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March 22nd, 2013

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Could you survive without your phone for an entire day? In this Harvard Business Review Blog, Tiffany Shlain tells how her family takes a technology “day of rest” --no cell phones, computers, gps, iPads, etc. The benefits are many and worth pondering. Have you taken a "technology shabbat”?...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
February 26th, 2013

Write E-mails That People Won't Ignore

If your inbox is like most people’s today, important emails sit there waiting in line with a host of news feeds, spams, and forwarded jokes, and other occasionally important bits of communication. The same is true for those critical emails that you send to your boss, direct reports, and...

January 29th, 2013

Keep Your Audience Engaged By Sharing the Stage

Harvard Business Review offers strategies on how to keep an audience engaged when making a presentation. How do you keep the attention of an audience when you are speaking?

January 15th, 2013

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

John Kotter argues that the words "management" and "leadership" are not interchangeable. He offers three primary misconceptions and explains that while leadership is needed at every level, over-management is not the key to success.

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
August 7th, 2012

Business Blind Spots

Everyone has blind spots — and in business they can really leave a mark. In this article, James Kerr tells the story of Swiss watchmakers who invented Quartz technology but didn't think anyone would want it. When the Japanese jumped on the innovation, the Swiss lost 50,000 jobs and watched...

June 14th, 2012

What Captures Your Attention Controls Your Life

"A few years ago, DisneyWorld executives were wondering what most captured the attention of toddlers and infants at their theme park and hotels in Orlando, Florida. So they hired me and a cultural anthropologist to observe them as they passed by all the costumed cast members, animated...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
May 17th, 2012

When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters

“Some organizations will excite you. They'll stimulate your success and growth. Others will be stressful. They may lead you to quit before you've accomplished much or learned what you hoped to. With the pressure (or excitement) of finding a new job, it's all too easy to pursue a job...

February 2nd, 2012

Use of Pronouns Reveals Your Personality

A person’s use of function words—the pronouns, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and auxiliary verbs that are the connective tissue of language—offers deep insights into his or her honesty, stability, and sense of self.  As you read this article by James W. Pennebaker in Harvard...