3 People to Share Dreams With Today

Jason Womack

Then, I "challenge" myself to write down AT LEAST 3 bullet points (ideas, projects, goals, ideas, etc) on EVERY card. As you're getting ready to take on your next project or step toward a promotion or begin making a work / life change, think about how you can think in those terms.

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HOW TO CONQUER YOUR TO DO LIST IN 3 EASY STEPS

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While you were in meetings the action items, project demands, and emails have piled up. 2013). Where the mind is, there is the treasure”. It’s 2:00pm. You’ve had a full morning of back-to-back meetings. You had hoped to return to your desk an hour ago to “get some work done”, (as if you have not been working today). Meetings took longer than you thought they would. Your next appointment is in an hour.

Data Can Enhance Creative Projects — Just Look at Netflix

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And this seems to be what customers want from online marketplaces: A study we published in 2013 found that when consumers move from brick-and-mortar video rental stores to online marketplaces, they are much more likely to choose niche titles instead of blockbusters. Neasden Control Centre for hbr. Nearly five years ago, a show that followed the lives of inmates in a women’s prison shook up television.

Myths of the Gig Economy, Corrected

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In fact, the percentage of millennials with full-time careers is rising at a brisk clip from 45% in 2016 to 66% in 2018, according to the data we collected. Nattapol Poonpiriya/Getty Images.

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Green Bonds Benefit Companies, Investors, and the Planet

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The past five years have seen explosive growth in “corporate green bonds” issued to finance climate-friendly projects. For those companies, green projects contribute more substantially to financial performance. Monalyn Gracia/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images.

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Give Your Team the Freedom to Do the Work They Think Matters Most

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When a new project comes in, the manager does not devise a plan to complete it. billion in revenue in 2013. In 2017 and 2018 , Decathlon was ranked the #1 Great Place to Work in France. In 2018, Michelin was ranked the #1 America’s Best Large Employer.

Why Doctors Need Leadership Training

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As first described in a 2013 Harvard Business Review article, Vanderbilt’s Otolaryngology program developed a 4-year program for residents consisting of Naval ROTC topics, public speaking training, a micro-MBA course, and a capstone leadership project. STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images.

Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care

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Their projects are shared broadly across the Virginia Mason organization so everyone understands how patients and care givers will benefit from the award-winning initiatives. Blend Images/ERproductions Ltd Creative/Getty Images.

Stop Complaining About Your Colleagues Behind Their Backs

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Rather than “saving” feedback for annual performance reviews, make discussions about what someone did well, and what he or she could do differently, a part of every supervision meeting or project debrief. ICHIRO/Getty Images.

When to Stick with Something — and When to Quit

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2013. Another study of would-be inventors found that over half would continue with their invention even after receiving reliable advice that it was fatally flawed, sinking more money into the project in the process. INTI OCON/Getty Images.

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Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

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In 2013 we embedded ourselves in a women’s professional development program at a large nonprofit organization in the U.S. “I must have been projecting more sternness than I knew I was capable of,” she told us. pchyburrs/Getty Images.

Research: When the Economy Is Good, Employers Demand Fewer Credentials

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project management), specialized skills (e.g., Geri Lavrov/Getty Images.

Research: Having a Black Doctor Led Black Men to Receive More-Effective Care

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doctors in 2013 , 48.9% hero image/Getty Images. In the U.S., racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of chronic disease, obesity, and premature death than white people.

The U.S. Isn’t Just Getting Older. It’s Getting More Segregated by Age.

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Research in 2013 from demographer Richelle Winkler shows that in the U.S., These numbers create both opportunity and urgency for making the most of the multigenerational reality that’s already here and that’s only projected to grow. HBR/Martin Barraud/Getty Images. Judson Manor is a gracious former 1920s luxury hotel near The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western University, and many of the museums and arts institutions in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

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Despite being a leader in the mobile phone market with a market share of over 40%, Nokia experienced a dramatic decline that led to a sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft in 2013. Let different employee types discuss the four questions: It can be beneficial to invite different types of employees to discuss the four questions, including employees at different hierarchical levels and different types of project managers. Microzoa/Getty Images.

Why Marketing Analytics Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise

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Sadly, the overall rating on a seven-point scale, where 1 is “does not have the right talent” and 7 is “has the right talent,” has not changed between the first time the question was asked in 2013 (Mean 3.4, A clear recognition of a firm’s goals enables data analysts to prioritize projects and allocate time to those that are the most important (those that have the highest marginal value to a firm). MirageC/Getty Images.

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

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You have half-baked projects all over the place. Remember that Foursquare grader project? And in the spring of 2013, we opened our European headquarters in Dublin. Hayon Thapaliya. When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man.

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

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In 2013 we embedded ourselves in a women’s professional development program at a large nonprofit organization in the U.S. “I must have been projecting more sternness than I knew I was capable of,” she told us. pchyburrs/Getty Images.

