Category: Managing

HBR: How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

By Karen Firestone MAY 23, 2017 This article was originally posted in the Harvard Business Review. One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of…

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HBR: When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?

This article was originally posted in The Harvard Business Review Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day…

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TEDx: Risky Business Becomes a Little Less Risky

Kari spoke at the TEDx Beacon Street event this year about how everyone can better think about risk-taking in their own lives. Watch the new (edited) video below and visit TEDx Beacon Street to see additional videos of other presenters from this year’s event.

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HBR – Case Study: An Office Romance Gone Wrong

Kari was featured as an Expert in one of Harvard Business Reviews’ case studies on office romance. Read the article as well as her commentary by following the link below. Read the full article in The Harvard Business Review here.

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Sensible Risk-Taking for Everyone

By Kari Firestone We’re all fascinated by risk-taking.  Who can resist watching someone fly off a cliff wearing a bat suit with a measurable chance of smashing into a sheer rock face? Ironically, while we’re sitting smugly on our overstuffed sofa, wielding the remote control, we may be unwittingly exposed to all sorts of risks…

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