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The end of the affective turn? Harvard Business Review discovers that "emotions are data, too"
This is fascinating research-- Sunspots and Planets Shown to Predict Stock Market | Harvard Business Review
Flow reaches the Ivy League! Check out Steven in the pages of the Harvard Business Review.
Becoming the Boss - why first-time managers usually fail. Harvard Business Review
Marketing Can No Longer Rely on the Funnel - Mark Bonchek , and Cara France - Harvard Business Review
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Harvard Business Review: Becoming the Boss by Linda A .Hill Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self- development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That’s a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. Executives are shaped irrevocably by their first management positions. Decades later, they recall those first months as transformational experiences that forged their leadership philosophies and styles in ways that may continue to haunt and hobble them throughout their careers. Organizations suffer considerable human and financial costs when a person who has been promoted because of strong individual performance and qualifications fails to adjust successfully to management responsibilities. The failures aren’t surprising, given the difficu ...
I came across this article in the Harvard Business Review, "Make Your Time Feel Powerful", Peters once said, “Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders.” Giving your employees real autonomy and helping them feel more powerful is not only your best chance to buck the trend of disengagement and apathy; it is at the heart of competitive strategy.
Interesting article, how to become an ocean blue leader-Harvard Business Review
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This is an interesting article about how to become 5 times more productive at work. It is something I've known and have been doing for years, but had not seen it quantified in this manner. The fact that it is from the Harvard Business Review is impressive. The article doesn't say what the neurochemicals involved are, but I can tell you a couple are catacholamines and endorphins and "flow" means you're in an Alpha-Wave brain state where you are your most creative and you're laser focused.
Harvard Business Review Sometimes it’s relatively easy to know what your customers are doing. post Harvard Business Review was found on DARE TO DIFR.
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Popular discussions in: Harvard Business Review Are you surrounding yourself with the right people?
“Laughter relieves stress and boredom, boosts engagement and well-being, and spurs not only creativity and collaboration, but also analytic precision and productivity.” -Alison Beard in “Leading with Humor” in Harvard Business Review Good thing we stones laugh so much together! :)
Harvard Business Review shared the following link and had this to say about it: Frustrated by strategy work that doesn’t generate results? HBR has partnered with A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble and Roger Martin and Jennifer Riel of the Rotman School of Management to develop the Playing to Win Strategy Toolkit. Based on the bestselling book, this new product delivers the proven framework and ideas from the ...
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are those who do." -Apple's: Think Different Commercial, 1997 Credit: Harvard Business Review April 2012:pg 94.
Harvard Business Review wrote: Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job:
When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast - Nancy Duarte - Harvard Business Review
How are you grooming your emerging stars? Free article, "How to Keep Your Top Talent"
Check out this management tip from Harvard Business Review: Help Your People Develop on the Job
According to a Harvard Business Review study, only 12% of companies using social media content believe they are using it effectively.
Crisis Mgmt Lesson from Toyota and GM via and Harvard Business Review
Economies of Unscale: Why Business Has Never Been Easier for the Little Guy - Harvard Business Review
New issue of Harvard Business Review -->The Resilient Company: How to thrive in a warmer world - April 2014 issue
Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity - Harvard Business Review
Intimidated by corporate finance? Get a better understanding of the numbers with Harvard Business Review's new...
How to Increase Focus and Productivity with Mindfulness 5 commentsby Jeena Cho on March 3rd, 2014February’s Time magazine cover story was “The Mindful Revolution.” The wordmindfulness seems to be the new, hot buzzword, making regular appearances in the New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and even the ABA magazine. There is even a weekend long conference in San Francisco dedicated to discussing mindfulness and looking for ways to cultivate it in our culture and in companies. The conference is called Wisdom 2.0 and this year, over 2,000 attendees will come and hear the gurus of mindfulness like Eckhart Tolle and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Companies across America are bringing mindfulness training program for its employees — Google, LinkedIn, General Mills, and even the NFL. Google’s in-house program was so successful that it is now a stand alone program, training people in theSearch Inside Yourself program.So, what exactly is mindfulness and why should lawyers care? The simple answer is that pra ...
Don't underestimate the power of Likeability ...people are going to fight for you, only if they find you likeable...: Harvard Business Review !!
One more good article from Mathew Vilayil, my good friend. Harvard Business Review "Creating a Culture of Quality." Financial incentives don’t reduce errors. Employees must be passionate about eliminating mistakes. by Ashwin Srinivasan and Bryan Kurey In most industries, quality has never mattered more. New technologies have empowered customers to seek out and compare an endless array of products from around the globe. Shoppers can click to find objective data compiled by experts at organizations such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and go online to read user-generated reviews at sites such as Amazon; together, these sources provide an early warning system that alerts the public to quality problems. And when customers are unhappy with a product or service, they can use social media to broadcast their displeasure. In surveys, 26% of consumers say they have used social media to air grievances about a company and its products. And this issue isn’t limited to the consumer space—75% of B2B customers s ...
