Lynn Sawaya

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15 Incredible Views Of Cities From Space

It turns out that natural features aren't the only thing that the ESA has seen from space — they've turned their lenses on some of Earth's most iconic cities as well.<p>The ESA has launched some of the most advanced Earth-observation satellites ever, including the Envistat, which circled the Earth …

The 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In New York City

With the help of Zillow, we've put together a list of the most expensive homes currently for sale in New York City. These apartments feature incredible city views, swanky residential amenities, and more.<p>These homes are listed $60 million and up. By comparison, the median asking price for homes in …

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with? Leaders increasingly need to model traits that reflect the values and culture of the …

When to Resign, and When to Clean Up the Mess

The resignation of Eric Shinseki, the now-former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, doesn’t solve the problem of an appallingly inefficient VA hospital system with long waiting times for treatment and deaths that happened while veterans waited for care. When should a leader resign, and when should …

You Can’t Delegate Change Management

Many managers, even at the most senior levels, don’t fully appreciate the difference between announcing a major change initiative and actually making it happen. When senior leaders disappear after a big change announcement, and leave lower-level managers to execute it, they are missing in action. …

Hire for Potential, Not Just Experience

<b>Claudio Fernández-Aráoz</b>, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, explains how to gauge potential when evaluating job candidates.

Start with a Theory, Not a Strategy

Well-crafted strategies are road maps to places that yield competitive advantage and generate value for the firm. But once you’ve arrived, they don’t take you anyplace else. That’s a problem for companies under continual pressure from investors to find <i>new</i> sources of competitive advantage.<p>I recently …

When an Inability to Make Decisions Is Actually Fear of Conflict

When a company’s planning and decision-making process involves a lot of meetings, discussions, committees, PowerPoint decks, emails, and announcements, but very few hard-and-fast agreements, I call that “decision spin”. Decisions bounce around the company, from group to group, up and down the …

Get Over Your Fear of Conflict

Most of us have some resistance to conflict. Instead of addressing issues directly, we try to be “nice” and end up spending an inordinate amount of time talking to ourselves or others — complaining, feeling frustrated, ruminating on something that already happened, or anticipating something that …

Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

Yes, You Can Make Meetings More Productive

High human capital productivity — one key to great financial results — requires hiring the right people, teaming them effectively, and eliminating organizational barriers to high performance. It also requires paying close attention to how people in the organization interact. At many companies, …

Investing for Real and Permanent Good - News - Harvard Business School

Carnegie Corporation co-Chief Investment Officers Kim Lew, MBA 1992, and Meredith Jenkins, MBA 1999, talk about investment with a mission, what it’s …

When and How To Let a Conflict Go

There’s lots of advice about how to tackle difficult conversations but there are certain discussions you’re just better off not having at all. Some conflicts with co-workers, neighbors, or spouses should be left alone; knowing when to let it go is just as critical as knowing when to engage.<p>The …

21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Being seen and heard at work

Nick Morgan is a communication coach and the author, most recently, of “Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact.” Morgan spoke about how federal leaders can improve their communication skills with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On …

Don’t Offer Employees Big Rewards for Innovation

It stands to reason that if you want your employees to come up with high-powered ideas, you need to offer high-powered rewards. That’s why Google created its Founders Awards to provide stock worth up to several million dollars as an incentive to innovation.<p>But our research shows that high-powered …

What to Do When Success Feels Empty

Why do career “wins” often leave people feeling empty and dissatisfied? And — more important — how can you avoid that problem? We recently asked HBR readers to share their thoughts, and several of the responses call to mind Douglas T. Hall‘s classic model of psychological success.<p>Hall’s model …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

In my research and coaching work over the past two decades, I have met many people who feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or stagnant because they are forsaking performance in one or more aspects of their lives. They aren’t bringing their leadership abilities to bear in all of life’s domains—work, …

Check Out These Awesome Gadgets From the Tokyo Toy Show

The world's smallest multicopter, "QuatroX", measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch high, is demonstrated at<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kiyoshi Ota—EPA