> HBR [https://hbr.org] articles are a bit like comic books for execs in that they always seem to be exactly what you want to read. That’s the style. If you read enough issues of HBR you can pretty much prove or disprove any management technique you can imagine.
You take your driver’s license practical exam. You’re almost done after half an hour of high-adrenaline driving. You park the car, right in-between the lines. You step out, so does the examiner. Then, you await your assessment. What is the verdict? You’re taking your high school final
I don’t consider myself a risk-taker. Far from it. The entire last chapter was about figuring out ways to reduce our risk by no longer having to take big bets. Now — just to mess with your mind — let me try to push you in exact opposite direction. I’m
> “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” — Blaise Pascal When I first moved into a management position, I struggled. I felt everybody was bringing their problems to me now, and I had to solve them. I was still a rookie as you
“I think what you’re attempting to do here is really great...” “But…?” “Right… but I think it’s not going to work.” This is one of those classic aha moments when people first learn about it during some communication training: if there’s a “but” in your communication, people