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10 Indicators That Distinguish Leaders From Managers

Being a manager can be a job title that comes with an assigned role to be fulfilled. Leadership, on the other hand, is earned and fought for.

Leadership

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. But the power of data storytelling isn’t limited to written …

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

Kanter and Veeramachaneni use a couple of tricks to manufacture candidate features for data analyses. One is to exploit structural relationships …

The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

You might make a daily to-do list, but have you considered project lists or outsource lists? Here’s what to write down to get the most done.<p>Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do.<p>“When you’re juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the …

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

5 Helpful Non-Financial Ways To Motivate Employees

The easiest ways to motivate employees may be money, but there are also other effective tools that a business can turn to that are not financial.

Employment

We tested a new online tool that aims to eliminate the worst part of being a manager

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both," wrote Robert Frost.<p>Major business decisions can leave many of us feeling "sorry" we can't have it both ways, as well as panicked and overwhelmed by the possible consequences — especially if our choice affects other people.<p>A …

Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work

Wrike, a project management software provider, decided to find out by asking 1,500 knowledge workers in various positions and companies to rank a list of common work hurdles from the most to the least stressful.<p>Below are the top five stressors at work based on this 2015 work survey management …

Project Management

The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would …

Why The Smartest Person Isn’t The Most Likely To Get The Job

Showing off how smart you are on your résumé could have a negative effect on recruiters. Attitude trumps IQ when it comes to success.<p><i>Genius</i>. The word has an undeniable cachet and implies capability beyond the ordinary. The pursuit of genius or at least being the smartest person in the room …

The four horsemen of bad decision making

Until last week, former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stood among the finest leaders in the world. In 2010, he put a plan in place to turn VW into …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks. Unfortunately, stopping those worries isn't easy--there's no "off switch" that can shut …

Mindfulness

The world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head

The demographic 'sweet spot' is vanishing. We are on the cusp of a complete reversal, spelling the end of corporate hegemony Also<p>Workers of the world are about to get their revenge. Owners of capital will have to make do with a shrinking slice of the cake.<p>The powerful social forces that have …

Economics

3 Time Management Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Some of our biggest time management mistakes are simply borne of ignorance.<p>No matter how smart or experienced you think you are, it’s important to remember you’re always a novice at something. Sounds obvious, but it’s something managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders are liable to …

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Cognition

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.<p>Everything really comes down to solving problems. To be successful and a leader in your field, you not only have to come up with good solutions; you need to be innovative. And …

The 5 Dynamics of Low Performing Teams

High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, work on …

Leadership

The Math That Shows How Fewer Roads Can Lead to Less Traffic Congestion

Meet the Braess paradox.<p>New roads don't fix traffic. In fact, they often make it worse. This has not only been observed in many real-life cases, but, as the mathematician Josefina Alvarez pointed out recently in <i>Plus</i> magazine, it's also a mathematical reality. In 1968, maths thinker Dietrich Braess …

Mathematics

Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Image by Dennis Hamilton via Flickr<p>Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day could have been better spent sleeping, walking to work or exercising. …

Blackstone Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman Pays Visit To Nigerian President

American billionaire investor Stephen Schwarzman held a closed-door meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.<p>According to Nigerian television station <i>Channels TV</i>, Schwarzman, who is the founder of American private equity firm Blackstone Group, was …

Africa

The Six Habits of Successful New Managers

The challenges that new managers and leaders face are immense.<p>They must learn their new role and understand the expectations of them.<br>• They must get to …

K-12 Leaders: Here Are the '5 Whys' to Solving Problems

Ask questions that provoke thinking and reflection, get us in touch with feelings, invite insights and intuitions, and place the control of the …

Teaching

Five False Beliefs That Keep Managers From Becoming Leaders

You don’t turn an ordinary workplace into a Human Workplace by putting a sign on the door. It doesn’t happen because you install a lactation room (although I highly recommend that you do!) or start an employee suggestion program.<p>The path to a Human Workplace is mental. It’s a shift in perspective. …

Leadership

4 Ways To Psychologically Manipulate Someone

Ever thought about using psychology to your benefit your everyday interactions with others? You don’t need a psych degree, nor do you need any …

The West is paying the price for decades of underinvestment

Like the cricket that sang all summer, the West spent while China built, says Legal & General boss Nigel Wilson<p>Today’s economic dislocation began back in the Reagan years, when the rich Western economies effectively decided to outsource investment and manufacturing to China and the Asian Tigers.<p>The …

How cheap oil will affect the global economy

When the oil price halved last year, from $110 to $55 a barrel, the cause was obvious: Saudi Arabia's decision to increase its share of the global oil market by expanding production.<p>But what accounts for the further plunge in oil prices in the last few weeks - to lows last seen in the immediate …

Oil

CITI: We've found an 'oasis amid market turmoil' for investors

Natural gas may be just that asset, say analysts at Citi.<p>Natural gas typically does not correlate to the prices of the S&P 500, unlike other commodities such as oil, says the report, and it can actually make gains while the market is falling.<p>"With what looks like higher levels of equity and oil …

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

One Chart Shows Why Electric Companies Are Going for Gas Lines

Southern Co.’s plunge into the natural gas transport business is the latest by an electric utility looking for growth.<p>Why? Power use has been …

Fossil Fuels

Introducing streaming k-means in Apache Spark 1.2

Many real world data are acquired sequentially over time, whether messages from social media users, time series from wearable sensors, or — in a case …

Machine Learning