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An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day

Yesterday started with the best of intentions. I walked into my office in the morning with a vague sense of what I wanted to accomplish. Then I sat down, turned on my computer, and checked my email. Two hours later, after fighting several fires, solving other people’s problems, and dealing with …

Why You Don't Need A Mentor To Get Ahead

I can’t stop thinking about a piece I read about why young workers should feel free to quit their first jobs. The number one argument in favor of serving notice? Lacking an on-the-job mentor. It took a good ten minutes for my blood pressure to return to normal after reading that. Needless to say, I …

Insect Farming Can Buy You a Toyota in Thailand

While Thailand is one of several countries with a long history of eating insects, only in the past few years has the industry seen a dramatic uptick.<p>A rising chorus of chirping crickets greeted Aunt Jai as she lifted the blue mosquito netting off the concrete pens outside her house. Bubbling away …

A pocket guide to doing business in China

McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies must do to operate …

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Two Ways to Reduce “Hurry Up and Wait” Syndrome

Have you ever been asked to drop everything to complete a seemingly urgent task, and then found that the task wasn’t so urgent after all?<p>Not long ago, one of our clients gave us three days to put together a proposal to help with a very large and complex reorganization. Although we had been talking …

Minute Manager Series)

Publication Date: <b>March 11, 2014</b><p>Intimidated by corporate finance? The numbers (and the jargon) can feel overwhelming-but you have to understand them to manage effectively. Finance Basics explains the fundamentals simply and quickly, introducing you to key terms and concepts such as: (1) How to …

Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to …

The Seven Skills You Need to Thrive in the C-Suite

What executive skills are most prized by companies today? How has that array of skills changed in the last decade, and how is it likely to change in the next ten years? To find out, I surveyed senior consultants in 2010 at a top-five global executive-search firm. Experienced search consultants …

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 …

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

We rarely think about whether presentations are the <i>best</i> way to express our ideas; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day.<p>Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …