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Careers don't have to follow linear progressions, experts say.

Experts say too many people suffer from a ‘delusional belief’ about their careers that doesn’t do them any favors

Some experts say that our belief in the "career myth" — the idea that careers follow a linear path — is holding us back. It's no longer the case that employees can expect incremental chances to advance up the career ladder.
Harvard professors say it's important to come in with a long-term agenda.

Planning every minute of your workday can backfire — here’s what the most successful leaders do instead

A Harvard study of CEOs finds that the most effective leaders set their own personal agendas three to six months in advance. However, experts say leaders should also be flexible enough to deal with whatever unexpected issues may arise.
Responding to emails takes up to 24% of a CEO's time.

An analysis of CEOs’ schedules scrutinized 60,000 hours and found email is an even bigger time sink than people realize

Email is a pain for everyone, but it's a real problem for CEOs. A study by the Harvard Business Review shows that a CEO's time responding to emails distracts from routine workflow and extends a workday.
A CEO's effectiveness is strongly influenced by their direct reports.

Even one sub-par exec in a company can torpedo a successful CEO

A study about time allocation among corporate leadership published in the Harvard Business Review found that a CEO's direct reports affect their efficiency and effectiveness, and even one report lacking in performance can throw them off track.
"Career design is different than a job-search strategy."

Too many people are asking themselves the wrong question about their career

Instead of grabbing the first shiny-new job opportunity, career experts recommend considering how this job fits into your larger career goals.

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Executive coach Amy Jen Su recommends asking yourself two questions to prioritize your responsibilities at work.
Are you a "connector?"

A 7,000-person study reveals it’s hard to be a great boss without admitting something uncomfortable

An effective boss is willing to say they're not equipped to help in certain areas, and connects employees with other people who are better able to provide guidance. That's according to a new study of more than 7,000 people.

Steve Jobs used to read and approve every Apple press release

Cameron Craig, the former Apple communications representative, explains how Apple managed the press while Jobs was CEO.

General Motors, Ford, and Toyota are spending billions to solve a problem that doesn’t exist

A decade ago, if you uttered the word "disruption" around auto executives, you'd have been greeted with blank stares. Not anymore.

Clay Christensen says everyone misunderstands his theory of disruption — here’s what it really means

The theory of disruption has become increasingly misunderstood as it's become increasingly mainstream.