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To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much

<b>Greg McKeown</b>, author of <i>Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less</i>, on the importance of being “absurdly selective” in how we use our time.<p><i>A written transcript will be available by July 24.</i>

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

What Makes People Follow Reluctant Leaders

In today’s knowledge-based and highly-automated enterprises, companies look for the cleverest and most capable people they can find. But having hired such talent, organizations face a challenge. Places full of highly mobile and in-demand workers operate more democratically. Leaders don’t …

Sustainability in the Boardroom

<i>Read the interview: Jill Ker Conway talks in depth with Lynn Paine about her experiences at Nike and the role of a board-level corporate responsibility committee.</i><p>A board member was exchanging a few words with the CEO of a fast-growing athletic apparel maker before the annual shareholders’ meeting …