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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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To Get Better at Your Job, Work Practice into Your Routine
by / on 01/02/2016 at 13:25 / in Harvard Business Review

To Get Better at Your Job, Work Practice into Your Routine

Skill-building requires practice. In most endeavors, those who want to improve take this as self-evident. Big tasks are routinely broken into small elements that can be worked on over and over again: scales in music, tight moguls in skiing, certain board situations in chess. Yet this rarely happens in management, even though we must develop and integrate dozens of discrete […]

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L’humain face à l’algorithme
by / on 28/01/2016 at 17:46 / in Harvard Business Review

L’humain face à l’algorithme

Nous sommes au seuil d’un monde nouveau et différent. La manière dont il évoluera dépendra de la réflexion collective et des actions des managers. Au cours des 250 dernières années, une série d’avancées majeures, scientifiques et techniques, ont généré une hausse croissante du niveau de vie, qu’y compris les deux guerres les plus meurtrières de l’histoire n’ont pas réussi à […]

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How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation
by / on 28/01/2016 at 00:07 / in Harvard Business Review

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive innovations are: 1. Cheaper (from a customer perspective) 2. More accessible (from a usability or distribution […]

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How Successful People Network with Each Other
by / on 26/01/2016 at 21:27 / in Harvard Business Review

How Successful People Network with Each Other

As you advance in your career, you have more experience and more connections to draw on for networking. But chances are you’ve also become a lot busier — as have the really successful people you’re now trying to meet. How do you get the attention of people who get dozens of invitations per week and hundreds of emails per day? And […]

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