15 results for tag: Harvard Business Review


America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations

Much has been written about America’s loneliness epidemic, including in the workplace. The word “loneliness” in the work context is a misnomer. It doesn’t capture the whole story. What about all of the individuals who might not think of themselves ...
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5 Common Ways Entrepreneurs are Endangering Their Businesses Without Realizing It

Running a business is daily chaos. Even if you persevere through the struggle and make all the right decisions, you may still ultimately fail. But while everybody has to claw and fight their way into the tiny percentage of companies that actually make ...
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Why Women Leaders Are Outperforming Men

The first to study female leadership 30 years ago, Sally Helgesen wrote a ground-breaking book titled The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership. As she studied a number of America's most successful female leaders by following them around and closely ...
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The Secret Sauce of Leadership Creativity

A survey conducted in 2010 by IBM Global Business Services revealed that a surprising 60% of global CEOs rated Creativity as the most important leadership quality needed in the coming years. Creativity beat out both integrity and global thinking in the study ...
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How to Spot the One Employee Who Should Never Work at Your Company

We’ve been honored to pick the brains of numerous leaders throughout our careers. In fact, we often discuss how lucky we both are to get a glimpse into how many of these leaders think. However, during one interview, we were more than surprised when David ...
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Are You a Manager or a Leader?

The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, "is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will manage." When I asked him to expand a bit on this, here was his ...
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Hack Your Work. Now, More Than Ever

In 2010, Josh Klein and I were honored and humbled when Harvard Business Review called our book, Hacking Work, one of the Top Ten Breakthrough Ideas of that year. (With this link, you can download the first half of the book for free. Enjoy!) Now, ...
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So You Think You’re Indispensable? Think Again!

As humans, we're unique, that's for sure. We're high maintenance too. We have emotions, family and friends to spend time with. Whether employed, self-employed, we like to take time off to relax and spend time with them. We occasionally become unwell ...
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The Epidemic in Every Workplace

Not at work... but working. Sounds familiar, I know. We all do it all the time. We’re working more – connected 24/7. Information overload is draining. We’re becoming less connected to family, friends, co-workers, and communities; we just don’t ...
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Collaboration is the Enemy of Innovation

Brainstorming, group writing, and "designs by committee" are huge wastes of time and money. For six decades, business pundits have hyped "collaboration" as a way of making your organizations more innovative. They were wrong then and they're still wrong ...
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Why Boards Need More Women

Just as it's true for work teams, diversity on boards leads to increased innovation, productivity, and performance. When different perspectives are represented—various ages, educational backgrounds, and expertise—boards operate more effectively, according ...
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4 Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!

My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process Design the Life You Love. If you're like me and you really want to change, try her process. It will help you become the ...
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