Christopher

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Planning on the Left Side and Managing on the Right

In the folklore of the Middle East, the story is told about a man named Nasrudin, who was searching for something on the ground. A friend came by and asked: “What have you lost, Nasrudin?”<p>“My key,” said Nasrudin.<p>So, the friend went down on his knees, too, and they both looked for it. After a time, …

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

The Ten Worst HR Ideas Of All Time

It is painful to watch a function devolve. I have watched the HR function that I entered as a peppy punk rocker in 1984 devolve into a pile of steaming, talent-repelling bureaucratic nonsense.<p>Not every company’s HR function has turned to dust in that time, but many of them have.<p>All but one of the …

The Workplace

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

How To Always Take Action: Ditch The All Or Nothing Mindset

All or nothing.<p>Go big or go home.<p>There is something appealing about these ideas; going all out for something. It’s inspiring because deep down, we …