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How to Improve Your Business English

Chun Hin is a senior manager at a Hong Kong investment bank. Every morning, he listens to Bloomberg radio on his way to work and used to read each issue of the Economist from cover to cover in an effort to continuously improve his English. As a Hong Kong native who grew up speaking Cantonese and …

Language Learning

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s economies moving …

India’s economy: Why the time for growth is now

The driving forces of the country’s growth—including urbanization, a rising middle class, and increasing consumer spending—are ripe for companies to …

Chinese consumers: Revisiting our predictions

As their incomes rise, Chinese consumers are trading up and going beyond necessities.<p><b>In 2011,</b> we tried our hand at predicting the ways in which, in …

Branding

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

Management

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Sometimes you feel like you’re in over your head. Perhaps you got a big promotion or are leading a new, high-profile initiative but you worry that you don’t have the right skills or experience to succeed. Are there strategies you can use to jolt your confidence? How do you “fake it ‘til you make …

Why to Hire 'Emotionally Intelligent' People

When looking to hire new employees, people who can manage their emotions and read those of others might be better picks than people with impressive résumés.<p>"If I were faced with those two candidates, hands down I’d pick the one with emotional intelligence," said Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the …

Emotional Intelligence

Don’t Take Work Stress Home with You

After a long day at the office, many of us find ourselves taking out our stress on friends, children, or significant others. And if we’re not careful, we allow our work stress to become home stress, often at the expense of our families and relationships or our health.<p>In the UK the Health and Safety …

Can You Really Power an Organization with Love?

Tolstoy asserted that “<i>one can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love</i>.” Freud said, “l<i>ove and work… work and love, that’s all there is</i>.”<p>Love and work.<p>Tolstoy and Freud suggest we need to do both. I suggest we need to do both <i>at the same time.</i><p>For centuries, outside …

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not …