Greg McKeown, Harvard Biz Review

Greg McKeown

Harvard Biz Review

Calabasas, CA, United States

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Past articles by Greg:

How to Say No to “Grabbing Coffee”

Protect your time — without compromising your relationships. → Read More

Stanford researcher: This Warren Buffett story reveals the No. 1 trait hiring managers need to look for

Employers always try to hire the "perfect" candidate, but many don't always prioritize the right things. A Stanford leadership researcher breaks down the most important trait to hire for, using billionaire Warren Buffett as an example of why. → Read More

A Harvard researcher says this is the smartest and 'least costly' way to help your kids reach 'accelerated learning'

Our culture teaches kids that mistakes are costly, resulting in everything from lower grades to feelings of shame. This is why parents should help their kids to find ways to experience and learn from failure—as easily and as cheaply as possible. → Read More

Prioritize Your Life Before Your Manager Does It for You

It’s a necessary negotiation. → Read More

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich Stromback told me in a series of interviews, “Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky.… → Read More

The Difference Between Successful and Very Successful People

A look at the myths that hold us back from exceeding our goals. → Read More

The Most Important Hour of Your Life

Life today is fast and full of opportunity. The complication is we think we have to do everything. The trick is figuring out what's essential. → Read More

How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority

Have you ever felt the stress of everything-is-important-so-everything-has-to-be-done-but-I-can't-do-it-all? Sure you have. → Read More

Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy

We have a problem—and the odd thing is we not only know about it, we’re celebrating it. Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she’s averaged four hours of sleep a night for the last two weeks. She wasn’t complaining; she was proud of the fact. She is not alone. Why are typically rational people so irrational in their behavior? The answer, I believe, is that we’re in the midst of… → Read More

How I Learned To Say No The Hard Way

I am all about saying no. It’s the price for being able to say yes to really wonderful things. It is the way to give attention to what matters most. It is a glorious word. So gorgeous one can almost → Read More

If You Don't Design Your Career, Someone Else Will

A client once responded to one of my questions by saying, "Oh, Greg, I am too busy living to think about life!" His off-the-cuff comment named a trap all of us fall into sometimes. In just one example, it is easy to become so consumed in ou... → Read More

Obama's No. 1 Problem

President Obama has a problem: One day he’s talking about economic inequality, the next day school reform, or immigration reform, or something else entirely. At a time when the political system is so gridlocked, it seems crazy to flit from issue to issue in this way—and it’s no way to run a parade, either. This presidential attention... → Read More

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

You can’t tackle stress management the same way you tackle other goals. → Read More

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

You can’t tackle stress management the same way you tackle other goals. → Read More

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

You can’t tackle stress management the same way you tackle other goals. → Read More

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success. Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options […] → Read More