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To Get Over Something, Write About It

In one of my leadership development workshops, we invited participants to write up and present an account of a difficult experience. We ended up with more than we had expected when Simon, a senior executive at an oil company, told the group about a harrowing experience that he had never properly …

Warren Buffett Shares His Best Career Advice - And It's Ridiculously Simple

To say that Warren Buffett has a deep understanding of business - training himself with critical thinking exercises and a rigorous reading program - …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

By and<p>Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You …

100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You

Posted February 24, 2016, 12:00 PM with category of Publishing Industry<p>A pointed question from Jane McGonigal led our General Manager, Sally …

What happens when leaders aren’t capable of expected actions?

No change can happen without pain. Capabilities can be developed, but only when people feel there is a need to do so. The as-is leadership profiles …

“We Want to Convert 1BHK Flat into 2BHK Flat” Can You Guide?

October 4, 2014<p><b>Why There Are More Followers of Dr.Wayne Dyre Then Swami Vivekananda and Warren Buffett put together?</b><p>Greetings from Hitesh! I am sure …

The China wave

MANAGEMENT thinkers have paid surprisingly little attention to how Chinese firms are run. They routinely ascribe those firms’ rapid growth in recent …

Give Your Unsung Office Heroes a Raise

The single most important thing you do at work is interact with other people. That’s the key insight from <i>Workspaces that Move People</i>, the HBR feature I co-wrote with Greg Lindsay and Jennifer Magnolfi.<p>If it sounds like unprovable generic wisdom, academic puffery, it’s not. We have data, collected …

5 Tips for New Team Leaders

I’ve been a new manager five times in my career: once as a first-time manager at Google going from being a teammate to leading peers, three times as I was promoted within Google, and most recently as the new Chief Revenue Officer for UberConference, a teleconferencing startup in San Francisco. What …

Get Over Your Fear of Sales

When you graduate from college with a degree in communication studies and rhetoric, the business world can look very confusing. Unsure of where I fit in, I explored options. Many friends suggested sales. I was doubtful. I worried that being in sales would not carry the prestige and credibility I so …

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The Marshmallow Test for Grownups

Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged four to six, were placed in a room furnished only with a table and chair. A single treat, …

The Silicon Valley Secret to Motivating Employees

Motivating employees is a hot topic in every company, every team, and with every manager. And nowhere is the work ethic more legendary than in Silicon Valley.<p>How do Silicon Valley companies get their employees to work weekends and to pull all-nighters? How do they get them to work on “death …

All For One

01 Sep 2014<p>In her new book, HBS Professor Linda Hill shows that when it comes to innovation, the most successful leaders don’t push a vision—they …