Flourish: a Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

Kevin Eikenberry

By Martin E.P. Achievement Books Learning Personal Development happiness well-beingSeligman I had some truly great professors in college. And, in the many years since I was at Purdue, I’ve met, and read a number of professors from whom I would love to take a class. The author of this book, Dr. Seligman, is one of those people. Dr. Seligman is the [.].

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For Young Women Leaders, It’s Time to Set Aside the “Nice” Card 

Lead Change Blog

Today, we are pleased to welcome Elise Perkins, founder of ep communications , with a guest post. Elise Perkins founded ep communications in 2014 after cutting her teeth in the field of communications for Washington DC-based trade associations and think tanks during the financial crisis.

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LeadershipNow 140: January 2017 Compilation

Leading Blog

Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from January 2017 that you might have missed: Don’t you love the beginning of a new year? by @mark_sanborn. Do team values unite or divide your team? JesseLynStoner. Your Only Competition Is Yourself by @paul_larue. The Impoverishment of Attention by Shane Parrish @farnamstreet. Five Culture Killers in Your Organization by @GrowingLeaders.

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Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Leader Should Make

Harvard Business Review

How can leaders leverage and develop diverse talent in 2014? Sponsors of color who have developed young talent are overall 30% more satisfied with their career progress than those who haven’t built that base of support.

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U.S. Latinos Feel They Can’t Be Themselves at Work

Harvard Business Review

They modify their appearance, body language, and communication style — all components of executive presence (EP), that intangible element that defines leadership material. ” More than half (53%) of Latinas and 44% of Latinos say that EP at their company is defined by conforming to traditionally white, male standards. Furthermore, 43% of Latinas and 33% of Latinos say they need to compromise their authenticity to adhere to the EP standards at their company.

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Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business Review

It started with developing a proprietary Corporate Horizon Index. To construct our Corporate Horizon Index, we identified five financial indicators, selected because they matched up with five hypotheses we had developed about the ways in which long- and short-term companies might differ. Earnings-per-share (EPS) growth: Difference between EPS growth and true earnings growth. Quarterly targeting: Incidence of beating or missing EPS targets by less than two cents.

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Firms Are Wasting Millions Recruiting on Only a Few Campuses

Harvard Business Review

These organizations, also known as elite professional service (EPS) firms, have some of the most well-developed and longstanding on-campus programs. In the EPS world, on-campus “school lists” have two tiers, based largely on prestige. Going to college matters.

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The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Harvard Business Review

One way to expand your thinking is to look to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, whose time horizon is 2030; think of them as a purchase order from the future. Firms like these have created tools like Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) statements and Social Return on Investment (SROI) to capture a more complete picture of their businesses. Neasden Control Centre for HBR.


How Incentives for Long-Term Management Backfire

Harvard Business Review

Why isn’t more of that cash going into developing businesses for long-term gains — the big, outsized gains that come from big bets on the future? To hear long-term investors tell it, company executives have embraced short-term thinking like never before.

Managing in an Age of Winner-Take-All

Harvard Business Review

Consider management actions such as cutting jobs and investment as a response to currency fluctuations and the resulting accounting impact of those cuts on earnings per share (EPS).

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How Amazon Trained Its Investors to Behave

Harvard Business Review

With Amazon, though, nobody emphasizes EPS. A few months ago, I heard analyst Mark Mahaffey, now of RBC Capital markets, argue (at about minute 26 on the video) that Amazon's razor-thin profit margins were a source of competitive advantage: You really develop very sustainable moats around a business when you run it at low margins. In March 2000, Barron's reported that 51 Internet companies were burning cash so fast that they'd be broke by the end of the end of the year.