from NYTs This interview with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, chief executive of Glamsquad, an app-based beauty provider, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. More here.
from Forbes How do you prepare for an upcoming presentation? Let’s say it’s an important one, so you’re not going to wing it, just showing up in the moment and saying whatever comes into your mind. Not a good idea, really, even for a minor presentation, so good for you for prepping – this time. […]
from Medium Humans are driven by metaphors. We can’t help it. “Internet access is like electricity,” we say, and that leads to a host of other mental images: standard plugs for a wealth of devices, warm light against a dark frozen landscape, the burdens of life made more bearable. The warring metaphor now is “the […]
From NYTs YEARS ago, while producing the hit TV series “The Shield,” Glen Mazzara noticed that two young female writers were quiet during story meetings. He pulled them aside and encouraged them to speak up more. Watch what happens when we do, they replied. Almost every time they started to speak, they were interrupted or […]
From NYTs Each week, Adam Bryant talks with top executives about the challenges of leading and managing. More here.
from SHU Meg Reilly ’12 took an unusual turn in her post-college life. She left behind a coveted position to enlist in a yearlong, 40,000-mile ocean race. More here.
from Fast Company When Thomas Edison was asked about the thousands of failures he experienced while inventing the light bulb, he quipped, “I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” In the tradition of Edison, truly innovative leaders make mistakes. They learn from them and try again. And while no one […]
from YaleGlobal Online Fair wages motivate employees to work hard to produce and innovate. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index suggests that unequal pay for women represents a huge lost opportunity for many nations. The index tracks national differences and progress, reports Saadia Zahidi of the World Economic Forum: Women are more educated […]
from Harvard Business Review Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being industrial economies to knowledge economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning to human economies—and the shift has profound implications for management. What do I mean by the human economy? Economies get labeled according to the work people predominately do in […]
from Forbes In three weeks, the nonprofit world will be promoting a vast non-commercial response to the holiday shopping season that will simultaneously – its planners hope – expand charitable coffers and continue to build a new network for giving that counters the year-end explosion of consumerist buying and selling. GivingTuesday is the admirable three-year-old collaboration […]
from NYTs Terry J. Lundgren, the chief executive of Macy’s, strode through the women’s shoe department of the company’s flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square, determined to find a bargain. With the lean build of an athlete and the immaculately coifed gray hair of a television anchor, Mr. Lundgren cased the floor and dashed over […]
from Forbes CEOs have long been lauded as the head and linchpin of any successful company, but top-tier management is bigger than a one-person show. As the C-suite crowds to something more like standing room, the hands pitching in on a company’s day-to-day deserve some recognition and a hand of their own. Because of that, we’re highlighting […]
from Three Minute Leadership In his recent blog post, The Secret to Expanding Influence by Wooing Hearts, Dan Rockwell shares his interview with Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store®. Rockwell asked Tindell: “What do you like to tell young leaders?” Tindell responded: “I like the wake thing. W-A-K-E like a boat’s wake. … Everything you […]
from Three Minute Leadership In his recent Blog, Turning Passion on Its Head, Seth Godin suggests a shift in focus from doing what we love to loving what we do. Turning Passion on Its Head Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, “love what you […]
from Three Minute Leadership In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, Bill Taylor, co-founder and editor of Fast Company Magazine, shares important lesson with great leaders to avoid being stuck. He refers to John Gardner’s famous speech, Personal Renewal, to McKinsey & Company addressing the question of “why some men and women go to seed while […]