Bob Ryan

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7 habits of remarkably successful leaders

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get …


What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …


Here’s What You Should Do When You Have to Make a Tough Decision

—which you’ll have to do often, especially when running a business

The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the

Business Intelligence

Why the Greatest Minds Take Long Walks


alking isn’t sexy. It’s not the hot new trend or the most enticing productivity hack. Even so, it’s probably one of the most beneficial habits you …


Maybe Your Team Doesn’t Need to Be More Creative

When it comes to creativity, organizations are a lot like people. They have no problem generating ideas, including some that are potentially useful and novel. Furthermore, they are also generally able to access creative ideas generated by others. Where they fail, however, is at turning those ideas …


Keep a “Comfort Doodad” Nearby When You Need to Relax and Think

The office isn’t necessarily the best place to brainstorm great ideas. James Kerr, author of The Executive Checklist, recommends keeping a small …

Cool Stuff

Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business

About this presentation

In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and …

Simon Sinek

Common Mistakes Men Make When Managing Women

What are some of the biggest mistakes men make when managing women? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Christian McCarrick, VP of Engineering / CTO, on Quora.

My response to this question will …


What your brain activity can reveal about your attention span

This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation. During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to …


Science Has Determined How Not To Look Stupid

Here are the three most common forms of "stupidity." You're welcome.

Whether it's your sibling, best friend, parent or even your boss, you've called someone stupid at some point in your life. But how do we even define "stupid" behavior, and what can we do to avoid acting stupidly?

A new study offers …

Grocery Stores

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Unless you're deathly afraid of planes, one of the worst things about flying is the sheer tedium of it. It's nothing but indeterminate waiting — waiting for security, waiting to board, waiting to reach your destination.

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up …


10 New Learning Technologies - by Dr. Clark Quinn

There are many ways in which we’re not using technology in good ways, and yet there’s still the excitement over new technologies. We’re naturally …

Augmented Reality

Decisions, decisions ... the five most critical for a leader

This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at

As a leader, you do have a choice as to how you spend your …


Why Figuring Out What You Want To Do Isn't Necessary For Success

If you can't stay at one job and have a lot of varied interests, you may be a multipotentialite. What that means for your working life.

When Emilie Wapnick graduated from law school, she concluded that she did not want to be a lawyer. Instead, she started floating around, seeking to discover what …


A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 40-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.

Specifically, Hu’s study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.

The research began …


How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: mise-en-place.

The “Meez,” as …

Anthony Bourdain

The $160,000 starter salary

If you could earn more money by going back to university for two years, would you do it? What if you could earn a vast amount more?

That’s been the result for graduates from a handful of the more prestigious masters of business administration (MBA) programs this year.

Median base pay, which had been …

Salaries & Wages

Brevity Is The Sister Of Talent For Harvard Business School

Harvard’s one MBA admissions essay prompt this year? Introduce yourself.

There is no word limit for this question, and tempting though it is to share your entire life story, or repeat every accomplishment from your resume, show restraint. Remember how you tried to flee the person you met at a …

Harvard Business School

Strikethru Makes Paper Productive by Combining GTD and Bullet Journal

If you prefer a pen and a notebook to digital to-do lists, then there’s a new productivity system on the block. Strikethru combines elements of the …


Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …


The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?

I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …


8 Quick Ways You’ll Lose Followers On Social Media

Social media is an effective place to find and engage with the tribe of people who understand the message and product that you’re developing. They’re …

Social Media

Will video kill the lecturing star?

You may have heard about the flipped classroom approach, in which lectures are viewed at home and class time is used for discussion, project work and other practical exercises. You may also have been wondering whether to bother with it, and how it actually would work in practice.

For our modules on …


What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. Here are some of my predictions of what the world will look like in 2020.

Revised Notions Of Ownership

Think of the things you …

Technology Trends

5 Habits Of Genuinely Appreciative Leaders

Grateful leaders have deep memories and grand ambitions, but they don't undervalue the present—even if it isn't perfect.

"Well, the Internet was down for days and just came back up last week. And my computer also caught on fire.""Your computer caught fire?""Yes. It’s pretty common here because the …


How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of success. How …

Business Planning

How Adobe keeps key employees from quitting

Ditching annual performance reviews has paid unexpected dividends.

If there’s one thing almost everyone in corporate America can agree on, it’s that traditional once-a-year evaluations are a waste of time. Managers and employees dread the discussions, and plenty of evidence shows they don’t produce …


This Disney Movie Scene Could Make You a More Focused Leader

Whether you run a company or work for one, we all have the opportunity to be the “bigger, badder, bolder version” of ourselves, says Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of The Hayzlett Group, a strategic business consulting firm.

In his latest book, Think Big Act Bigger, he writes that the only way to achieve …

Walt Disney Company

How to Motivate Yourself to Actually Start That Passion Project

You have a brilliant idea for a project. You’ve talked about it, planned it to death, analyzed your options—yet nothing has come of it. It’s time to …


12 Questions To Ask Your Future Employer

Job interview prep is often focused on nailing the questions your future employer will ask you, and delivering the best answer. Usually that means …

Job Interviews