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Pourquoi la productivité a tendance à baisser quand vous recrutez ?
by / on 07/03/2016 at 12:07 / in Harvard Business Review

Pourquoi la productivité a tendance à baisser quand vous recrutez ?

Maximilien Ringelmann, agronome français du début du 20ème siècle, a réalisé une expérience où il demandait à des jeunes hommes de tirer le plus fort possible sur une corde, seul, par deux, par trois ou par huit. Il avait constaté préalablement que l’individu moyen pouvait exercer une force moyenne de 63 kg. Deux personnes qui tirent ensemble la corde devraient donc, […]

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Why the Future Belongs to Tough-Minded Optimists
by / on 04/03/2016 at 12:41 / in Harvard Business Review

Why the Future Belongs to Tough-Minded Optimists

Unease is rippling through financial markets, and a sense of anxiety has overtaken society. In the United States, the presidential campaign has devolved into a frenzy of personal insults and unhinged behavior. Technology may be heading toward self-driving cars and genomics-inspired medicine, but most people believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. In times like these, even for leaders committed […]

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Fast Thinkers Are More Charismatic
by / on 02/03/2016 at 17:20 / in Harvard Business Review

Fast Thinkers Are More Charismatic

The Research: William von Hippel of the University of Queensland and a team of researchers recruited dozens of small groups of friends for a study. They gave participants intelligence and personality tests and then asked each subject to answer 30 common-knowledge questions—such as “What’s the name of a precious gem?”—as rapidly as possible. Participants also rated their friends’ charisma and […]

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How the Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Get Promoted
by / on 26/02/2016 at 11:39 / in Harvard Business Review

How the Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Get Promoted

We’ve all heard the figures around the gender pay gap — that women earn 70-something cents on the dollar, depending on the data source you use, compared to men. A lot of what contributes to that gap is the variance in earning potential between the industries and job types that women and men dominate, with women holding more “caretaking” jobs […]

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Leading Across Cultures Is More Complicated for Women
by / on 25/02/2016 at 11:43 / in Harvard Business Review

Leading Across Cultures Is More Complicated for Women

More and more U.S. companies are discovering the appeal and opportunity of talent in emerging markets. Smart, ambitious women make up the majority of this talent pool, but time and time again, these women are being overlooked when it comes to assigning leadership positions. What does it take for emerging-market female talent to break into the executive ranks of a […]

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How Having an MBA vs. a Law Degree Shapes Your Network
by / on 21/02/2016 at 10:50 / in Harvard Business Review

How Having an MBA vs. a Law Degree Shapes Your Network

You’ve probably heard the expression “It’s not what you know, but who you know, that matters.” The sentiment is rather demotivating. After all, why go the extra mile if success is just determined by connections? It’s true that networks influence the resources, support, and advocacy you get during the course of your career, but networks can form in many different ways. (Good news […]

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Gender at Work Is Not a Women’s Issue
by / on 16/02/2016 at 14:39 / in Harvard Business Review

Gender at Work Is Not a Women’s Issue

Is gender a women’s issue? Many women still seem to think so. Which is why many men think so too. At a huge tech conference last month, I was invited to give a speech on “Women in Tech.” Given this (typical) label, it attracted a majority of women. I assumed that the men attending would be a fairly progressive subset, […]

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Femmes dirigeantes : ce que cachent les statistiques
by / on 15/02/2016 at 15:17 / in Harvard Business Review

Femmes dirigeantes : ce que cachent les statistiques

On le sait, on peut faire tout dire aux chiffres. Tout et son contraire. Y compris lorsqu’on parle de mixité au sein de l’économie. Les statistiques citées, tant en matière de création d’entreprises (plus de 30% d’entre elles sont créées par des femmes) que de féminisation des conseils d’administration (il y aurait 31 % de femmes dans les sociétés cotées) […]

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How Unicorns Grow
by / on 12/02/2016 at 13:26 / in Harvard Business Review

How Unicorns Grow

Seven years ago Uber didn’t exist. Five years ago it was limited to San Francisco. Today it offers rides in more than 65 countries and at this writing is valued at more than $50 billion. Along the way the company has amassed an impressive war chest to fund its expansion and ward off competitors: It has raised more than $8 […]

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How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”
by / on 11/02/2016 at 15:57 / in Harvard Business Review

How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”

One of our coaching clients, a VP at a consumer products company, was abruptly silenced when she tried to make a point at a recent executive committee meeting. The problem? She was passionate — and it didn’t go over well. Sales at the organization had plummeted, and the group was discussing the efficacy of its newest product. Our executive, Claudia, […]

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