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Whiteboard Session: This Is Your Brain on Mindfulness

Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show how it can improve resilience.

Mindfulness

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps

Want to make side money? Follow these 5 stages to monetize your startup idea.<p>In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the …

Business Strategy

Consejos para líderes de Peter Druker

La importancia de un buen management reside en que el espíritu de una organización se crea desde la cabeza, por lo tanto el líder debe ser propulsor …

La fórmula 10-3-2-1-0 quiere que duermas mejor y, de paso, volverte más productivo

Hay al menos un par de cosas que, con el tiempo, parecen mantenerse inalterables con respecto a la ciencia del sueño: primero, que la falta de sueño …

Cómo escribir un CV que llame poderosamente la atención

Esta es una pregunta que escucho con frecuencia: ¿vale la pena redactar un currículum?, ¿el reclutador y los jefes leen este documento?, ¿es mejor …

El secreto para reducir la ansiedad antes de hacer algo importante, según Harvard

La ansiedad es una sensación habitual antes de dar un discurso, hacer un examen, una presentación o ir a una entrevista de trabajo. Y muchas veces …

10 libros en tu viaje para convertirte en un buen líder

Sabemos que las personas más exitosas se caracterizan por ser amantes de los libros. La lectura constante les permite absorber conocimiento, ampliar …

Hábitos saludables para maximizar tu productividad

Los <b>emprendedores</b> suelen tener agendas increíblemente ocupadas para abarcar la mayor cantidad de trabajo en sus jornadas. Siempre tienen algo que …

18 señales de que tienes inteligencia emocional

Cuando se habló por primera vez de forma pública sobre inteligencia emocional, hizo las veces de eslabón perdido en un peculiar descubrimiento. En el …

¿Qué le pasa a tu cerebro cuando te equivocas?

Las personas con “mentalidad de crecimiento” piensan que el éxito depende del esfuerzo, del trabajo o de sudar la camiseta. Sin embargo, las personas …

Seis claves para ser feliz, según la Universidad de Harvard

Cada vez parece más claro que la nueva fiebre del oro no tiene que ver con hacerse millonario ni con encontrar la fuente de la eterna juventud. El …

Boards: Innovation Is Your Responsibility Too

The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for breakthrough innovation in the scramble for competitive advantage. We see this shift playing out …

Innovation

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose

Most companies have articulated their purpose — the reason they exist. But very few have made that purpose a reality for their organizations.<p>Consider Nokia. Before the iPhone was introduced, in 2007, Nokia was the dominant mobile phone maker with a clearly stated purpose — “Connecting people” — and …

Innovation

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

Management

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Management

5 Ways to Design Products Customers Love

As a teenager, Mike Pfotenhauer loved to hike, but he hated how uncomfortable he felt carrying the backpacks then on the market. So, at age 16, he created his own, sewing all the pieces together himself. He went on to design and deliver customized outdoor equipment to clients who’d heard of him …

Design

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why, all of a sudden, are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures?<p>In May, right after he became CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey called upon rank-and-file managers to get beyond the fear of failure that had dogged …

Jeff Bezos

CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

In 2001 the list of companies with the highest market caps was dominated by blue chips. General Electric, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Walmart, and CitiGroup — all were businesses led by managers who were experts in efficiency and optimization and who grew their businesses by making them work better than …

Innovation

The Art of Asking Questions

Harvard

How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things

We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal development. Some people, like me, …

Leadership

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours, but the reality of that didn’t really sink until a few months in, when I asked for a vacation day to go to a friend’s wedding. My request …

Time I

Harvard Business Review

3 Things Leaders Need to Have an Impact, with Rasmus Hougaard, Founder and Managing Director at Potential Project. #HBRLive

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Why Cutting Taxes Won’t Make America More Innovative

As the U.S. Congress considers the tax proposal put forward by Republicans, there has been plenty of debate over how it would affect innovation. Proponents argue that lower taxes would increase corporate investment; critics contend that the bill would hurt research universities and that the bills …

Innovation

The Internet of Things Is Going to Change Everything About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity can cause organizational migraines. In 2016, breaches cost businesses nearly $4 billion and exposed an average of 24,000 records per incident. In 2017, the number of breaches is anticipated to rise by 36%. The constant drumbeat of threats and attacks is becoming so mainstream that …

Cybersecurity

Open Innovation Generates Great Ideas, So Why Aren’t Companies Adopting Them?

Today, many companies see open innovation — a process for sharing knowledge and ideas with other organizations — as a core part of their strategy for developing new offerings. Examples include L’Oréal working with Renault on an electric “spa” concept car and auto-parts makers Delphi and Mobileye …

Management

The Explainer: Design Thinking

Popularized by <b>David M. Kelley</b> and <b>Tim Brown</b> of IDEO and <b>Roger Martin</b> of the Rotman School, design thinking has three major stages.

Design Thinking

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Employment