How to Conduct an Effective Job interview

BY Rebecca Knight – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger? How many people at your firm should

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The Secret to Sustaining High Job Performance

By Tony Schwartz – NY Times.com How do you drive sustainably high performance in an era of relentlessly rising demand? Understandably, this question keeps countless leaders and managers up at night. It is also a challenge for any of us who feel compelled to become ever more accomplished without sacrificing excellence or our well-being. The

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Succeed in New Situations

BY Keith Rollag – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Success almost always requires putting yourself into new situations. To further your career, you must take new jobs, join new organizations, transfer to new office locations, and meet and build relationships with new customers, suppliers, and industry peers. Executives get a lot of advice about how to manage

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

BY McKinsey.com Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.  In the global economy and at home, executives identify geopolitical issues as the greatest risk to growth. The concern is

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Secrets of the Superbosses

BY Sydney Finkelstein – HBR.org What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common? Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as innovators who pioneered new business models,

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WEBINAR: Leading Health Care Change

WEBINAR by HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT How Developing Leaders Create New Strategy and Process The push to provide better health outcomes while simultaneously controlling costs has put enormous pressure on medical institutions to find ways to innovate, test, and improve strategies for delivering better value. Institutions often centralize efforts to address opportunities to innovate and improve.

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Global Teams That Work

BY Tsedal Neeley – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of international

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Being Experienced Doesn’t Automatically Make You a Great Mentor

BY Andy Molinsky – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Coaching and mentoring is more popular than ever — and for good reason. As individuals progress in their jobs and careers, they’re constantly challenged to build their skills and act outside their comfort zones. Timid executives are called upon to learn to deliver motivational speeches; conflict-avoidant managers need

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Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

BY Annie McKee – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work. Now, you’re going to be managing a team of high-performers in a division of your company that everyone’s buzzing about. You’re confident that you can navigate this new challenge with

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15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

BY Deepak Malhotra – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios: You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many

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