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Do Women Make Bolder Leaders than Men?
by / on 20/05/2016 at 11:01 / in Harvard Business Review

Do Women Make Bolder Leaders than Men?

A common stereotype is that men have a tendency to be bolder than women. And numerous studies have shown that male business leaders do tend to take more risks. But looking through our database of 360-degree assessments from 75,000 leaders around the world, we noticed that on average the women were bolder than the men. We created a “boldness index” […]

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The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services
by / on 12/05/2016 at 11:05 / in Harvard Business Review

The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin. Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. At its most basic, blockchain is a vast, global distributed ledger or database running on millions […]

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The Factors That Lead to a Pay Premium for Women
by / on 09/05/2016 at 11:32 / in Harvard Business Review

The Factors That Lead to a Pay Premium for Women

Women, on average, earn less than men for the same work. This (sigh) isn’t news. But there are times when women do make more than their male counterparts. According to a forthcoming paper in the Academy of Management Journal, women perceived as high-potential — in other words, those “who have the abilities needed to reach the upper echelons of organizations” […]

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La reconnaissance, attente numéro un des salariés
by / on 03/05/2016 at 12:15 / in Harvard Business Review

La reconnaissance, attente numéro un des salariés

Le livre blanc intitulé « Disconnect », publié récemment par ADP, fait état d’un délitement du lien social dans l’entreprise. Les salariés expriment fortement le sentiment de n’être pas écoutés, pas récompensés à la hauteur de leur investissement, pas reconnus pour ce qu’ils font et ce qu’ils sont. Ces attentes légitimes ont donc souvent laissé place à un certain cynisme. L’ampleur du décalage […]

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Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back
by / on 02/05/2016 at 13:04 / in Harvard Business Review

Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back

Although companies have invested heavily in programs to advance women leaders, the number of women in executive roles has not changed significantly in the last decade. Even if women are well represented as middle managers, their numbers drop off when making the jump to VP-level executives. Why are women not rising to executive ranks? One reason is the feedback men and […]

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5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected
by / on 28/04/2016 at 13:04 / in Harvard Business Review

5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected

It’s one thing to lose a deal because you were playing hardball. It’s an entirely different — and more frustrating — situation when the other side is rejecting even your reasonable offers. When genuine attempts at negotiating in good faith are failing, you need a new approach — but it doesn’t mean you have to get aggressive. The key to […]

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Pourquoi la musique peut-elle améliorer la performance de votre équipe
by / on 27/04/2016 at 14:39 / in Harvard Business Review

Pourquoi la musique peut-elle améliorer la performance de votre équipe

« La musique donne une âme à nos cœurs et des ailes à la pensée », disait Platon. 99% des Français écoutent de la musique, mais seuls 22% d’entre eux ont une pratique musicale, selon une étude de la SACEM de 2014. Il n’est alors pas étonnant que son potentiel soit si peu maîtrisé : près de 80% des managers ne savent pas […]

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Research: We Are Way Harder on Female Leaders Who Make Bad Calls
by / on 25/04/2016 at 11:44 / in Harvard Business Review

Research: We Are Way Harder on Female Leaders Who Make Bad Calls

Tech CEO Marissa Mayer and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have it tough right now. Activists investors are saying Marissa Mayer should be fired for mismanaging Yahoo, and Hillary Clinton is fending off criticisms for her use of a private email server and for taking large speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. There’s no doubt that both leaders have made mistakes. Since Mayer […]

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Designing the Machines That Will Design Strategy
by / on 19/04/2016 at 12:14 / in Harvard Business Review

Designing the Machines That Will Design Strategy

AlphaGo caused a stir by defeating 18-time world champion Lee Sedol in Go, a game thought to be impenetrable by AI for another 10 years. AlphaGo’s success is emblematic of a broader trend: An explosion of data and advances in algorithms have made technology smarter than ever before. Machines can now carry out tasks ranging from recommending movies to diagnosing cancer — independently of, and in many […]

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La France, terre d’entrepreneuriat au féminin ?
by / on 14/04/2016 at 12:44 / in Harvard Business Review

La France, terre d’entrepreneuriat au féminin ?

Sur 100 créateurs d’entreprise, 36 sont des femmes. Et 12,6% des entrepreneuses comptent plus de deux employés au sein de leur société. Des entreprises plutôt unipersonnelles, dans des activités de service à plus ou moins forte valeur ajoutée, ne permettant pas à toutes leurs créatrices de générer des revenus pertinents pour vivre… En France, nous sommes donc encore loin de […]

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