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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 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...

Reinvention For Boomers Is Not a Myth

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Where is the myth in building greater awareness and greater confidence? What's wrong with dreaming big? There are solutions out there for us, but they do not lie in retreating to timidity, or, worse, intimidation, in the face of change and uncertainty.

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.

Toward (Re)Defining Native Advertising

Fahad Khan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology
Fahad Khan

Unfortunately, for publishers and content aggregators, I do not see how native advertising, however you define it, will scale. Unless one of the major marketing platforms comes to rescue.

Is Your Calendar Managing You?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

In my years of consulting, I've found that there is a disconnect between stated priorities and the actual allocation of managerial time, and often happens without the manager even realizing it.