Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work

Harvard Business

But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted , the pressure of tight deadlines and the pace of technology mean that fewer Americans are finding friendship in the workplace. ” Alex discovered that Ming-Jer was struggling with a chronic illness that was straining his finances and his relationships. Connecting with others is at the heart of human nature.

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How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

Harvard Business

To wit, 45% of financial intermediaries , such as payment networks, stock exchanges, and money transfer services, suffer from economic crime every year; the number is 37% for the entire economy, and only 20% and 27% for the professional services and technology sectors, respectively. First, because it’s antiquated, a kludge of industrial technologies and paper-based processes dressed up in a digital wrapper. How technology is transforming transactions.

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High Performing Organizations

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Despite the diverse range of industries--business, sports, technology, finance, education, and the arts--each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. "At

Leading Virtual Teams: 12 Powerful Ways to Lead a Team You Can’t See

RapidStart Leadership

As a friend of mine in the finance industry pointed out, successful teamwork under these conditions is all about finding creative ways to shrink the distance between you and the team. Overcome the distance by setting up a place for casual communication; think of it as a virtual water cooler to reinforce the social bonds of your team. If you are leading virtual teams, one of the most important outcomes of a conference is strengthening the trust and social bonds among your teammates.

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How do you start your own business

Strategy Driven

Find ways to manage your finances efficiently and effectively in order not to spend your entire capital in one place. Furthermore, the state can legally bind you to acquire surety bond insurance, under the federal law that you might not even know about. Life teaches us important things.

The Importance of Setting Investment Goals

Strategy Driven

Investing is one way of “beefing up” your finances, so to speak. Parents may purchase stocks and bonds for their minor children, turning them over when they mature. Eliminate as much risk from your investment plan by taking advantage of all these resources and technologies.

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Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

People who participate in gossip often times view their activity as being politically savvy when in fact gossip is the tool of insecure, rank amateurs… I’ve written often on the importance of building solid relationships through displaying a consistency of character, creating a bond of trust, making good decisions, and striving to help others succeed.

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Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leaders need to understand that compassion humanizes them, allows them to build stronger trust bonds, and engenders confidence and loyalty from peers and subordinates alike.

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Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A leader who fails to understand this will never create the trust bond necessary to lead effectively.

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A Couple Reasons to Smile About

Women on Business

Besides tax-deferral, consider planning strategies that provide you with tax-free income in retirement, such as municipal bonds or Roth IRAs. Categories : Finance , Guest Posts 1 Comments 1 Tweets that mention A Couple Reasons to Smile About :: Women on Business -- Topsy.com January 11th, 2011 at 10:45 pm [.]

What’s That You’re Calling a Bubble?

Harvard Business Review

Fama is convinced that financial bubbles don’t exist, and until the dot-com era he was able to keep most of his colleagues in academic finance from even using the word “bubble.” There has been only one widely accepted and durable “model of asset price determination” for stock, bonds, and the like. If this is about to end, it’s more because of changes in the economy and in technology than some sort of irrational degree frenzy. Economy Finance Managing uncertainty

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What Alan Greenspan Has Learned Since 2008

Harvard Business Review

I tried to get Greenspan to talk me for my November HBR article on economics and finance since the crisis , but he said he’d promised his publisher to keep mum until the book was out, which was too late for my purposes. The technology-stock bubble of the late 1990s and its subsequent deflation were among the defining events of Greenspan’s tenure. It was the form in which the asset was financed. One is finance and the other is non-finance.

Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Accepting a person where they are, creates an bond of trust.

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Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry

Harvard Business

As Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam has written, you need to have a balance of both “bonding capital” and “bridging capital” — i.e., relationships based respectively on your commonalities (bonding) and relationships built across differences (bridging). ” He had spent a decade at a large technology company, rising to become an engineering director.

Help – It's not a dirty Word! | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

link] mikemyatt Great insights Una – I not only agree that business is personal, but leaders who don't personalize business will never establish the trust bonds necessary for effective leadership.

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Why Those Guys Won the Economics Nobels

Harvard Business Review

He got his PhD at Yale under Shiller’s supervision in 1984, but since then he has also done a lot of work expanding on Fama’s ideas about risk and return, some of it co-authored with Fama’s son-in-law and University of Chicago finance colleague, John Cochrane. A mini-glossary: beta is the amount that an individual stock fluctuates relative to the overall stock market, and the equity premium is the difference in expected return between stocks and a “riskless” asset such as Treasury bonds.].

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Social Media Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Commitment - While technology is a natural accelerant helping to catalyze new opportunities and extend relationships, creating trust and influence will still take time. Don’t breach trust - you work far too hard to create a trust bond with your followers, so don’t blow it by not following through on your commitments.

What to Know Before You Sign a Payment-by-Results Contract

Harvard Business

Finally, some companies have struggled to finance their activities without payment while they work on delivering the results, limiting their ability to innovate too. As a result, some governments and private foundations have introduced social impact bonds to provide the necessary working capital. However, with the growth of sensors and wearable technology , we’re seeing more ongoing real-time assessment of product- or service-use and results. Samuel Castro.

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However CEOs that implement a well thought out and clearly articulated vision, create a sense of stability and a bond of trust amongst the ranks.

Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up

Harvard Business

Instead they are waiting for the technology to mature and for expertise in AI to become more widely available. They are planning to be “fast followers” — a strategy that has worked with most information technologies. It’s true that some technologies need further development, but some (like traditional machine learning) are quite mature and have been available in some form for decades. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images.

Fixing the Euro Zone and Reducing Inequality, Without Fleecing the Rich

Harvard Business Review

Increasing inequality of income and wealth has occurred across the developed world for the past 30 years, with the majority of the gains from technology, globalization and deregulation accruing to a small minority in each country. Interest rates of zero meant that central banks took to targeting asset prices – stocks and bonds – to boost spending. This risk premium is a measure of the likely excess return of the stock market relative to government bonds.

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What Investors Need to Know About Zimbabwe After Mugabe

Harvard Business

Even before announcing his new cabinet, Mnangagwa installed a key reformist, Patrick Chinamasa, as acting finance minister, tasked with tackling corruption and re-engaging with international institutions to unlock funds to ease liquidity shortages. Technology : Providers of mobile banking and cash transfer solutions are doing particularly well in the economy due to the country’s multi-currency exchange regime and low availability of U.S. ALEXANDER JOE/Getty Images.

How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems

Harvard Business Review

Second, changes in technology have dramatically lowered the cost of experimentation and create unprecedented transparency into problems, solutions, and results. How did Sal Khan finance his venture? First, Sal Khan could have continued in finance and made far more money than he does in a nonprofit. Second, technology made Khan Academy possible. A relatively new instrument called a social impact bond is a powerful example of how this might be done.

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Smart Cities Start with Smart Buildings - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELL AND INTEL®

Harvard Business Review

As more people move to urban areas, cities face ever more economic and environmental challenges, including resource constraints, economic restructuring, aging populations, and pressures on public finances. Buildings that employ these types of energy-saving technology improve occupants’ quality of life, workers’ productivity, and students’ chances for academic success. cities integrate smart technologies into municipal buildings.

How Chinese Subsidies Changed the World

Harvard Business Review

Last week, LDK Solar , a struggling Chinese manufacturer of solar wafers and panels, announced that it had missed $24 million in bond payments. This news followed the bankruptcy in March of Wuxi Suntech , the main operating subsidiary of the world''s largest maker of solar panels, after it defaulted on a $541 million bond payment. imports of technologically-advanced products from China grew by 16.5%

Apple's iPhone Pricing Strategy: Good, Not Great

Harvard Business Review

As it always does, the company showcased a new and improved iPhone model — the 5S — which provides faster processing, a better camera, and James Bond-like fingerprint security technology. Apple also released a lower priced iPhone, the 5C (many view the "C" as a moniker for "cheaper" ), which in essence is old technology — similar to the current iPhone 5 — in a plastic backed case available with a variety of new colors.

