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JOHN RICE WHEN A COMPANY INVESTS IN A country, it asks: Do we have the right people with the right capabilities? This makes people think of new facilities, new jobs. Too often they forget the importance of developing new skills. Most educational sy
Sometimes self-destructive workaholic behavior can get so out of hand there's only one recourse left: an office intervention. Enter Leslie Perlow, a Harvard Business School professor of leadership armed with an eagle eye for counterproductive work st
Greater loyalty “There’s a secret sauce in hiring a person who knows that I believe in him enough to take a chance,” says David Williams, CEO of Fishbowl, an inventory software firm near Salt Lake City. Williams has hired everyone from his electricia
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Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
Researchers say they can analyze words to tell which kids are most likely to become violent. Now what?
It’s a clear warm day in early August, and the Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert is lucky it isn’t windy. Towering right behind him stands a 30-foot tall domino. It’s 15 feet wide, four feet long, and weighs two tons. Gilbert, who is bald and has a th
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
Where, how, and why to play piano, bake sourdough, and learn Thai massage in spite—and because—of the fact that you’ll be very bad at it. At least at first.
IF THIS IS THE YEAR you vow to finally tame your stuff, you’re not alone. According to Statistic Brain, “getting organized” is the second most popular New Year’s resolution (losing weight is No. 1). So you dig into your closet or rummage under the be
ASK MOST PEOPLE TO DESCRIBE THE path to success and their answer will likely call for “more”—more money to buy things, more time to do things and more knowledge to inform things. There’s an intuitive appeal to this argument. In terms of success, more
How do you make sure new hires will mesh well with your other employees and with your company's culture?
You design your environment, and how you do so says as much about you, your passion, commitment and leadership style as it does about your company culture.
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
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Tameeka Ford can trace her bouts with anxiety back to her childhood. Over time she learned to breath deeply, ask herself why she was mad or angry, and remain still when she felt an attack coming on. She coped with her anxiety without professional he
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
WHAT IS IT? In the 1970s, New York psychologist Herbert Freudenberger felt overworked, but also like he wasn’t accomplishing anything—a confusing combination. After some expert self-analysis, he determined that he wasn’t suffering simply from exhaus
THE TITANS OF THE TECH INDUSTRY ARE KNOWN for their confidence that they can solve any problem—even, as it turns out, the one that’s defeated every other attempt so far. That’s why the most far-out strategies to cheat death are being tested in Americ
As someone who has studied and practiced family therapy for 37 years, I am repeatedly struck by a secret’s impact on a family. With the best intentions, parents often strive to protect a child from a shameful or painful event that happened in the pas
Schizophrenics and other people with unquiet minds are locked up, medicated, and stigmatized. Now a radical movement is telling them they might not be sick at all.
The Entrepreneur 360 Performance Index takes a holistic approach to ranking companies and quantifying qualitative aspects of business.
Six questions like "How often do you procrastinate?" can help doctors identify adults with ADHD, researchers say. They estimate that the disorder impairs daily functions for about 8 percent of adults.
The Boston Basics is a series of evidence-based parenting principles designed for children under the age of 3.
Love it or loathe it, brainstorming is a ubiquitous part of office culture. Whether it is an effective tool for generating ideas and solving problems is up for debate. And since we love a good debate, we invited 50 leaders in the design community—typ
What makes people miserable? Traditionally, economists have pointed to unemployment and poverty as the biggest drivers of despair. But new research suggests such analysis is flawed. “We keep on finding in every country that the mental health problems
The tech company pays retirement-age employees a stipend to transition to jobs with mission-driven nonprofits. And for some, the fellowship can turn into a second act.
That's the encouraging news in a new report. But it also means more kids are living long enough to face a host of serious challenges to their physical and mental health.
The conflict has created chronic mental pain in a country with few mental health specialists. Dr. Hassum Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist who now lives in the U.S., has a plan to help.
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