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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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. People work with who they like.”. That was one of the first pieces of advice I learned back when I was striking out on my own in 2014. Great news, I thought.

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Singapore’s Employment Pass – How Difficult It Is to Get One

Strategy Driven

If the MOM has already processed enough EP passes, they might reject any other applications that are put on their table. The good news is that you can grow your career by going back to school in Singapore and later upgrading to the EP. How Agents Help in the Success of EP. Are you planning to work in Singapore? If so, you will need an employment pass that corresponds to your skills and qualifications or the job you are interested in.

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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. I'm posting these comments for you to see how fabulous our Gen-Y'ers are ( not to be boastful or bragging, I'm just honored to be able to meet these kids).

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Dress for the Job You Want?

Harvard Business Review

within large corporations) identified when asked what contributed to, or detracted from, "executive presence" (EP) at their firm. Indeed, half the women surveyed and 37% of the men considered appearance and EP to be intrinsically linked; they understood that if you don't look the part of a leader, you're not likely to be given the role. Gender Leadership Managing people EP

LeadershipNow 140: January 2017 Compilation

Leading Blog

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. The 5 Worst Mistakes Leaders Make When they Apologize by @WScottCochrane. 523: Tom Asacker Interview with Michael Covel.

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How Music Artists Use Strategy-Driven Tactics to Rise to Fame (And What Businesses Can Learn from It)

Strategy Driven

Dertee did this after his successful EP, “Defeating Gravity”. Artists are in the business of themselves and it is exceptionally difficult work. Showcasing and creating art and then making a thriving business model out of it is not something anyone can do, especially if they don’t have a big-name label leading you through the process. Artists are the ideal business to look to when searching for new, innovative ways to expand your business and grow an audience.

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

Harvard Business

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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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.

5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

All that corruption helped them hit quarterly EPS targets. Make Your Culture an Asset. “Your organization’s culture: It’s either an asset or a liability. At this very moment, it’s either lifting your business performance or “eating your strategy for breakfast.” How do you ensure it’s the former, not the latter?” ” Those words are printed on the back cover of Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage.

Strong Dollar, Weak Thinking

Harvard Business Review

This puts downward pressure on stock prices because with lower EPS growth, shareholder expectations of future growth drop, lowering EPS multiples and hence stock prices. Companies like GM, P&G, 3M, Under Armor, KC, Harley Davidson, Omnicom and McDonalds have been beaten up by Wall Street during 2015 for their disappointing EPS growth, spurred in part by currency-based pressure on foreign earnings. Babo Schokker.

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Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

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.

WOMEN: How to Stay POSITIVE

Women in the LEAD

Dr. Martin E.P. Optimism is a wonderful quality to have during hard times. It helps you transcend whatever happens. It ignites HOPE inside. It helps you create and hold a new VISION. I credit my mother for teaching us about being POSITIVE. She seemed to demand it and always helped us see the most difficult situations in a positive, optimist way. One time, while suffering with a broken heart , I remember her coming into my room the 2nd morning after my tragedy.

WOMEN: How to Stay POSITIVE

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? GRATITUDE: Journey to Ones Calling WOMEN: CLAIMING YOUR WINGS WOMEN: Challenged and Overwhelmed?

4 Ways CEOs Can Conquer Short-Termism

Harvard Business

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.

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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. People of color already feel they have to work harder than their Caucasian counterparts just to be perceived “on a par” with them; more than half (56%) of minority professionals also feel they are held to a stricter code of EP standards.

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How Disney Found Its Way Back to Creative Success

Harvard Business

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.” Since every industry changes in time, the key to success is adapting to those changes – hence, strategy is innovation. In this, Disney and Warner Brothers provide an instructive study in contrasts. When Robert Iger, Disney chair and CEO, purchased Pixar for $7.4

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. EP rests on three pillars: gravitas (the core characteristic, according to 67% of the 268 senior executives surveyed), communication skills (according to 28%), and appearance (the filter through which communication skills and gravitas become more apparent).

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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?

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How Incentives for Long-Term Management Backfire

Harvard Business

” 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.” To hear long-term investors tell it, company executives have embraced short-term thinking like never before.

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Harvard Business

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.

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

Harvard Business

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.

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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. Additionally, clients (who tend to be more diverse in terms of alma maters and demography than the EPS firms themselves) increasingly use diversity as a performance metric when selecting service providers. Going to college matters.

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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). With Hillary Clinton’s tax proposals to encourage longer-term investing , the debate over whether American business is too fixated on the short term has moved from the dimly lit offices of earnest policy wonks into the klieg lights of U.S. primary season.

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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). Over the last 250 years, waves upon waves of scientific and engineering advances have brought about an accelerating rise in living standards that even the two deadliest wars in history could not reverse.

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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?

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?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. 9, armed with about 1% of Apple’s outstanding stock, the hedge-fund activist published an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, urging him to accelerate the company’s stock repurchases by making a tender offer.

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What Would Happen if the U.S. Stopped Requiring Quarterly Earnings Reports?

Harvard Business

If nothing else, President Trump’s initiative might begin a much-needed conversation about how firms can move beyond simplistic quarterly EPS targets towards a deeper discussion with their stakeholders about their long-term plans for creating real value. David Malan/Getty Images. President Trump has just asked the SEC to study the implications of moving to a half-yearly reporting deadline instead of the current requirement to file 10-Q forms on a quarterly basis.

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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).

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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.

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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. Here's what happened. A friend of mine, Godfrey Sullivan , asked me to consider running the operations for the Americas unit at Autodesk. Only sheer politeness kept me from hanging up. Autodesk?

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