Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
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.
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.
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
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.
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.
In the aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom debacles, corporate boards have been shaken up and made over. Most of the changes are structural and don't go to the heart of a board's work: making the choices that shape a firm's future. Which decisions boards own and how those calls are made are largely hidden from the public. As a result, boards are often unable to learn from their counterparts at other companies. In this article, Michael Useem pulls back the curtain and provides an inside look.
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.
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."
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.
For organizations like General Electric, Proctor & Gamble, and Visa, management innovation is the secret to success. But what is management innovation? Why is it so important? And how can other companies learn to become management innovators?
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.
"Answers to Questions", by Jeffrey Toobin; "At the Train Bridge", by Calvin Trillin; "Cocksure", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Spy Wars", by Nicholas Lemann; "Britney's Conversion Diary", by Andy Borowitz; "Poster Girls", by Michael Schulman; "Walking on the Moon", by Joan Acocella; and "Gray Skies", by Anthony Lane.
"Preexisting Condition", by Jill Lepore; "Speak, Bellevue", by Lila Byock; "The Frugal Republic", by James Surowiecki; "Parade's End", by Ian Buruma; "Loggerheads", by David Sedaris; "North Star", by Sam Tanenhaus; and "Nowhere Man", by Anthony Lane.
In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.
"All of us are smarter than any of us"
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Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at Harvard Law School, writes about how we need to return to first principles rather than meander toward "best practices."
Just as we were getting used to the Information Age, Daniel Pink tells us that it is ending. With it goes our focus on charts, statistics, and linear thinking. Traditional "left-brain" activities, like logic, analysis, and repetitive production, are being turned over to robots, computers, and offshore labor. The valued skills of the 21st Century will be those of the right brain: empathy, design, synthesis, and contextual thinking.
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.
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.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the April 21, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the April 21, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Rich Smuggling Trade Fuels Deadly Migration Across Mediterranean" is from the April 21,2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Matina Stevis and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children" is from the April 21,2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Shirley S. Wang and 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.
"Behind Ginni Rometty's Plan to Reboot IBM" is from the April 21,2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Monica Langley and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Morgan Stanley Strikes Wrong Profit Chord" is from the April 21,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Carney and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Mammograms Most Beneficial for Women 50 to 74, Panel Says" is from the April 21,2015 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Thomas M. Burton and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"U.S. Stocks Bounce Back" is from the April 21,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dan Strumpf and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"The Incredible Raisin Heist" is from the April 21,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was 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.
In this issue: "Twinkie's Miracle Comeback: The Untold, Inside Story of a $2 Billion Feast" by Steve Bertoni. "Meet Tanium, The Secret Cybersecurity Weapon of Target, Visa and Amazon" by Brian Solomon. "Innovation Factory: How Parker Hannifin Pumps Out Breakthrough Products" by Dan Alexander. "The Tesla of Scooters Is Driving Asia's Two Wheel Revolution" by Aaron Tilley. "The Great Getty Curse" by Augustino Fontevecchia. "Luxury Lineage: A Brief History of the Lincoln Continental" by Michael Solomon. "The European Union -- Will It Die?" by Steve Forbes.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the April 20, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Size Matters on the Internet" is from the April 20,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by L. Gordon Crovitz and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Google's Mobile Defense Against European Pressure" is from the April 20,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dan Gallagher and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Whatever the Ayatollah Wants" is from the April 20,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Comcast Strives to Save Merger With Time Warner Cable" is from the April 20,2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Shalini Ramachandran, Joe Flint and Brent Kendall and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Latest Hang-Up in San Francisco: Does New Area Code Ring True?" is from the April 20,2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Zusha Elinson and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Corporate Revenue Is Backdrop for U.S. Stocks" is from the April 20,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by E.S. Browning and narrated by Ken Borgers.