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Ignoring Employees Wreaks Havoc on Your Team and Your Bottom Line

Leaders are busy people who need to set and manage priorities, often dismissing or delegating tasks that don’t provide a strong return on their investment of time. Nonetheless, there’s one area of responsibility that leaders should never ignore — ...
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It’s Not Jobs, It’s Wages: Pulling India Out of Poverty

The head of India's largest search firm highlights five specific interventions that will improve living standards for its neediest citizens. As chairman and co-founder of Teamlease Services, India's largest staffing and human capital firm, Manish Sabhar...
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Innovation isn’t About Strategy, it’s About Culture

If you are not focused on creating a startup culture that inspires innovation, you could get stuck in the present, soon to be past. “When strategy and culture collide, culture will win.” 1 Innovation is one of the most important growth engines. ...
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Power Plays

Solving the puzzle of cultural differences in status, power, and punishment. Understanding how to build and sustain a collaborative work environment is an important piece of the management puzzle for international companies trying to meld multicultural ...
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How to Make a Winner

Winning, a debut film by Jacqueline Joseph ’91, looks at the careers of iconic athletes and examines what makes them shine. All her life, Jacqueline Joseph has loved two things—sports and film. "When I was a junior in high school, I did an independent ...
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How Setbacks Spur Leaps Forward

The tortured artist is one of our most enduring cultural images of creativity. From Orpheus, the Ancient Greek "father of song" who sought, and failed, to rescue his wife from the Underworld, to Amy Winehouse, creativity seems to be inextricably linked in ...
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Persuasion vs. Negotiation

Top-notch negotiation and persuasion techniques are essential to becoming a better leader. In this video, Columbia Business School professor Bob Bontempo explains why negotiation and persuasion are two complementary skill sets, but with a different set of ...
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Stop Stressing So Much about Multitasking

Switching between tasks can open up new approaches to difficult problems. Just three minutes: that's how long the average worker spends on a task before switching to something new, according to a 2008 study led by researchers from the University of ...
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How to Act Outside Your Comfort Zone to Achieve Your Career Goals

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you'd rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you're ...
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SUPERBOSSES: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Larry Ellison. Lorne Michaels. Ralph Lauren. Tommy Frist. Bill Walsh. And a dozen others. Business leaders with tremendous track records who all have something else in common: They helped develop the best talent in their industries, who in turn helped them ...
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In the Digital Era, Growth is About More Than Technology

To bring a legacy business into the digital era, managers need to unlearn all the old rules. Companies are like people, and we grow up and our own experiences shape — literally shape — the wiring inside our brains, as our neurons form as we grow into ...
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To Lead a Team, Start by Changing Yourself

William Klepper explains the one trap that many would-be leaders fall into. The first thing I always tell leaders of teams is don't try to be all things to all people. I use the great philosopher Dirty Harry, who said: "A man's got to know his limitation...
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