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How Certainty Transforms Persuasion

Certainty profoundly shapes our behavior. The more certain we are of a belief—regardless of its objective correctness—the more durable it will be and the greater its influence on what we do. Across dozens of studies spanning more than two decades, consumer and social psychologists have shown that …

Management

Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking

Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we <i>sound</i> that makes the difference between whether or not we are actually <i>heard</i>.<p>We all know when someone sounds nervous or confident. Think about the …

Conquering Digital Distraction

Sinan Koçaslan/iStockphoto<p>Digital overload may be the defining problem of today’s workplace. All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded with so many messages and alerts that even when we want to focus, it’s nearly impossible. And when we’re tempted to …

Productivity

High-Tech Tools Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Advanced tools for creating and testing new products and the operations that will make them are all around us. They are not only changing the economics of innovation and operations, they are also pushing the frontier of what’s possible.<p>Airplanes and cars are designed, modeled, and simulated on …

Prototypes

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

Publication Date: <b>June 09, 2015</b><p>You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a …

Management

4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

Management

Signs That You’re Being Too Stubborn

They’re hardheaded. They dig their heels in. You know the type — people who are way too stubborn for their own good. While it’s easy to point the finger at others who exhibit this behavior, it can be hard to recognize this trait in yourself. Here are the signs that you’re being too inflexible:<p>You …

Leadership

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

<i>In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.</i><p>How would you be perceived in your …

Leadership

Your Presentation Needs a Punch Line

It was late Saturday night on Chicago’s North Side, and the historic Green Mill jazz club was buzzing with nervous energy. So was I. Pacing on the edge of the tiny stage, I gave my notes one final glance, exterminated the butterflies in my stomach, and stepped into the blinding spotlight. “Welcome …

Public Speaking

Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?

<i>The traditional view of management, back in 1977 when Abraham Zaleznik wrote this article, centered on organizational structure and processes. Managerial development at the time focused exclusively on building competence, control, and the appropriate balance of power. That view, Zaleznik argued,</i> …

Leadership

You Need an Innovation Strategy

Despite massive investments of management time and money, innovation remains a frustrating pursuit in many companies. Innovation initiatives frequently fail, and successful innovators have a hard time sustaining their performance—as Polaroid, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, and …

Innovation

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "Today's management tip: Get rid of your zombie projects http://t.co/aLwyDk79Rf"

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3 Rules for Experts Who Want More Influence

In these days of social media chest-thumping, it seems like everyone is calling themselves an expert. This declaration is often in inverse proportion to how well-known the person is; back in the early days of my consulting career, I, too, clamored to label myself an “expert,” as though that would …

Public Relations

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

Leadership

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Google Way of Attacking Problems

One Friday afternoon in 2002, long before his company became a household verb, Larry Page walked into the office kitchen and posted some printouts of results from Google’s AdWords engine. On top, in big bold letters, he wrote, “THESE ADS SUCK.”<p>In most companies, this would be seen as cruel — an …

Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

Management

Tip: Establish Credibility in a New Job

<b>Michael Watkins</b>, author of <i>The First 90 Days</i>, explains how to secure early wins during a transition.

Employment

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Household Items You Can Use For Hair Care

Having a consistent roster of hair products is essential to keep your hair looking good. But what do you do when you run out of your favorite shampoo right before a big date or a meeting with the boss? Not to worry: There are a lot of proven hair improvement tricks that require nothing but a few …

How to Make Your Skinny Arms Look Their Best

Create the illusion of bigger biceps with these 6 rules<p>You have small arms, but the world doesn’t need to know. Make your arms look bigger in shirts by following these 6 rules from <i>Men’s Health</i> fashion and grooming director Brian Boye.<p><b>T-SHIRTS</b><p><b>Eliminate Extra Fabric</b> “You don’t want the sleeve fabric …

10 Crazy Reasons You Have a Headache

Top docs explain your temples of doom<p>Off the top of your head, you can name a few obvious headache triggers: endless traffic, crying babies, and large rocks falling on your cranium. But there are other, more insidious reasons your noggin keeps pounding—like these:<p><b>1. You coughed.</b><p>It seems innocent …

Albert Einstein

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

Almost every time I teach the basic concepts of strategy — the five forces framework or the principles of competitive advantage — I get the same question. “These ideas are more than 30 years old,” managers complain. “Isn’t there anything more recent?”<p>Unfortunately, this question demonstrates a lack …

Time I

Gartner Says Bimodal IT Projects Require New Project Management Styles

Press Release<p>STAMFORD, Conn., April 23, 2015 View All Press Releases<p>Gartner Says Bimodal IT Projects Require New Project Management Styles<p>An …

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

Employment

What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.<p>Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work …

Employee Engagement

Teaching Smart People How to Learn

Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn. What’s more, those members of the organization that many assume to be the …

Management

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

Management