Harvard Business Review : Peter Bregman writes on How to Have Friends at Work when you are the Boss . He shares four rules to help senior leaders maintain their leadership and their friendships at the same time: 1. HAVE A CLEAR AND SUPER STRONG COMMITMENT TO YOUR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES You have to care enough about what you want to achieve that you are willing to 1make hard decisions in alignment with your purpose. You need to be open, transparent, upfront, and passionate about that commitment, while knowing that some people, probably friends, will disagree with you. 2.BE COMFORTABLE WITH STRONG EMOTIONS This includes your own emotions and those of others. If you act on your commitment to the business with integrity, you will make people around you angry at times. They might resent you, withdraw, or get passive-aggressive. However callous this sounds, that’s not your problem to fix. You should be compassionate – you can listen, empathize, and support them – but you can’t be so dependent on the way t ...
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Snuggled up with a 32-page Harvard Business Review article. My type of Thursday night...NOT!!
Can anything fresh be said about balancing the challenges of work and life – and thriving in the process? Apparently the Harvard Business Review editors think this is worth the several cover stories in the March 2014 issue. Maybe the cover is a tip-off to… [ 344 more words. ]
Do you have a "loving critic?" Harvard Business Review: To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask
How do you get good employees to stay? Harvard Business Review shares three tips: (
Pretty funny insight from the Harvard Business Review blog - 'How to say "this is crap" in different cultures'
Why Is an App Worth as Much as a Small Oil Field? - Harvard Business Review
What Does Success Mean to You? - Boris Groysberg , and Robin Abrahams - Harvard Business Review
How to Present to Senior Executives: [Learn from Nancy Duarte live in
Purchased "Succeeding as an entrepreneur" frm Harvard Business Review. Hopefully I be one in future.
Ideo and their culture of helping, article in Harvard Business Review: .
Harvard Business Review shares some insight on how to be an authentic speaker.
A Messy Environment Makes It Harder for You to Focus on a Task - Andrew O’Connell - Harvard Business Review
In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? - Whitney Johnson - Harvard Business Review
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Business Review columnists say wellness is curable
Harvard Business Review likely sees this as a foundational technique for high impact executive level presentations.
Mention the phrase “managing your boss” and the idea of political manoeuvring or suspicion often comes to mind. This is due to the fact that there are many traditional top-down emphasis in many organizations where it seems that there is no need to manage relationships upward—unless, of course, you would do so for personal or political reasons. An article in the Harvard Business Review (mentioned that there are studies that suggest that effective managers manage not only relationships with their subordinates but also those with their bosses. We think “managing the boss” can be a positive thing to mean the process of mindfully and proactively working with your superior to collaboratively achieve the best possible results for you, your boss, and the company. Here’re some practical steps how you can start managing your boss, proposed by the late Peter Drucker, the management guru hailed as “the man who invented management”: 1. Create a “boss list” – everyone to whom you are accountable, ...
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R+F really is what The Harvard Business Review claims as a "once in a life time opportunity." In 3 years, one of my partners EARNED $1M in income from our little side gig. If you are on the fence - now is the time! I will show you how :) In only 2 short months - I have earned enough and a little extra - to cover my initial investment!
Anyone know where I can get a copy of the Harvard Business Review? Can't find it anywhere in SF.
Reading irrelevant information hurts your ability to think... By 46% - Harvard Business Review
"There is nothing which rots morale more quickly and more completely than … the feeling that those in authority do not know their own minds.." — Lionel Urwick, Harvard Business Review 1956
Even John P. Kotter, father of the well-known eight-step change process and a highly quoted guru within the field of change management, recently changed his mind on how to create a real readiness to change: “Traditional hierarchies and processes, which together form an organization’s “operational system,” do a great job of handling the operational needs of most companies, but they are too rigid to adjust to the quick shifts in today’s marketplace. The most agile, innovative companies add a second operating system, built on fluid, network-like structure, to continually formulate and implement strategy. The second operating system runs on its own processes and is staffed by volunteers from throughout the company.” (John P. Kotter, Harvard Business Review, November 2012)
The Harvard Business Review did a study on how exercise effects your home an work life. Just one more reason to stay fit. Check out the study:
New series of illustrations for this months Harvard Business Review.
For the Harvard Business Review: The Latest on Hiring Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree Gallup Sorry, Ivy League-educated dilettantes: While that framed degree may look mighty fine on your wall, most business leaders aren't particularly keen on your academic credentials when hiring, at least according to a new survey from Gallup. Consider the proportion of respondents who ranked each of the following factors as “very important”: knowledge in the relevant field, 84%; applied skills in the field, 79%; college major, 28%; and place of education, just 9%.
HR Tomorrow Speaker Highlight: Morning keynote speaker Brian Welle Brian Welle has been a member of Google's People Analytics team since August, 2006. During that time he has conducted research and designed programs that strengthened Google's HR initiatives. He currently leads a team of Analysts that has three main goals: (1) guide Google's talent management, learning programs, career development and diversity practices through the strategic use of data; (2) launch surveys that take the pulse of the organization, including the annual employee opinion survey, and empower clients to act on the results; and (3) conduct basic HR research through the People and Innovation Lab (PiLab), an internal HR think-tank focused on understanding (and improving!) manager effectiveness, employee health, and innovation. PiLab research has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive Online, the MSNBC program, Your Business, among others. Prior to joining Google, Brian was a Research Director at ...
