russell friedman

8 Flips | 4 Magazines | @russellfriedman | Keep up with russell friedman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “russell friedman”

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Great Leaders Know They’re Not Perfect

It’s not unusual for executives to enter a new job with deep-seated feelings of being an impostor. Our research studying thousands of leaders rising into bigger jobs revealed 69% feel underprepared for roles they assume. Forty-five percent had minimal understanding of the challenges they would …

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

Beware the Truthiness of Charts

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>You’re sitting at a Very Important presentation related to a Very Important decision. The presenter is trying to convince senior management in your company to invest in a large, expensive project, say setting up a new robotic production line in one of your plants. Given that your company …

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …

What Really Happens When Companies Nix Performance Ratings

The move away from conventional, ratings-based performance management continues to gain momentum. By November this year, at least 52 large companies had shifted from the practice of once-yearly performance appraisals; estimates are that hundreds of other companies are considering following suit. A …

When Your Employee Doesn’t Take Feedback

In my decade as a leadership coach, I have heard countless versions of the same concern from my clients — committed leaders who understand the importance of giving actionable feedback to their team members – who find themselves thwarted when the person receiving it acts out, shuts down, or fails to …