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December 11, 2013 - Harvard Business Review

The Miles Group #3 on the charts that made us change the way we think in 2013

Gretchen Gavett

1. Asian countries are overtaking European countries when it comes to prosperity:

Prosperity

2. The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (but research shows it’s entirely possible to reverse these bad habits):

Weakness

3. Here are the areas CEOs are getting coached in — but priorities differ depending on who you ask:

Coaching

4. Go ahead, expense that chicken:

Meal expense

5. Cubicles are the absolute worst, in part because they’re so darned noisy:

Cubicles chart

6. What percentage of U.S. mothers work 50 or more hours a week during the key years of career advancement? Most people say half — and they’re wrong:

US working mothers chart

7. Even though recent Wharton grads say that parenting still matters, fewer and fewer think they’ll end up having kids:

Parenting chart

8. It may be a good time to invest in Africa, which is more stable than you’ve been led to believe:

Invest in Africa chart

9. You’re probably in good shape if you’re set to graduate from a top-tier business school. If not, there’s reason to worry due to these hiring patterns:

Hiring patterns chart

10. And, just in time for bonus season, you may want to forgo those involving cash if your goal is increasing productivity:

Gift vs Cash chart

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