Taewook Choi

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity

No One Actually Wants You to Be Creative<p>Inside the Box<p>Slate<p>Americans love to give lip service to creativity, celebrating imaginative artists and innovators and calling for “out of the box” ideas. Yet when we encounter creativity in real time — before we know whether an unusual or outlandish idea …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

How to Reinvent Yourself After 50

I was manning a booth at the Harvard Club of New York’s authors’ night when an older woman approached and picked up a copy of my book, <i>Reinventing You</i>. She paged through it for a moment, then put it down. “Too late for me,” she said abruptly, and walked away.<p>Over the past six months of my book tour, …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Adobe's Stock Up 68% Since It Dumped Stack Ranking, Will Microsoft's Follow?

On November 13, Microsoft decided to dump stack ranking — a people measurement system that forces managers to find and fire their ”worst” people every year – as word leaked that Yahoo had adopted it. Since March 2012, Adobe Systems (I own its stock) replaced stack ranking with what it calls “Check …

To Strengthen Your Attention Span, Stop Overtaxing It

The Iditarod dog sled race covers 1,100 miles of Arctic ice and takes more than a week. The standard strategy for mushers had been to run twelve hours at a stretch, then rest for twelve. Either you ran all day and rested at night, or you rested all day and ran all night.<p>That all changed because of …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ".@google's best managers empower their teams and avoid micromanaging: http://t.co/QFiioGr6v4 http://t.co/haHeeEbztl"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>#<b>Leadership</b>: empowering & no micromanaging QT @<b>HarvardBiz</b>: @<b>google</b>'s best managers http://s.hbr.org/1iTINlb …