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Harvard Business Review

June 19, 2018<p>The Real Reason You Work Nights and Weekends<p><b>From Amy Bernstein</b><br>Editor, Harvard Business Review<p>Here’s a startling stat: Most managers spend upwards of 85% of their workday on email, in meetings, and on the phone. As a result, too many of us have gotten into the habit of collaborating …

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful tool for getting the most out of the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the biggest challenges for business leaders is getting the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your company. Business …

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that solve …

Social Media

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Here’s how much you need to save each month to be a millionaire in 10 years

Becoming a millionaire isn't the challenge it once was. In fact, you may already be on track to reach seven figures by age 67.<p>But what if you want to …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

When doing strategy, make yourself an outsider | Strategy & Corporate Finance

February 13, 2018 – <i>By Chris Bradley</i><p>The common method of developing a strategy starts bottom up: compile all the facts you can gather about your …

Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Here Is Why Soft Skills Are a Manager's Most Significant Skills

Why Soft Skills Are a Manager's Most Significant Skills<p>You Can Help Managers Develop Soft Skills by Coaching, Mentoring, and Training<p>Updated April …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

These Psychologists May Have Cracked the Code to Motivating Employees (and Retaining Them)

Spoiler: it's not about money<p>Did you know 66% of millennials plan to leave their current employer by 2020? Or that 72% of CEOs are worried about their ability to attract and retain talent with the right skills? These are just a few of the startling statistics facing today's small business owners, …

Don't Let the 'Urgent' Overtake the 'Important'

The difference between the two is key to proper time management and vital to growing your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, at our consulting firm, we were scheduled to begin strategy work with a new client. But, the night before our session, he emailed …

Time Management

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues, and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content …

Take This Course to Become a Better Leader

The best bosses and mentors are usually the ones that lead by example, setting a standard that's both inspiring and practical, helping define and …

10 Leadership Focus Areas That Build High Performing Teams

Shape the conditions that promote teamwork and results.<p>No one person is more important than the whole team.<p>The best teams win together, learn together, adapt together, lose together, and grow together. In high performing teams, their interactions and communications are fluid, relevant, and even …

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Have you ever been on an executive team where things just clicked? You had a common goal, communication flowed easily, and everyone was willing to put in the long hours for a final push. Looking back, you wish you could replicate and carry forward that same secret sauce on every team, especially …

The Best Hire You'll Ever Make? The CEO of Absolut Says Look For "Diagonal Thinkers"

You should hire more "diagonal thinkers."<p>Hiring the right talent for your organization is not an easy task.<p>It's a challenge every founder and CEO struggles with--because finding the right people takes more than just reading through a handful of resumes and cover letters. This is a topic I speak on …

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

To be a good manager to the employees you’re in charge of, you need to be a strong communicator to your employees about your expectations, deadlines, …

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning

To rapidly—and securely—enable new learning, teaching, and business models, academic institutions are turning to cloud and digital workspace solutions.<p>Academic institutions have always found ways to push boundaries. Today, the ability to rapidly adopt new learning, teaching, and business models has …

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results

A comprehensive guide to developing the right content marketing strategy and creating content that delivers real results for your business.<p>Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage …

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

<b>Sydney Finkelstein,</b> a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to face with employees to communicate lessons about …

Acing Leadership: How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Our job as leaders is to build people up not make them feel inferior<p>Leadership is never easy. It often comes with a whole lot of stress and pressure. One thing that helps leaders deal with these demands is self-confidence. However, self-confidence can sometimes come across to employees as ego. This …

Employment

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

Understanding the various business types | Want to make extra money? Start a side hustle business

When budding entrepreneurs want to launch a new business, many of them imaging quitting the jobs, leaving financial security behind and risking it …