Harvard Business Review

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Harvard

How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved

Think back to 2007. A young U.S. senator named Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president. The housing bubble started to burst. Apple released the first iPhone.<p>It wasn’t long ago and, yet, in technology terms, it’s almost an eternity — ride- or hotel-sharing companies didn’t exist yet and …

Digital Transformation

Male Mentors Shouldn’t Hesitate to Challenge Their Female Mentees

The research is clear: women in competitive, historically male, “up-our-out” organizational cultures make more money and enjoy more rapid promotions when they are mentored by men. Excellent mentors generally provide two clusters of critical mentoring functions. <i>Psychosocial</i> functions include …

Leadership

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action<p>143<p>Keep the Internet Open for Business<p><b>Last week, the Federal Communications Commission</b> voted to start repealing the 2015 network neutrality …

Internet

How Corporate Values Get Hijacked and Misused

Leaders know company value statements often become nothing more than cosmetic window dressing. What appears less common is their understanding of the destructive consequences of allowing that to happen. They reflexively grasp for the culture lever, assuming the act of crafting and publishing a set …

Leadership

Young Turks Take A Class With Strategist Michael Porter In Delhi

Michael Porter in his visit to India spoke about the ‘India’s National Competitiveness Forum’ in New Delhi at the Taj Palace on ‘The Idea of the …

Michael Porter

Navigating the Complexities of Doing Business in Russia

From the conflict in Ukraine, to Russian meddling in U.S. and European elections, to management of the Syrian War, it’s clear that relations between the West and Russia have become increasingly hostile. Yet Russia remains an important part of most Western multinationals’ emerging markets …

Russia

Great Things Can Happen When You Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>You get lessons that last a lifetimeWhen I took a job in Warsaw, Poland in 1997, I really didn't know what I was getting into. I had never been overseas for an extended period of time before, didn't speak any foreign languages, except for some rudimentary Spanish and, truth be …

Leadership

Ask yourself 4 questions to figure out if you're successful

The more complicated life becomes, the harder it is to define success.<p>As in: You're crushing it at work, earning one promotion after another, but you've barely seen your kids in weeks, and honestly, you don't feel so great about yourself.<p>And on the flip side: You stay at home with your kids every …

Happiness

99% of Networking Doesn't Work, But These 6 Things Do

How to change your approach to networking for the better.<p>Building a network with intention and purpose is more critical than ever before. According to arecent <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article, 99 percent of any networking event is a waste of time. The trick is to focus on the one percent that isn't.<p>A …

Networking

Three Reasons Your Boss Is Constantly Disagreeing With You

Maybe you’re too committed to your own ideas—or maybe your boss is just a micromanager.<p>You know it’s important to speak up at work. But let’s be real: You contribute with the hope that your ideas will be taken seriously. It’s hard to feel that way if your boss is constantly shooting them down and …

Leadership

4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs

<b>Elena Botelho,</b> partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a top university degree who’s a strategic …

Leadership

How Older Entrepreneurs Can Turn Age to Their Advantage

Nearly a quarter of new entrepreneurs are boomers aged 55 to 64. They have experience, financial stability and extensive networks.<p>The youthful, vibrant faces of Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are representative of widely known entrepreneurial icons. But few people would conjure the more etched faces …

Entrepreneurship

How to Persuade the Naysayers to Embrace New Marketing Technology

The world of technology solutions for marketers just keeps getting bigger. For proof, take a peek at the evolution of the Marketing Technology …

Management

How to Give an Employee Feedback About Their Appearance

Whether we like it or not, a person’s appearance affects their success at work. When an employee looks unkempt or wears revealing clothing, they may have a harder time gaining their colleagues’ or customers’ respect. But how do you broach what feels like a sensitive topic? And how can you frame the …

Harvard

Q: Where is all the female talent? A: It’s out there—and here’s how to get it.

At Camber Outdoors, this question (in so many words) is one we’re often asked by human resources representatives and executives at our partner …

Human Resources

5 Ways CEOs Can Heat Up Their Summer Social Media Strategy

Contributor Deborah Sweeney provides some key tips on how CEOs can up their social game this summer.

Social Media Marketing

Work Friends Make Us More Productive (Except When They Stress Us Out)

Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks whether respondents “have a best friend at work.” But while friendship at work always being a …

The Workplace

Why More Hospitals Should Prioritize Cultural Competency

“Janice,” a hypothetical patient, is female, 46 years old, African-American, and a convenience store clerk living below the poverty level. These traits, particularly her gender, race, and socioeconomic status, immediately elevate her risk of cardiovascular disease.<p>These are important indicators her …

Health Care

To Guard Against Cybercrime, Follow the Money

Email attacks are cheap, easy, low risk, and high reward. No wonder a “malicious email is the cyber spy’s favored way in.” An email security breach could impact your organization’s revenue and reputation. Protecting yourself from a breach can be daunting, given how many emails pass through your …

Cybersecurity

Study: Employers Are Less Likely to Hire a Woman Who Wears a Headscarf

Earlier this year the European Union’s highest court ruled that employers could prohibit employees from wearing visible religious symbols at work, as long as they banned <i>all</i> religious wear, and did not single out a particular religion. However, the case centered on two Muslim women who had been …

Labor Economics

5 Dos And Don'ts You Should Use To Respectfully Let Someone Go

Firing someone is, quite possibly, the most difficult thing to do as a leader. The idea alone can initiate feelings of guilt, sadness, anger, and even relief — because once that struggling employee is gone you won’t need to think about firing them anymore. The tough conversation will be over.<p><i>Watch</i> …

Leadership

How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way

The contemporary business world lauds those who are seen as creative. Innovators such as Elon Musk and Jony Ive have become household names. Yet, for many of us, despite our best efforts to be recognized as creative thinkers, our suggestions in meetings are ignored and our pitches to bosses get …

Creativity

The Most Important Quality A Successful Startup Founder Must Have

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be More Productive at Work

If you can barely find time to duck into the restrooms amid a schedule of meetings and deadlines, it can be hard to dedicate an hour to do a gym …

Fitness

When a Male Co-Worker Told Her She Didn't Deserve Her Promotion, She Didn't Let It Slide

"At the end of the day, our male boss used your so-called superior male decision making skills to promote...me. Not you."<p>In a world where women only …

Good News

OPEC Extends Oil Production Cuts

The world's oil exporters have renewed their agreement to cut oil production for another nine months.

Oil

How an Airplane Laptop Ban Would Expose Company Data to Espionage

To ban or not to ban laptops? Millions of global travelers are anxiously awaiting the answer to this question. Since the U.S. government received credible intelligence that ISIS had developed the capability to conceal explosive devices within laptops, tablets, and other large electronic devices, …

Airlines

3 Health Care Trends That Don’t Hinge on the ACA

In early May 2017 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). Subsequently, Republicans in the U.S. Senate began working on their version of a law to do the same. The House bill is flawed, leaving many uncertainties that the …

Digital Health

Should a CEO’s Bonus Be Based on Financial Performance Alone?

On November 9, 2016, the shareholders of Australia’s largest company, and the world’s tenth-largest bank, revolted. The Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders were reacting to the board’s annual Remuneration Report, which contained a recommendation that the CEO be granted a bonus based on what critics …