A businesswoman has a conversation with her five-year-old daughter. "What if I told you that as Mommy does better at work, fewer people like me. But when Daddy does better at work, more people like him.
Perhaps the biggest fad to sweep through management in the last decade was the strengths movement. Its message was that you should build on natural talent to maximize strengths rather than try to improve weaknesses.
Western executives undertaking M&A in China often lack the in-depth knowledge required to navigate the countless pitfalls unique to China's business environment they are sure to encounter--from the pre-deal phase through the postmerger integration.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision – Helen Keller Max Lucado shares a story about Bob Edens. For 51 years he was blind and could not see a thing. His world was a black hall of sounds and smells.
To Jody Foster, disruptive people in any type of organization -- from a big corporation to a major health center -- can poison the atmosphere for everyone with whom they interact. Foster, who is chair of the department of psychiatry at Pennsylvania...
It is a classic tale of entrepreneurship: a computer whiz spends a few years working at a large corporation in Silicon Valley, then leaves to launch a startup. But what happens if she locates her firm in Kansas City, 1,500-odd miles away?
In our last post, we asked the question, "What's the connection between counting squares and innovation?" In order to come up with the answer, we presented you with the following figure and asked you how many squares you could find.
My husband, Eric, is an armchair entrepreneur. He has ideated, seeded, started, funded, built, grown, and sold dozens of companies — 10 times over — all in his head. His best friend, Marc, is a finance guru.
I am about to climb Mount Everest. And as a management professor (Scott speaking here) this inevitably has led me to wonder how team dynamics will play out on the mountain — as my life may depend on it.
No one likes review time. For many, self-appraisals are a particularly annoying part of the process. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?
The current debate over why too few women have achieved leadership positions in business and government focuses on two alleged culprits -- women who don't try hard enough to promote themselves, and organizations that don't provide workplaces...
The office holiday party, the company softball league and the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles away are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace, ostensibly meant to help us form and maintain close...
Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you're giving a presentation, people can't pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper.
Article IT outsourcing can be a potent lever for improving the quality of IT services and driving down IT costs—yet many outsourcing efforts ultimately disappoint, with hoped-for gains in speed, flexibility, and/or service quality...
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