Sofa designed by Sofie Hauge Katan from the Noun Project Over on the Harvard Business Review, Heidi Grant Halvorson shares the thee reasons you find yourself unwilling to finish a project, make an important decision, or hit the gym. Fortunately she also gives us solutions for overcoming whatever’s holding you back. Halvorson writes: The good news (and its very good news) is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy. Figuring out which strategy to use depends on why you are procrastinating in the first place. Reason — You are putting something off because you are afraid you will screw it up. Solution: Adopt a “prevention focus.” What you need is a way of looking at what you need to do that isn’t undermined by doubt – ideally, one that thrives on it. When you have a prevention focus, instead of thinking about how you can end up better off, you see the task as a way to hang on to what you’ve already got – to avoid loss. Reason — You are putting so . ...
"So-called 'boomerang' employees — those who leave and then return — will become an increasingly valuable source of talent over the years ahead." What do you see as the advantages/disadvantages to boomerangs, either in hiring or being one? via Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review: If you move to Silicon Valley, come prepared
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The Harvard Business Review points out that as much as 80 percent of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. And, with the average cost of hiring a new employee now exceeding $3,479 according to a 2012 study by Bersin & Associates, a leading research and advisory services firm in enterprise learning, talent management, talent acquisition, and strategic HR solutions, it just makes sense that hiring managers should work towards a common goal of no bad hires. That’s right – zero. Bad hires not only contribute to high employee turnover, they are also responsible for incurring financial loss, negatively impacting employee morale and company image, and overall, being a drag on the economy at large. That’s a lot of undesirable impact resulting from a situation that may have been easily avoided in the first place. So, to meet this goal of no bad hires, companies need to evaluate their tools. Are the right employment screening and assessment tools being used to identify the right people for the rig ...
A solid way to build a mentoring relationship...micro-mentoring. Great insight from the Harvard Business Review.
ECONOMIC INEQUALITY is ungodly and insulting to our Maker! I applaud the president today for highlighting the gulf between those who have-everything and those who have-nothing...it is morally wrong to not be willing to support the needs of the poor (the safety net) and working class (fair wages, healthcare)...Scripture teaches they who oppresses the poor shows an insult toward God (Proverbs 14:31). “Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.” (Kaisa Snellman-Harvard Business Review) It appears the Pope, the president and the Word of God are on the same team. Where is Congress?
Interested to know about Google Management model? Of course, an exceptional company does work exceptionally. Read Harvard Business Review paper "How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management by David A. Garvin" and discover that they have tested "flat organizations". Now get the chance to buy your ticket for BLANK DISRUPT where new organization models will be explored thanks to different great workshops and talks! Blank Disrupt 28-29 March in a beautiful, sunny Catania! "As a company of engineers, Google had always been wary of too much management. In fact, they'd even tried a completely flat model. It turns out, however, that good management can improve both production and employee satisfaction. How did Google crack the code? By doing what it does best—analyzing the data and tracking the results. Find out how in this recent article from Harvard Business Review"
What to Do When You Just Don't Feel Like Working you've never had a day when you didn't have the energy or motivation to work on that thing you were supposed to be doing, tell us your secret. For the rest of us, Harvard Business Review highlights three common reasons we all procrastinate and their solutions. Read more...
Harvard Business Review: Workers Would Lose Serious Money if Employers Paid 401(k) Contributions Once a Year A worker who started out earning $40,000 and switched jobs seven times over the course of a 40-year career would lose $47,000 in lifetime retirement savings if all of her employers followed IBM’s example and paid 401(k) retirement contributions as lump sums on the last day of each year, according to a simulation performed for The New York Times. The reason: She would lose significant employer contributions to her retirement savings in the years when she switched jobs. Only a small percentage of companies have adopted “last day rules” on 401(k) contributions, but the number is expected to rise as companies look for new ways to save money.
n sports, everyone knows what winning looks like: it’s reflected in your score, plain and simple. In many businesses, however, it’s hard to define a win without a single key number. What makes a number “key”? A good one meets three conditions: It’s directly connected to the financials. Improve the key number and you get better financial results. It’s not imposed from on high. Open-book companies consult with managers, employee teams, and other stakeholders to develop their key numbers. They ask: What are the biggest challenges we’re facing this year? The biggest opportunities? How can each unit best measure its contribution? It’s for now, not forever. Companies’ situations change. Sometimes revenue growth is the top priority; other times it’s profitability or cash flow. When a company makes progress on one objective, it may want to set its sights on another the following year. (Source: Harvard Business Review)
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I met with a team from Harvard Business Review (HBR) lead by Stéphanie Huertas, Project Director, Tatiana Petit, Project Coordinator and Alejandro Rojas, Editorial Department in World Investment News in the context of a case study on Mauritius to be published on HBR.
you may not like your staff! but don't let them know that. BRW Harvard Business Review Business Insider Australia
The Harvard Business Review and the CEB dismantle the “sales machine” - sometimes less formal process is best...