How Nokia Embraced the Emotional Side of Strategy

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We investigated this topic when we studied how Nokia executives dealt with the company’s severe strategic challenges between 2007 and 2013. Ultimately, Nokia initiated a radical strategic renewal in 2013 by divesting its mobile phone business and focusing on manufacturing network equipment and software, patent licensing, and opportunities in wearable technology and the internet of things. ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO/Stringer. Getty Images. How do emotions shape strategy making?

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When Did the U.S. Stop Seeing Teachers as Professionals?

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One Brookings Institute analysis projected that teacher actions could spread to another 11 states. ” This definition is echoed by a 2013 national survey of 20,000 conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2013, even as 82% of teachers found the ever-shifting nature of education reform to be the most significant challenge they face, many still maintained a love of the work and the profession. J PAT CARTER/Getty Images. Teachers have had enough.

Research: The Digitization of Banks Disproportionately Hurts Women Entrepreneurs

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since 2013 , and shrank by more than 1,700 in 2017 alone. In 2017, we launched a research project in order to learn more about the effects of banks’ lending model transformations. Veronica Grech/Getty Images. As banks rush to digitize their operations , many have found that closing their local branches can help maintain a high return on an otherwise pricy transformation. European banks, for example, closed over 9,000 branches in 2016, which represents a 4.6%

The Reinvention of NASA

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Project Apollo Archive/NASA Johnson Space Center/Flickr. The transitional model (from 1993 – 2006): This phase kicked off with the International Space Station project. Space X carried out its first resupply mission in 2012 and Orbital Sciences in 2013. NASA today is a very different beast from the NASA of the 1960s. Though many would call that decade NASA’s golden age, we’d argue that NASA’s innovation and influence is even greater today.

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

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It requires foundational investments in skills, projects, infrastructure, and, often, in cleaning up IT systems. For example, when P&G was making its digital push in 2012 and 2013, it was already well ahead of most companies—and perhaps all of them—in the consumer products industry. Yagi Studios/Getty Images. In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings.

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How One Hospital Improved Patient Handoffs for the Long Term

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By the end of 2013, nurses reported over 20% of patient handoffs still had missing information. The handoff project successfully reduced the number of handoffs with missing or inaccurate information, and the team has been able to sustain these improvements. Through their continued efforts, providers have sustained the success of the handoff project. Janis Christie/Getty Images.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

I think the most important thing that I look for [when funding a project] is really, who’s that champion?” It’s a hard topic to study because of all of the intangibles that go into convincing and persuading others to bring resources to your innovation projects.

Even Cement Can Be Special

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Behind each partnership with an archistar, there is always a commissioned landmark project. Commissioned by the Vatican in 1998 and inaugurated in 2003, this project sealed Italcementi''s partnership with the American architect Richard Meier. This project called for cement walls able to filter light. Through the co-innovation process, architects get an essential raw material tailored to the needs of their projects.

The Growing Business of Marijuana

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billion in 2013 – up about 15% from the year before, according to our 2013 Marijuana Business Factbook. Earlier this year, we projected that sales will hit $6 billion by 2018. Sandal-clad hippies in tie-dye shirts. Stoners so high they can barely put a sentence together. Foreign drug runners, gun-toting gangsters, and hardcore criminals. These are the images many outsiders have of the medical marijuana industry.

The Cadillac Tax: A Game Changer for U.S. Health Care

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While the current debates over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) revolve around the individual mandate and the exchanges, one of the most important features of the law doesn’t take effect until 2018: the so-called Cadillac tax. The Cadillac tax begins in 2018 and will affect only a minority of firms. It is difficult to confidently project the impact of these changes on costs, but taken together they represent the best collective thinking on how to “bend the cost curve.”.

Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It

Skip Prichard

billion in 2018, roughly half the world’s population. As a result, Fitbit held 68 percent market share through 2013 versus 19 percent for Jawbone and just 10 percent for Nike. Focus on the Customer. Why should customers have to rekey their data over and over when buying something?

How Managers Can Be Fair About Flexibility for Parents and Non-Parents Alike

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” One of us (Joan) has been studying this phenomenon for years, specifically in a 2013 article with Mary Blair-Loy and Jennifer Berdahl titled, “The Flexibility Stigma: Work Devotion vs. Family Devotion.” Whose projects are the most impeccable? Jorg Greuel/Getty Images. Bias against parents — and especially mothers — has been well documented.

How We Think About Innovation at Cisco

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In the manufacturing sector alone, market intelligence firm IDC expects the IoT market to grow to about $100 billion by 2018, a five-year combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%. No one doubts that the future belongs to the Internet of Things.

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Using IoT Data to Understand How Your Products Perform

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And our own survey of 795 large companies (average revenue of $22 billion) in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America found average per-company spending on IoT initiatives — $86 million in 2015 — was projected to grow to $103 million by 2018.