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Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

A Survival Guide for Leaders

Think of the many top executives in recent years who, sometimes after long periods of considerable success, have crashed and burned. Or think of individuals you have known in less prominent positions, perhaps people spearheading significant change initiatives in their organizations, who have …

Real Men Go to Sleep

The two largest time commitments for most adults on this planet — sleep and work — too often make uneasy bedfellows. The proliferation of nonstandard work schedules and, for many, the outright abandonment of schedules have made traditional daytime-weekday patterns less common. Approximately one in …

The Sum of India’s Contradictions

In India contradictions abound. The struggle between the country’s ancient spiritualism and modern materialism, the friction between the majority community’s beliefs and those of the other great religions India nurtures, the battle for power between the central and state governments—such …

The Hidden Indicators of a Failing Project

Daniel Kahneman, in his book <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, recounts a bit of a planning pickle he and his Israeli Ministry of Education colleagues encountered when estimating how long it would take to complete a high school textbook on judgment and decision making.<p>When the group estimated how long it …

“Solving today’s burning issues — social, environmental, political, and financial — requires bigger goals, new incentives, and a reconception of what business is.” Nancy Koehn on why capitalism needs a brain and a soul: http://bit.ly/1anieO4

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.<p>For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on …

Wikipedia Has a Management Problem, and It May Be Impossible to Solve

You Can't Edit That<p>The Decline of Wikipedia<p>MIT Technology Review<p>Sure, we all use it. But to most of us, Wikipedia’s inner workings are a mystery. That, surprisingly, is by design. And while the site’s bureaucratic structure brings order to the chaos of public editing, could ultimately cause its …