Apple’s iPhone Pricing Strategy: Good, Not Great

Harvard Business Review

As it always does, the company showcased a new and improved iPhone model — the 5S — which provides faster processing, a better camera, and James Bond-like fingerprint security technology. Apple also released a lower priced iPhone, the 5C (many view the “C” as a moniker for “cheaper” ), which in essence is old technology — similar to the current iPhone 5 — in a plastic backed case available with a variety of new colors.

Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade

Harvard Business Review

But virtually everything about its tools and technologies is in flux. But barely a handful broke the bonds of a calendar format to map time and effort. A couple of finance people converted Excel spreadsheets into calendars that let them chart time spent and deadlines in genuinely intriguing ways. A little data-driven self-knowledge can be a wonderful thing.

What Good Is Impact Investing?

Harvard Business Review

Or you could participate in projects financed in part by conventional investors and in part by non-profits. With something like the Riker’s Island social impact bond (which finances behavioral therapy for 16-to-18-year-old jail inmates in New York), the fact that Bloomberg Philanthropies provides a guarantee to that bond is very, very smart because it does two things. Impact investing is on the rise. But, um, what is it?

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11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read

Harvard Business Review

One of the first books I read upon graduating college, Liar's Poker is acclaimed author Michael Lewis' first book — a captivating story about his short-lived postcollegiate career as a bond salesman in the 1980s. It's an essential primer on the history and current state of finance. Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Recently, I wrote that leaders should be readers.

11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read

Harvard Business Review

One of the first books I read upon graduating college, Liar's Poker is acclaimed author Michael Lewis' first book — a captivating story about his short-lived postcollegiate career as a bond salesman in the 1980s. It's an essential primer on the history and current state of finance. Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Recently, I wrote that leaders should be readers.

What Apple Should Do with Its Massive Piles of Money

Harvard Business Review

In 1993, Apple distributed $273 million in buybacks and $56 million in dividends, even as profits plunged from $530 million to $87 million, compelling the company to do a $297 million long-term bond issue in 1994. With losses at $816 million in 1996, Apple was forced to issue $646 million in junk bonds, supplemented in 1997 by a $150 million private issue of preference shares to Microsoft.

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Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing

Harvard Business Review

Currently, impact can mean anything from venture investments in new health technologies to microfinance loans in Peru; from affordable housing in the US to renewable energy in India; from social impact bonds to private equity funds that create jobs. Everyone agrees that impact investing is on the rise.

The Rebirth of the CMO

Harvard Business Review

This diversity reflects not only a deepening understanding of the connection between growth and customer satisfaction, but a much greater awareness of what marketing can do to help forge that bond. To hit P&L targets, for instance, the CMO at one technology company focused on shortening the sales cycle. The CMO also worked with the finance office and product managers to link pricing and benchmark data into the RFP process, which improved quality and response times.

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

Harvard Business Review

A key point: in a world that will spend $90 trillion on infrastructure over the next 15 years anyway, the additional costs to shift that build-out to a low-carbon path, with technologies we already have, will be minimal. And investors are noticing: in May, Barclays bank downgraded the bonds of the entire U.S. Financing the clean economy. As the Economist said this year about the fast-growing green bonds market, sometimes “ a market appears out of nowhere.”

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Stop Paying Executives for Performance

Harvard Business Review

Particularly in business schools, various Finance and Accounting professors have argued for including more long-term incentives, and for replacing variable pay packages that largely consist of stock options with a mix of bonds and stocks. The problem is that whatever package you construct – bonds, stocks, or bonuses – whatever performance criteria you decide on will be imperfect.

Scaling Up is a Problem of Both More and Less

Harvard Business Review

When an organization is small enough that each member can have a personal relationship with every other, or at least recognize their faces and names, gathering everyone for regular meetings strengthens social bonds and bolsters the feeling that “we are one company.” Just a couple of weeks ago, BuildDirect received $30 million in additional financing led by Venture Capital firm Mohr Davidow.

Culture Trumps Strategy – Not | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

When a bond of trust is established across the enterprise it makes achieving alignment between the values & vision and the strategy & tactics easier to achieve.