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Se réinventer grâce à l’intelligence émotionnelle
by / on 08/06/2017 at 13:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Se réinventer grâce à l’intelligence émotionnelle

Pour les managers, raisonner à partir de ses émotions est à la fois un moteur de développement personnel et d’efficacité dans la prise de décision. Que devient la neige quand elle fond ? Bon nombre d’entre nous répondent spontanément « de l’eau ». Mais si, par un bienheureux hasard neuronal, c’est le mot « printemps » qui échappe, vous êtes prêt à rejoindre […]

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The Ambition-Marriage Trade-Off Too Many Single Women Face
by / on 11/05/2017 at 21:00 / in Harvard Business Review

The Ambition-Marriage Trade-Off Too Many Single Women Face

Even today, research shows that men still prefer female partners who are less professionally ambitious than they are. Because of this, many single women face a trade-off: Actions that lead to professional success might be viewed less favorably in the heterosexual marriage market. This trade-off can be pervasive and is not limited to big decisions like volunteering for a leadership […]

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Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers
by / on 26/04/2017 at 10:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my experience, it’s rare for such people to […]

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Non, les hauts potentiels ne sont pas tous de futurs leaders
by / on 18/04/2017 at 11:30 / in Harvard Business Review

Non, les hauts potentiels ne sont pas tous de futurs leaders

Aussi positive qu’elle puisse paraître, l’étiquette de « haut potentiel » peut brider davantage les collaborateurs, que les aider à s’épanouir. Quand il s’agit d’humain, il est important de ne pas tomber dans les travers de la catégorisation à tout prix. Or aujourd’hui, la tendance est de compartimenter les individus : une case pour le manager bienveillant (et gare aux autres), une […]

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Advice on Running a Government Agency Like a Startup, from Someone Who’s Tried It
by / on 13/04/2017 at 17:15 / in Harvard Business Review

Advice on Running a Government Agency Like a Startup, from Someone Who’s Tried It

The White House recently formed the Office of American Innovation, which has a stated focus on “implementing policies and scaling proven private-sector models to spur job creation and innovation.” It’s a familiar idea: A SWAT innovation team is created, ready to inject new thinking into a burdensome bureaucracy. It certainly sounds familiar to Greg Godbout, a former U.S. presidential innovation fellow and […]

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3 Small Things Every Person Can Do to Reduce Stress in Their Office
by / on 05/04/2017 at 14:15 / in Harvard Business Review

3 Small Things Every Person Can Do to Reduce Stress in Their Office

In a world of tight deadlines, it’s no wonder that some of your stress might seep out and affect your colleagues. But — because they’re under pressures of their own — you risk perpetuating a vicious circle, where you mirror and magnify each other’s frenzy. You can’t control their behavior, but you can take charge of your own. There are […]

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Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It
by / on 17/03/2017 at 16:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It

Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do. […]

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How Our Hotel Used Data to Make Our Laundry Service Glamorous
by / on 02/03/2017 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

How Our Hotel Used Data to Make Our Laundry Service Glamorous

In early 2016 some numbers surfaced at a few of the Dorchester Collection’s luxury hotels that caught leadership’s attention: Complaints about our laundry service were on the rise, as was the cost of compensating guests for damage to their clothes. One hotel had to replace a fabulously expensive Givenchy evening gown. At another, an Hermès Birkin bag, which is almost impossible […]

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Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a “Women in the Workforce” Initiative?
by / on 21/02/2017 at 17:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a “Women in the Workforce” Initiative?

President Trump has just appointed two men to head up his women in the workplace initiative. The reactions are predictable: How can men appropriately represent women? But that is the typical misframing of the gender issue. Gender equality is not a “women’s issue” — it’s a huge political, economic, and social opportunity. It is a massive business issue that more than […]

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Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before
by / on 14/02/2017 at 10:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before

Although women make up 40% of the global workforce, they hold only 24% of senior management roles around the world — a figure that has not changed significantly over the past decade. Of chief executive officers of S&P 500 firms, only about 5% are women. Why aren’t more talented women moving up? Researchers have pointed to an array of reasons, from explicit discrimination to […]

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