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The 1 tip to help you leave work stress at work - TODAY.com

When you come home from work, it’s often hard to unwind: Your mind may be running over all of those reports you need to file, or worrying about that upcoming review or meeting you need to prepare for.<p>But it’s crucial that you <i>don’t</i> bring that stress home with you. “If you don’t, your adrenals drip …

Work Stress

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

Framing

Question What You “Know” About Strategy

Say you are competing in a fast-growing industry. How much do you care about profits versus market share?<p>It’s a common rule of thumb that businesses <i>should</i> go for market share in fast-growing in­dustries. It’s conventional wisdom, though, not a law of physics; you don’t <i>have</i> to go for share.<p>Whether …

Management

How to Live with Risks

Following a crisis, regulators and managers naturally take steps to prevent a recurrence. In 2002, after Enron and WorldCom succumbed to massive accounting fraud, U.S. legislators passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which gave directors and executives new oversight responsibilities. In the wake of the …

Management

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

High Level

Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups, because physically we are just not strong or scary enough.<p>Tons of research has …

60:30:10 is the New 80/20 Rule

<i>Sometimes the best discoveries are the simplest observations…</i><p>Whether you know it as the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 Rule, the definition of this …

Angry Birds

Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week

There are 168 hours in a week; this is immutable truth. That sounds like a lot, but is it really enough time to cover the demands of a successful career, family involvement, and everything else that makes up a fulfilling life? Let’s do the back-of-the-envelope calculation.<p>Starting with those 168 …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight.

Probably the best video on Child Abuse, this short film named Komal is being released in 12 Indian languages. The videos will also be released in …

Child Abuse

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "Rule #1: Hire, reward, and tolerate only fully formed adults http://t.co/Wh1XFu4GqM @netflix http://t.co/reW7QQ2gkU"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>Rule #1: Hire, reward, and tolerate only fully formed adults: http://s.hbr.org/1cNMgLU @<b>netflix</b> pic.twitter.com/edlV446CDN via …

Why You Should Treat Laughter as a Metric

I was following the same yoga video I had followed more than 30 times in the past. Because I know the routine well, I usually have little trouble breathing rhythmically through the postures, feeling the subtleties of each movement, and sliding gently into a mind-body meditation.<p>This time, though, …

The Customer Support Hierarchy of Needs

Almost five years ago, I was sitting in the conference room of one of the world’s largest insurance companies, trying to push the idea of social customer relationship management to their corporate marketing team. I showed them the power of Twitter and Facebook, and painted pictures of how they …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

If You’re in Over Your Head at Work, Try an S.O.S.

“I’m in over my head.” How often this thought has crossed my mind.<p>If you’re ambitious, this will happen to you a lot. It has with me: in every single job.<p>You reach a plateau. You are no longer enjoying the feel-good effects of learning so you jump from one learning curve to the next. And at first, …

Life Is Stressful: 10 Things To Stop Tolerating

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity. What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to …

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 …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

5 TED Talks to cheer you up on a bad day

8 TED Talks about the wonders of patterns

The swirl behind Arthur Benjamin shows the pattern of Fibonacci numbers. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Arthur Benjamin is perhaps the world’s leading …

The First Step to Being Powerful

“I am such a big failure. I can’t believe that I’ve made this mistake and it’s cost me months and months of time. I might never recover…What an idiot to not see that one coming.” On and on, he went. In distress, my colleague was clearly suffering because of a recent fiasco.<p>Seeking counsel, he had …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Map: The Sad State of Global Workplace Engagement

Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, according to 2011-2012 numbers collected by Gallup. What does that mean for where you live and work?<p>Our map below shows engagement data on the countries polled by Gallup, and includes regional insights into where the problems lie — and how …

Leaning Back: The Power Of Introverts

Have you noticed? There has been a lot of buzz about introverts lately, and the more we learn about introverts, the more we understand the power of introverts to lead and influence others. There is no doubt that the workplace tends to be biased toward those who are more charismatic and outgoing. …