Tiffany Brewster

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Cancer, mutations and the facts of life

If you live long enough, you get cancer. But without our mutating, blundering cells, we’d never have made it out of the primordial soup…<p>Bob Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer for nearly five decades. Back when I was a wee …

Cancer

The Time-Consuming Activities That Stall Women’s Careers

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Susan was maxed out. At home, she juggled errands, laundry, meals, and cleaning. At work, she’d hit the ground running every morning, making calls, taking meetings, and plowing through her inbox. She was busy but happy; she liked getting things done. She enjoyed making to-do …

Leadership

Is Technology Really Helping Us Get More Done?

Twenty years ago, new office technologies like email and teleconferencing contributed to a dramatic boost in productivity. Information flows accelerated. Collaboration with coworkers became easier and easier. Productivity grew significantly faster during the 1990s and early 2000s than in previous …

Emerging Technology

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

Why Companies Are So Bad at Treating Employees Like People

Few disagree that the time is ripe for reimagining complex organizations so that they are more human and more agile. But existing models for how to make the shift seem to offer a choice between a rock and a hard place.<p>Take the thorny problem of developing people. Anachronistic annual performance …

Corporate Culture

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Fixing Our Unhealthy Obsession with Work Email

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Our dysfunctional relationship with work email has become so normal, I’m not sure most of us can even see it anymore.<p>Typical is this quote from the recent article, “How Successful People Spend Their Weekends”:<p>“I never go into the office on weekends,” Spencer says, “<b>but I do check e-mail at</b> …

Hillary Clinton

Why Managers Are More Likely to Be Depressed

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>You’ve taken the leap from front-line individual contributor to professional manager. How do you feel? Proud? Excited?<p>How about depressed?<p>The last emotion might strike you as odd, but it’s not unlikely. According to a new study, middle managers are the most likely people in …

Management

The Truth About Your Uncertain Life Path & Purpose

If you’re in your 20s or even 30s, you might feel a lot of uncertainty all the time — you aren’t sure what your life purpose is, or your uncertain …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Many people and a host of commentators instinctively recoiled at the callous management practices described in a scathing <i>New York Times</i> article last month about Amazon. So did Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive. In a memo to Amazon employees, he wrote, “Our tolerance for any …

Empathy

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Leadership

9 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them — and why the very last thing most successful people do before …