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  • The Difference Between Coaching Rookies and Veterans

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    Liz Wiseman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    After years of playing at the top of his game, Tiger Woods hit a rough patch, struggling to win major tournaments. In February 2015, he pulled out of the Honda Classic, declaring his play “not tournament-ready.” Paul Azinger, ESPN sports analyst, claimed that Woods had become mechanical and “over-engineered himself out of being great.” The commentators suggested that Woods didn’t need learning; he needed un-learning. Depending on where a professional athlete is in his career — a rookie new to the game, a star at the peak of his career, or a…
  • 451: Be Less Reactive and More Proactive

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    Harvard Business Review
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Peter Bregman, author of "Four Seconds," on changing the way you lead.
  • You Can Teach Someone to Be More Creative

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    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Genetics is only 10% of it, so there’s room to improve.
  • How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

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    Scott Anthony
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Things are heating up in the former “Singa-bore.”
  • 5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

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    Anthony K. Tjan
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    To be a good leader, you have to know yourself.
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  • The Difference Between Coaching Rookies and Veterans

    Liz Wiseman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    After years of playing at the top of his game, Tiger Woods hit a rough patch, struggling to win major tournaments. In February 2015, he pulled out of the Honda Classic, declaring his play “not tournament-ready.” Paul Azinger, ESPN sports analyst, claimed that Woods had become mechanical and “over-engineered himself out of being great.” The commentators suggested that Woods didn’t need learning; he needed un-learning. Depending on where a professional athlete is in his career — a rookie new to the game, a star at the peak of his career, or a…
  • What’s Wrong with the FAA’s New Drone Rules

    Larry Downes
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Nearly two years ago, I wrote that the phenomenal economic and social potential of commercial drones, more properly called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), was being stymied by a slow-moving Federal Aviation Administration. Pending agency action, commercial uses for drones were effectively banned. (Hobbyist drone users are free to play, so long as they stay below 400 feet and away from airports.) In 2012, Congress gave the FAA until 2015 to develop rules for military, commercial, and privately-owned drones to operate in U.S. airspace. In fact, the FAA had originally promised the rules by…
  • Case Study: Should an Emerging-Market Incubator Help U.S. Businesses?

    William A. Sahlman
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    To Helena Valencia, Miami was home. She had grown up there. It was the place that had shaped her understanding of people and launched her into the wider world. In fact, her love of the city’s mingled cultures and vibrant local businesses was one of the things that had inspired her to cofound Unamano, now a world-renowned nonprofit that supported entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Editor’s Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. If you’d like your comment to be…
  • Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy

    Kira Radinsky
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The White House recently released a report about the danger of big data in our lives. Its main focus was the same old topic of how it can hurt customer privacy. The Federal Trade Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration have also expressed concerns about consumer privacy, as have PwC and the Wall Street Journal. However, big data holds many other risks. Chief among these, in my mind, is the threat to free market competition. Today, we see companies building their IP not solely on technology, but rather on proprietary data and its derivatives. As…
  • What Your Professional Bio Needs to Get Noticed

    Meredith Fineman
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A professional bio is something that everyone needs, but not everyone bothers to write one. Or they write one once, and then never update it. Or they wait until a conference organizer asks them to send one in, and just jot down the first few things that occur to them. That’s a pretty big missed opportunity. Your bio is a strategic play and should be treated as such. A bio can help you get hired, gain visibility, and win you serious respect. That’s why when I work with my clients, the first thing we work on is their bio. Here are some of the main…
 
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    HBR IdeaCast

  • 451: Be Less Reactive and More Proactive

    Harvard Business Review
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Peter Bregman, author of "Four Seconds," on changing the way you lead.
  • 450: Marissa Mayer's Yahoo

    Harvard Business Review
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Nicholas Carlson, author of "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo," on the CEO's management style.
  • 449: Why Leadership Feels Awkward

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    12 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Herminia Ibarra, author of "Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader" and professor at INSEAD, on moving forward, even when it's not comfortable.
  • 448: The Condensed March 2015 Issue

    Harvard Business Review
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
  • 447: GoDaddy's CEO on Leading Change

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    5 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Blake Irving talks about the company's renewed focus on small businesses and bringing on a new leadership team.
 
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  • How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

    Scott Anthony
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Things are heating up in the former “Singa-bore.”
  • The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan

    Scott Anthony
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Congratulations! Your energy and track record of successfully launching high-impact initiatives scored you a plum role heading up innovation. Expectations are high, but some skeptics in the organization feel that innovation is an overhyped buzzword that doesn’t justify being a separate function. So, what can you do in your first 100 days to set things off on the right track? Over the past decade we’ve helped dozens of leaders through their first 100 days. Based on our experience, augmented by in-depth interviews with a few of the most seasoned practitioners with which we have worked, we…
  • How to Market Test a New Idea

    Scott Anthony
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    “So,” the executive sponsor of the new growth effort said. “What do we do now?” It was the end of a meeting reviewing progress on a promising initiative to bring a new health service to apartment dwellers in crowded, emerging-market cities. A significant portion of customers who had been shown a brochure describing the service had expressed interest in it. But would they actually buy it?  To find out, the company decided to test market the service in three roughly comparable apartment complexes over a 90-day period. Before the test began, team members working on the idea had built a…
  • Why Would Amazon Want to Sell a Mobile Phone?

