Dan Rinker

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Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the May 2014 Issue

Enjoy these cartoons from the May issue of HBR, and test your management wit in the <b>HBR Cartoon Caption Contest at the bottom of this post</b>. If we choose your caption as the winner, you will be featured in the next magazine issue and win a free Harvard Business Review Press book.<p>“Focus, people! No …

How to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is …

How to Make a High-Stakes Decision

Even the most decisive manager can be thrown into despair when faced with a high-stakes matter. We make decisions every day without noticing, but a career-making (or breaking) challenge requires thought and deliberation. It’s unlikely that a single approach will serve you every time. However, there …

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter. If Great Aunt Henrietta wrote you a 10-page letter asking why you weren’t married yet, throughout most of the country you paid for the …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …