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Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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...

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.