We wait too long to train our leaders.” - Jack Zenger (Harvard Business Review blogger)
3 Ways to Pitch Yourself in 30 Seconds - Jodi Glickman - Harvard Business Review
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Google Glass Isn't the Future of Wearables - H. James Wilson - Harvard Business Review -
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What Do You Fail to Notice When You're Hard at Work? - Andrew O’Connell - Harvard Business Review
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What We’ve Learned from the Financial Crisis - Harvard Business Review
An article on UoN Business Review via good job, team!
This is why you dont always jump in joy..,,,The Sum of India’s Contradictions - Harvard Business Review
If you live to be a hundred>> I want to live to be a hundred minA Harvard Business Review post says that multitasking l
My pulse quickened as I read an email from The Harvard Business Review, thanking me for being a royal leader. Alas, I'm just a loy…
Make the Most of a Polarizing Brand - Harvard Business Review
When You're Trying to Persuade, Consider the Seating Arrangement - Andrew O’Connell - The Daily Stat - Harvard Business Review...
Studies show we perceive race within 1\7th of a second, yet we hesitantly mention it ~ Harvard Business Review on LinkedIn. Interesting!
What are the Seven Personality Traits of Top Salespeople? - Harvard Business Review via
Harvard Business Review article on getting to know people - useful interviewing tips Can you relate?
harvard business review uses lang of compassion. why doesnt soc? Try Using Compassion
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Cyber Security in the Internet of Things - Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review did a piece on how the average business is making more money from consumers than ever before.
Cyber Security in the Internet of Things - Christopher J. Rezendes and W. David Stephenson - Harvard Business Review ...
Wow.wish I knew some of this ten years ago. Becoming a Better Judge of People Harvard Business Review
How Managers Should Use Data - interesting video from the Harvard Business Review (via
Products-as-platforms is not a marketing gimmick | Harvard Business Review
Six essential virtues for "creating the best workplace on Earth" - Harvard Review
Lean Startup methodology: Steve Blank details the concept and the ways it's evolved for Harvard Business Review.
Creating the Best Workplace on Earth (Executives reveal six essential virtues) - Harvard Business Review
Men: Win at Work by Leaning In at Home -via Harvard Business Review
Keep Innovation Jams Small and Focused - Management Tip of the Day - April 22, 2013 - Harvard Business Review
When Success is Born Out of Serendipity by Frans Johansson via Harvard Business Review
Only a matter of time before we see that Daenerys Targaryen article in the Harvard Business Review
6 virtues of a dream company, Harvard Business Review
Creating the Best on Earth - Business Review Where do I sign up ...
O novo movimento by Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything - Harvard Business Review
Great! Harvard Business Review is providing free access to “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything. Go read it.
In Boston, a Week of Amateurs Ends in a Day to Thank Professionals - Harvard Business Review
Boy, i like this article. Stop Selling Ads and Do Something Useful - Joe McCambley-Harvard Business Review
Are you adjusting your feedback? Harvard Business Review: Giving Feedback Across Cultures
9 things successful people do differently - from Harvard Business Review Blog...
How people really use mobile - Harvard Business Review just released this study of mobile usage. It provides...
Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions - Harvard Business Review - Oh so true for medical devices & MCV can help
Clever Approach to Marketing Coca-Cola in Hong Kong...great example of audience targeting -via Harvard Business Review
What Makes an Effective Executive - Harvard Business Review - Peter Drucker on what makes effective...
European tour, Harvard business review and couch. Win.
According to the Harvard Business Review, collaboration is critical to progressive organizations
Placing Strategic Bets in the Face of Uncertainty - Roger Martin - Harvard Business Review
More Women in the Workforce Could Raise GDP by 5% - Sylvia Ann Hewlett-Harvard Business Review
Lol at this Harvard business review podcast discussing how even Al Qaeda asked for T&E reports on occasion.
How Behavioral Economics Could Save Both the Fishing Industry and the Oceans - Harvard Business Review
5) Strategist is off course, related to Strategy & in business Business Review just had an article saying:
'Is your company ready for the circular economy?' Blog on Harvard Business Review
Venture Capital with a Twist: How to Pitch an Impact Investor - Harvard Business Review -
Harvard Business Review: The 5 Whys  [a brilliant video about root causing to success] -
The Harvard business review be on it. Shouts out to Michael E. Porter
worth reposting: The Price of Incivility - Harvard Business Review
- Know What Makes Your Company Special - Management Tip of the Day - Harvard Business Review:
Harvard Business Review articles always seem like they are cut short.
It's Time to Cut Back on Social Media - Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review
Regrets—The Big Five: Who doesn't have career regrets? The Harvard Business Review presents the top five laments.
9 strategies for dealing with stress by the Harvard Business Review, via Lifehacker
Aaron Swartz's "Crime" and the Business of Breaking the Law - Harvard Business Review Blog |
We are starting PowerUp 2013 with an amazing speaker. Michael Slind, a writer (Harvard Business Review) and...
After reading this article from Harvard Business Review .. I think I'll go for a walk.
Just got super excited that NEU Library now offers Harvard Business Review articles fo free
Why seeking the perfect candidate is a waste of time - Harvard Business Review
Very interesting read: "Sitting is the smoking of our generation." via Harvard Business Review.
