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How To Spot Future Leaders

If you’re looking for the next generation of leaders, seek out these seven types.<p>One of the most difficult things a leader has to do is identify and develop other leaders in their midst.<p>Too often, organizations promote people based on competency, not on leadership potential–the so-called Peter …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary

In most companies, decisions are made based on executive summaries. Here's how to write one that will generate the right decision.<p>Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any …

Decoding leadership: What really matters

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.<p><b>Telling CEOs</b> these days that leadership …

The secrets of successful organizational redesigns: McKinsey Global Survey results

While large-scale change efforts have become common, few organizations get them right. Executives suggest that alignment, inclusiveness, and good …

Building capabilities for performance

The capabilities that companies need most have evolved, but methods of building those skills have not. Our survey finds that the most effective …

Human Resources

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Better Listener

“It can be stated, with practically no qualification,” Ralph G. Nichols and Leonard A. Stevens write in a 1957 HBR article, “That people in general do not know how to listen. They have ears that hear very well, but seldom have they acquired the necessary aural skills which would allow those ears to …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …