Mindy Schlegel

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Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You

Google's Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference thatGoogle is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation …

Public Speaking

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate.<p>What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”? A task manager hogging airspace up at the front of the room? Or …

Design

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

A hospital administrator recently talked to us about an issue that is all too common for patients: missed medical appointments. The story was about a woman named Mary (a pseudonym), a patient with a painful chronic condition who continually failed to keep her regular appointments. In an effort to …

Design

The Overcommitted Organization

A senior executive we’ll call Christine is overseeing the launch of Analytix, her company’s new cloud-based big-data platform, and she’s expected to meet a tight go-live deadline. Until two weeks ago, her team was on track to do that, but it has since fallen seriously behind schedule. Her biggest …

Management

Why Management Needs Philosophers

Underlying the practice and study of business is the belief that management is a science and that business decisions must be driven by rigorous analysis of data. The explosion of big data has reinforced this idea. In a recent EY survey, 81% of executives said they believed that “data should be at …

Management

How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.<p>When that …

Management

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? Frequently restarting meetings …

Management

How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews, and What to Do About It

The annual performance review already has many strikes against it. Harried managers end up recalling high and low points on the fly; employees often get unclear direction.<p>Here’s another flaw: Women are shortchanged by these reviews. In my forthcoming book on gender bias in the workplace, cowritten …

Northwestern University

When Clinicians Know They’re Being Watched, Patients Fare Better

In the 1920s, a series of experiments were conducted at Hawthorne Works, a Western Electric telephone factory just outside Chicago, to study the effects of lighting on worker productivity. The researchers found that improved lighting increased manufacturing output – but only until the study ended, …

Medicine

Your Organization Wastes Time. Here’s How to Fix It.

A year into their jobs, how many employees still have the unbridled energy and enthusiasm that they brought with them to their first day on the job? How many still believe they can make a difference?<p>Unproductive routines, corporate bureaucracy, and “administrivia” kill ambition and sap energy for …

Management

The Edison of Medicine

One morning last year, James Dahlman came to Bob Langer’s office at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research to say good-bye. He was meeting with Langer and Dan Anderson—his doctoral advisers. The 29-year-old was about to take up his first faculty position, in the biomedical engineering …

Innovation

How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment

Most managers I know want their employees to be curious and experimental, to take the initiative and develop new products and solutions. But, as it turns out, managers also like to micromanage and control outcomes through safe, predictable processes. As a result, managers end up stifling the very …

Creativity