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The Future of Performance Reviews

When Brian Jensen told his audience of HR executives that Colorcon wasn’t bothering with annual reviews anymore, they were appalled. This was in 2002, during his tenure as the drugmaker’s head of global human resources. In his presentation at the Wharton School, Jensen explained that Colorcon had …

Management

Show Me the… Participation!

Share30<p>Share<p>Tweet31<p>Email<p>Shares 61<p>PHOTOGRAPH © KRISTY-ANNE GLUBISH/DESIGN PICS/CORBIS<p><i>Editors’ note: This adapted article was originally published in</i> …

24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making [Infographic]

Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can lead to …

So You Want to Read American Gothic: Here’s Where to Start

Sometimes, the shotgun approach can be best when exploring a new genre. Award winning author Joyce Carol Oates certainly knows her way around …

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?<p>The notion occurred to me roughly a decade ago, after spending years as a reporter and interviewing C.E.O.s about many of the expected things: their growth plans, the competition, the …

Leadership

A Survey of How 1,000 CEOs Spend Their Day Reveals What Makes Leaders Successful

What makes a CEO effective? The question has been studied extensively, of course, including in HBR. Yet we still know fairly little about how CEOs behave day-to-day and how their behavior relates to the success or failure of the companies they run. Previous studies have typically had limitations. …

CEOs

What VUCA Really Means for You

It’s become a trendy managerial acronym: VUCA, short for <i>volatility, uncertainty, complexity,</i> and <i>ambiguity,</i> and a catchall for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!” It’s also misleading: VUCA conflates four distinct types of challenges that demand four distinct types of responses. That makes it difficult to …

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Free–Neither Is Being Jewish

“It’s Too Expensive To Be Jewish” is the title of a <i>Los Angeles Times</i> personal essay written by a mother who, in the course of trying to figure out …

Israel

It's too expensive to be Jewish

This spring, my son, Nathaniel, turned 12. It was time to get serious about preparation for his bar mitzvah, which usually happens when a Jewish boy turns 13. We needed to hire a tutor because at the twice-a-month hippie Silver Lake Sunday school my kids attend, Hebrew isn't part of the curriculum. …

Israel

Email

<i>By Wendy Verba</i><p>“<i>In our generation, the struggle of whether we connect more, whether we achieve our biggest opportunities, comes down to this – your</i> …

Israel

Cord Cutters: Why I Broke Free of the Bundle

I reached my breaking point with the price of a cable TV package and decided to cut the cord. Do associations’ bundled member-benefits packages face …

Nonprofit Job Description Toolkit

Once your organization has defined the role it needs to fill, and the skills, experience, and level of education required (see Designing and Filling …

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement …

Employee Engagement

You’re Not Going to Change Your Mind

A troubling feature of political disagreement in the United States today is that many issues on which liberals and conservatives hold divergent views are questions not of value but of fact. Is human activity responsible for global warming? Do guns make society safer? Is immigration harmful to the …

Critical Thinking

People Have Limited Knowledge. What’s the Remedy? Nobody Knows

<b>THE KNOWLEDGE ILLUSION</b> <b><br>Why We Never Think Alone</b><br>By Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach<br>Illustrated. 296 pp. Riverhead Books. $28.<p>In “The Knowledge Illusion,” the cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach hammer another nail into the coffin of the rational individual. From the 17th century …

Stone Age

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

A friend of mine once had a curious experience with a job interview. Excited about the possible position, she arrived five minutes early and was immediately ushered into the interview by the receptionist. Following an amicable discussion with a panel of interviewers, she was offered the …

Job Interviews

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem | Inc.com

At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed investing forever. Steve Jobs's idea about creating a device that could hold 1,000 …

Innovation

The Law’s Emotion Problem

In the 1992 Supreme Court case Riggins v. Nevada, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy acknowledged — perhaps unwittingly — that our legal system relies on a particular theory of the emotions. The court had ruled that a criminal defendant could not forcibly be medicated to stand trial, and Justice Kennedy …

Why We Believe Obvious Untruths

How can so many people believe things that are demonstrably false? The question has taken on new urgency as the Trump administration propagates falsehoods about voter fraud, climate change and crime statistics that large swaths of the population have bought into. But collective delusion is not new, …

New Research Looks At Ways To Help Stop Airbnb Racial Discrimination

Airbnb has come under fire in the last year following reports that hosts are less likely to rent to African-Americans compared to whites. New research looked at ways to address the discrimination.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Researchers think they've found a way to fight racial discrimination on …

Stereotypes

Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

Want Your Congregation to Be Relevant and Effective? Start With Why

Today, more than ever, congregations that wish to remain relevant and effective centers of Jewish living must articulate their “why” – the reason …

TED Talks

8 Principles that Drive Strong Congregations

All congregational leaders are looking for the magic formula to success, the one that will ensure that their members are happy, engaged, and Jewishly …

How to Overcome Political Irrationality About Facts

Some Trump supporters are willing to lie about his inauguration attendance to preserve their ideological identities. A new study explains how curiosity can help resist reflexive partisanship.<p>We may have reached peak polarization. The researchers Brian Schaffner, of the University of Massachusetts …

The Conversation Placebo

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. “Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years,” I always explain, “and then be finished off by a mammoth or a microbe.” Thanks to a century of …

Communication Skills

The Dangers of Top-Heavy Philanthropy

<i>What Happens When Billionaires Dominate the Charitable Sector?</i><p>The last couple of years have been boom years for philanthropy. Total donations from individuals, foundations and corporations rose in 2015 to over $373 billion, a 10 percent increase since 2013.<p>But behind this statistic is a troubling …

Customer Satisfaction Without Engagement -- Is It Enough?

The best companies make a strategic choice to engage customers or satisfy them -- or both.

The Power Paradox: The Surprising and Sobering Science of How We Gain and Lose Influence

“We rise in power and make a difference in the world due to what is best about human nature, but we fall from power due to what is worst.”<p><i>“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout,”</i> Thoreau wrote as he contemplated how silence ennobles speech. In the century and a half …

Psychology

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.<p>It all started in the early 1970s, when the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted an influential …

Critical Thinking