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

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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...

What Does Success Mean To You?

Harvard Business Review | Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

How do you know if you’re successful? Do you rely heavily on objective metrics such as your job title, the size of your bank account, or the college...

I Feel Like Fred Astaire

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

I feel like Fred Astaire to Dr. Ellen Langer's Ginger Rogers. You know the story of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, right? In the 1930s they made a nu...

Persistent, Resilient, or Stupid?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Margery Leveen Sher

How about, after 25 years of this angst, companies finally get serious about having a real goal of work-life balance success for their employees? After all, satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, right?

Why One Executive Quit Business Travel Cold Turkey

Harvard Business Review | Dan McGinn | Posted 02.20.2014 | World

If you’d like to have an in-person meeting with venture capitalist Brad Feld, there’s only one place where you can do it: Boulder, Colorado. Last ...

Handwritten, With Love

Wanda Wen | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wanda Wen

Handwriting is more than a means to bring thoughts to paper. It has a personality and individuality that Lucida Handwriting will never possess, and it has the ability to translate love more personally and more beautifully than any preprinted, store-bought card.

McKinsey Junior -- The Jump 'Outside the Box' (Part 1)

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the great challenges McKinsey faces is that they have to find new ways for their advice to be relevant for the Internet economy.

How to Get the Answer You Want

Anthony Tjan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

There is power in memorable frameworks, which is why taking accountability for structuring your communication for that next audience is so important.

Retail Chatter #3

June Haynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Customers want to know " What have you done for me lately?" There is a new store that opens every minute of the hour, and if we want to think global, imagine just how many more are being opened every second of the day.

Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead as We Know It, or Should It Be?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The initiative's difference stands out when corporations realize that they are large enough and have plenty resources and skills to address social problems in our communities. And, the catch line is they can make profit while doing that.

Simon C.Y. Wong: In Praise of Humble First Jobs

Simon C.Y. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Simon C.Y. Wong

Young people certainly need to plan carefully to achieve professional success in today's highly competitive environment. But we mustn't forget that a life is distinct from -- and lasts longer than -- a career.

Is It Ever OK to Break Into Your Colleague's Computer?

Karen Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

The digital age offers us immense opportunities to hone our detective skills, to observe our colleagues in an entirely new, not necessarily flattering light, and also presents tremendous challenges in terms of how we use that information.

What All Billionaires Have In Common

Harvard Business Review | Anthony K. Tjan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business

Harvard Business Review: What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their comp...

Lead by Serving

Rana Florida | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Leaders who inspire, mentor, and teach -- rather than dictate and order -- will have more productive, more engaged and more loyal teams.

Leaders Just A Bunch Of Incompetent Men?

Harvard Business Review | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Harvard Business Review: There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not c...

Why Your Career Is Stalled Even Though You are Smart and Work Hard

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Aligning with a powerful sponsor means you have more opportunity to use your best, often complementary talents, taking risks along the way, knowing that your alpha sponsor has your back because you leverage their success as they accelerate yours.