Great article in Harvard Business Review this month on emotional intelligence in negotiation.
Aaron Swartz did the online equivalent of checking out 2 many books out of the library. - Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review discusses the new wave of flexible working -- the kind of thing that Caleb Anthony Parker...
Interesting article in Harvard Biz Review on society's constructed association of business with capitalism & vice versa
Questions are so much better than statements! Harvard Business Review
One of my all-time favorite HBR articles: The Making of a Corporate Athlete - Harvard Business Review
Data Is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It - Harvard Business Review - you can also outsource your analysis! :)
Moving from Transaction to Engagement - R “Ray” Wang - Harvard Business Review business management
Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013 - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review
33 blog posts from Harvard Business Review this year you should read
Harvard Business Review: A Big Benefit of Taking the Bus: You Have to Walk to the Bus Stop
33 Harvard Business Review blog posts to read before 2013.
2012 Cultural Review Hola amigos, Last year’s cultural review proved so popular that I decided to put together another volume for 2012. Enjoy... MUSIC Scottish folk trio Lau were phenomenal at Kings Place in London and clear winners for my gig of the year. For home listening, it was the usual mix of classical, ambient and electronic. I listened to Tycho and Fennesz a lot this year, but my discovery of the year was German pianist/producer Nils Frahm. Caribou (as Daphni), Locsil, Four Tet and Eat Lights Become Lights all released good albums. SHOWS On the dance front, I loved the new productions by Ockham’s Razor (Arts Depot) and Akram Khan (Sadler's Wells). The British Museum’s exhibition of Spanish drawings was fantastic, alongside the spectacularly gruesome and splendidly-named ‘Death’ at the Wellcome Collection. Papier-mâché skulls are obviously the way forward. Make yours tomorrow. FILMS Of the major releases, I enjoyed Up in the Air, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, Skyfall and The Life of ...
The most read blog of the year on Harvard Business Review. Some good suggestions as we prepare for 2013
Burberry's CEO on Turning an Aging British Icon into a Global Luxury Brand - Harvard Business Review
An interesting article from the Harvard Business Review last year about the mistakes Tata made marketing the Nano.
It's been a rough season for Tata Motors' much-publicized "people's car," the Nano. In November, while overall auto sales in India's booming economy rose more than 22%, Tata sold only 509 Nanos, down precipitously from the 9,000 it sold the previous July, news that's been trumpeted in disparaging he...
Harvard Business Review has compiled 33 excellent Blog Posts to read before you begin 2013:
Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending Your Money in All the Wrong Places - Harvard Business Review
Going over the cliff doesn't mean economic Armageddon. But it will pinch a bit.
We had 400 full-time employees. Sixteen U.S. offices. We were completing a year in which 58,009 people would participate in one of our long-distance walks or rides for charity, and would raise $169 million in contributions for AIDS, breast cancer and suicide prevention — $32 million more than ...
A good read :) Harvard Business Review: Finding the Job of Your Life
The Hard Side of Change Management - Harvard Business Review Well worth a read. Much of CM is tangible and concrete.
David Armano. This post was originally published on the Harvard Business Review blog. It's that time of year again —...
It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t. [Harvard Business Review]
Energized is crucial to team success. Here's the best way to keep energy high: Harvard Business Review:
Secret to success, take more vacation -- Harvard Business Review
File under -- Better Ways to Remember from Harvard Business Review;
What I learned in interviews with the young and the old, the successful and the unsuccessful.
Women, Finance the World You Want - Harvard Business Review: Women are gaining financial independence to an unpr...
Review of the Harvard Business School study on Fergie's management style, including interview with SAF:
The Harvard Business Review found that 80% of employee turnover is a result of hiring the wrong candidate
Two Rules for Keeping Employees Happy Management Tip of the Day - December 17, 2012 - Harvard Business Review
Nine ways successful people control stress - interesting how many of these are in GTD (Harvard Business Review)
Female Leaders and Strategic Alliances - an intresting Harvard Business Review article.
Harvard Business Review: The "Loose Reins" Approach to Management. Intriguing read for business leaders...
Harvard Business Review adopts my no-goals philosophy
Jack Zenger (in the Harvard Business review) says don't wait, start training leaders now:
In a recent post on Harvard Business Review’s blog, Peter Bregman presents a radical concept – don’t set goals. He goes on to talk about all the potential pitfalls that setting goals may cause and ...
And start asking men why they're not promoting more of them.
Women make lots of financial decisions. Why do we so often leave investing to men?
Proven tactics from research psychologists.
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1. Put their needs before yours: Treat them justly and do what's right for them and the organization, not just what works for you personally. 2. Give them autonomy. Freedom can exponentially increase an employee’s excitement. Make sure their passions align with the organizational direction.
Work Smarter with Evernote is the first ebook in a new series by Alexandra Samuel, from Harvard Business Review Press. Whether you’ve always wanted to try Evernote or have only dabbled with it in the past, you can take your professional life to the next level by making this tool one of your go-to s...
