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How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

Money 101: Want to retire as a millionaire? Learn this financial term now

<i>Money 101 is an experimental USA TODAY College series. We’re diving into personal financial topics impacting college students and unpacking complex finance terms that young people need to know. Let us know what you think!</i><p>It’s one of the most powerful forces in our universe. It transforms rags to …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here's why.<p>---<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Team

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Do you trust the people on your team? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, because as good leaders, we work hard to create a supportive environment and earn the trust of the people who report to us. But what if <i>you</i> don’t trust <i>them</i>? Again, as a good leader, you’d have to be able to have an …

Management

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the …

The Workplace

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

8 Things You Didn't Know About Kevin Hart

Our March cover guy has a few secrets up his sleeve<p>If you haven't picked up the March issue of <i>Men's Health</i>, you don't know what you're missing. What are you waiting for... <i>March</i>? Get with the program, buddy. Start living in the future like the rest of us.<p>Not that you should need more convincing, but …

Comedy

4 Strategies for Women Navigating Office Politics

The politics of office life seldom fail to flummox and frustrate the top female executives my partners and I coach and train. In 2013, we conducted a number of interviews and surveyed 270 female managers in <i>Fortune</i> 500 organizations to determine what they liked and disliked about business meetings. …

Leadership

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

This is why people leave your company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the general manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, Carly,” he said. “If we’re doing our job as leaders, a performance review should only be two columns: Column A is what you do great and Column B is …

Leadership

To Negotiate Effectively, First Shake Hands

Negotiations − especially when they involve high stakes, complex issues, and multiple parties — require much thinking and preparation on each side of the bargaining table. Consider the recent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Even before the contentious talks actually started, U.S. …

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

The first thing negotiation experts teach is to “separate the people from the problem.” The vast majority of the time, this is sound advice. But as a psychologist, I know that approximately 1% of the time, people <i>are</i> the problem. And in such cases, normal negotiation strategies just don’t work. …

Learn to Read Your Camera Lens

Pretty Presets and Mom & Camera have put together another simple tip sheet about understanding camera lenses so you can get the most out of …

How To Become A Successful Full-Time Photographer In 1 Year: The Ultimate Guide – Part 1

Just over 1 year ago I was working 50 hours per week in a cafe, dreaming of some day that I’d quit that job and work for myself.<p>I remember the day I …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

What Business Can Learn from the Greatest Comeback in Sports History

During last fall’s America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA staged the greatest comeback in modern sports history. On September 18, Skipper Jimmy Spithill’s crew was behind 8-1 in the best of 17 series. In just over a week, they rattled off eight straight victories to defeat Team New Zealand, 9-8. New …

Managing Multiple Bosses

In the movie Office Space — a comedy about work life in a typical 1990s software company — the protagonist, Peter Gibbons, has eight different bosses. All of them, seemingly unaware of each other, pass by his desk and tell him what to do. While the film is most certainly a satire, for some, it is …

The Top 100 Websites of 2013

Every year we take a trip around the Internet to compile a list of classic sites—and some undiscovered ones you may have missed. Here are the links …

top100

'The Hobbit' Named 2013's Most Pirated Movie

Peter Jackson's epic fantasy prequel beat out Quentin Tarantino's award-winning slavery drama for most pirated movie of 2013, TorrentFreak said.<p>PCMag …

Movies

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Leader Should Make

Looking ahead to 2014, one of the most urgent issues will be a new war for talent: not yesteryear’s broad-based need for <i>all</i> top talent but an increasing demand for the <i>right</i> kind of talent. For leaders, this means a new urgency in targeting, nurturing, and advancing top talent in their organization. …

10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

From presidents to hip-hop producers to poets, the last page of every issue of Harvard Business Review is always an interview with someone who has succeeded outside the traditional corporate world. Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013:<p><b>Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having</b> …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

One Amazing Tip for Being More Successful in 2014

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ".@google's best managers are good coaches: http://t.co/1IMdnfHZ7f http://t.co/ikg7W8mUsU"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>“@<b>HarvardBiz</b>: .@<b>google</b>'s best managers are good coaches: http://s.hbr.org/17MvK0j pic.twitter.com/i0Je142Oci”<p>0 replies 0 …

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? Can you keep your team’s motivation and productivity up? The short answer is yes: Even when it’s clear that a company’s in trouble, there …