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Boards: Innovation Is Your Responsibility Too

The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for breakthrough innovation in the scramble for competitive advantage. We see this shift playing out …

Innovation

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Employment

If You Want To Fail A Job Interview, Just Say The Words 'You' And 'They'

Did you know that in job interviews, high performers actually speak differently than low performers? In a research study called “Words That Cost You The Job Interview” we discovered that interview answers rated poorly by hiring managers contain very different words than interview answers rated …

Employment

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10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

10 Signs You Should Invest in Automated Financial Reporting Technology

Insights<p>10 Signs You Should Invest in Automated Financial Reporting Technology<p>May 24, 2017<p>It is all too easy to continue with inefficient or poor …

Project Management

Five Reasons To Hire Someone -- And Five Reasons Not To

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been a manager for almost two years but I still struggle with hiring decisions, even though I’ve hired eleven people so far. I lead a customer service team. I’m happy about the eleven hiring decisions I’ve made, for the most part.<p>Eight of my new hires worked out wonderfully and are …

Employment

The Dark Side of Business Intelligence

A well implemented reporting processes and tools can be scary for some. If your company reporting tool relies on Excels, PDFs and PowerPoints, then …

Big Data

Did This Experimental Smartphone Just Solve One Of Tech’s Big Problems?

A new prototype from CMU is “a much more magical, powerful experience than what we’re seeing right now.”<p>Smart devices continue to infiltrate our homes, but they’re often dependent on slow, clunky smartphone apps. Manually pulling up a different app just to turn on a light, turn up the AC, or reboot …

Get ready for Robotic Process Automation | EY Financial Services Insights

<b>Not considering RPA as business-led, as opposed to IT led.</b><p>A successful RPA is a business-led initiative or program with strong partnership from IT, …

How The Most Successful Presenters Pitch Their Ideas

It’s not enough to simply deliver a message. I’m flattered when I get glowing feedback from the audience after a talk. When I deliver a keynote address, I know I need to inspire, entertain, educate and engage the audience. My keynote address is only successful if the audience gets new ideas, can …

The Fatal Resume Mistake 90% Of Job Seekers Make

Most job seekers make a common mistake when they write or update their resumes.<p>They write their resume as though their goal is to blend in with every job-seeker in the pack.<p>They write their resumes in an awful, terse and boring writing style I called Corporate Zombie Speak.<p>Corporate Zombie Speak …

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If I cleared your calendar for an entire day to free you up to be ‘more strategic,’ what …

Management

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Ideas & Inspiration for Small Backyards

If you think that having a small backyard means you can't enjoy your outdoor space as much, think again. We've rounded up 9 inspiring spaces and …

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Know the Difference between Customer Service and Customer Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>The term “customer experience” is ubiquitous in business these days. In fact, focusing on the customer experience has become the single most important way for an organization to achieve success—often becoming its key differentiator and …

Stop Paying Executives for Performance

For chief executives and other senior leaders, it is not unusual for 60-80% of their pay to be tied to performance – whether performance is measured by quarterly earnings, stock prices, or something else. And yet from a review of the research on incentives and motivation, it is wholly unclear why …

Management

10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next, instead they …

How Managers Become Leaders

Artwork: Adam Ekbergs Country Roads 2005, ink-jet print<p>Harald (not his real name) is a high-potential leader with 15 years of experience at a leading European chemical company. He started as an assistant product manager in the plastics unit and was quickly transferred to Hong Kong to help set up …

3 Signs You're Suffering From Collaborative Burnout

Like most organizations, yours probably has its go-the-extra-mile superstars. According to new research, it's those employees whose happiness is most at risk.<p>Are your best employees suffering from collaborative overload?<p>That's the question posed by the <i>Harvard Business Review's</i> latest cover story. …

Leadership

HR Must Stop Waging The War For Talent And Start Delivering The People Organizations Need

Business leaders are rather like politicians. For all their talk about operating in highly competitive landscapes, and their claims to be offering something different, they know that the safe place to be is with everybody else. Hence the preponderance of me-too strategies, an apparently deep-seated …

9 parenting tips from Warren Buffett to set your kids up for success

"When a kid at 8, 9, or 10 years old learns the basics of how finance works and how to behave in a business relationship, he or she can apply those lessons throughout their lives," says Buffett. "Practicing those good habits over a lifetime can have huge beneficial consequences, not just for …

To Improve Your Focus, Notice How You Lose It

We’ve all been there. You try to focus on a task and soon you’re looking out the window, wondering about dinner, analyzing your golf game, fantasizing about your lover. How did your mind end up in Cancun, when you were supposed to be thinking about first-quarter strategy?<p>The normal act of …

Mindfulness

Get More Innovative by Rethinking the Way You Think

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Innovating how we innovate. Improving how we improve. Analyzing how we analyze. Gimmicky workplace wordplay? Absolutely! But effective prods and provocations for inspiring organizational introspection and insight, as well. Exercises like these, often known as “going meta,” focus managerial …

Big Data

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

The biggest culprit in VW’s emissions scandal

Over the last month, the German automaker, Volkswagen, has been in the hot seat for installing software that covered up diesel emissions during …