The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make - Harvard Business Review. Femi Fortune-Idowu comment (opinion) : The biggest mistake leaders make may be trace to FEAR. All other mistakes leaders can make are embedded in FEAR. The fear of failure, the fear of insecurty, the fear of losing a position, fear of people and acquiring material things, fear of death, fear of results & consequences...This is also the sources of corruption, war and economic problems the world is facing today. A leader withouth INTEGRITY is soaked in FEAR. Fear not...a compassionate leader lead the battle focusing on affecting lives and solving problems not for people but with people. Fear limits the inbuilt capacity of a leader and flexibility. The moment Fear is activated, failure is set in. The foundation of every leaders mistakes/problems is FEAR of circumstances that may arise as a result of their leadership strategies and their actions.
The Term 1st appeared in an Article published in Harvard Business Review in 1958 in which Authors Levitt and Whistler commented, “This New technology does not have a specific name, so we shall call it _” Fill in the Blank.
This blog is a companion to my recent book, Exploring Data in Engineering, the Sciences, and Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. The blog expands on topics discussed in the book, and the content is heavily example-based, making extensive use of the open-source statistical software packag...
The feeling of regret is a helpful emotion. It can even be an inspiring one. But it means that we must articulate and celebrate our disappointments, understanding that it's our capacity to experience regret deeply and learn from it constructively to ultimately frame our future success.
Read this in a Harvard Business Review article: "If a person works hard and gets a pay check he has a job. But if a person works hard, gets a pay check, and learns a new skill, she has a career." Do you agree?
What do you wish you would have done differently when it comes to your career?
Classic research proves that compensation is a "hygiene" factor, not a true motivator.--Harvard Business Review
Efficient production is now table stakes. What customers care about is the experience.
Seventy-six percent of employees don't want their boss's job. So what's their career path?
Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process. You want to get what you're worth but you also don't want to offend or scare off your future employer. This situation is only more complicated in a tough job market. When offers are few and job seekers are plenty, you might be tempted to take wha...
Good Gift Set Suggestion: from Harvard Business Review Do check it out
Great question via Harvard Business Review How can organizations create more value for their customers and themselves? Are you doing this? If so, how?
Would anyone care if your business died tomorrow?
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MoodKit - Mood Improvement Tools & Business: This video illustrates how the collection of self-improvement data can be used to enhance business performance. ...
"Last year, Harvard Business Review surveyed 2,100 companies and found that 79 percent use or plan to use social media. But a mere 12 percent of those firms felt they were using social media effectively." -Ryan Holmes... and that's where we can come in everybody!!
Anyone looking for a "returnship?" We are always looking for great interns! Harvard Business Review
A new analysis claims to pinpoint the essential qualities that make you an entrepreneur.
Growth in China and India is real, and it's yours for the taking.
Buzz used to be an intangible — something you just felt. No longer. "Buzz volume" is one of the metrics offered by a new generation of social-media-based tools that are transforming the way corporations gather intelligence about customers and competitors. "Consumer sentiment" is another: You c...
HBR blogger Jodi Glickman, a communication expert, admits she's sometimes filled with dread when attending social functions. This is not uncommon, especially around the holidays. Glickman's advice when you find yourself in such a situation...
Do you know what successful people do differently? Do you want to inculcate these things into your To Do list? Then go ahead and download this Harvard Business Review publication at and find out what you need to do to succeed. Share if you find it useful.
The hunt for meaningful work is not unlike the hunt for love.
We all get nervous at social functions. To conquer the anxiety, remember that it's not all about you.
Over the course of this week, we will be posting the shortlist selections for our 8 business book categories: General Business, Leadership, Management, Innovation/Creativity, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Marketing/Sales, Personal Development, Finance. Then on Monday, December 17th, we’ll announc...
If you've spent your whole career making money, maybe now's the time to make an impact.
Disruption is less a single event than a process that plays out over time, sometimes quickly and completely, but other times slowly and incompletely.
While it may be counter-intuitive, a new article in the Harvard Business Review claims that social media may actually increase productivity in the workplace. What's your take?
Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs.
“Australia ranks in the top 10 of 183 world economies in terms of starting a new business, getting credit, and ease of doing business.” WORLD BANK ...the key element of entrepreneurial success is “guts­”, the courage to initiate, endure and evolve around an idea. This quality can be “influenced, amplified or acquired over time” by using case studies in critical decision-making to help create a “baseline of preparedness” that gives the new entrepreneur the confidence to know they can deal with any potential risks. Business trainers that deal with real-life business scenarios are a great source of this kind of information. ANTHONY TJAN, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
A bunch of folks, including James Allworth himself, sent over James Allworth's excellent post at HBR entitled How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation. If you're a frequent Techdirt reader, there is little new here, though much...
Get more from people by giving them a break.
Successful serial entrepreneurs start by being very, very persuasive.
It doesn't mean "just do whatever you want, as soon as it occurs to you."
You can't be a global leader if you only speak one language.
Global climate change, a scarcity of resources and the accelerating energy demand from emerging markets such as China or India pose significant challenges to...
The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals - John Coleman - Harvard Business Review
According to an article written in the Harvard Business Review, there are 5 traits that sets entrepreneurs apart. A research firm conducted a multi-variable analysis of a group of serial entrepreneurs and identified five personal skills that clearly make them unique. They are: -Persuasion -Leadership -Personal Accountability -Goal Orientation -Interpersonal Skills Would you agree? Disagree? or Add something to the list?
