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Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

Tableau Software‘s shares soared 13 percent on Tuesday following the news that it has appointed a new CEO and the announcement that the data analytics provider has partnered with Narrative Science, a Chicago-based company that develops natural language generation (NLG) tools. The result of the …

Millennials Are Actually Workaholics, According to Research

Millennials don’t have a reputation as a hard-working generation. The caricature of the Millennial worker is more or less a cartoon of an entitled recipient of hundreds of plastic participation trophies who cares less about paying his dues at work and more about perks like flex-time, beer carts, …

The Workplace

Why People Quit Their Jobs

Paul Garland<p>Imagine that you’re looking at your company-issued smartphone and you notice an e-mail from LinkedIn: “These companies are looking for candidates like you!” You aren’t necessarily searching for a job, but you’re always open to opportunities, so out of curiosity, you click on the link. A …

Employment

How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions

Christopher DeLorenzo<p>Every manager makes tough calls—it comes with the job. And the toughest calls come in the gray areas—situations where you and your team have worked hard to gather the facts and done the best analysis you can, but you still don’t know what to do. It’s easy to become paralyzed in …

Leadership

What I Learned From 10 Years of Doing PR for Apple

I first started working for Apple on the PR agency side at Porter Novelli in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Steve Jobs had just returned to the company and the product line was a shamble of computers with confusing names, printers, scanners, and a curious, yet ill-conceived PDA called the Newton.<p>The …

Public Relations

5 Rules for a Vacation that’s Truly Worth It

Photo by Jacob Walti<p>“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. …

The Right Way to Cut People Off in Meetings

You’ve spent hours preparing for the meeting. The objectives are clear. The agenda is tight. Relevant material was distributed to attendees in advance. Smartphones are put away, and your team seems focused and ready to work.<p>The conversation begins, but after 10 minutes of good discussion on the …

Jellyfish

To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

Over the course of my career, I’ve spent countless hours talking to and hearing from leaders around the world. I’ve interviewed thousands of candidates for managerial roles and tracked the performance of those I successfully hired. I led the global management appraisal practice of our own executive …

Human Resources

Pokémon Go CP meaning explained: How to get the highest CP values and create the most powerful team

Much like the main Pokémon games, alongside the standard combat modifiers like Type advantages and weaknesses, it turns out Pokémon Go has a whole …

I Am Setsuna Review

There are times when I Am Setsuna's mimicry is too obvious for its own good, when you immediately recognize that it's a deliberate effort to trigger nostalgia for classic Japanese RPGs. But these moments don't tell the whole story. Poignant events and some delicate writing lend distinction to the …

Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” meant something that was worth saving and savoring. Today, the term increasingly serves as a corporate bogeyman that warns executives of the need to stand up and respond when disruptive developments encroach on their market. Unfortunately, as time marches on the …

Innovation

Why Are Voters Ignoring Experts?

Academics and policymakers may be tempted to respond to events like Brexit by dismissing what looks like a celebration of ignorance and retreating …

Brexit’s Blow To Globalization

Less than a decade after the 2008 financial crisis dealt a major blow to globalization, Brexit has just delivered another. With the world already …

Ten Signs Your Future Boss Is A Weak Manager

Not every manager deserves you, and when you find yourself working under someone who doesn’t get your personality or value your talents, you’ll know it right away. The wrong manager can diminish your confidence and cause you to doubt yourself.<p>He or she can damage your precious mojo supply in a big …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self-help

Leading a Brainstorming Session with a Cross-Cultural Team

Brainstorming is the default way in which many teams and organizations come up with new ideas. And it’s commonly said that the more diverse the group, the greater the potential for innovative ideas. However, it doesn’t always work out this way.<p>Brainstorming is better suited to some personalities …

Design

What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

It’s normal to get a sinking feeling when one of your employees says, “I have something to tell you.” No manager wants to hear that someone on their team has another job offer in hand. But how should you actually respond to the news? Should you counteroffer? Or just accept that they’re moving on? …

Employment

The creator of Persona on life, Japanese culture, and the unconscious

<i>This article is part of a collaboration with</i> <i>iQ by Intel</i><i>.</i><p>In the crowded world of Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs), the critically acclaimed <i>Persona</i> …

Final Fantasy

Ten Good Reasons To Quit Your Job

It is important for every working person to remember that human beings have a tendency to develop inertia. Once we have a job, we make excuses to keep the job. We don’t want to go through the hassle of changing jobs, but the funny thing is that going through that hassle is what grows your …

Fatal distraction

FOR too long the Philippines was the sick man of Asia—cheerful, democratic but a chronic underperformer. In recent years, though, its fortunes have …

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

Public Speaking

Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Let me begin this post with a personal confession: Although I’ve talked with many managers about career transitions over the years, I’ve never had a career transition myself until now.<p>For the past 37 years I’ve worked as a management consultant at the same firm I started in straight out of graduate …

Employment

Learning From Disney's Staggering CEO Succession Failure

There are important lessons to be had from how Disney managed the failed CEO succession from Robert Iger to Thomas Staggs. They did a lot right like planning ahead and building Staggs’ strengths. They did not do a good job of managing the transition.<p>As reported yesterday, “Disney revealed that COO …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

Making Exit Interviews Count

An international financial services company hired a midlevel manager to oversee a department of 17 employees. A year later only eight remained: Four had resigned and five had transferred. To understand what led to the exodus, an executive looked at the exit interviews of the four employees who had …

Teamwork Works Best When Top Performers Are Rewarded

Since the early 1990s, when teams became a corporate trend, a lot of work has turned into teamwork. Companies have assigned more and more responsibilities to teams, rather than individual employees or departments, and collaboration is seen as critical to getting good work done. And yet most …

Employee Engagement

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Leadership

Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett paves a new way for female heroes

Lara Croft and video game writer Rhianna Pratchett share more than a few traits. The hero of the Tomb Raider series and the writer of video game stories are both strong women with “daddy issues,” Pratchett jokes. Her father was Terry Pratchett, the author of 41 Discworld fantasy novels and the …