7 min read · Apr 20th · Will that big idea create value? In Better, Simpler Strategy, Felix Oberholzer-Gee shows how even the most innovative companies adhere to one basic principle.
. So one of the key messages in the book is that strategy is not complicated. There are only three levers: value for customers, value for employees, and value for suppliers
every segment of the economy, the very best companies lead their peers by wide margins
The most successful firms are very strict: Unless an idea creates value for customers, employees, or suppliers, they do not touch it. It might be fun to do. It might be interesting to explore, but it's not going to create the kind of value that ultimately gets translated into financial success.
8 min read · May 3rd · If you ever find yourself stressed, overwhelmed, sinking into stasis despite wanting to change, or frustrated when you can’t respond to new opportunities, you need more slack in your life. Here’s how…
Having a little bit of wiggle room allows us to respond to changing circumstances, to experiment, and to do things that might not work.
“You’re efficient when you do something with minimum waste. And you’re effective when you’re doing the right something.”
Only when we are 0 percent busy can we step back and look at the bigger picture of what we’re doing.
3 min read · Apr 8th · Spoiler alert: “What’s the culture like here?” is definitely NOT one of them.
Tell me about someone you are proud of. This is going to let you know which behaviors and skills they value. You can also learn their attitude towards developing people and celebrating success along the way.
Describe a recent success or win. They should be able to come up with something pretty quickly. If they can’t, that might indicate that they aren’t great about celebrating progress or recognizing people along the way to milestones. They don’t have to describe a huge win. However, they should be able to think of a recent event that demonstrates progress.
3 min read · Apr 3rd · LinkedIn’s head of Mindfulness and Compassion explains three ways you are defining success wrong and what you can do to help yourself stay on track.
Here’s a black belt-level self-compassion exercise to try. As you’re getting ready in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror. Look in your eyes. Placing your hand on your heart, say “(your name), I love you.”
On our death beds, we won’t wish we’d focused more on work. Ultimately, we will measure our success by the quality of our relationships. What we wouldn’t give to have just one more day with the people we loved?
Realize that relationships and connections make us happier than status.
2 min read · From 2019 · Never assume that you're the only qualified applicant applying for the job. Harvard career experts share tips on how to write a cover letter that differentiates you from everyone else.