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Before You Start a Business, Decide What Success Looks Like

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:00

Owners need to decide between growth, liquidity, and control.

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To Prevent Burnout, Hire Better Bosses

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:51

Solid, boring managers are often better than erratic “superstars.”

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A Short Guide to Pricing Your Services as a Consultant or Coach

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:00

Here are five options.

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Did Austerity in the UK Lead to the Brexit Crisis?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:05

Cuts to public spending hit struggling regional economies hard.

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Managing Older Workers

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 15:03

Are you struggling to manage people who are older than you? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of workplace consultant Lindsey Pollak. They talk through what to do when you’ve been promoted above more experienced colleagues, you’re not sure how to motivate older reports, or senior employees are skeptical of the technology you want to implement.

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CEOs Say They Don’t Just Work for Shareholders. Do They Mean It?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:25

The Business Roundtable’s letter is encouraging, but only if it leads to change.

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Are You Enabling a Toxic Culture Without Realizing It?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:00

There are two kinds of enablers: passive and active.

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Are Your Company’s Strengths Really Weaknesses?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:05

An updated form of SWOT analysis can help you decide.

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No, WeWork Isn’t a Tech Company. Here’s Why That Matters

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:29

The kind of company it is influences investors and its valuation.

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When to Take Initiative at Work, and When Not To

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:09

Some problems aren’t yours to solve.

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Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:05

Every expert started as a beginner.

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181 Top CEOs Have Realized Companies Need a Purpose Beyond Profit

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:10

The Business Roundtable’s new letter could mark a turning point.

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Should a Pension Fund Try to Change the World?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:44

Harvard Business School professors Rebecca Henderson and George Serafeim discuss the impact investing efforts of Hiro Mizuno, CIO of GPIF, Japan’s government pension fund. He says that improving corporate governance, increasing inclusion and gender diversity, and addressing climate change would expand Japan’s economy. But, should a pension fund try to change the world?

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The Challenges (and Triumphs) of a Young Manager

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:15

Julie Zhuo, Facebook’s VP of product design, started at the company as its first intern and became a manager at the age of 25. Like many first-time bosses, she made many missteps and acted how she thought managers were supposed to act. Eventually, she grew to find joy in the role and today she leads hundreds of people. She says that becoming a great manager also helps you know yourself better. Zhuo is the author of the book “The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You.”

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Why Are We So Bad at Choosing the Right Job?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00

Do what you’re good at, not what pays the most.

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What Supply Chain Transparency Really Means

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:05

And five steps to get started.

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A Lack of Sponsorship Is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 08:00

It’s time to rethink how sponsorship works.

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Why “Tell Them Something They Don’t Know” Is Bad Advice for B2B Sales

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 07:00

And what to try instead.

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The Key to Happy Customers? Happy Employees

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 06:05

An analysis of Glassdoor data.

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Do You Understand the Variance In Your Data?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:00

Analytics has to be about more than averages.

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