They are more empowered than ever, and you must respect and work with that power.
Start by asking yourself: What's right in my life?
We're big fans of the Harvard Business Review January/February 2012 edition - "Creating Shared Value". Check it out!
It's not what you do but what you don't do that matters.
People don't use branded apps because most branded apps are useless.
Tom and David Kelley, leaders of IDEO and authors of the forthcoming HBR article "Reclaim Your Creative Confidence."
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Get ahead of these shifts to sell more.
Skills that make an entrepreneur. Via Harvard Business Review.
Advances in technology and pressure to cut costs have changed the customer service experience. Companies now push far more function and responsibility to the consumer. Here are three ways to...
I recently got back from a month's vacation — the longest I've ever taken, and a shocking indulgence for an American. (Earlier this summer, I was still fretting about how to pull off two weeks unplugged.) The distance, though, helped me hone in on what's actually important to my professional c...
Found an excellent article from the Harvard Business Review on using social media for business. Must-read for anyone considering SM as a marketing tool:
Harvard Business Review: Can Reputation Come Down to a Number?, about Klout and Kred
This Harvard Business review blogger thinks we may need to re-name the The Mothership: for nomads.
Negativity and complaining at work? What can you do? Finally Harvard Business Review agrees with
3 of 5 stars to Harvard Business Review on Managing Y... by Harvard Business School Press
This is why you should all read the Harvard Business Review
The New Diagnostic Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease Posted on November 26, 2012 by crobertson The New York Times brings us an interesting story about a new brain scan technology that allows the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Below the fold, I sketch a few interesting themes for health law, including the FDA’s authority over the practice of medicine, the use of blinding to improve clinical decision making, the value of a clinical diagnosis for an untreatable condition, and the problems of pre-existing conditions clauses in long-term care insurance. First, the FDA has required that doctors using the scan for diagnosis to pass objective tests of their proficiency in doing so. This is interesting in the light of the old-fashioned idea that the regulation of the practice of medicine is exclusively the business of the states, a principle reflected in 21 U.S.C. § 396, which says that “nothing in this [Act] shall be construed to limit or interfere with the authority of a health care practitioner to prescr ...
To Change the Culture, Stop Trying to "Change the Culture" - Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review has reported that the way to fix financial capitalism is through ethics.
What is the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century? An article in the Harvard Business Review says to think Data
Business Model Innovation is the Gift that Keeps on Giving - Harvard Business Review - Mozilla Firefox
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The best ideas don't spring from individuals.
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has a grand vision of her company as a social enterprise where all employees, customers, and suppliers create value together.
How to Create an Innovation Ecosystem - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review
Print this out and leave it anonymously on your boss's chair.
“Impact sourcing” is a promising new way to promote economic progress in developing regions. The idea is to hire
We're live in Doha! Tune in to the Harvard Business Review at COP 18 webinar right now:
The Secrets of Savvy Networking by Susan RoAne, The Mingling Maven®, best selling author and keynote speaker.
To use social media for social good: “You need a great idea, and you need the network in place to create the wildfire of discussion among diverse networks of online influencers.” -- Harvard Business Review
Need expertise in a new market? Let local experts light your path.
There's still a place for the office in an increasingly virtual workplace.
Social entrepreneurs are hoping to feminize the start-up sector.
As leaders, we have no control over how fast markets grow or how wisely banks lend. But we do control our own mindsets and "animal spirits" — the phrase coined by John Maynard Keynes in the depth of the Great Depression. If all you've got is a spreadsheet filled with red ink and dire forecasts...
What new appointments at the BBC and Bank of England reveal about balancing familiarity and change.
Check out the latest Harvard Business Review Streaming Audio Webcast: Building a Sustainable Future- Unlocking the Energy Challenge
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HBR blogger John Coleman thinks that reading and writing poetry is a valuable component of leadership development. It helps people simplify complexity, gain a sense of empathy, and develop creativity. Poetry may not be for everyone, but could it be a valuable tool for today’s leaders? ...
Be a part of the answer...so many great things happening out there. Second Mile wants to be part of the solution, as well. Another face of Pakistan (Dichter) Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:00 AM PST I had the chance to spend last week in Karachi for the final round selection for the inaugural class of Acumen’s new Pakistan Fellows program. From more than 500 applicants from all corners of this country of 175 million people, we had winnowed the group down to just 40 finalists and had, in the course of a day, to select 20 people as our first Acumen Pakistan Fellows. The program begins in early 2013. The images the world (and Americans in particular) sees of Pakistan are difficult ones. Just yesterday a very troubling article came out in the New York Times about Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, where there have been increasing numbers of open attacks on members of the Hazara community. The article suggests that the police and security forces are at best ambivalent about stemming the violence that has result ...
Even avid readers may be missing a genre valuable to their personal and professional development.
"Businesses will do better in the end if they concentrated on meeting customer needs rather than on selling products" Theodore Levitt (1960) harvard business review. We are in the business of helping businesses meet customer needs not selling products. While many managers have legitimate concerns about predicting the future. there is a whole range of tools and techniques to estimate future circumstances as accurately as possible.
