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  8 keys to happiness, according to experts

IESE Insight Is "the pursuit of happiness" even possible? This roundup of books, videos and websites -- along with a reflection by IESE's Santiago Álvarez de Mon -- will give you plenty of food for thought as you contemplate your life and set goals for the year ahead. Read article

  In a world of artificial intelligence, management is more important than ever

Canals, Jordi; Heukamp, Franz AI is the new IT. A book featuring experts from around the world, edited by Jordi Canals and Franz Heukamp, looks at what the AI revolution means to the future of management -- and leadership -- as strategy, organizational design, HR and marketing are redefined. Read article

  Innovative spirit: lessons in leadership from the Sagrada Familia

Ribera, Alberto; Lee, Yih-Teen The Sagrada Familia by the architect Antoni Gaudí is proof of how to turn vision into reality. By taking a cue from Gaudí, executives may be inspired to realize their own visions in ways they never thought possible before. Read article

  The power of coaching to improve your daily life

Ribera, Alberto; Mc Farlane, Alan; Plamenova, Nia Part science, part art, executive coaching offers clients a broader perspective for professional and personal improvement. A new book walks through seven key moments to show how coaching works and what it can do for you. Read article

  Job stickiness? The unexpected benefit of patents

Melero, Eduardo; Palomeras, Neus; Wehrheim, David A surprising finding about patented innovations has implications for managing patent-heavy firms. Research by IESE's David Wehrheim and co-authors may lead the way for larger investments in inventors' learning and development for the long term. Read article

  Only 3 out of 10 employees are happy in their work

Las Heras, Mireia; Palet, Gemma; Riera, Gemma Companies are failing to motivate their employees, according to a new report from Spain that highlights low levels of satisfaction and identification. Read article

  Collectivists or individuals? How relational mobility affects worldview

San Martín, Álvaro; Schug, J.; Maddux, William W. Is it easy to make new friends where you live and work? The answer to this question has implications for how you and your colleagues think -- analytically or holistically -- according to scientific research. Read article

  Time check: how to control your agenda so it doesn't control you

IESE Insight In the busy CEO agenda, crucial time for reflection is the one thing that tends to get squeezed out. In this interview, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria shares insights from his research into how CEOs spend their time to help you think about how you are spending your own. Read article

  Patience: the best remedy for business haste

Argandoña, Antonio Can you afford to be patient in a market that doesn't wait? Yes, you can, and it will benefit the productivity and sustainability of your company. Antonio Argandoña discusses the why's and how's of an overlooked virtue. Read article

  For leaders, ethics trumps fairness in employee opinions

Koopman, Joel; Scott, Brent A.; Matta, Fadel K.; Conlon, Donald E.; Dennerlein, Tobias Principled and moral leaders are perceived to treat employees better when dispensing justice -- even when they don't. A study of ethical leadership suggests it can lead to a more collaborative workforce, thanks to perceptions of fairness. Read article
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