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Evicted public housing tenants pushed to homelessness, advocacy groups

Despite improvements since a damning Ombudsman’s report into maintenance claims against tenants, advocates argue the department is still failing its …

9 Mobile Marketing Trends You Need To Know For 2018 [Infographic]

Did you know that by 2020, progressive web apps will have replaced 50% of general-purpose consumer-facing mobile apps? And that in-store mobile …

Marketing

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Why power corrupts – and how leaders can avoid the dark side

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>There has been no shortage of high-octane examples of the …

3 reasons why you should ‘act like a leader’

It must make young professionals think back to the conundrum they had when graduating: how can I ever get that first job, if every first job asks for …

World Economic Forum

Four Surprising Factors That Influence Creativity

Psychologists are finding connections between creative thinking and alcohol consumption, living abroad, and even your politics.<p>Some people–maybe even most of us–don’t think they’re creative. And while it seems anecdotally true, at least, that certain people are more creatively inclined than others, …

The role of design thinking in innovation

Innovation is everywhere at the moment — or, more accurately, there are countless blog posts about how important it is and how companies that fail to …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Love Working Smarter? These Are the 12 Productivity Bots You’re Looking For

They're lining up to help you be more organized, more efficient, and basically more awesome at being you.

Positive Teams Are More Productive

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses …

7 Productivity Hacks I Couldn't Live Without

<i>I've spent a lot of time as an entrepreneur, but these seven hacks are some of the best tricks I've found.</i><p>As an entrepreneur, productivity is absolutely indispensable. You have so many tasks, so many responsibilities, and so many people pulling you in different directions that a dip in …

Managing Up: 5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Boss

over 4 years ago<p>I have read many blog posts about what leadership is and how to manage staff, however, it seems that the onus is nearly always on the …

What You Really Need To Lead

Leadership isn’t reserved for presidents, generals, and CEOs – the “big shots.” You don’t need a written invitation to be a leader. It is a mindset and way of behavior that begins today. – Robert Steven Kaplan<p>As a recruiter and coach, I hear a lot of questions about leadership – how to get picked …

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

7 Habits of Remarkably Effective Leaders

The essential leadership practices that will give your organization's performance a big boost--along with your bottom line.<p>Most business leaders have more than enough to do: capital to secure, products to develop, websites to design, marketing campaigns to roll out. It's no wonder that managing …

Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership

In 2007, Arianna Huffington's career was on a rapid upward trajectory. After building the Huffington Post as the leading online global newspaper, <i>Time</i> chose her as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People.<p>Then she had a wake-up call. One day she found herself lying on the floor of her home …

Stanford Business School professor says many great leaders are inauthentic liars

In his book,"Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time," he assailed the leadership industry for spinning a false narrative about what truly makes a good leader.<p>"Leaders don't need to be true to themselves; in fact, being authentic is the opposite of what they should do," he …

Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Many people and a host of commentators instinctively recoiled at the callous management practices described in a scathing <i>New York Times</i> article last month about Amazon. So did Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive. In a memo to Amazon employees, he wrote, “Our tolerance for any …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Microsoft Thinks You Should Never Delete Files Ever Again

When I look at my email inbox, I can’t help but feel like I’m drowning. More than a hundred messages pour in every day, and if I’m lucky, I can reply …

Hire People, Not Skills

Hiring is hard. It requires time, patience, and sensitivity to subtle signals that help determine whether someone is a fit for the position. I’ve …

What It Takes to Learn to Be a Leader

After a decade of teaching leadership courses at Harvard Business School, Robert Steven Kaplan has fielded the question of whether leadership can be …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

Fixing Our Unhealthy Obsession with Work Email

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Our dysfunctional relationship with work email has become so normal, I’m not sure most of us can even see it anymore.<p>Typical is this quote from the recent article, “How Successful People Spend Their Weekends”:<p>“I never go into the office on weekends,” Spencer says, “<b>but I do check e-mail at</b> …

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

We think we know what makes a good leader, but psychologists have shown we’re often wrong.<p>What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that’s such a perennial question is because it’s so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the …

A First-Time Manager’s Guide to Leading Virtual Teams

In the past, new managers often had the luxury of cutting their teeth on traditional collocated teams: groups of people, sitting down the hall from one another, who met up in conference rooms to hash out what they were trying to achieve and how to get there. Unfortunately, today’s increasingly …

Collaborating with Creative Peers

Jennifer Maravillas<p>Not long ago, in the course of studying new product development, we were witnesses to a breakdown in the creative collaboration process. A toy company needed a hit offering for the next holiday shopping season. Early on, a marketer we’ll call Kyle came to a meeting where one of …

Creativity and the Role of the Leader

<b>♦ BLOG: Join the conversation with Teresa Amabile about the challenges of managing creativity.</b><p>Creativity has always been at the heart of business, but until now it hasn’t been at the top of the management agenda. By definition the ability to create something novel and appropriate, creativity is …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

6 Communication Tips That Promote Workplace Diversity

Teaching professional women to be their own advocates is only half the battle.<p>Professional women haven’t been at a loss for advice in recent years. There are countless articles about the ways women can advance their careers, despite an array of institutional and cultural barriers, whether it’s by …