Thomas Kirven

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New Managers Need a Philosophy About How They’ll Lead

Being promoted to manager is a good sign you’ve been successful to date — however, the road from this point forward gets trickier to navigate. Your job is no longer just about getting the work done. You’re more likely now to find yourself juggling conflicting demands, delivering difficult messages, …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Abandoned Joshua Tree Mine Set to Become Energy Storage Facility Using Billions of Gallons of Water

A former <b>steel mine</b> just outside of Joshua Tree National Park has for the past few years been a hotly contested piece of real estate. In one corner, varied business interests that had plans to use it for everything from a trash dump to a reopened mining facility, and in the other corner, …

National Parks

A Strange Thing Happened After I "Fixed" My Nose

My new nose was cute but not everything was so perfect.<p>"You'd be so pretty if it wasn't for your nose," she said, smiling as if her friendly tone would take the sting out of the words. "I just can't picture you as Juliet, you know? Unless Juliet was ethnic."<p>I smiled back at her, trying to blink …

Watch a Disney artist draw The Little Mermaid in a mind-blowing, new way

Your favorite Disney characters now look even more amazing, thanks to virtual reality.<p>In a video from Future of Storytelling, legendary former Disney …

iPhone 'subscription' is Apple's most diabolical business plan yet

Who loves iPhones? Who loves <i>new</i> iPhones? Who wants to have the latest and greatest iPhone in their hands every time an Apple iPhone launch event …

Evernote founder shares his secret to looking interested during meetings

Anytime you hear those words, pay attention to what the person says next.<p>Anytime you hear those words from someone who's co-founded three multimillion-dollar companies, drop everything and start taking notes.<p>In this case, those words came from Phil Libin, who co-founded and until very recently …

Productivity

70 Useful Inbound Marketing Checklists, Cheat Sheets and Advanced Guides

When you’re in a consulting or service -based business model – especially in digital marketing –having robust processes in place is the key to have a …

Marketing

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.<p>But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …

What Does Your Car Camping Vehicle Say About You?

<b>As rent skyrockets in most ski towns,</b> and the trend of mobile tiny homes continues to proliferate, more and more disgruntled ski bums are flocking to …

Tower Records Fans Will Love This New Documentary by Tom Hanks' Kid

<i>All Things Must Pass</i>, a documentary by Colin Hanks (Tom's kid) uses interviews with music legends like Dave Grohl, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen …

The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

Share the post "The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written"<p>Dune (Frank Herbert)<p>Often quoted as “Science Fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings”. And …

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

Camping

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

4 body language moves that will change your life for the better

The answer to these problems may be as simple as changing body habits or adjusting your body language.<p>I like to call them body language boosts. It turns out that what the body does and how the brain responds are very closely connected.<p>As more and more studies prove, there are some easy ways to …

Wellness

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

Google Classroom Gets An Update Ahead Of New School Year

Google launched a couple of updates to its Classroom educational platform today that will make life a little bit easier for teachers as they get ready for the next school year.<p>Classroom already integrates with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, but with this update, Classroom will also automatically …

Education Technology

This Is the No. 1 Predictor of Career Success, According to Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

8 Things Super-Achievers Do Routinely To Be Insanely Productive

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

Ukraine's president made one of the gloomiest predictions for the country's conflict with Russia

Poroshenko made one of his gloomiest predictions on prospects for peace in his country days before he meets German and French leaders in Berlin for a summit he called to urge them to put pressure on Russia to comply with a 6-month-old peace plan strained by ceasefire violations and …

Russia

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dear Fellow Voters:<p>I've been watching all the presidential candidates with great interest--and deep concern. Concern for us. Concern for the fate of our country. Concern for our world.<p>As a narcissism expert, I'm not especially worried that narcissists might make it to the White House. According to …

Narcissism

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

Here’s What Actually Gets Terrorists To Tell The Truth — And It’s Not Torture

Over the past five years, psychological research — some involving real terrorist suspects — has shown how to get information from people who don’t want to talk. Now Washington has the chance to put these findings into practice.<p>Hollywood has a lot to answer for. Thanks to the hit TV show <i>24</i> and …

He Took A Needle And Thread And Made Something You Use Every Day

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- but I can't help it! If you're like me, you've always appreciated the art of a quality …

The famous Robert Frost poem we’ve read wrong forever

It is the most famous poem in American literature, a staple of pop songs, newspaper columnists and valedictorian speeches. It is “The Road Not Taken” …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …