Harvard Business Review

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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Peut-on se fier à son intuition ?
by / on 11/02/2016 at 10:07 / in Harvard Business Review

Peut-on se fier à son intuition ?

Il existe deux types d’intuition. Même si le succès n’est jamais garanti, le premier type d’intuition peut permettre à une entreprise de « faire la différence » par rapport à ses concurrents. Le lancement de Virgin Atlantic En 1984, un avocat américain contacte Richard Branson (le fondateur de Virgin Music). Il lui propose de s’associer pour créer une compagnie aérienne transatlantique. Branson […]

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Even Women Think Men Are More Creative
by / on 09/02/2016 at 10:23 / in Harvard Business Review

Even Women Think Men Are More Creative

The Research: Devon Proudfoot, a PhD candidate at Duke, and her colleagues Aaron Kay and Christy Koval performed several studies of gender bias and creativity. In one, subjects rated how central certain personality characteristics were to creativity. The results showed that both men and women associated creativity with stereotypically “masculine” traits—independence, daring—more than with “feminine” traits, such as cooperativeness and […]

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Sept tactiques imparables pour convaincre votre boss
by / on 08/02/2016 at 13:34 / in Harvard Business Review

Sept tactiques imparables pour convaincre votre boss

Apprenez à vendre vos idées au plus haut niveau. Un Manager en Ingénierie travaillant pour une entreprise du secteur de l’énergie – que nous appellerons John Healy – souhaitait convaincre son responsable d’adopter une technologie d’épuration des gaz moins coûteuse et plus sécurisée. L’affaire aurait pu être facile si son responsable, le directeur général, n’avait pas lui-même sélectionné le système actuellement […]

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How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching
by / on 03/02/2016 at 12:58 / in Harvard Business Review

How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching

The benefits of mindfulness meditation for business leaders are increasingly appreciated and confirmed by empirical research. Executives and high performing professionals increasingly use meditation to managestress, maintain strategic focus, enhance cognitive performance, promote emotional intelligence, and improve interpersonal relationships. Meditation programs are increasingly offered in the workplace to promote these benefits. Potential risks of mindfulness programs can be avoided and advantages […]

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