4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life. According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/07/4-ways-leaders-can-protect-their-time-and-empower-their-teams

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How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)

Public speaking affects people in different ways. Some people get jittery and anxious before they talk; they need to spend time calming themselves down before they go onstage. Other people want to make sure they have extra energy when they’re in front of an audience. Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/07/how-to-pump-yourself-up-before-a-presentation-or-calm-yourself-down

Research: We Take More Risks When We Compete Against Rivals

Rivalry is everywhere. We see rivalries in sports, business, school, and basically any arena where there is competition. Whether it is rivalry between people (Bill Gates versus Steve Jobs; Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal), between organizations (e.g., Ford versus GM), or between nations (e.g. Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/07/research-we-take-more-risks-when-we-compete-against-rivals

The Key to Preventing Generational Tension Is Remembering that Everyone Wants to Feel Valued

I remember the first time I felt old as a manager — more than 10 years ago now. It was at a lunch with my new team, when I mentioned the first “45” I bought with my own money as a kid. Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/07/the-key-to-preventing-generational-tension-is-remembering-that-everyone-wants-to-feel-valued