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From JOB to JOY: How to Find JOY at Work, No Matter What Your Job Is

Marguerite Orane | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Marguerite Orane

You do not have to wait for retirement or a new job. Here are three ways that you can take control and bring joy to your current job situation right now:

When Is a Good Conversation Bad?

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

Effective decision-making requires the obvious ingredients: accurate information, good criteria and shared context. But there's another factor that is equally important, but rarely considered: The intention and orientation that the participants bring to the conversation.

What To Do If You Accidentally Hit 'Reply All'

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

Get ready to swallow your pride.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

The Two Meetings That Should Be Mandatory

Renee Cullinan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

It's easy to assume that because we named our company "Stop Meeting Like This" that we think meetings are bad. It's important to clarify that we believe meetings are an essential forum for collaborating, sharing information and making decisions. In fact, what we want to talk about today is the two meetings every company should be having.

Trailblazing Women: Whitney Johnson, Leading Thinker & Co Founder of Clayton Christensen's Investment Firm

Anne Ravanona | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"If you are feeling stuck in any way, whether it's financially, emotionally or intellectually, and you need to move forward -- that's actually a call for you to be innovative, be entrepreneurial or 'intrapreneurial.'"

Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group & Co-author, Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is Still The World's Best CEO By One Measure

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business

Jeff Bezos had a bad week. Calls to rein in the ambitious Amazon chief executive grew loud on Thursday after the e-commerce giant reported its bigg...

Money Might Not Buy Your Legroom

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

Money can't buy happiness, and as it turns out -- it can't really buy legroom either. In a recent article from the Harvard Business Review, our fa...

Why Humble, Empathic Business Leaders Are More Successful

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.

Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We are all familiar with the "chemistry" factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor -- they are reality!

When Star Talent Grew More Powerful Than Capital

Roger Martin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

Capitalists used to spend their time battling unionized labor for the spoils of their joint economic pie -- and generally capitalists were successful. Now their battle is with the high-end talent upon whom capital is entirely dependent to make the decisions that will make the company they own profitable or not.

4 Ways Businesses, Like People, Can Be More Resilient

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Lee Daniel Kravetz

Suffering through at least some setbacks and failures is an unavoidable reality for many, if not most people wishing to build businesses. Decades of research in the field of psychology shows us what helps individuals to be resilience in the face of adversity and trauma.

What Is Your Curiosity Quotient?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

When I engage my Hult business students on elements of strategic influence, I first ask them to think about those in their life who have deeply influe...

Taking It to the Streets -- Walking Meetings Are All the Rage

Rana Florida | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's a sitting crisis. The offices we've imprisoned ourselves in are increasing our health care costs and taking a toll on our productivity and mental health.

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

What Happens When Leaders Walk Their Talk

Tony Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That's one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work.

What Is the Cost of Your Leadership?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Imagine the coolest racing car ever built. And you are the one in charge. You are ambitiously leading the construction team. You have a vivid image of...

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

The Fleecing of Investors Continues

Dan Solin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's not as though you have to be a rocket scientist to invest intelligently and responsibly.

Google, Capitalist Dilemmas and Corporate Purpose: What We Want From Business?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We are in great need of leaders in business, finance and in the classroom who will take a different path.

The One Morning Work Mistake You Can't Recover From

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

Rolling into the office around 9:30 a.m. every day may be killing your career, even if you stay late to put in a full day's worth of work. A new s...

To Create A Real Connection, Show Vulnerability

Harvard Business Review | Michael Simmons | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

The hardest part of my business failing was not the loss of the business. It was the loss of the identity that came with being a successful entreprene...

The Key To Lasting Behavioral Change

Harvard Business Review | Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done before I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile ...

Men Still Think Work-Life Balance Is Only For Women

Slate | Jessica Grose | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

A revealing—and depressing—article in this month’s Harvard Business Review shows that no matter how much power female executives have accrue...