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What Wearables Can Do for Workplace Wellness

There’s no doubt that businesses benefit from encouraging workplace wellness. A 2017 survey by Society for Human Resource Management found that 77 …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather

There aren’t many leaders who would disagree with the idea that a healthy, productive culture is a defining element of business success. Yet I’ve seen so many companies with lofty-sounding “mission statements” and “core values” that have the most toxic workplaces imaginable. I’ve met so many …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

7 Productive Things You Can Do During Your Idle Times

The most productive people aren’t more effective because they have more time during the day, but because they make every minute count.<p>Throughout the …

Best document editing and management apps for iPad

I’ve been spending the past week or so doing some app spring cleaning on my iPad, partially in preparation for the arrival of my new 9.7” iPad Pro on Thursday. During the process I realized that I have <i>way</i> too many document editing apps — half of which I have either never launched, or they didn’t do …

The Surprising, Deeper Reason Introverts Avoid Small Talk

<b>It ALL makes sense now.</b><p>I’m definitely an introvert. It’s not that I constantly sit by myself in a corner and never talk to people. I can be social, …

Self-help

How a crazy idea increased activation rate by 30%

And took us 10 minutes to develop<p>Increasing activation rate is hard. You spend hours figuring out how to get users onboard, only to watch how a bunch …

Remedies To Reduce Alcohol Cravings

Even if people know that consuming alcohol is injurious to health, they cannot stop themselves from drinking it. It is the strongest example of …

“I’m not drinking right now”: Sometimes even non-alcoholics need to stop

I never got a DUI, fell down drunk or even had a hangover. That doesn’t mean I didn’t have a drinking problem<p>It started out as a night like many others. I was making dinner for Helena, the woman I’d been dating for a while. Candles flickered, curls of steam rose from prettily composed plates. It …

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

The fight continues over peanuts on airplanes

If you’ve been on an airplane recently, you may have heard an announcement like this:<p>“We have a passenger on board with a peanut allergy, so we won’t …

Aviation

Walt Disney Heiress Takes on the Gun Lobby

Walt Disney’s grand-niece appeals to evangelical Christians in her anti-gun documentary by listening, not preaching, about the issue dividing America.<p>…

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

The 40 best family holiday destinations for October half term

October half term is a great opportunity to spend some time with the children before gloomy November sets in. Not only is it a welcome respite from the longest school term, but it offers good value, compared to the peak summer travel weeks.<p>However, there are some challenges to overcome, especially …

6 Truths on Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s rare that you see the words “introvert” and “leader” in the same sentence. After all, the common perception is that extroverts make great public speakers and are excellent networkers -- two things CEOs and organizational leaders must …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

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

7 Great California Getaways Perfect For The End Of Summer

The weather's just right for one last trip to the Golden State, so we've curated the top seven California weekend getaways to ease you into fall, from beach to wine country, and so much more.<p>You've still got time to head west for a last-minute trip to enjoy the Golden State's perfect late-summer …

A Smarter Way to Increase Running Mileage

Photo: Shutterstock.comHave you heard of the <i>10 Percent Rule</i> for increasing your weekly running mileage?Most runners have. It’s a nearly universally …