Your main task this afternoon is to interview the last two candidates for the position of manager on your team. At the close of the second interview you realize both candidates have the same relevant experience, strong academic results and practical ideas to implement once they start. You’re wondering how you’ll ever choose between them. Read more about Showing off your flaws could make you more successful. Here’s why[…]
In 1959, the British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a famously controversial lecture at Cambridge University. He described a post-war schism between two groups — scientists and the literary world. Snow identified this as a newly emergent divide, across which each party was more than happy to sneer at the other: Scientists proudly unable Read more about Why scientists need arts training for the safety of society[…]
Researchers have developed a play-based educational program that can teach babies a second language in just one hour per day. For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. And for infants raised in households where two Read more about Why babies brains are the ‘best learning machines ever created’[…]
Here is a fact about leadership that no one really wants to talk about — it’s a lot bigger than just yourself. Sure, leadership can bring bigger paychecks and a whole lot more notoriety in most cases, but that’s not even remotely close to defining what true leadership is really all about.
Sophie HardachWriter Multilingualism is good for the economy, researchers have found. Countries that actively nurture different languages reap a range of rewards, from more successful exports to a more innovative workforce. “Language matters on a large-scale national level and at the level of smaller businesses,” says Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, a research fellow in Language Studies at the Read more about Speaking more than one language can boost economic growth[…]
To paraphrase something Steve Jobsonce said, you have to start with the customer experience and work backward to the technology if you’re looking to sell $8 or $10 billion of product a year. This statement is profound and can be so impactful in all of our businesses, with a few minor tweaks. Long ago, when I was just starting Read more about Your Business Rises and Falls on Customer Experience[…]