia lowest

Malaysian banks are doomed to stagnant growth if they fail to appeal to millennial consumers.

Income is important, but women want more out of a job. They'll shop around for a role that best fits them and their lives.