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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

The first thing negotiation experts teach is to “separate the people from the problem.” The vast majority of the time, this is sound advice. But as a psychologist, I know that approximately 1% of the time, people <i>are</i> the problem. And in such cases, normal negotiation strategies just don’t work. …

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Nearly every debate about the “value” of a college degree is based on two questions: “Is college worth it?” and “Does someone with a degree earn more than someone without one?” Both of these questions come up year after year as headline fodder despite the fact that at a macro level, the answer to …

The Amazon Fire Launch: What’s New and What They Stole From Apple

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled the new product it had worked us up into a fever pitch to see. Its new Amazon Fire is a phone with a high-definition Gorilla glass screen, rubber casing, 13 megapixel camera, 24/7 customer service through MayDay, unlimited photo storage in the cloud, plus 12 months of …

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

I once worked with a leader — we’ll call him Karl — who needed to have a difficult conversation with an underperforming (but key) team member. To prepare, Karl built ammunition by creating a list of the employee’s shortcomings. He sensed that the interaction would end poorly and he felt extremely …

CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help

We know we want leaders who are smart, decisive, transformative, and possessed of a singular vision. But there’s an often-overlooked factor that can make the difference between success and failure: a leader’s ability to go far outside the organization—mobilizing networks of critical expertise—to …

Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers

Research shows that women are more reticent than men to negotiate their salary offers. For instance, one study of graduating MBA students found that half of the men had negotiated their job offers as compared to only one eighth of the women. This general pattern has been replicated in survey …

When to Go with Your Gut

<b>Gerd Gigerenzer</b>, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, on how to know when simple rules and snap decisions will outperform analytical models. For more, read <i>Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions</i>.<p>JUSTIN FOX: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Justin …