Category: Pain Management

HBR: How One CEO Prepared Her Organization for Her Retirement

“Last year I decided it was time to shake things up at our investment management company.  After 12 years as president and then CEO, I thought it was time to shift some of my responsibilities to my partners.” In my most recent HBR post, I discuss the difficult process of preparing Aureus for an eventual CEO transition. Read…

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The Economist: Steven Pinker’s case for optimism

Steven Pinker’s latest book, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress,” posits that the prevalence (and allure) of negative news undermines the amazing progress humanity is making. Nowhere is this more true than the public markets, where the most recent bout of volatility focused the minds of investors (and clients alike) more…

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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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Part 2: I Need a New Knee (and What Happened)

By Kari Firestone Just to recap my posting last summer, after quickly self-diagnosing my swollen and bothersome knee as another in a series of tears, I learned from a real doctor that I needed an entirely new knee.  His advice was to postpone the inevitable for a couple of years by giving up running and…

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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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Here’s the Bad News: I Have to Stop Running

This article was recently featured in The Huffington Post. I recently got some very bad news: I have to stop running. Now! Notice that I didn’t say that I can’t run. I can definitely throw one foot in front of the other, pounding on my knee that no longer contains any cartilage. I can ignore…

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Why That Risky Career Move Could Be a Safer Bet than You Think

By Karen Firestone MARCH 11, 2016 Karen’s latest piece featured in the Harvard Business Review discusses the impossibility of avoiding risk altogether. Read the full article on HBR.com   Kalinda has a high-paying job at an investment company and lives outside of Boston with her fiancé. They love running in the parks near their home…

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