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The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

Contextual Intelligence

Photography: Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2013<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2013, Hong Kong, China<p>Whether as managers or as academics, we study business to extract learning, formalize it, and apply it to puzzles we wish to solve. That’s why we go to business school, why we write …

Stop Wasting Valuable Time

A few days before AnyCo’s biweekly top management team meeting, the CEO’s assistant sends out an e-mail asking attendees to submit agenda items. A hodgepodge of suggestions comes back. The head of HR wants to update the team on a nasty age discrimination lawsuit that’s about to go to trial. The …

Management

5 Essential Communications Skills to Catapult Your Career

Developing great communication skills is a key to professional success.<p>Communication skills have always been instrumental for senior leaders. But they’ve become equally important for aspiring leaders.<p>Professionals today are expected to show polished “executive” communications skills earlier in …

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some …

How to Clone Your Best Decision-Makers

Any company’s decisions lie on a spectrum. On one end are the small, everyday decisions that add up to a lot of value over time. Amazon, Capital One, and others have already figured out how to automate many of these, like whether to recommend product B to a customer who buys product A or what …

People Cheat More if a Task Is Harder than Expected

In a trivia-test experiment, people were more likely to break the rules by peeking at the answers if they had been misled to believe that the test was easy, says a team led by Celia Moore of London Business School. Those who had expected the task to be easy provided about <b>7%</b> more correct answers …

Research: We’re Too Busy to Follow the Rules

Long hours spent working in a demanding environment can exhaust you, sure. But according to new research, there’s another hidden cost attached to an intense day: neglecting those secondary tasks that, while not as visible or lauded by your boss, might be essential to the safety or ethics of your …

American Wealth Gap Widens Despite Economic Recovery

The surge in the U.S. stock market over the past few years has disproportionately benefited wealthier Americans, according to the Federal Reserve and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. While <b>nearly all</b> families in the top 10% owned shares, the proportion of families holding stock declined from <b>15.1%</b> in 2010 to</b> …

How to Tame Your Email and To-Do List

Work is messy, but that doesn't mean that you have to be a hot mess at work. This week, as a part of Money Talking's first management conversation, WNYC's business editor Charlie Herman speaks with two experts from the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> on getting organized and maximizing your productivity at …

Creativity and the Role of the Leader

<b>♦ BLOG: Join the conversation with Teresa Amabile about the challenges of managing creativity.</b><p>Creativity has always been at the heart of business, but until now it hasn’t been at the top of the management agenda. By definition the ability to create something novel and appropriate, creativity is …

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …