“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed
Phin Barnes recalls how, when his VC firm First Round Capital was deciding whether to back the meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron, founder Matt Salzberg's eyes lit up as he nerded out on logistics details.
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Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern built
For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively
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After going through his own Hell Week only a few years prior, Leif Babin found himself leading a new generation of US Navy SEAL candidates through their own struggles on a cold Southern California night
From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more. Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose
You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new to the team, they're
Content marketing is more than just another buzzword. It’s not simply another word for blogging or social media, and it’s not a strategy that should be approached halfheartedly. In actual fact, content
Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.
In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to
Elon Musk and Tesla are exceptional at telling their company's evolving story. Over 2 million people have watched his debut of the Powerwall on Youtube, for example. Like a lot of people, I self identified
Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you
For example, if your goal is to increase sales by 15 percent, estimate how much you are willing to pay for that result and how that will affect your budgeting and marketing options in the future. Generally,
Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited
If you want to lead, you can’t only be good at the job you already do. Start brushing up on your leadership skills right now. Facebook wouldn’t be Facebook had Mark Zuckerberg decided to stay a programmer.
Whether your company is large or small, being a leader is a tough job. Not only are you responsible for your own performance, but you are also responsible for the performance of your employees and of organization.
STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means
But since HBS admits only about 11% of applicants, it's crucial that you stand out from the crowd. Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, which helps clients earn admission to top MBA programs,