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by Art Markman | 3:23 PM February 9, 2012 Since Daniel Goleman 's Emotional Intelligence , we've recognized the importance of tuning into social and emotional factors in the workplace. But many popular depictions of the workplace don't show any evidence of that sensitivity. Mad Men , Wall Street , and others impress that in business, only the strong survive. But emotional intelligence implies that successful leaders should be nice.
Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph MILAN – In the 66 years since World War II ended, virtually all centrally planned economies have disappeared, largely as a result of inefficiency and low growth.
Promoted by Umair Haque as a push to redefine prosperity. by Jan 22
What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations (which The Huffington Post will publish in four groups of five; read the first one here ). We need to make progress on these issues now to prevent next year from being a complete disaster.
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by Umair Haque | 10:03 AM January 30, 2012 In case you haven't been following my tell-all confessional — I mean Twitter feed — lately, I've been in Manhattan for the last few weeks. Hanging out in all the wrong places (read: painfully hip power hotels), I've had the questionable privilege of overhearing more than my fair share of Very Serious Conversations from the movers and shakers of the world. And boy, have they been tedious: mostly, about eking out slightly sharper terms for deals for more yawn-inducing stuff (whether flicks, financial instruments, or kicks) that's destined not to matter. So here's a tiny hypothesis: maybe the real depression we've got to contend with isn't merely one of how much economic output we're generating — but what we're putting out there, and why.
Highly theoretical. Makes sense, but still heavy on the theoretical side. I tend to avoid such readings. by Feb 2
Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images What makes a life meaningful? When that eventual moment comes and we prepare to slough off this mortal coil, will we be able to look at our years on the planet and feel that we created real meaning for ourselves and those around us? Umair Haque , a blogger for the Harvard Business Review , thinks we aren't reaching our potential: "Maybe the real depression we've got to contend with isn't merely one of how much economic output we're generating — but what we're putting out there, and why.
If the crowning achievement of 20th-century economics was constructing a national income statement, the crowning achievement of 21st-century economics should be a national balance sheet Reuters Here's a tale of two equations that represent human exchange. The first is the standard macroeconomist's recipe for an economy: It says: output equals consumption, plus government expenditure, plus investment, plus net exports. Now here's a crude approximation of what eudaimonia might look like:
by Umair Haque | 10:13 AM January 28, 2011 Consider me gagged and muffled. I confess: I wrote a long-winded, thoroughly boring, hopelessly cliched critique of Davos this year, like anyone under the age of 35 facing a future bleaker than the dark side of Pluto, probably should.
An interview with Umair Haque , director of the Havas Media Labs and author of Betterness: Economics for Humans . For more, see his blog on hbr.org . Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to HBR IdeaCast. I'm here today with Umair Haque, director of Havas Media Labs, and the author of Betterness: Economics for Humans.
Dear Big Cheeses Who Run the World, We regret to inform that you're fired. We're really, truly sorry about this, but we're going to have to let you go.
Why is this mysteriously reluctant so-called non-recovering recovery , at this point, as persistent as the proverbial psychotically obsessed ex from hell? I believe we stand on the cusp of a great turning point in human exchange: a quantum leap from opulence to eudaimonia . A shift from the pursuit of more, bigger, faster, cheaper, nastier, to the pursuit of lives lived meaningfully well.
If you want to be a 21st century company (or economy), if you want to survive and thrive during this Great Stagnation , you've got to to have the courage, foresight, and determination to step up to a higher rung on the ladder of innovation. It's time to master what I sometimes call "I-squared": the art and practice of institutional innovation. Institutional innovation ( magnificently discussed in John Hagel and JSB's shudderingly awesome Power of Pull ) is an arduous, difficult, and frustrating challenge for most — because, all too often, institutions are a little bit like art: the more you try and define them, the more elusive they get.
Obama is stimulating . Davos is deliberating . C-levels are eliminating . Wall St is recriminating .