Cathy Hsieh

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What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

3 questions for reflecting on your leadership

Leadership isn’t just about leading others — you have to first be able to lead yourself. This takes constant learning and self-awareness, a knowledge …

CreateSpace

5 Takeaways From Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods

Surprised? It's just the beginning.<p>Jeff Bezos' Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods at $42 a share--that's an enthusiastic 27% premium to its closing price yesterday. What does this mean for you? Here are some early takeaways about what this major acquisition could mean for business--and for you …

Design Thinking with Kids

In recent years, design thinking has becoming an increasingly common buzzword in many different sectors, including education. Over the past few …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Emotional Intelligence Is The Real Secret To Getting Promoted Faster

Your technical skills probably won’t secure you that management role, but these seven habits might.<p>There was a time not too long ago when the person with the most technical knowledge got promoted fastest. But that’s often no longer the case.<p>Once someone gets promoted, technical skills become less …

Emotional Intelligence

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

Creative People Literally See the World Differently, Mind-Blowing Research Shows

Exceptionally creative people and your average Joe see different things when they look around.<p>Creative people aren't just different because of the surprising and valuable work they produce. Nor is exceptional creativity all a matter of personality. The differences between the creatively gifted and …

Why Reading Is the Most Intelligent Thing You Can Do

Reading plays an integral role in developing our intelligence, problem-solving, and analytical skills. All good reasons to do more of it.<p>We've all had it embedded within us since the day we were born: The only way to become smarter, no matter what you study or where you are, is to read. What few …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Show Gratitude at Work

We believe in taking thank you beyond the Hallmark card and embracing gratitude within our daily office life.<p>As children, one of the first life lessons we absorb is the importance of saying "thank you". I'm experiencing this now as I watch my grandchildren grow up - it's not only heartwarming to …

Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead

So what are we learning from all this? Mainly, that that creative geniuses aren’t born creative geniuses.<p>Of course, there’s a role for natural talent but the very process of writing, painting, inventing and sculpting – <i>and doing so in volume</i> – helps you become better and more original in your …

Learning’s Role in Innovation

The world has changed. Organizations are facing increasing disruptions, more information is available, and new technologies are making it easier and …

6 Tips to Create & Innovate

I remember the first time I walked into a bookstore and noticed the books facing forward with handwritten reviews dangling underneath. It made …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …

How the Rapid Rise of the Gig Economy Is Changing the Way We Work

Many professionals have said goodbye to the traditional 9-5 job and are becoming freelancers to be able to work when and where they want.<p>Nearly a decade ago, the United States started into the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Housing markets collapsed. Unemployment numbers …

Gig Economy

Be Playful and Authentic When Sharing Your Story

<i>As a Design Director at IDEO, Jenn Maer is a creative leader, brand strategist, and storyteller. Jenn is happiest when creating stories and projects</i> …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

What Musk, Zuckerberg and Buffett Can Teach You About Playing to Your Strengths

Learn what these three titans of entrepreneurship can teach you about concentrating resources on your strengths to avoid mediocrity.<p>When you're learning a musicalinstrument, it's sage advice to practice what you can't do rather than what you can do. If you can speed through your scales on guitar …

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

3 Killer Persuasion Techniques You Can Learn From Billionaire Warren Buffett

If you want to persuade others, there are endless tips and tricks available. Most of them tell you how to package your argument to make it as convincing as possible, but according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, even if you heed every bit of advice out there on the topic, you've still ignored the …

Los Angeles

危機中的歐洲:未來一年選舉中需警惕的政治風險

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes

Celebrated innovation firm IDEO lays out a quick exercise to get brilliant ideas flowing.<p>Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Design Thinkers

Practice these habits to evolve your business model!<p>Design thinking is a methodology that when practiced, can become part of your mindset. In organizations, new approaches can translate into new models of culture transformation. For a basic overview of design thinking- a human centered …

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy

Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being <i>industrial</i> economies to <i>knowledge</i> economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning to <i>human</i> economies—and the shift has profound implications for management.<p>What do I mean by the human economy? …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

Magazine<p>When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating …

Greenspace

How Does Creativity Really Work? I’m Going Inside IDEO to Find Out

Recently I left my dream job at Google. My new almost-full-time job is writing, but part of the master plan is to spend a few days moonlighting as a …

8 Steps to Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life

Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand, I was in a job I hated and my career was going nowhere.<p>Before I invested in my personal brand, I was in a field I no longer liked and working for a company that didn't listen to a single one of my ideas, EVER. I was in a major career slump, …

Social Media

Learning about storytelling from IDEO

<i>Last week I finished my first digital course at IDEO University — Storytelling for Influence. Five weeks full of ‘‘Aha!’’ moments, and a great</i> …