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The power of a ‘not-to-do’ list

Rather than setting goals you can achieve, look for mistakes you’d like to avoid.<p>Has your working day become one long battle to wade through a to-do list?<p>The multiple distractions of the modern workplace – digital overload, open offices and constant interruptions, to name a few – can make it near …

Tim Ferriss

Want to Feel More at Peace About a Decision? Stop Dwelling on the Negatives

New research shows that people don’t weight positivity and negativity equally when assessing their feelings. | iStock/dane_marWhen you’re weighing …

Psychology

Make Me Rich or Die Trying!

Key Point: “9 to 5 is for the weak.” That is the slogan on a popular t-shirt. And my recent three-week vacation gave me a little white space to …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Expand Our ‘Us’

Key Point: Why are we so afraid? Why do we narrow down our “us” when we feel threatened? Of course, it may be because the threat of losing something …

Leadership

Terrific Teaming Versus Great Teamwork

Key Point: Powerful and effective TEAMING is an emerging necessity for adaptive results and organization sustainability. TEAMING has evolved from …

Leadership

Microsoft’s CEO on Rediscovering the Company’s Soul

<b>Satya Nadella,</b> Microsoft’s third CEO, opens up about his effort to refresh the culture of the company and renew its focus on the future. He reflects on important life lessons he learned growing up in India, immigrating to the U.S., and working for Microsoft for 25 years. Nadella thinks of the past, …

Leadership

Is Your Company Adapting Fast Enough to Thrive in an Increasingly Digital World?

As digital technologies permeate all aspects of their operations, companies around the world anticipate the need for massive change over the next five years, according to a new global survey by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. But can these organizations adapt fast enough?Almost all of …

Harvard Business Review

What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees

How inclusive or exclusive should organizations be when developing their employees’ talents? In a world of unlimited resources, organizations would surely invest in everyone. After all, as Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is …

Human Resources

Signs you have a toxic boss — and what you can do about it

Annie McKee is the author of "How To Be Happy At Work." In this video, she talks about toxic bosses, and how you should deal with them. The following is a transcript of the video:<p><b>Annie McKee:</b> How do you deal with a boss who doesn't seem to like you and who doesn't seem to care about you and who …

Leadership

The Real Reason Superstar Firms Are Pulling Ahead

Across industries and across countries, a small number of “superstar” firms are pulling away from the competition. They’re more productive, as the chart below illustrates. They’re also more profitable, more innovative, and they pay better. But why are these companies doing so well? Are they …

Harvard Business Review

26 Books Highly Recommended by Extreme Leaders

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Success

Here's why you should care about Richard Thaler, the rockstar economist who just won the Nobel Prize

Economists have, for a long time, thought of themselves as scientists. They work in hard data and numbers—why wouldn't they?<p>But one of them proved …

Behavior

5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

Work invariably ebbs and flows, cycling between steady states, where we feel more in control of the pace and workload, and peak periods, where the work crunch hits us hard. Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and …

Harvard Business Review

Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work

I once spent a few delicious days studying Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), a collection of high-end, casual eateries started by the famed New York restauranteur, Danny Meyer. He had recently claimed the key to his success was creating a “culture of hospitality.” I set out to discover how.<p>One …

Shake Shack

How to Regain the Lost Art of Reflection

A famous but possibly apocryphal tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Warren Buffett is on record as saying that he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to the …

Leadership

How to Navigate a Turf War at Work

You’re working on a cross-functional initiative that’s critical to your company. Given your position, you’ve assumed you’re in charge, but it seems your counterpart from another team has made the same assumption. And now you’re in the middle of a turf war. How do you determine who has authority? …

Management

The Shape of Things to Come

01 Sep 2017<p>Dean Nohria and Felix Oberholzer-Gee on navigating the increasingly competitive marketplace for business education<p>Topics:<p>Image by John …

Harvard Business School

How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs. The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises. But according to …

Harvard Business Review

Loneliness and the Digital Workplace

I’m typing this in a nearly silent coworking space. All of us here at HBR are intently focused on our computer screens. The tap-tap of our fingers on keyboards, occasional rustle of paper, and clink of a coffee mug landing on a desk are the sounds of work. Look into our screens, though, and you …

Harvard Business Review

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

On August 24, 1992, in the early hours of the morning, my family and I stepped out of our temporary shelter to find our city — and our lives — forever changed. We had spent the past several hours huddled together as Hurricane Andrew battered our South Florida neighborhood with torrential rain and …

Harvard Business Review

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How Loving-kindness Meditation Makes You Healthier, Happier, and Kinder

If you've ever watched someone meditating it looks like they're just sitting there with their eyes closed. But what's going on in their head is …

Meditation

Why We Need to Change the Way We Think About Giving

If you believe that the nonprofit sector has a serious role to play in changing the world, then you’ve got to see this TED talk, given by Dan …

Philanthropy

Leadership Under Uncertainty

Leadership Under Uncertainty: How to Improve Your Decisions<p>Great leaders are great decision makers. Faced with a daily barrage of decisions large and …

Leadership

Shirzad Chamine: Five Strategies to Challenge Negative Thoughts

Learning to meditate could help calm your brain in times of crisis, says executive coach and Stanford MBA Shirzad Chamine. | Reuters/Carlo …

Mindfulness

Rethinking Hierarchy in the Workplace

Defined hierarchy. Commanding leadership. These corporate ligaments secure firms in the face of threats and unify them against competition. Few …

Three Ways Every Leader Should Be More Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneurs have long been lauded for their willingness to experiment, their tenacity to create something from nothing, and their hyper-agility to maneuver around unforeseen obstacles. But not every leader is cut out to be an entrepreneur in the start-up world. Larger and more mature …

Leadership

Accountability

<b>Key Point:</b> Powerful and effective TEAMING is an emerging necessity for adaptive results and organization sustainability. TEAMING has evolved from …

Leadership

Inspiring Personal Leadership Growth

Personal Leadership<p>It’s the gateway to BIG positive impact. I commit to deliver insight and inspire action, helping you achieve more meaning and …

Leadership

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce: Opportunity South Conference & Business Expo

October 3-4, 2017 Opportunity South Conference & Business Expo is back for 2017 with a can’t-miss lineup of internationally acclaimed speakers …

Chamber of Commerce