We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation. A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it fast-paced?
Employee turnover is expensive. Replacing an employee who quits costs, on average, 21% of their annual pay. While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact of life in today’s fast-moving job market,
HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers (with bonus article "How Managers Become Leaders" by Michael D. Watkins)
Description Publication Date: February 28, 2017 Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles.
President Trump campaigned on a promise to “build a great, great wall on our southern border.” After he was inaugurated as president, his administration said it was considering taxing imports from Mexico
Most of us assume that if we want to change people’s behavior, we need to change their incentives. For example, after I published research and advice on collaboration in professional service firms, I from
Last week, @Work Advice shared tips on how to get your résumé through an employer’s automated gatekeepers. Now that human reviewers are involved, it’s time to get creative and slip your résumé into a of
Eat more fish, they say. Don’t care for the taste, and cooking it can be tricky, you say. Try this stew, I say. It’s not fishy. It’s winy and slightly “agrodolce,” with sweet and sour components of stout
Imagine an oncologist with more than a decade of practice experience is evaluating a lung cancer patient today. During her training years ago, there would have been a handful of therapy options to consider.
Watch as the planet is irreversibly changed The team behind Google Earth released an update today to the Timelapse feature of its satellite imagery app, and it’s a great way to see the rapid pace of urban
In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s
You're still mincing your garlic? Get with the times, man. What if we told you that everything you knew about garlic was a lie? The vampires. The mincing. Well, just those two things really. Cooking chopped
Most of what has been written about apologies is fundamentally manipulative, because the focus is on technique — on applying psychology to extract forgiveness from others, as in: “What do I need to say
Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties. But as my mid-fifties arrived, and as the debate about the human lifespan rages on, I’ve been
Five years ago, I seemed to have it all. I was 28 years old and making $70,000 a year working for the federal government. I had a fancy job title, a nice apartment, health care, generous retirement benefits,
Behold one of the year's best films. “Moonlight” is a lyric poem in three stanzas. It’s a movie of haunting specificity that also speaks to anyone who’s clung to shards of hope despite dejection. It’s