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How To Successfully Conquer Goal Setting For Your Retail Store

I used to handle all the franchise training for a coffee chain. I encouraged new franchisees to tell their employees the <i>inciting incident</i> that made …

Motivation

15 Employees From Retail Hell and What To Do About Them

The most important assets any business has are their employees. (Read why I left a job over a boss who didn't think so <b>here</b>.)<p>In retail, employees …

World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Because walking across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge just isn't scary enough, China is finding new ways to bring the fear.<p>The country's latest -- billed as the world's longest -- opened at the end of 2017 in Hebei Province's Hongyagu Scenic Area.<p>And just in case the 488 meter span …

Grand Canyon

11 Brand New Books for Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

September was packed full of excellent releases in business, marketing, leadership, and more.<p>Every day, countless books are added to Amazon, packed with knowledge to help entrepreneurs and small business owners improve and grow. I culled the best new releases from September, from management, …

Entrepreneurship

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit<p>Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project …

Space Science

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Okay, I’m sure you know a bit more than that, but unless you’re a Renaissance scholar, you’re certain to find yourself amazed and surprised at how much you didn’t know about the quintessential Renaissance man when you encounter a compilation of his notebooks—Codex Arundel—which has been digitized by the British Library and made available to the public.

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques Managers Should Avoid

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, two of the best known academic researchers on goal-setting, wrote an article in <i>American Psychologist</i> summarizing their 35 years of research. Among their findings:<p>Setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance than …

What We Learned About Management in 2016, in 19 Charts

The 1% and the Asian middle class have gained the most from globalization. The U.S. lower middle class, not so much.<p>In many cases, Millennials and Baby Boomers want the same things out of a new job. And Boomers are slightly more likely to want to work somewhere fun.<p>People who are both in demand by …

How Low-Paying Retailers Can Adapt to Higher Minimum Wages

Fifteen states have increased their minimum wage this year, with more on the way. In Seattle, for example, large employers will have to pay a $15 minimum wage by January 2017. These increases will seriously affect low-wage employers such as retailers and restaurants, which means investors should be …

Leadership May Not Be the Problem with Your Innovation Team

Last November we published an assessment on HBR.org to help readers diagnose the extent to which their organizations create conditions that favor successful innovation. About 1,500 people completed the assessment, representing organizations across industries at different stages of maturity. Despite …

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set …

What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise Too Soon

A hungry, driven employee is every manager’s dream. But when you have a direct report whose ambition and desire are greater than his ability or experience, managing expectations isn’t easy. How should you handle someone who is constantly asking for a promotion, raise, or responsibility for which …

This Plane’s Seating Chart Tells The Story Of American Income Inequality

The space on a regular plane, of course, is already divided unequally. The seats with more space up front in first and business class have more space …

An Infographic Every Boss Should Read

These all-too-common management behaviors make self-motivation almost impossible.<p>I've written several posts on management mistakes, but this infographic is a brilliant summary of how bad and weak management practices can destroy a team's motivation. It's from Weekdone, a startup that builds status …

OpenOffice

Why Stress Is Good for You and How to Respond to It

<b>“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”</b> …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

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5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

China pledges $2bn for developing world

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1196000/1196415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532501906_bbf4f888db2df0afa9fed5e06898afbe<p><b>Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase …

Xi Jinping

What He Said About Hell and the Bible Rocked the Christian World. Here’s What Ex-Pastor Rob Bell Is Up to Four Years Later.

Few evangelical figures in recent memory have sparked as much theological debate as has Rob Bell, the author, speaker and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who ignited furor when his 2011 book “Love Wins” questioned traditional theological constructs surrounding …

Wealth inequality in America: It's worse than you think

For the true believers in laissez faire economic policy, the recent and ongoing national discussion over income and wealth inequality probably seems …

Sorry, But Media Coverage of Pope Francis is Papal Bull

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Pope Francis

New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause.<p>Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. …

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has …

NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Latest Outlook and 2014-15 Super Bowl Odds

The NFL teased that things would be different this season.<p>Key word being "teased" as things around the league are slowly morphing back to familiar territory. Cincinnati looked like a contender before getting eviscerated by a New England team on <i>Sunday Night Football</i> that appeared on its last gasps …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

Does Your Sales Team Know Your Strategy?

<b>Frank Cespedes</b>, HBS professor and author of <i>Aligning Strategy and Sales</i>, explains how to get the front line on board. For more, read his article, Putting Sales at the Center of Strategy.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with …