Take a break from studying and stress - visit the REC today. :) Did you know that exercise benefits your mental performance? Here is a great article from the Harvard Business Review
How inequality in development opportunities helps explain the gender gap in senior management.
How Method is transforming ocean waste into soap bottles.
A classic approach to time management had a ‘profound’ impact on a manager, who shares the lessons
Here's a wakeup call for someone who focuses on issues, strategies, and solutions. This month's Harvard Business Review has an article by Jeff Kehoe about the importance of personality in leadership success, inspired by current movies/books about past presidents: "good leadership is ultimately defined by a strong personality matched to a particular circumstance which results in the effective use of power." More on influencing people: "the power not of command and control, but of sensibility and influence, and of personal relationships carefully and cannily gauged and leveraged." and "instead of ...judg(ing) leaders solely on their positions and strategies (which will always change), we should...ask ourselves, Who has the right personality for the job?"
"Being liked is overrated," writes Jessica Valenti in The Nation. She's primarily writing about women — for whom likability is negatively correlated with success — but her advice is useful for the yes-men out there, too. Valenti, the founder of the blog Feministing, admits to wasting hours online re...
Student Energy President, Kali Taylor, just touched down in Doha for COP 18! She'll be speaking on the Harvard Business Review panel as a "Future Influencer". Is anyone else attending the COP 18 festivities?
File syncing is the fastest growing use of the cloud for personal information - with business data fast on its heels.
Starbucks: Delivering Customer Service Starbucks, the dominant specialty-coffee brand in North America, must respond to recent market research indicating that the company is not meeting customer expectations in terms of service. To increase customer satisfaction, the company is debating a plan that would increase the amount of labor in the stores and theoretically increase speed-of-service. However, the impact of the plan (which would cost $40 million annually) on the company's bottom line is unclear. Article by Harvard Business Review.
Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Ari...
The needs of older workers may improve the workplace for their younger colleagues as well.
But the metaphor du jour is still useful.
Resistance and stubbornness from the old guard isn't slowing things down.
“Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” ― C.S. Lewis
Now that the long national nightmare of 24/7 presidential election coverage is over, we can get around to discussing some other important voting outcomes. In particular, I've been thinking about a result that got much less attention than it deserved: the defeat of Proposition 37 in California.
By learning more about yourself and your unconscious tendencies to deceive yourself, you can improve your ability to build relationships, strengthen team, and confront the fears that cause you to live beneath your potential. Harvard Business Review 1962.
In a blog post on Harvard Business Review, the president of the Center for Talent Innovation said "strategic alliances can make or break female leaders." Come learn more about making strategic alliances at this Thursday's Salon!
It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
"Creativity is something you practice, not just a talent you’re born with," Tom and David Kelley write for the Harvard Business Review. Read how Pulse co-founders Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta worked to rediscover their own creative confidence.
Rewind is a weekly post curated by one of us here at Phenomblue with our favorite news from the week before. This week, Phenomblue LA’s director of design Erin curates. She’ll also be finding the biggest subwoofers possible and hectically hanging all the red strin…
You can't really plan, so try to make choices today that will maximize your options in the future.
Mumbai’s dabbawalas, who deliver meals prepared in customers’ homes to their offices and then return the empty dabbas (metal lunchboxes) the same day, have an astounding service record. Every working day they transport more than 130,000 lunchboxes throughout the city. That entails conducting upward ...
Encourage Decisiveness at Your Next Meeting Meetings without outcomes are a waste of time. Yet, many meetings fail to produce results because the conversation circles around the issues rather than focuses on them. To make sure decisions happen and people take action, you need to have a productive dialogue. Here are four things every meeting should be: Open. The outcomes of your meeting should not be predetermined. Questions like, "What are we missing?" signal honest searching for alternative perspectives. Candid. Encourage people to air conflicts. When people express their real opinions, productivity increases. Informal. Keep it loose. Conversations should be unscripted with honest questions and spontaneity. Conclusive. Everyone should leave knowing exactly what they are expected to do. Today's Management Tip was adapted from Harvard Business Review on Making Smart Decisions.
12/1/1989 — Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School, becomes the first female editor of the prestigious Harvard Business Review.
"Poets are our original systems thinkers. They look at our most complex environments and they reduce the complexity to something they begin to understand." Great story at Harvard Business Review on poetry in business.
Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers & Employees - Harvard Business Review
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Why firms' internal social media efforts fail, and what to do instead.
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The entrepreneurs behind Airborne have a new old project.
If you ask an extremely successful salesperson, "What makes you different from the average sales rep?" you will most likely get a less-than-accurate answer, if any answer at all. Frankly, the person may not even know the real answer because most successful salespeople are simply doing what comes nat...
Highlights from HBR's 90th anniversary celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 27, 2012.
IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU--AND YOUR CAREER--DOWN? Your inbox is overflowing. You're paralyzed because you have too much to do but don't know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It's time to learn how to get the r...
You may have experience, but obtaining the right credentials is key in a tight job market.
A to-do list is only useful if you cross things off as often as you add tasks on. If something’s been on your list for more than three days, do one of the following: Do it immediately. It...
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