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Managing To-Do Lists

Introduction<p>Welcome<p>50s<p>What you need to know<p>4m 30s<p>1. Using the Top-Five Paper List Types<p>Using a multicolumn list for batching<p>3m 4s<p>Creating an …

Layout and Composition: Marketing Collateral

Introduction<p>1. Preparing to Design: Essential First Steps<p>2. Preparing to Design: Developing the Content<p>3. Brochures<p>4. Stationery Systems<p>5. Posters<p>6. …

Learning Canva

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Back from the dead

IF YOU asked regulators in 2008 which financial instrument they most wished had never been invented, odds were that they angrily splurted a …

Finance

Motivation!

Career Advice for Millennials

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar<p>Tired of the bad rap millennials get? Overcome it with these tips from career expert Dan Schawbel<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. …

Employment

A small step forward

NOBODY can accuse the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, of being gun-shy. A few weeks ago its clumsy attempt to restrain dodgier …

How to develop your presence as a leader

<i>Executive presence is an essential element of effective leadership according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su, co-authors of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence. Wilkins spoke recently with Tom Fox, guest writer for On Leadership, about how federal</i> …

How to Ace an Internal Interview

You’ve put your hat in the ring for a new position at your company and you just got word that you’ve been selected for an interview. What could be easier than chatting with managers you already know? Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Internal interviews require the same rigor as interviews with an …

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up Already

<b>The finding:</b> Words of encouragement do not inspire people to perform better during a workout.<p><b>The research:</b> Brandon Irwin asked subjects in a lab to perform two sets of abdominal exercises called “planks.” Some people did both sets alone. Others did the first set alone and the second with a virtual …

How Money Actually Buys Happiness

Warren Buffett’s advice about money has been scrutinized — and implemented — by savvy investors all over the world. But while most people know they can benefit from expert help to make money, they think they already know how to spend money to reap the most happiness. As a result, they follow their …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader

An interview with <b>Joseph Badaracco</b>, Harvard Business School professor.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Harvard Business School professor Joseph Badaracco. One of his courses that he teaches at HBS revolves around …

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

Attacking the Sleep Conspiracy

An interview with <b>Russell Sanna</b>, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.<p>JULIA KIRBY: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Julia Kirby, one of the editors of the Harvard Business Review, and I’m joined today by Russell Sanna. He’s …

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now.<p>We’re in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it’s difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is. We’re surrounded by people who are expert at winning — …

Would You Wear That Company’s T-Shirt in Public?

A client recently told me that he knew it was time to leave his previous job when he was no longer proud to wear the company’s T-shirt in public. His comment is telling. The seemingly simple and innocuous act of wearing a company’s T-shirt is actually a very personal and public endorsement that …

The Fatal Flaw with Anger Management Programs

Handling conflict is one of the most difficult aspects of any manager’s job. In the 30 years I’ve worked with C-level executives, I’ve noticed that playing King Solomon to warring colleagues has gotten even harder, thanks to the “anger management” programs designed to eradicate intense emotions in …