The Problem with Saying “My Door Is Always Open” If you are in an influential position, you have probably said words to the effect of “My door is always open.” You likely meant this declaration very genuinely. You might well … Continue reading Leadership and labels
A Behavioral Economist Tries to Fix Email Can anything be done to make people happier with their jobs? What can prevent people from overeating? Will people like beer with balsamic vinegar in it just because they’ve been told it contains … Continue reading Are all emails created equal?
How to Hire the Right Person Over the course of speaking with almost 500 leaders for my weekly “Corner Office” series, I’ve asked every one of them, “How do you hire?” Their answers are always insightful because after years of … Continue reading Tips for job interviews
Women Do Like to Compete — Against Themselves About 10 years ago, when we were both Ph.D. students at Harvard, we were invited to participate in an unofficial and largely secret wrestling tournament organized by a fellow student. The idea … Continue reading Fostering self-competition
Walking the Walk: Can ideas42 Team Members Truly Disconnect? Happy New Year! We hope you were able to take some time off at the end of 2016, and that your 2017 is off to a good, fresh start. At ideas42, … Continue reading Disconnected at Christmas?
The Power Of Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ We are conditioned to having and providing quick, confident answers as a sign of competence and leadership. We behave as though any gaps in knowledge should be hidden at all cost. But is … Continue reading The risks of assuming to know
Five Scientific Reasons Why So Many Productivity Hacks Fail As the chief scientist at a Fortune 25 health care company, it was my job to put behavioral science to good use in the workplace. For a number of reasons, that … Continue reading How to activate good intentions