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Why Bad Guys Win at Work

“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, <i>The Predators Among Us.</i><p>Psychopathy is one of three “dark triad” traits, the other two being narcissism and Machiavellianism. It should be noted that, unlike clinical …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

How to Get Rid of a Cramp, Fast

Try these three steps to help soothe the spasm<p>Let’s be clear: The best way to cure a cramp is to prevent a cramp. For most riders, that means not jumping into a race or hard ride way above your ability, as cramps are nearly always the unwelcome byproduct of working muscles beyond their current …

Muscle

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Job

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Think Like a Workplace Futurist

In the first quarter of 2015, Millennials finally overtook Generation X as the largest cohort in the workplace -- there are more than 53.5 million of them working today. Their massive size and economic power has had marketers and business leaders tracking the "Millennial mindset" for years.<p>And yet, …

Business Professors Need to Spend Time in Companies

Today, more and more students, parents, and taxpayers are demanding a greater return for the cost of college education. <i>The</i> <i>Economist</i> has called it a “revolution” and a “cost crisis” in university education. People are justifiably asking whether there is a reasonable return on their tuition …

Why you are sourcing for a node.js developer, and not a javascript developer

Today I had a recruiter reach out to me on linkedin to talk to me in detail,about a node.js development position. It was a long message, per usual …

Facebook ads are about to get even more personal

Site is offering small businesses new location-aware adverts, to let them distinguish between users in different places<p>Already alarmed by how well Facebook’s adverts seem to know you? They are about to get even more specific.<p>The social media company is rolling out two new ad products aimed squarely …

Social Media

When Your Employee Doesn’t Take Feedback

In my decade as a leadership coach, I have heard countless versions of the same concern from my clients — committed leaders who understand the importance of giving actionable feedback to their team members – who find themselves thwarted when the person receiving it acts out, shuts down, or fails to …

Malcolm Turnbull works from a standing desk: Should you do the same?

Malcolm Turnbull has made innovation a key focus of his government’s agenda and the Prime Minister is even applying that approach to his choice of …

Ergonomics

How to Get Fast in One Season

<b>Set Up a Reward System<br>The rider:</b> Rick Gravley, 48 <b><br>The breakthrough year:</b> Gravley’s breakout year started at the end of 2013, when a routine doctor’s visit for some back pain revealed that his “creeping weight” had actually hit 270 pounds and he was borderline diabetic. A year and 85 dropped pounds …

The Making of a Corporate Athlete

If there is one quality that executives seek for themselves and their employees, it is sustained high performance in the face of ever-increasing pressure and rapid change. But the source of such performance is as elusive as the fountain of youth. Management theorists have long sought to identify …

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The world’s top-performing CEO isn’t a household name. In fact, Lars Rebien Sørensen doesn’t even look like a big-time global executive. We recently traveled to the quiet town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, to meet with the CEO of the Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk at his lakefront summer …

10 Butternut Squash Soups That Are The Pinnacle Of Fall Eats

It's like autumn in a bowl.<p>It's hard to get through the fall season without eating your weight in butternut squash soup. Butternut squash is one of our favorite parts of fall, and soup is the easiest way to prepare it, so naturally we eat a lot of it. Plus, it basically tastes like autumn in a …

How Managers Can See the Future More Clearly

Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.<p>Suppose the management lens was smeared, …

When 'unlimited vacation' is code for 'no vacation'

by Megan McArdle<p>It emerged this week that Grant Thornton, the nation's sixth-largest accounting firm, is planning to offer unlimited vacation days, a …

When the Competition Is Trying to Poach Your Top Employee

If you’ve got smart, talented people on your team, chances are they’ll get calls from recruiters. How should you respond when a competitor is wooing one of your employees? How do you know if your team member is really considering the offer or bluffing? Should you make a counteroffer? And what can …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

How Meetings Differ, from Stockholm to New Delhi

It was a cold December morning in Stockholm and I stomped my feet briskly while waiting for the bus. When the bus pulled up the woman closest to the door hurried on and I stepped forward happy to follow her. Although I had been oblivious to the loose queue my fellow passengers had formed, I could …

5 Reputation-Ruining Phrases You Should Never Let Your Boss Hear You Say

If you want to get ahead at work, there are certain things you should steer clear of saying in the office. Even if what you’re saying is true (and …

Visas for entrepreneurs: Labor unveils plans to lure 'smartest minds on the planet' to Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An entrepreneurial visa program could turbo-charge the nation's tech start-up scene, according to the Federal Opposition.<p>If elected, Labor is …

Australia

Watch two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

Two quadrocopters construct a rope bridge strong enough to carry the weight of a human in the hypnotic video (above), uploaded to YouTube this week by researcher Federico Augugliaro. The impressive feat wasn't a one-person operation. It's the latest accomplishment from many researches and …

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Focus on Before a Job Interview

Years ago, when I was interviewing for the job of deputy editor at <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, I thought I had carefully prepared for my full day of interviews. I had my favorite suit dry cleaned and ready to go. I took my older daughter (a notoriously bad sleeper) to my parents’ house so I could count …

Six weeks' extra pay for 900 Blackmores vitamins staff after profit bonanza

by Simon Evans<p>Most of the 900 staff at vitamins maker Blackmores have been given an extra six weeks' pay as part of a profit-sharing scheme, while …

Nicole Kidman