As the film world prepares to leave the childish things of summer behind and welcome the more serious, artistically ambitious movies of festival and awards season, it’s an opportune moment to consider
Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan? I have one such document
Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed
Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their
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
Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast,
A company’s culture can have a powerful impact on its performance. Culture is the glue that binds an organization together and it’s the hardest thing for competitors to copy. As a result, it can be a source
This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here. One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others.
Merideth Ferguson, co-author of a study conducted by Baylor University, calls this the "spillover effect," meaning your work life also affects your marriage and other intimate relationships. "Most people
These classes are free to sign up for, which also makes them very easy to drop out of. The majority of people don't make it through the first lecture, which is a shame, since there are so many fantastic
Look at any three people in your workplace. Statistically, only one of them feels good about being there. According a recent Gallup report, more than two-thirds of U.S. workers (70%) are either "not engaged"
Frankle points out that even if you're a careful planner who's great with money, having a spouse who doesn't understand investing or has a completely different money philosophy can easily sink your financial
To make sure people are happy and prevent turnover, Warby Parker's culture is rooted in open and honest feedback. "So, we spend a lot of time developing leaders internally and creating learning opportunities,"
To be a great leader, you must find what's universal, and capitalize on it. Unlike managers, who are concerned with the incremental growth of individuals, Buckingham says leaders "rally people to a better
You are a star salesperson. And after years of exceptional performance, you’ve just become the sales leader. How can you translate star sales performance into star sales leadership? If you are like many
You walk into a meeting late and people are already in huddles. Colleagues glance over ever so briefly then turn back to their conversations. You sit down in a corner and use your smartphone to check Once
Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses
I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o’clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted
I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. I was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. I was very excited; this was the transition