5 results for tag: HBR


How to Deliver a Compelling TED Talk

Watching the phenomenal performance of the world champion of public speaking was amazing. Getting to know him on a personal level inspired me to give a TED Talk. As a TED fanatic and speaker, I often find myself analyzing the different presentation styles, techniques, and idiosyncrasies each speaker brings to his/her speech. In June’s edition of Harvard Business Review, Chris Anderson, TED’s curator, shares five key to great presentation. 1.       Frame Your Story According to Anderson, conceptualizing and framing is the most vital part of the preparation. Great TED talkers frame their talk as a story as if taking people on a ...

Adopting the Mindset of a CEO

Harvard Business Review recently featured an article entitled “How Managers Become Leaders.” The article’s main premise follows: Few leadership transitions are as challenging as the move from running a function to running an entire enterprise for the first time. The focus of leadership passages changes and require them to develop new skills and conceptual frameworks. Michael Watkins, author of the best-selling “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels,” remarks the transition into an enterprise leader requires shifts in the mindset of the leader. He proposes Seven Seismic Shifts. Here there are: ...

Discovering the Leadership Algorithm of You

What sort of leader do you aspire to be? Perhaps someone like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, or Mark Zuckerberg? A plethora of research and literature in leadership development are deluging bookstores claiming they have found the secret recipe of success by outlining key competencies that made leaders like Jobs, Branson, Buffer and Zuckerberg. We, often, blithely absorb these key findings and emulate their characteristics. However, does imitating these leadership characteristics reallyguarantee it will work for you? MarcusBuckingham, renowned strength strategist and author of his latest book StandOut, discusses an unprecedented and ...

Innovative Mentoring Strategies to Engage Gen Y

Throughout my university career, I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of serving as a human resources consultant for my undergraduate society and various student-runned clubs. In retrospect, not only have these invaluable experiences enabled me to widen my perspective, cultivate a client-focused mindset, but also it allowed me to further hone the core competencies indispensable for an effective HR professional. I'd like to share my thoughts on a fascinating article I read in the May issue of Harvard Business Review on strategies for engaging top performers and Millennials.Check out: Mentoring Strategies (HBR Article) Speaking of Millennials, ...

HBR Article Highlights: Are You a High Potential?

Abstract: Nearly all companies identify their high-potential managers. Processes for developing lists of high potentials vary, but the rising stars who make the grade are remarkably similar in their core characteristics and behaviors. In a sense, they share a basic anatomy. The constitution of a high potential includes four intangible factors: a drive to excel, a catalytic learning capability, an enterprising spirit, and dynamic sensors that detect opportunities and obstacles. The best exemplars of the high-potential profile exhibit all four in spades. Getting onto a high-potential list is extremely desirable, but it can demand great sacrifi...