    Scott Anthony
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:06 pm
    If you believe the rumors, Amazon.com is going to enter the mobile phone business this week, with most pundits guessing that a mysterious video suggest that it will release a phone with novel 3-D viewing capabilities. There are obvious reasons for Amazon to be eying the category. The mobile phone industry is massive, with close to 2 billion devices shipped annually and total spending on wireless-related services of more than $1.6 trillion across the world. As mobile devices increasingly serve as the center of the consumer’s world, their importance to a range of companies is increasing. What…
  • No Innovation Is Immediately Profitable

    Scott Anthony
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    The meeting was going swimmingly.  The team had spent the past two months formulating what it thought was a high-potential disruptive idea. Now it was asking the business unit’s top brass to invest a relatively modest sum to begin to commercialize the concept. Team members had researched the market thoroughly. They had made a compelling case:  The idea addressed an important need that customers cared about. It used a unique asset that gave the company a leg up over competitors. It employed a business model that would make it very difficult for the current market leader to respond. The…
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  • 5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

    Anthony K. Tjan
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    To be a good leader, you have to know yourself.
  • Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

    Anthony K. Tjan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Someone sends you an email message or a text, and you’re unsure how to respond.  It’s about a complex negotiation, or a politically sensitive situation. Or maybe it’s just from a person who unnerves you. For a moment, you pause. But for most of us, most of the time, that pause doesn’t last long. Instead we react, feeling the need to immediately craft a response. And often we then hit “send” without fully thinking. The result: an awkward or incomplete message that causes the recipient to pause, then react, often starting or continuing a cycle of miscommunication and…
  • Keep Time and Emotion from Killing a Negotiation

    Anthony K. Tjan
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Time and emotion — these are the two things most often wasted during a negotiation. We simply spend too much time on items that don’t really matter, because we let our emotions override any semblance of logic. It is a natural human response to act negatively, reactively, and emotionally to any negotiation points that are counter to one’s pre-disposed positions. It is also poor negotiation practice. The mere fact of having a position lies at the root of why we get caught up in the drama of a negotiation, rather than focusing on the plotline or ending (i.e. goal) toward which we are…
  • The Indispensable Power of Story

    Anthony K. Tjan
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some people have a way of making the complex clear.  They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision. They speak in simple, relatable terms. And they can get a lot accomplished. Making your words understandable and inspirational isn’t about dumbing them down. Instead, it requires bringing in elements such as anecdote, mnemonic, metaphor, storytelling, and analogy in ways that connect the essence of a message with both logic and emotion. Almost everyone leading or…
  • The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

    Anthony K. Tjan
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    What business are you in?  It seems like a straightforward question, and one that should take no time to answer.  But the truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space.  They fail to see the potential for “non-traditional” competitors, and therefore often misperceive their basic business definition and future market space. This is because it is much easier to see the world through the lens of today — and through the lens of research analysts who make comparisons to the competitors that look most similar and sell the most…
 
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  • So long, winter! – Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:49 am
    So long, winter!Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)Technical issues have inspired me to take the day off today, but a quick glance at the calendar shows that this is the last workday of winter. March, which begins Sunday, isn't a winter month; it's a spring month, the gateway to summer months. And …
  • One of the Sole Providers of Rieker Antistress… – Waterloo Record

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Waterloo Record One of the Sole Providers of Rieker Antistress…Waterloo RecordThat's right, we're North America's first official Rieker Antistress Shoe Centre, and we carry hundreds of styles of casual footwear that combine fashion with function. Rieker began in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874 and originally …
  • Vans hits its stride: OC action-sports company hits $2 billion in revenue – OCRegister

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    OCRegister Vans hits its stride: OC action-sports company hits $ 2 billion in revenueOCRegisterWhile the shoes became an underground favorite among the growing group of skaters hitting the streets and empty swimming pools, the brand didn't hit its stride until Vans were featured in the 1982 cult-classic film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Actor …
  • The Stacks: The Cop Who Loved the Oak Bar – Daily Beast

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Daily Beast The Stacks: The Cop Who Loved the Oak BarDaily BeastMaple pointed out that he was wearing a $ 400 suit and $ 100 shoes. Maple then held open the door of his unmarked car. Apparently sensing that something terrible would happen if Maple were to wrinkle his suit or scuff his shoes, the purse snatcher slid …
  • Kenneth Hannah Named Chief Financial Officer of Brown Shoe Company as … – Finances.com

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Kenneth Hannah Named Chief Financial Officer of Brown Shoe Company as …Finances.comBrown Shoe Company is a $ 2.5 billion, global, footwear company whose shoes are worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life. Our products are available virtually everywhere – in the over 1,200 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer retail stores we …and more »
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