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How to Establish a Meeting-Free Day Each Week

How to Establish a Meeting-Free Day Each Week

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. One tweak to your weekly schedule could make the difference between confidently accomplishing your strategic objectives and scrambling to keep up with the day-to-day. That simple change? Having a meeting-free day. Establishing one day with no meetings is a technique that I used throughout […]

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

By Paul Axtell // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on […]

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.

By Deborah Rowland // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense? I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as […]

6 Things Every Mentor Should Do

6 Things Every Mentor Should Do

By Vineet Chopra, MD and Sanjay Saint, MD // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. As academic physicians, we do a lot of mentoring. Over the course of our careers, and through our formal research on mentoring within and outside of academia, we’ve found that good mentoring is discipline-agnostic. Whether you’re a mentor to […]

What’s missing in leadership development?

What’s missing in leadership development?

By Claudio Feser, Nicolai Nielsen, and Michael Rennie // This article was originally posted on mckinsey.com. Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention. Organizations have always needed leaders who are good at recognizing emerging challenges and inspiring organizational responses. That need is intensifying today as leaders confront, among other things, digitization, the […]

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

By Justin Talbot-Zorn and Leigh Marz // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter. It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake […]