Christy Murphy

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Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

How To Create An Open Office That Is More Awesome For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into super productive real estate.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Jason Feifer published a funny and …

5 Paths To Doing Great Work At A Terrible Company

We’ve all thought it: If only I worked at so-and-so, my genius would be recognized and I’d churn out award-winning work. But you don’t have to work at so-and-so. Here are some workarounds to getting your best ideas realized right where you are.<p>What can I say? I needed the money. My kids were small, …

How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation?

Scott Anthony, a managing director at the innovation consulting firm Innosight, offers a step-by-step guide to building innovation into your company’s DNA.<p><b>This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation.</b><p>It sounds so seductive: a “culture of …

Why Better Listeners are Better Innovators

<i>An IDEO researcher practicing "creative listening."</i><p>What would an Argentinian car mechanic know about childbirth? If you’re Jorge Odon, father of …

How to Innovate Your Gift-Giving

No more gift cards. No more last minute gifts. No more spending money?<p>American adults will spend on average nearly $800 on gifts this holiday season according to a Gallup poll. That’s a decent chunk of change to express our affection, gratitude or commitment to our loved ones, friends and …

Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice

Not long ago, I attended the “Forever Green Leadership Gala” in Menlo Park, a fundraiser for The Girl Scouts of Northern California. The event honored two women with impressive accomplishments: Noosheen Hashemi, who earlier in her career spent a decade at Oracle and was instrumental in its 1991 …

Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post

Recently, my friend Philip Rothschild asked if I would write a blog post on “the anatomy of a 500-word blog post.” He said that he sensed I used some …

Creative Writing

10 Things The Greatest Leaders All Have In Common

Know The Power Of Feelings<p><b>Leaders who just focus on results don't do nearly as well as those that also pay attention to relationships.</b><p>Via Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect:<p>Zenger fund that if employees rated a manager as very high on "focus on results" (that is, one's ability to get …

5 Strong Starts to Boost Social Mobility

5 Simple Ways To Harness The Power Of Gratitude At Work

Who wants to work for an ungrateful boss? Nobody, so start saying thanks.<p>We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something that we did. Those feelings result in wanting to do well, and we continue to look for ways to give our best effort.<p>While we often have no problems …

Why leadership-development programs fail

Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.<p><b>For years,</b> …

Management

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

Prepare to Update Your Theory of Change (SSIR)

<b>Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much</b><p><i>Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir</i><p>304 pages, Times Books, 2013<p>Prepare to update your theory of …

Stanford University

Millennials Want Companies That Work On Innovative Ways To Fix The World

The majority of millennials think they’re innovative people. They want to work at–and give their money to–innovative companies that are good for society.<p>In spite of all the economic, societal, and environmental obstacles thrown their way, millennials the world over still believe that things can …

Innovation

The Economics of Online Dating

<b>Paul Oyer</b>, Stanford economist and the author of <i>Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating</i>, explains the marketplace of online love.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s …

Dreams of 'self-discovery' destroying marriage, claims psychologist

Time was when a roof over your head, food on the table and occasional bouts of sexual activity were the hallmarks of a successful marriage. Not any more. According to a US psychologist, the modern marriage must fulfil far deeper demands, and most couples are struggling to cope.<p>Eli Finkel, director …

How to Manage: What Really Sets Leaders Apart | Inc.com

Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old son came home from school and announced he'd been chosen class leader for the day.<p>"What did you get to do as …

Leadership

Influencing Without Authority, or Even With It—4 Key Behaviors

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer<p>A common leadership challenge I hear in our workshops …

The Hard Work of Acting Upon Your Values—7 Steps to Enhance Motivation and Well-Being

Last week, one of my executive coaching clients was noticeably frustrated.<p>His firm had just released a new product that his company leaders believe …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

Don’t Lead Scared – 6 Tips for Leading Like a Badass

One sure way to kill your leadership career is to lead scared.<p>Leading from a position of fear never brings good results. It causes you to make rash …

Don’t Feed The Monkeys! 3 Ways To Help People Solve Their Own Problems

In my early days as a manager I used to love to feed monkeys.<p>“Monkeys” are the problems, issues, or challenges your employees bring you that somehow …

Lessons in leadership from Pope Francis

America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is "leadIng."<p>You'll note the capital "I." That's not a typo.<p>We have politicians who don't so much govern as self-promote, grandstanding for future fundraisers …

Why you should practice servant leadership

What are the first words that come to your mind when you think of a leader? Powerful, ambitious, commanding? Probably something along those lines. …

Reflection: An Essential Leadership Practice

“One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with …

Teaching