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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 […]

The scientific guide to napping

The scientific guide to napping

By Joseph Stromberg This article originally appeared on Vox.com. In many corners of our productivity-obsessed society, naps are associated with laziness. Everyone should sleep eight hours at night, the thinking goes, and work all through the day. But that’s backward. After all, the solid eight-hour block of sleep is a relatively recent invention. Until the […]

10 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

10 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

You have to be kind to people who are rude to you. By Dr. Travis Bradberry This article originally appeared on the The Huffington Post. Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through […]

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning. By Empact This post originally appeared on Inc.com. In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours […]

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

By David Rock and Heidi Grant This post originally appeared on hbr.org. Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have […]

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