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6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Several years ago, colleagues and I were invited to predict the results of a start-up pitch contest in Vienna, where 2,500 tech entrepreneurs were competing to win thousands of euros in funds. We observed the presentations, but rather than paying attention to the ideas the entrepreneurs were …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

The Meaning Of Life

The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would …

16 simple social skills that will make you more likable

All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills that build emotional intelligence.<p>To help you out, we sifted through the Quora thread "What are useful social skills that can be picked up quickly?," talked to an etiquette expert, and looked to some social psychology research.<p>Here are …

University of Michigan

Education vs work skills: what do employers really want?

Every year, approximately 5,300 colleges and universities in the U.S. busily churn out thousands of graduates. And American higher education remains …

You won’t recognize the new world of digital payments without this report

The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry …

FinTech

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Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

7 reasons this is an excellent CV for someone with no experience

Writing your very first resume can be a daunting process. And it doesn’t help to know that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

How to Embrace Complex Change

Lee Wright<p>Denise Wang felt settled in her life in London. She had a great job as the divisional marketing chief at a UK-based consumer goods company; a supportive husband, Phil, who was a partner in an international consultancy; and two daughters, eight and 10, who had for the previous three years …

9 Tips For Winning Over Your Boss

Al Coleman, Jr., author of <i>Secrets to Success: The Definitive Career Development Guide for New and First Generation Professionals</i>, and Anita Attridge, a Five O'Clock Club career and executive coach, shared tips for impressing your boss and winning his or her approval.

A Refresher on Price Elasticity

Setting the right price for your product or service is hard. In fact, determining price is one of the toughest things a marketer has to do, in large part because it has such a big impact on the company’s bottom line. One of the critical elements of pricing is understanding what economists call <i>price</i> …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

Amazon Is Right That Disagreement Results in Better Decisions

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>When I worked in the federal government, I was amazed at the large numbers of factual errors in widely-read stories, even in the best newspapers. As a colleague of mine, a staunch Democrat, observed in 2009, “I now think that at least half of the things I most disliked …

Question What You “Know” About Strategy

Say you are competing in a fast-growing industry. How much do you care about profits versus market share?<p>It’s a common rule of thumb that businesses <i>should</i> go for market share in fast-growing in­dustries. It’s conventional wisdom, though, not a law of physics; you don’t <i>have</i> to go for share.<p>Whether …

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Losing your job is hard. It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail your career. Aside from getting back on the horse and looking for a new job, what else should you do to get back on track? How do you maintain your …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Price-Sensitive Customers Will Tolerate Uncertainty

When I help a company with their pricing strategy, the typical first day of an engagement entails the client company’s vice president saying with a grin: “So, how are you going to help us raise prices?”<p>While price-raising opportunities generally do exist, this is a provincial view of the upside of …

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

Setting the Record Straight on Managing Your Boss

Everyone knows how helpful it is to have a positive relationship with your boss and that it’s up to you to make it work. But do you know how to best interact with your manager to get what you need, support her success, and excel at your job?<p>Chances are you’ve gotten some advice on this topic — from …

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

Don, a senior vice president for sales at a global manufacturing company, wakes up late, scrambles to get showered and dressed, has an argument with his teenage daughter over breakfast, then gets stuck in traffic on the way to work and realizes he will be late for his first meeting.<p>Donna, a …