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8 Personality Types And How To Manage Them

Getting the most out of everyone on your team can be a challenge. This can help.<p>Every team is made up of different personality types, and some demand more time and attention from the leaders who manage them than others. As every team leader knows, there’s no hard and fast management strategy that …

Inside Marriott’s Attempt To Win Over Millennials

Marriott is known for creating perfectly predictable experiences for its guests. Turns out, millennials want the exact opposite of that.<p>The grand dames of the hotel industry–Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt–built their reputations on creating a consistent, high-quality product that would ensure a guest …

The Skills You Need To Grow Your Business And How To Find Them

Keep an eye out for these skills when choosing a team for your new business.<p>You might think that surrounding yourself with people who are just like you is a recipe for success, but it’s not. Or you might think that staying away from people who challenge you or make you angry sometimes is healthy, …

Balancing “We” and “Me”: The Best Collaborative Spaces Also Support Solitude

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 11, 2008<p><i>Let us know what you think of your workspace and see how you compare with others.</i><p><i>For a look at workplace dynamics around the world, visit Christine Congdon’s article “How Culture Shapes the Office” (HBR May 2013).</i><p>The open office has a lot of …

How to Hire the Best Talent and Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m always telling people business isn’t rocket science, but there is one aspect of running a business or leading a team that even seasoned managers find elusive: hiring good people. Bad hires cost in so many ways. It’s absolutely worth …

Employment

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The Perfect Apartment For Breaking Up

These micro-apartments can be reconfigured as tenants’ needs change.<p>As urban populations swell and housing costs skyrocket, many big cities are changing building codes to allow tinier and tinier apartments. While cities have different ideas about what micro-housing really means (in Boston, studios …

Hearst Magazines

How Can Adding Bike Lanes Actually Improve the Flow of Car Traffic, While Increasing Overall Safety? In Two Words, Clever Design

As someone recently introduced to regular bicycling by Citi Bike, New York's bicycle share program, I love bike lanes. I just wish there were more of …

Eyewitness: Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize

Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize,National Portrait Gallery,Photography,Art,Art and design,Culture

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

6 Lessons We Can Learn From A Scandinavian Model Of Success

Empower everyone and celebrate more–no wonder Scandinavians are happier at work.<p>Happiness is a well-documented attribute of life in Denmark, which often extends to the workplace.<p>Corporate goals in the Scandinavian countries are just as ambitious as anywhere else in the world, but people choose to …

The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding

Shelly Lazarus has been building brands at Ogilvy & Mather for more than 40 years. When she joined the agency in 1971, she was one of few women in the advertising field. Twenty-six years later, having steered successful branding efforts for clients such as IBM, Ford, American Express and Unilever, …

So You Want to Join a Board

Many senior managers desire — and are qualified — to join a board. And many companies around the world would greatly benefit from infusions of fresh talent and insight into their boards. Yet all too often board positions go to people who are already serving on other boards. So how can you, a …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …