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Men: The First (and Most Important) Rule for Dressing Well

Why is it that some guys seem to have it and some guys don't? One guy in a t-shirt and jeans could seem to be dressed better (though more casual) than a guy in a suit and tie. You would think suit guy has several advantages, yet somehow t-shirt-and-jeans guy wins out. How does this happen? …

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Little Bird

Six Simple Questions To Guide Your Business Plans

While the key factor in winning is the ability to stick with your plan, it makes sense that you start with the best plan possible. Our experiences …

Management

The Magic Question: "What do you think?"

Yes, someone needs to eventually make a decision. But, if you want to fully engage the people on your team, you have to routinely ask the magic …

5 Tricks for Working With Millennials

Your youngest employees are creative, bright, and a complete disaster to manage. Here's how to turn the mess around.<p>Just before a recent staff meeting, I overheard one of my Millennial employees ask another, "How crazy is Kim Jong-un?" Her peer looked puzzled and replied, "Who's that, one of your …

Leadership

Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works

Recently we caught up with Roger Martin to talk about his new book Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works. Roger is Dean of the University of …

10 Questions Startups Use to Make Change Happen

Change is hard. I see entrepreneurs every day who are trying to change the world with a new idea, and startups that are trying to survive their hyper-growth phase by changing processes to meet demand. In both cases, it’s easy for them to become frustrated and give up, since most have never been …

How to Make a Decision When Your Team Doesn't Agree

Don't just go with the majority opinion. Here's why.<p>In light of Margaret Thatcher's death, much discussion has ensued about her leadership style. That she could--and did--carry the day cannot disguise the fact that she polarized so many. She carried the majority, so what went wrong?<p>Randall …

London Business School

Know Your Talent

March 2013<p>How boards should be thinking about executive capability<p>In a world in which the pace of change frequently calls for stronger, more …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.<p>Eighteen months into my job …

Beware of broken glass: the media's double standard for women at the top

The press has attacked Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer for being strong, ambitious leaders<p>Here’s a theory: successful women are Rorschach tests. They acquire meaning that is completely divorced from the reality of who they are and what they believe and instead become symbols …

Explore our featured insights

May 2018 – China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment to …

Silicon Valley’s Best Networker Teaches You His Secrets

It might be surprising that I know Adam Rifkin. What’s not surprising is that Adam Rifkin knows me — because Adam knows <i>everybody</i>.<p>In 2011 Fortune …

Chris Wetherell's answer to What innate traits do great internet product leaders share? If you were setting up a program to train user-focused internet product leaders/creators, what are the traits that can't be easily taught, that you'd look for in candidates?

People who do well at guiding or encouraging great products don't necessarily share the same traits. But I've found the following to be common (and …

Thomas Keller On Why Passion Shouldn’t Drive You

Even if you aren’t a foodie, chances are, you’ve heard the name Thomas Keller–the creative culinary force behind The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon. A while back, I interviewed Keller for a piece on culinary schools published in <i>Lucky Peach</i>. But as with any article, a lot was left on the cutting …

Thomas Keller

How I negotiated my startup compensation – The Event Log

Hi, I’m Michelle. I recently (in 2012) left my job as a technical consulting manager and joined my best friends and my fiancé, Kyle, at Keen IO (I …

Don’t Take Anything Personally

Imagine that you are in a gigantic mall where there are hundreds of movie theaters. You look around to see what’s playing, and you notice a movie …

A Woman’s Place

Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?<p>In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help. His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it. That December, he went to a Christmas party at …

On The Sheryl Sandberg Backlash

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, <i>Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will To Lead</i>, comes out on March 11. Simultaneously, Sandberg will launch the non-profit Lean In Foundation, which aims to provide women with training, support and resources for career success. Sandberg's philosophy encourages …

When women dare to outearn men

OF THE many glass ceilings constraining women's careers, one is particularly important yet often overlooked: the wage of the husband. In a new paper, …

Lean In Litmus Test: Is This For Women Who Can Cry At Work?

I have reasons for not leaning in with Sheryl Sandberg.<p>Kate Losse writes a great, insightful piece that situates Sandburg’s book in the neo-liberal …

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