Are Successful People Nice? - Art Markman. 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. And while being nice may have social benefits, does it pay? The key is in how agreeable you are. Using earnings data, the researchers found that men who rank high in agreeableness make substantially less than men who are less agreeable. So, why do these results differ for men and women? Mind over Market - Michael Spence. Exit from comment view mode.
Click to hide this space 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. Nowadays, markets, price signals, decentralization, incentives, and return-driven investment characterize resource allocation almost everywhere. This is not because markets are morally superior, though they do require freedom of choice to function effectively. Don Tapscott: 20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two. 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. The Straddler Review: Barack Obama and the Culture of Consultancy. The Straddler review Barack Obama and the Culture of Consultancy by James Comerford and Dan Monaco I Heroic icons produced by the story of American history have often been put to use in the service of the office of the presidency, typically to harmonize as well as possible the President’s preexisting personality traits or image with a ready-made figure evocative of “the real America” or “what America is all about.“ Upon his inauguration, Barack Obama ensconced himself in the Oval Office as a newer sort of hero, one who had been floating about on the American scene for years, but had not had his iconic moment until the presidential election of 2008.
II A brief, but by no means comprehensive, catalog of heroic American icons—all of whom have been made to slab mortar between the discursive bricks of America’s essence—serves to give one some idea of the numerous poses available to a political communications team at any particular moment. Consider the postwar presidents. Why? Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work - Umair Haque. Science And The Meaningful Life : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images What makes a life meaningful?
GDP Needs Help: Let's Build a Second Measure of Economic Strength - Umair Haque - Business. 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. Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos - Umair Haque. By Umair Haque | 10:13 AM January 28, 2011 Consider me gagged and muffled.
Economics for Humans - HBR IdeaCast. 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. He blogs for hbr.org and was recently listed one of the most influential management thinkers in the world by the Thinkers50. How to Say "No" to an Economic Frankenfuture - Umair Haque. A Six-Step Extreme Makeover for the Economy - Umair Haque. The Institutional Innovation Manifesto - Umair Haque. 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. The Smart Growth Manifesto - Umair Haque. Obama is stimulating.
Davos is deliberating. C-levels are eliminating. Wall St is recriminating. Welcome to the macropocalypse: no one, it seems, can put the global economy back together again. It’s time to reboot capitalism.