Category: Pain Management

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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How Technology is Ruining My Life

I use technology all day.  So does everyone, unless you have settled into an ultra-alternative life as a fisherman/woman in the Faroe Islands, and I bet you’ll need GPS and plenty of digital devices.  I am the CEO of a financial services company where we buy and sell shares of stocks through an electronic trading…

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How to Handle Losing a Major Client

You never want to receive an unexpected email from a very important client that reads “I need to talk to you at 2:30 today.” Particularly if he’s never sent you anything like that before.  But one morning last month, that was the message that landed in my inbox. My heartbeat quickening, I replied, “Of course,…

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What a Pain to Manage Pain

I have spent the last 72 hours thinking about pain. My own post-surgical pain, the way to manage whatever pain I have been experiencing, and why, in 2013, we have such problems involving the use or misuse of pain medication. The medical community needs to rethink and revise its management of pain. As a result…

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