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Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …

Find the Customers Your Competitors Are Offending

In a targeted effort to appeal to Gen Y, Pizza Hut offered free pizzas for life to any attendee of last October’s presidential debate who dared ask President Obama or Governor Romney, “Sausage or Pepperoni?” Outraged by the mockery to the democratic process, millennials shamed the popular company …

Three Ways CIOs Can Connect with the C-Suite

There is a marked dissonance between CIOs and the C-suite — a fact that we uncovered in new research conducted with HBR, The Economist, CEB, and TNS Global. We have identified the problem, which is that CEOs believe that the CIO does not understand or help with the CEO’s issues and the needs of the …

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science. According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things.<p>If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of …

Case Study: How to Play in the New “Share Economy”

Henry Beyer walked up to a Mini Cooper in the city parking lot across the street from his office in downtown Houston. He waved his brand-new VillageCar card near the door handle and got in.<p>“It looks like someone left something behind,” his colleague Tony Cummins said, reaching into the back and …

Surprise Is Still the Most Powerful Marketing Tool

Life has never been more predictable.<p>Yelp provides an early-warning system for dining out, by helping us avoid bad restaurants and alerting us to must-try items at good ones. Facebook lets us investigate a potential romantic interest before the first date. Turn-by-turn instructions from Google Maps …

The Secret to Effective Motivation

An interview with <b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> and <b>E. Tory Higgins</b>, authors of <i>Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence</i>. For more, see the article Do You Play to Win–or to Not Lose?<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m …

Meet the Editor: Manage Your Magazines on the Web

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>The “Flip It” button gets a major new expansion today: the Flipboard Editor, which gives all Flipboard curators …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …

Sustainability

Tapped Out: How Will Cities Secure Their Water Future?

Wildlife<p>Half of all cities with populations >100,000 are located in water basins in which more than half of available water supplies are being depleted during some portion of the year.<p>Today, global demands for food, energy, and shelter are putting unprecedented pressure on the resources of the …

When Earth is Scarred Forever

Our planet is covered in pockmarks so deep that they can be seen from space. Some were caused by asteroid strikes, but most are the result of human …

How The Empire State Building is Redefining Sustainability and Supporting the Economy in New York City

Changing Planet<p><i>Dana Robbins Schneider – the author of this post – leads Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) Energy and Sustainability Services division in a region anchored by New York City, Boston and Washington DC.</i><p>There are more than 900,000 buildings in New York City alone. These structures, both …

Unconventional Energy: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

A panel of experts discusses the facts on fracking and other new forms of energy recovery.<p><b>As the world's easy-access oil supplies dry up</b>, North America is increasingly turning to unconventional sources—such as drilling in the deep sea, mining oil sands, and using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

What a waste

IN THE past 35 years, hundreds of millions of Chinese have found productive, if often exhausting, work in the country’s growing cities. This …