Women in leadership roles remain stymied when companies value masculine leadership traits such as control and correction over inspiration and collaboration, write Natacha Catalino and Kirstan Marnane of McKinsey. "By listening to women more closely, organizations can build momentum toward getting the best out of everyone," they write.
Leaders can inspire teams to pursue new strategies with the passion of Don Quixote by encouraging them to be "foolish" and creating a "romantic identity" that gives them a sense of purpose, writes Chengwei Liu. Unlike Quixote, the best leaders know how to recognize when a "once-promising dream is turning into a nightmare," Liu writes.
We may be less willing to compromise with others if we believe they'll oppose our ideas, but research suggests we often overestimate the level of opposition. "But if those contexts are reframed as cooperative, accurately forecasting how someone across the negotiation table might respond to a particular proposal becomes easier," says Harvard Business School doctoral candidate Jeffrey Lees.
To perform at our best, overall health should be the goal, not finding balance, writes trainer and GQ fitness guru Joe Holder. "It's this push-pull between periods of performance and periods of health that allows us to get better over time," he writes.
Taking risks is how Dayna Isom Johnson created her job as Etsy's trend expert and says living outside of her comfort zone has helped her as a TV commentator and judge on the NBC series "Making It." "My No. 1 piece of advice is that if you are currently comfortable, something is wrong," she says.
Recent studies have revealed that New Caledonian crows will fashion tools from branches to fish out grubs and other food, often using their cleverness for the fun of it, just like humans. "We have these incredibly huge brains but we use them to do crossword puzzles -- that's not something that is evolutionarily selected for," says Dakota McCoy of Harvard University.
To be successful you should make the most of the 86,400 seconds in a day, says Peter Daisyme, who lists draining habits that hold many people back. Worrying about what other people and society think of you and blaming things out of your control are attitudes that create obstacles to success.
Nearly 60% of workers say they've quit a job due to a bad boss, according to data from Development Dimensions International. Respondents said they don't like managers who are unfair, poor listeners, overwhelmed, impersonal, withhold responsibility and don't give feedback.
Two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are advancing to a full House vote after gaining the House Judiciary Committee's approval in a 23-17 vote. The charges allege that Trump abused his power by pushing for Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and that Trump obstructed Congress' inquiry into the matter.
Salespeople can start building a rapport with customers right away by asking questions about their preferences and needs to develop a customized sales approach, writes Jonathan Wasserstrum. Follow the customer's lead when it comes to small talk during meetings and check in frequently after a sale to build a lasting relationship, Wasserstrum writes.