Why Checking Your Email Might Enhance Your Creativity


We hear experts tell us how to rigidly structure our calendar to make time for the serious work of completing a project or task. Innovation burkus creativity incubation innovation organizational behavior Most of us have a grueling view of productivity – getting things done at work is a daunting task and its best to put our nose to the grindstone and churn it out.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

Another argument that’s often used to fuel discussions on generational differences is how the Millennials represent the largest generation to enter the workforce since the Boomer generation and consequently, there is a requirement for organizational change to reflect the way this generation wants to work. 1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013. eds) The Organizational Behavior Reader.

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061: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Leaders Generate Great Ideas | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

David Burkus is an assistant professor of management for the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. In this episode, David and Jesse discuss several mistaken ideas that hold us back -- as well as how anyone can embrace a practical approach to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.

Boris Groysberg: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Boris Groysberg is a professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. Polzer Lockheed''s "Skunk Works" McKinsey & Company Organization Science Talk the Disney animators who created classic films such as Snow White and Bambi The Manhattan Project Xerox PARC Currently, he teaches courses on talent management and leadership in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs.

The Paradoxical Benefits of Juggling Teams


In a study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior , professors Jonathan Cummings and Martine Haas studied the inner workings of teams at a large, multination corporation (the company remains anonymous in order to ensure accurate responses from participants). The company’s employees answered a battery of survey questions around individual characteristics, team behaviors, and time allocation. Knowledge work is teamwork.

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Good News, Bad News: An HBR Management Puzzle on Innovation Execution

Harvard Business Review

It shouldn’t happen, but it does: You realize much too late that your innovation project is in deep trouble. The following highly condensed fictional case study draws on their paper “Anatomy of a Decision Trap in Complex New Product Development Projects” in Academy of Management Journal. While the details of the project they studied have been changed in this story, the essential findings of their research remain. The customer needs the project completed by mid-2015.

Military Leadership Lessons for Training Doctors

Harvard Business Review

To address this gap, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology developed a 4-year program that consists of selected Naval ROTC leadership topics, public speaking training, a micro-MBA course, and a capstone leadership project on community disease prevention that puts students into leadership roles. Even a full professor typically remains ignorant of vital skills related to organizational behavior, operations management, finance and strategy.

Coaching Physicians to Become Leaders

Harvard Business Review

They didn’t learn how to steer employees through a corporate matrix to meet organizational goals and hit budget targets. Challenge #1: They feel overwhelmed by organizational noise. During coaching, through role playing and conversational recall, she realized that she had projected a voice of authority, not one of collegial intent—and that’s what rankled her colleagues. Two or three times a week, a physician contacts me, in search of executive coaching.

Not Taking Risks Is the Riskiest Career Move of All

Harvard Business Review

Research I conducted in 2012, 2013, and 2014 with the global advertising agency J. There are all sorts of complicated financial and behavioral barriers to risk-taking — loss and risk aversion, the sunk-cost fallacy, poor planning — but basically it boils down to the fact that as human beings, we are wired to resist giving up the known for the unknown. Mark was a survivor.