Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
Linda A. Hill, a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, head of technology at Pixar, Emily Truelove, a researcher and a PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kent Lineback, a manager and executive with over 25 years of experience, write about how smart leaders of innovation don't set a vision and motivate others to follow it; they create a community that is both willing and able to innovate.
Karan Girotra, a professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, and Serguei Netessine, a professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, write about how the secret to success lies in who makes what decisions when and why.
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
The knock on most business leaders is that they don't take the long view - that they're fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift they pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides and objective answer.
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.
Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Reid Hastie, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, report on behavioral research that suggests some fairly simple ways to achieve "the wisdom of crowds."
"Use Customer Cash to Finance Your Start-Up" by John Mullins. "Building Sustainable Cities" by John D. Macomber. "Six Ways to Sink a Growth Initiative" by Donald L. Laurie and J. Bruce Harreld. "How to Drive Value Your Way" by Michael G. Jacobides and John Paul MacDuffie. "Your Brain at Work" by Adam Waytz and Malia Mason.
This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going.
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
Erik Simanis, a senior extension associate at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management, and Duncan Duke, an assistant professor of management at Ithaca College's School of Business, write about a new framework to help companies earn profits while pursuing socially beneficial ventures in low-income markets.
Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year.
Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire.
The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Harvard Business Review's managerial wisdom and cutting-edge insights are must-reads in boardrooms and offices around the world. That's why Audible's exclusive audio edition is a must-hear! Each edition offers a great mix of full-length articles selected by Audible in close cooperation with HBR's editorial staff.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, reports on how business is changing too rapidly to predict what competencies employees will need even a few years out. The question now is not what skills they have; it's whether they have the potential to learn new ones.
Bob Frisch, managing partner; and Cary Greene, a partner of the strategic Offsites Group, a Boston-based consultancy, write about how to stop putting your people to sleep.
Lynn S. Paine, a professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for faculty development at Harvard Business School, writes about how companies would do well to follow Nike's example - create a board-level committee dedicated to corporate responsibility.
It may have begun with regulation, but companies are beginning to see that ethics and transparency create real value, and that purpose and passion can be as important as profit. For companies, this is a chance to literally "do well by doing good". For individuals, it is an opportunity to act on beliefs and help change the world.
"The Diplomat Who Called Out Mass Murder" is from the May 04,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by L. Gordon Crovitz and narrated by Ken Borgers.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the May 04, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the May 04, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Memory of 'Flash Crash' Weighs on Markets and Regulators" is from the May 04,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by E.S. Browning and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Squawk Talk: Researchers Try to Decipher Chicken Speech" is from the May 04,2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Cameron McWhirter and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"IMF to Brighten View of China's Yuan" is from the May 04,2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Ian Talley and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Spotify's Valuation Assumes Full Stream Ahead" is from the May 04,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Miriam Gottfried and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"U.S. Will Change Stance on Secret Phone Tracking" is from the May 04,2015 US section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Devlin Barrett and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Of Christie and Clinton" is from the May 04,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
"'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: A Superpowered Spectacle" is from the May 01,2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Bernanke's Rebuttal" is from the May 01,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"A Look At Alex Katz's Late Career" is from the May 01,2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Ellen Gamerman and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"How Luxury Hotels Decide If You Deserve a Perk" is from the May 01,2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Andrea Petersen and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Salesforce Deal Should Be Tough Sell" is from the May 01,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dan Gallagher and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Warren Buffett Has a Tough Act to Follow" is from the May 01,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Spencer Jakab and narrated by Ken Borgers.