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Are You Too Afraid to Succeed?

Tim had been on the fast track. An Ivy League graduate, he had joined one of the premier consulting firms as an associate. He went on to take an MBA at INSEAD, graduating at the top of his class. Recruited by a pharmaceutical firm he rose quickly through the ranks, joining the executive team in …

The Importance of Giving Credit

Virtually everyone has experienced or witnessed instances in which credit was assigned in an unfair manner: managers unabashedly took credit for the work of their invisible hard-working staff; quiet performers were inadequately recognized for their contributions; credit was assigned to the wrong …

Sometimes It’s OK to Procrastinate

Go Ahead, Put It Off<p>New Voices: Is It Time for 'Active' Procrastination?<p>British Psychological Society<p>There are two types of procrastination, passive and active. The first is the type our superegos, parents, and significant others are always warning us against: Getting stuck in uncertainty and …

America’s Long and Productive History of Class Warfare

Six days before the election, the Republican nominee for president attended a fund-raising dinner at a posh New York restaurant. Two-hundred of the country’s richest and most powerful men were on hand. The next day, they were confronted with <i>this</i> atop the front page of one of the city’s leading …

Stop Using Your Inbox as a To-Do List

Do you leave emails in your inbox so that you remember to read or tackle them? If so, you’re using your email to manage your tasks—and those are actually two very different things. Using a separate task manager, one that ties in closely with your email, can help you spend less time sifting through …

When Your Boss Is Too Nice

Yes, it can be pleasant to work for someone who is kind and thoughtful but there’s a difference between bosses who are pleasant to work for and those who avoid conflict at all costs. Managers in the latter category don’t give tough feedback, shy away from going to bat for their teams, and give in …

Minute Manager Series)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 11, 2014</b><p>Feeling stressed about your upcoming presentation? Whether you're nervous about how you'll organize your thoughts or how you'll articulate them on the big day, Presentations provides the quick guidelines and expert tips you need to: (1) Craft your message, …

How to Have a Eureka Moment

In the ancient world, the Greeks believed that all great insights came from one of nine muses, divine sisters who brought inspiration to mere mortals. In the modern world, few people still believe in the muses, but we all still love to hear stories of sudden inspiration. Like Newton and the apple, …

Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

Minute Manager Series)

Publication Date: <b>March 11, 2014</b><p>Your boss plays an important role in your career. So how do you navigate this delicate, significant professional relationship without playing political games or compromising your character? Managing Up offers concise, expert tips on: (1) Understanding your manager's …

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

Winning as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The maid-of-honor was consoling the bride, desperately trying to keep her makeup from liquefying. The yacht was perfect, of course, and most of the bridesmaids were there as planned. So what was the problem? No pictures. The photographer was a no-show. Well, the bride would make sure that he never …

Can You See the Opportunity Right in Front of You?

Do you find your household thermostat to be endlessly fascinating? How about that smoke alarm installed in your basement — spend much time gazing at it with wonder? Tony Fadell did. The founder of Nest has had a lifelong penchant for looking at mundane everyday household devices and wondering <i>Why</i> …

Gauge Which Activities Aren’t in Sync with Your Strategy

<i>Take this brief assessment for feedback on how to improve strategic alignment in eight key areas.</i><p>Most organizational leaders struggle to align day-to-day activities with strategy, even though they know it’s important to do. Almost 80% of the more than 1,200 senior executives recently surveyed by …

Surviving a Start-Up’s Transition from Projects to Processes

“Why change my leadership style? It got us to this point, where we’ve established a real beachhead in our market.”<p>These are the famous last words of many an entrepreneur. Failing to realize that critical transition points in the growth of an enterprise require leaders to shift emphasis, they …

Research: CEOs Matter More Today Than Ever, at Least in America

How much credit does the CEO deserve when a company is performing well? Is success really attributable to a single executive, or are economic and industry trends ultimately responsible? What about the rest of the organization? These questions are part of a rich research tradition that seeks to …

Scotch Whisky 101

August 15, 2013 | Filed under: Featured,Food & Beverage | Posted by: Katherine Reseburg<p><i>Everything you need to know and much more about the</i> …