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Minute Manager Series)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>June 03, 2014</b><p>You know you need to delegate some of your work so that you have time to focus on the things that require your expertise. But it's not easy to do. "Delegating Work" quickly walks you through the fundamentals of: (1) Establishing a productive environment, (2) …

Is Your Company Ready for the Looming Talent Drought?

Even if your firm has a healthy employee base and a strong balance sheet, chances are good that it’s about to face a significant shortage of qualified managers. I reached that conclusion in 2007, after working with Nitin Nohria, the current dean of Harvard Business School, and colleagues at the …

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter. If Great Aunt Henrietta wrote you a 10-page letter asking why you weren’t married yet, throughout most of the country you paid for the …

This Is What Democracy Looks Like In A Country Of 1.2 Billion (PHOTOS)

Millions of Indians headed to the polls in the third phase of the country's national elections, a crucial step in choosing the next government.<p>Nearly 110 million people were eligible to vote on Thursday, many of them in the country's heartland states where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main …

India election: BJP 'bachelor' Modi admits marriage

<b>Narendra Modi, the controversial prime ministerial candidate of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has for the first time publicly admitted that he is married.</b><p>Mr Modi, 63, made the declaration when he filed election nomination papers.<p>He married Jashodaben when he was 17 but the …

India election: Result is key for foreign investors

Foreign firms investing in India, is a major election issue.<p>Global companies have, of course, been interested in selling to the world's second most populous nation but their appetite has faded over the last few years due to some unfriendly policies.<p>Starbucks and Tesco have become the first foreign …

India election: Leading artists warn against Modi

<b>Prominent Indian artists and academics have written an open letter warning against the possible election of Hindu nationalist politician Narendra Modi.</b><p>The letter - signed by writer Salman Rushdie and sculptor Anish Kapoor among others - attacked Mr Modi's record in the 2002 Gujarat riots.<p>Mr Modi, a …

Stop Being Micromanaged

No one likes a boss who excessively scrutinizes work and constantly checks in. Not only is this micromanaging behavior annoying, it can stunt your professional growth. If you have a controlling boss, you don’t have to suffer. By assuaging a micromanager’s stress, you may be able to secure the …

Stop Procrastinating…Now

It seems that no one is immune to the tendency to procrastinate. When someone asked Ernest Hemingway how to write a novel, his response was “First you defrost the refrigerator.” But putting off tasks takes a big hit on our productivity, and psyche. Procrastination is not inevitable. Figuring out …

The Long Road to “You’re Hired!”

That Elusive Handshake<p>The Recovery Puzzle: A New Factory in Ohio Struggles to Match Jobs to Job-Seekers<p>The Washington Post<p>We’re all familiar with the unemployment numbers, as well as the persistent cries that it’s difficult to match job seekers with open positions. But unless you’re on hiring …

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action? TED talks have certainly set a benchmark in recent years: HBR even asked Chris Anderson, the group’s founder, to offer lessons drawn from the three decades he’s run TED’s signature events in an …

Office Etiquette: Tips To Overcome Bad Manners At Work

“James” (name changed) didn’t realize he was causing anger and frustration among his coworkers. Because he scheduled meetings back-to-back, he would regularly show up to his next meeting 10-15 minutes late. James also checked his email messages and took cell phone calls – during meetings.<p>Worse yet, …

How Likeable Are You? Here Are 8 Ways You Can Improve Your Likeability At Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest American Time Use survey, Americans spend 8.6 hours a day working and 7.6 hours a day sleeping. This leaves only 7.8 hours per work day to do anything else – eat, workout, do household chores, visit with friends and family, etc. Statistically, …

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …