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

Kevin Eikenberry

By Martin E.P. Seligman 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 [.]. Achievement Books Learning Personal Development happiness well-being

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5 Leadership Secrets of an Aviator (1 of 3)

Leading Strategies

In military flying, studying and training on emergency procedures (EPs) was constant. EPs raise emotion. EPs tax the most skilled pilot in spite of any outward bravado. Here are a few lessons from EP sims and flying in general that relate to the study and practice of leadership.

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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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Why Mentoring Matters

Mills Scofield

Hello Deb, The EP [Entrepreneur Program] leaders would like to thank you again for speaking to us at Ben and Jerry's. Joseph: " Dear Deb, Thank you for giving EP members an opportunity to hear you speak.

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Fleetwood Mac in Dublin


Indeed, they seem to delight in contrariness, filling up a nearly three hour set with offbeat selections from the provocatively odd and unloved Tusk and new material from a recent EP, frequently preceded by rambling monologues from Buckingham or Nicks that are longer and more involved than the songs themselves. "If There is nothing smooth about Fleetwood Mac. Somehow, even after all this time, they don''t have the polish of a west coast harmonic rock machine like The Eagles.

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Their Commitment Might Mean More Than Our Insight

Marshall Goldsmith

Dave once taught me that effective performance can be seen as a function of the quality of an idea times the employee’s commitment to make it happen (EP = QI x C). My friend, Dr. David Ulrich, is a highly respected thought leader, wonderful person and perhaps the world’s top HR consultant. One hundred percent commitment to a good idea will often result in higher performance than 50 percent commitment to a great idea.

Cracking the Code That Stalls Multicultural Professionals

Harvard Business Review

Top jobs are given to those who also look and act the part, who manifest “executive presence” (EP). According to new CTI research (PDF) , EP constitutes 26% of what senior leaders say it takes to get the next promotion.

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Leader Should Make

Harvard Business Review

Leadership roles are given to those who also look and act the part, who manifest “executive presence” (EP). According to CTI research , EP constitutes 26% of what senior leaders say it takes to get the next promotion.

We Can’t Study Short-Termism Without the Right Metrics

Harvard Business Review

If a company has beat or missed its EPS targets by less than two cents , that means the company has nipped and tucked its quarterly results just enough to meet the target EPS number it committed to analysts. But note that the difference between EPS growth and earnings growth is the reduction in the number of shares outstanding in the company.

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Women in the LEAD

" Dr. Martin E.P. Women in the LEAD A B O U T U S H O W T O C O M M E N T Recent Posts WOMEN: LEADERSHIP is How TO BE WOMEN: Love, Respect and Leadership WOMEN: Is Negative Thinking Holding You Back?

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.

What Should U.S. Companies Do If Congress Ever Passes a Tax Holiday?

Harvard Business Review

Some companies buy back shares to boost earnings per share (EPS) by shrinking the number of outstanding shares. The perceived pressure from the investment community, combined with executive compensation that’s tied to earnings growth, fuels the obsession with near-term EPS. However, shareholders who sell gain at the expense of continuing shareholders when an increase in short-term EPS, rather than long-term value, governs the board’s decision to buy back shares.

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business Review

Earnings-per-share (EPS) growth: Difference between EPS growth and true earnings growth. We hypothesize that long-term companies are less likely to overindex on analyst metrics like EPS and less likely to consistently take actions (such as share repurchases) that boost EPS. Quarterly targeting: Incidence of beating or missing EPS targets by less than two cents.

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The Authenticity Trap for Workers Who Are Not Straight, White Men

Harvard Business Review

Moving up in an organization depends on looking and acting like a leader, on being perceived as having “executive presence” (EP). According to research from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), EP constitutes 26% of what senior leaders say it takes to get to the next promotion. But what if conforming to your organization’s definition of EP clashes with your sense of self?

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.

4 Ways CEOs Can Conquer Short-Termism

Harvard Business Review

Bertolini observed that many of his peers had been promising 15% earnings per share (EPS), even during the financial crisis of 2009. ” Bertolini and his team studied the industry and concluded that a reasonable target was no more than 6% EPS. In a recent survey , 70% of respondents said that CEOs focus too much on short-term financial results, and nearly 60% said that they don’t focus enough on positive long-term impact.

How Disney Found Its Way Back to Creative Success

Harvard Business Review

Iger announced that in the first quarter of this year , Disney “delivered the highest quarterly earnings in the history of our company, marking our 10 th consecutive quarter of double-digit EPS growth.”

How Incentives for Long-Term Management Backfire

Harvard Business Review

” In his letter, Fink added that he wanted to see company bosses “more focused…on demonstrating progress against their strategic plans than a one-penny deviation from their [quarterly] EPS targets or analyst consensus estimates.”

Yes, Short-Termism Really Is a Problem

Harvard Business Review

For many, buybacks are an explicit, ongoing part of their EPS growth formula (for example, 5% from organic growth, plus 3% from acquisitions, plus 2% from stock buybacks equals the desired double-digit EPS number).

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Harvard Business Review

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. Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing.

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).

?Numbers Show Apple Shareholders Have Already Gotten Plenty

Harvard Business Review

Whether done as a DOMR or ASR, the purpose of such buybacks is to give manipulative boosts to a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to help drive up its stock price. Carl Icahn is at it again. On Oct.

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How Amazon Trained Its Investors to Behave

Harvard Business Review

With Amazon, though, nobody emphasizes EPS. 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. The article (it's behind a seemingly unbreachable paywall) has acquired the reputation of having marked the end of the dot-com boom. The Nasdaq composite index peaked on March 10 at 5132, and by the end of the month was in a full-on collapse (as I write this, it's only at 3155, despite years of gains).

What Apple Should Do with Its Massive Piles of Money

Harvard Business Review

Therefore, rather than using corporate cash to boost Apple’s earnings per share (EPS) immediately, executives should be willing to wait for the stock-based incentives to generate higher earnings through innovation. Dear Mr. Cook, In a recent article posted on this website, I criticized Carl Icahn’s call for your company to intensify its stock buybacks.

You Can't Impress Stock Analysts.and Shouldn't Try

Harvard Business Review

Nobody writes a paean to the search for 9 percent EPS growth. ExxonMobil reported last week that its net income reached $10.3 billion.in just the third quarter. The oil giant is arguably the most profitable corporation in history. Ten billion in three months is historic, but as the New York Times reported, " analysts were not impressed.". Is there a better distillation of the serious problem with our economic system?

Why I'm Glad I Got Fired

Harvard Business Review

Words like "productivity," "efficiency," and "innovation" are defined by goal posts of our own creation: number of units shipped, revenue and profit, EPS and shareholder return. I came to be an expert on collaboration because Carol Bartz both hired me and fired me — within 18 months.