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What You Don’t Know About Sales Can Hurt Your Strategy

The goal of strategy is profitable growth, meaning economic value above the firm’s cost of capital. There are basically four ways to create that value: (1) invest in projects that earn more than their cost of capital; (2) increase profits from existing capital investments; (3) reduce the assets …

19 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

Harris is a great detective and systematically works her way though the currently popular explanations, such as birth order, and explains why none of these solve the mystery of human individuality.<p>Ryan takes the view that cooperation, not competition, is a factor in natural selection. The …

The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century is Tedious, and that Needs to Change

As organizations collect increasingly large and diverse data sets, the demand for skilled data scientists will continue to rise. In fact, it was dubbed “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by HBR.<p>Unfortunately, the day-to-day reality of the role doesn’t quite match the romanticized …

Does Your Company Have Enough Sales Managers?

A healthcare industry sales executive recently told us that as part of a continued effort to cut costs, her company had reduced the number of first-line sales managers from 66 down to 30 over a period of several years. This meant that management span of control had more than doubled from an average …

How to Get Your Idea Approved

When you have an idea, proposal, or recommendation that you believe in, it’s easy to presume that getting it approved will be a breeze. If you see how great the idea is, won’t everyone else? However, whether an audience accepts an idea is often less about the idea itself than about how you present …

Are You a Holistic or a Specific Thinker?

It was Friday afternoon in Paris and I had spent the morning teaching a group of Chinese CEOs how to work effectively with Europeans. I asked the class: “What steps should the team leader in this case study take to manage different attitudes towards confrontation on the team?”<p>Lilly Li, a bird-like …

Demystifying Mentoring

When people think of mentoring, they often think of an older executive counseling a young upstart. The senior leader advises the junior employee on his career, how to navigate the world of work, and what he needs to do to get ahead. But mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. Just as …

What It Really Takes to Listen to Patients

Medical science has enabled our health care system to deliver outcomes that would have been impossible a generation ago, and advances in fields such as genomics and stem-cell therapy offer immense promise to further accelerate medical innovation.<p>One promising trend in improving overall care is the …

How to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills

We are faced with the need to make decisions every day. Should we bring product A or B to market? Which marketing strategy should we use? Of the choices that we have available, who is the best person to hire or who would make the best partner? In each case, we try to rely on as many facts as we can …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …

American Firms Dream of Growth but Invest in Efficiency

After more than five years of sluggish growth, U.S. companies are finally starting to feel a bit more optimistic. The Federal Reserve is projecting GDP growth of 2.8 to 3 percent in 2014 (U.S. Economic Outlook for 2014 and Beyond, January 13, 2014, About.com), and our own research, “CEO Briefing …

Should You Automate Your Life So that You Can Work Harder?

Would you pay someone in the Philippines to answer your email for you — even your personal messages? Or hire strangers on the internet to plan your spouse’s big birthday party? Or throw meat, vegetables, and butter into a blender and call it dinner?<p>These are just some of the actual …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time

Roger Federer can arguably be considered the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam titles—and yet he lost every French Open Championship he played against Rafael Nadal. Few would suggest that Nadal was a better overall tennis player. But on the clay courts of Paris’ Roland …

Surviving a Start-Up’s Transition from Projects to Processes

“Why change my leadership style? It got us to this point, where we’ve established a real beachhead in our market.”<p>These are the famous last words of many an entrepreneur. Failing to realize that critical transition points in the growth of an enterprise require leaders to shift emphasis, they …

Minute Manager Series)

Publication Date: <b>March 11, 2014</b><p>Your boss plays an important role in your career. So how do you navigate this delicate, significant professional relationship without playing political games or compromising your character? Managing Up offers concise, expert tips on: (1) Understanding your manager's …

Management

Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

Research: CEOs Matter More Today Than Ever, at Least in America

How much credit does the CEO deserve when a company is performing well? Is success really attributable to a single executive, or are economic and industry trends ultimately responsible? What about the rest of the organization? These questions are part of a rich research tradition that seeks to …

Let Your Team Help You Manage Your Time

Good managers study time management techniques. They analyze their calendars and prioritize their to-do lists in an effort to eke out a few percentage points of extra personal productivity — which is all to the good. Great managers, by contrast, realize a fundamental fact: their time, not budget or …

Black Bean & Quinoa Soup | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium heat. Saute onion in olive oil with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and saute …

Lost PC password? here's how to recover it

Ever forgotten your Windows password and locked yourself out of your PC? It's a nightmare, but there are several ways to get back in.<p>We're going to …

Linux

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Tofu and Black Beans

Related Recipes<p>Stir-fries are an ideal way to experiment with exotic mushrooms. <i>...read more</i><p>VT reduced the roasting time for the tofu in this recipe …

Recipes

Grilled Tofu with Creamy Asparagus Sauce

1. To make Tofu Cutlets: Stir together soy sauce, oil, and maple syrup in large baking dish. Add tofu, and marinate 30 minutes, turning …

Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches with Zesty White Bean Spread

1. To make Roasted Vegetables: Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Set aside.<p>2. Toss together …

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos Recipe

<i>Cauliflower tacos? Spicy grated cauliflower and lentils make a delicious but light vegan taco filling. Gluten-free too!</i><p>Welcome to the latest edition …

Gorditas with Roasted Mushrooms - Recipe

For the mushrooms<p>Preheat oven to 450. Toss the mushrooms with a few tablespoons of oil and a generous sprinkle of salt. Divide among two baking …

You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You may think you already know how others view you — as a skilled communicator, or an incisive numbers guy, or a manager who always brings out the best in her team. But then again, you might be surprised. One modest, self-deprecating executive was shocked to learn, after engaging an executive coach …