Mihir Baxi

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To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Want to Be a Great Boss? Do These 7 Things Every Day

If you want your people to be great, then be sure to be a great boss. Here's how.<p>Leadership fads come and go -- entire industries are built on them -- but some fundamental principles of good leadership remain constant no matter what.<p>The fundamental values of good leadership determine just how …

Employment

How Airlines Decide What You'll Pay To Fly Is About To Change Dramatically

How much does it cost to fly from here to there?<p>Choose any two cities in the United States, or heck, anywhere in the world, and if there’s even one flight a week to each of them you’ve been able for at least 20 years now to get an instant, simple answer to that basic question.<p>And, probably with a …

Flying

5 Surprising Findings About How People Actually Buy Clothes and Shoes

Retail has been constantly reinventing itself, and participants race to keep up with what feels like a series of epic shifts in consumer preferences. Apparel brands are investing especially heavily in online shopping capabilities and introducing interactive features that complement apps and …

eCommerce

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, increase in virtual teams, and an epidemic …

Innovation

The story barely reported by Indian media

Justin Rowlatt @BBCJustinR on Twitter<p><b>It is a potential scandal that claims to strike at a key pillar of Indian democracy - the freedom of the press - yet it is barely being reported in the Indian media.</b><p>There's a simple reason for that: this alleged scandal involves many of the most powerful media …

India

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

Aviation

3 Signs That You're a Micromanager and What You Can Do to About It

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do.<p>As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem for many leaders, new and old alike. Left …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

10 Ways You Can Make an Impressive Impact At Work

You were born to make an impact, so be impressive.<p>The world's growing ever more competitive. Even if you already have a job, making sure you have access to the best opportunities means going beyond the usual. It's not enough to stay on top of your to-do list or meet the expectations of your job …

These Horrifying New Airline Seats Are Designed to Cut Legroom by Huge Amounts

You know this is what some airlines dream of, don't you?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>If you're an airline executive, your ambition may be to rise to the top.<p>Sadly, these days, many such executives seem to think the best way …

Disabled travellers need improved plane access according to new government initiative

Disabled airline passengers have welcomed Government plans to make aviation more accessible. But the industry has questioned the feasibility of one …

Disability

The first public smart bathroom is now open at LAX

Public bathrooms have a problem, and the internet of all things might be able to solve it.<p>You know how it goes. When you need to go, you wander …

This Is The New Jet That's Supposed To Revolutionize Supersonic Air Travel (Again)

The biggest obstacle for supersonic passenger jets, apart from the cost, is the massively loud and very annoying sonic boom that these ultra-fast …

Disruption vs. Innovation: Defining Success

The terms disruption and innovation are almost always used together, but are they really different?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lately, I've seen a lot of discussion around disruption vs. innovation. The question always arises: Are they the same?<p>I believe that …

New airport terminal puts Shenzhen on the global architecture map

The building runs 1.5 km (5,000 ft) in length, covering an internal area of half a million square meters (5.4 million sq ft). But its most striking …

Air travel’s dangerous gamble: The growing perils of airline deregulation

Just like Wall Street before the ’08 financial crisis, risks have been escalating in the airline industry for years<p>Although US air carriers took in over <i>$2 trillion</i> in revenue between 2000 and 2012, much of it untaxed, entire books have been written about the airline industry’s inability to make a …

6 key innovation mistakes to avoid

The life cycle of products has decreased dramatically. So innovation is essential. But it is difficult, risky and demands a lot of resources. Many …

Airport expansion: It's build, build, build in much of the world

<b>A three-year review into the future of air travel around London is due to finish with the recommendation that a new runway be built at one of two existing airports. But while the capital gingerly edges towards airport expansion, other parts of the world are witnessing a massive airport building</b> …

Evil plane seat design would ruin whatever good remains of air travel

Viewed from above, a sitting human being looks like a T-block from Tetris. The shoulders jut to the sides, and the legs protrude forward in a narrow line. It's not the most efficient shape in Tetris, a game in which the goal is to fill all space with Tetris blocks, but fortunately humans aren't …

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …

Airbus wants to fit more passengers on its planes—by stacking them on top of each other

Airlines have come up with yet another way to make plane travel more miserable. The latest seating arrangement from hell—which stacks passengers on top of each other—comes from Airbus, which filed a patent, published on Oct.1, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.<p>Airbus is trying to …

United States

Someone Finally Designed an Airline That Fixes Everything We Hate About Flying

As you sat crammed in the middle seat on your last flight with a hefty, snoring man using your shoulder as a pillow, you probably thought, <i>This sucks</i>. …

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

A short history of the much-maligned jet bridge

In the glamorous “golden age” of air travel, entering or exiting an airplane involved a walk across the tarmac and a climb up or down a flight of moveable stairs.<p>That was fine when the weather was good and all passengers were agile, and is still how it’s done at many small airports and for flights …

Data suggests airports are wasting their time with mobile apps

Airports are spending a significant portion of their marketing budgets on customer engagement tools, including a sizable investment in developing …

This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool

NBBJ is the first major architecture firm jumping headlong into VR–by incubating its own platform.<p>Virtual reality is steadily spilling over into the design industry and is already changing how we create. The technology’s potential (and its limitations) for designers is what spurred the architecture …

To speed up security lines, TSA and Delta try 'innovation lane'

The future of airport screening may be on display at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.<p>The new "innovation lanes" are an idea paid for by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines to move the screening lines along faster.<p>Gil West, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of …

Aviation

Architects fight airport security threats with flexible design | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gresham, Smith and Partners recently designed a screening area at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia with one major concern in mind: flexibility, so it can adapt to changing security threats.<p>The security screening area of Norfolk International Airport after renovation is …