Christopher T. Bowen

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Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in a better and more appealing future, leaders can overcome …

Management

5 Things You Need to Do to Hire and Retain Top Performers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While Google, In-N-Out Burger, Nestle Purina PetCare don’t appear to have much in common, they do share at least one characteristic. All are recognized as some of the top companies at which to work. While you might not have as many …

NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

IoT Market Predicted To Double By 2021, Reaching $520B

• Bain predicts the combined markets of the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow to about $520B in 2021, more than double the $235B spent in 2017.<br>• Data center and analytics will be the fastest growing IoT segment, reaching a 50% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2017 to 2021.<br>• IoT customers are …

Internet of Things

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 demanding leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has outlined 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and quick action.<p>For those interested in working for Amazon, which was ranked in a LinkedIn survey as the most desired …

Jeff Bezos

Bakery Style Chocolate Muffins Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These vegan chocolate muffins have the best muffin tops and amazing texture. —Melissa Huang<p><b>Makes: 12 muffins</b><b><br>Prep time: 30 min</b><b><br>Cook time: 30 min</b><p>200 grams sweet potato puree<br>• 100 grams non dairy milk<br>• 90 grams granulated sugar<br>• 190 grams all purpose flour<br>• 50 grams cocoa powder<br>• 8 grams baking …

Dessert

Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches Recipe

"These sandwiches are quick, easy, and always a hit. They can be served at receptions, baby showers, Bible studies, or tailgate parties! I have made …

Recipes

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

When Will the U.S. Finally Act Boldly on Paid Family Leave?

When I gave birth to my daughter over a year ago, I worked for an employer that provides no paid parental leave: the U.S. government. I was able to cobble together vacation and sick time with unpaid leave for four months. But I did not feel ready to go back to work, physically or emotionally, until …

Social Security

Healthcare consumerism 2018: An update on the journey

McKinsey’s latest healthcare consumer research suggests that consumer engagement can improve care access, quality, and affordability. But to be …

Digital Health

The agile manager

Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?<p><b>The agile workplace</b> is becoming increasingly common. In a McKinsey survey of more …

Project Management

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and …

Management

Get more procurement value from M&A--even before closing

Most companies wait until after a merger closes to pursue procurement synergies. But time is money, and several companies have shown how to get a …

Management

Designing a healthy future for medical devices

Design is increasingly a business imperative, but medtech companies have been slow to embrace it. What benefits might a focus on medical-device …

Medical Technology

The rise of ecosystems and platforms: What role can insurers play and how can they get started?

In this video, McKinsey senior partner Johannes-Tobias Lorenz introduces the concept of digital ecosystems and discusses the roles insurers can play …

Insurance

Zero-based productivity: The power of informed choices

Extending the tenets of zero-based budgeting across the full cost base can transform performance.<p><b>Executives increasingly are recognizing</b> zero-based …

Management

Artificial intelligence: Why a digital base is critical

Early AI adopters are starting to shift industry profit pools. Companies need strong digital capabilities to compete.<p><b>The diffusion of a new</b> …

Innovation

Agility@Scale: Solving the growth challenge in consumer packaged goods

The magnitude and pace of change in the US market have undermined traditional growth models for many consumer-packaged-goods companies, especially …

Innovation

Using machine learning to unlock value across the healthcare value chain

Machine learning is transforming the healthcare industry by changing the way care is delivered, and its impact is poised to increase.

Machine Learning

Why A Modern IT Infrastructure Is The Cornerstone Of Data-Driven Enterprises

Even the most sophisticated analytics technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, can’t deliver results by themselves. To make the most of these technologies, enterprises must have a solid IT foundation to ensure underlying data sets are complete, timely and accurate.<p>Effective …

Machine Learning

For a brash Memphis coleslaw, cook a spicy dressing ahead

The high water content of cabbage is typically to blame for watery slaws. We salted our cabbage to draw out the excess moisture.<p>Memphis Chopped Coleslaw is usually studded with celery seeds and crunchy green peppers and tossed with an unapologetically sugary mustard dressing that's balanced by a …

Recipes

Ryan Reynolds’ Battle With Anxiety Proves Men’s Perception Of Mental Health Is Changing

"Hey, how's it going?""Yeah good, how 'bout you?""Yeah, not bad, not bad."At what point does the noble art of not bringing your friends down when …

Mental Health

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.<p>Manigault …

Donald Trump

The Food Lab's American Omelettes (and Why You Should Salt Your Eggs in Advance)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Just as with scrambled eggs, there are two major types of omelette: the hearty, big-as-your-face, stuffed-to-the-brim, fluffy, folded-in-half, light-golden-brown diner-style omelette, and …

How Lateral Leadership Transforms Digital Marketing Teams

The concept of lateral leadership is nothing new. For several decades now, business journals and organizational psychologists have hailed it as the way of the future. A recent McKinsey study shows that managing sideways can “improve your business impact and career success.”<p>And it’s certainly an …

Marketing

How to Earn a Reputation as a Fair Manager

At some point in your career, you likely encountered a manager you believed was unfair. You probably thought to yourself, “<i>When I’m a manager, I’m never going to be like that!</i>” Now that you’ve been promoted to a management position, you’re probably dedicating significant amounts of time and energy …

Management

A Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting

On July 25, 2018, Facebook lost market capitalization of more than $100 billion in just two hours of trading after it announced its quarterly performance, despite exceeding analysts’ earnings forecasts. What caused this slump? It failed to meet its revenue and subscriber growth targets. This …

Investing

Why AI Will Shift Decision Making from the C-Suite to the Front Line

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of an incredible new frontier in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From fintech to edtech, what was once fantastically improbable is now a commercial reality. There is no question that big data and AI will bring about important advances in the realm of …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower

There is no shortage of advice for those who aspire to be effective leaders. One piece of advice may be particularly enticing: if you want to be a successful leader, ensure that you are <i>seen as</i> <i>a leader</i> and not a follower. To do this, goes the usual advice, you should seek out opportunities to lead, …

Leadership