Harvard Business Review

The “Business in Society” Imperative for CEOs
by / on 21/12/2016 at 17:30 / in Harvard Business Review

The “Business in Society” Imperative for CEOs

The contemporary CEO must not only be expert at addressing the commercialverities of products, markets, and competitors. She must also have the  experience and capability to address business-in-society issues—legislation, regulation, investigation, enforcement and litigation — that now create risk and opportunity in all dimensions of corporate activity. Recent global developments underscore the importance of these societal issues. The U.S. presidential […]

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Men Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.
by / on 12/12/2016 at 16:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Men Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.

Last year, Nobel scientist, Tim Hunt remarked that he had trouble working with “girls” because “three things happen when they are in the lab; you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.” After being widely criticized in the media, he responded that he was just trying to be honest […]

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Leading in a World Without Secrets
by / on 05/12/2016 at 13:04 / in Harvard Business Review

Leading in a World Without Secrets

Buried amid the furor of speculation about what results of the U.S. election mean for businesses is a fact that’s getting too little attention, but that CEOs and business leaders will definitely need to adjust to: it’s gotten much harder to keep your company’s secrets. Leaked communications that were presumed private at the time have apparently had a major impact […]

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How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them
by / on 29/11/2016 at 14:00 / in Harvard Business Review

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and to better understand ourselves. What we […]

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Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t
by / on 25/11/2016 at 12:30 / in Harvard Business Review

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that characterizes burnout. The key is tapping into your […]

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When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far
by / on 22/11/2016 at 15:30 / in Harvard Business Review

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the odds of success. But charisma has a dark side that can sap the […]

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If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To
by / on 16/11/2016 at 23:00 / in Harvard Business Review

If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To

Empathy—the ability to read and understand other’s emotions, needs, and thoughts—is one of the core competencies of emotional intelligence and a critical leadership skill. It is what allows us to influence, inspire, and help people achieve their dreams and goals. Empathy enables us to connect with others in a real and meaningful way, which in turn makes us happier—and more […]

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3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions
by / on 12/11/2016 at 19:00 / in Harvard Business Review

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. And naming our emotions — what psychologists call labeling — is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling, and often times the most obvious label isn’t actually the most accurate. There are a variety […]

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Where Are the Women?
by / on 08/11/2016 at 00:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Where Are the Women?

For the fourth straight year, Harvard Business Review presents its list of the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs. And for the fourth straight year, there is a dispiriting absence of women. Our goal with the list is to measure CEOs on their long-term performance. Our formula looks at adjusted total shareholder return and increase in market capitalization over a chief executive’s […]

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Why Women Aren’t Making It to the Top of Financial Services Firms
by / on 01/11/2016 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Why Women Aren’t Making It to the Top of Financial Services Firms

Financial institutions have been employers of women for decades: historically as tellers, secretaries, and junior administrative staff. In the 1980s, however, pioneering women began moving into management roles and into frontline business areas, such as investment banking. Today 47% of management and professional roles in American financial firms are occupied by women, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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