Caroline Webb

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Caroline Webb
BornCaroline Michelle Christine Webb
New Milton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
OccupationAuthor, economist
NationalityBritish
Genrebehavioral economics
Social Science

Caroline Webb (born 1971) is a British author, economist and executive coach. Her book, How to Have a Good Day (Crown Business 2016), argued that insights from behavioral economics, psychology and neuroscience can be used to improve working life. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review,[1] and has also written on behavioral change topics for Fast Company,[2][3] WIRED,[4] Quartz,[5][6] Business Insider[7] and the World Economic Forum.[8] Her work has been featured widely in the media, including in the Financial Times,[9][10][11] The Economist,[12][13][14] The New York Times,[15] The Guardian,[16][17][18] TIME,[19] Inc.,[20] Forbes,[21][22] Business Insider,[23][24][25][26][27][28] The Telegraph,[29][30] BBC Radio[31][32][33] and ABC Radio National.[34][35][36]

Education[edit]

Caroline Webb graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1992 with a first class Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She received her MPhil from the University of Oxford in Economics in 1997. From 1987 to 1989, she attended UWC Atlantic College, one of the United World Colleges.[37]

Career[edit]

From 1992 to 1993, Webb was a research fellow at the Levy Economics Institute.[38] From 1993 to 2000, Webb was an economist at the Bank of England, where her work covered a range of international and domestic public policy issues, including the UK government’s support to reforms in central and eastern Europe, and forecasting of the US economy. From 1998 to 2000, she was one of the authors of the Bank of England Inflation Report.[39]

In 2000, Webb joined McKinsey & Company, where she was made a Partner in 2008. Her work centered on organizational change and leadership development, including executive coaching.[40]

In 2012, Webb founded Sevenshift,[41] a coaching and consulting firm specializing in increasing workplace performance and wellbeing through application of insights from behavioral science. She remains an external Senior Adviser to McKinsey.[42]

In 2017, Webb became a member of The Silicon Guild,[43] a group of thought leaders and best-selling authors who write about the ideas and trends shaping business and society. In 2017, she joined the Advisory Board of Ethical Systems, a non-profit organization dedicated to practical applications of research on the value of ethics in business.[44]

How to Have a Good Day[edit]

On February 2, 2016, Crown Business (an imprint of Penguin Random House) published How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life in North America.[45] In the book, Webb explains how to apply findings from the behavioral sciences to daily tasks and routines, to help readers more effectively navigate typical challenges of the modern workplace. How to Have a Good Day has been published in over 60 countries, in a number of English language editions[46][47] and in several translations, including Brazilian Portuguese,[48] Complex/Traditional Chinese,[49] Dutch,[50] French,[51] Hungarian,[52] Italian,[53] Japanese,[54] Korean,[55] Portuguese,[56] Romanian,[57] and Spanish.[58] It has appeared on a number of “best of” book lists, including those in Forbes,[59] Fortune[60][61] and Inc.[62][63] How to Have a Good Day was nominated for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year.[64] The second UK & Commonwealth edition of the book was published in 2017 by Pan Macmillan under the title How to Have a Good Day: The Essential Toolkit for a Productive Day at Work and Beyond.[65] The first UK & Commonwealth edition was published in 2016 with the title How to Have a Good Day: Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life.[66]

Personal[edit]

Webb lives in New York with her husband.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caroline Webb contributions to HBR.org". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. ^ "This Brain Hack Can Help You Turn Around Your Bad Day". Fast Company. February 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Why Criticism Is Tough To Swallow (And How to Make It Go Down Easier)". Fast Company. April 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Reading this will make you smarter (but only if you expect it to)". WIRED UK. March 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "The science of keeping your cool when co-workers drive you nuts". Quartz. April 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "How to stay positive around negative people". Quartz at Work. October 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "A former McKinsey partner shares the paradoxical strategy that can make you less stressed and more successful". Business Insider. March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "WEF Agenda Contributor: Caroline Webb". World Economic Forum.
  9. ^ Clarke, Charlotte (March 23, 2014). "Women in Business – Caroline Webb, management consultant". Financial Times.
  10. ^ Stern, Stefan (December 23, 2015). "Review: 'How to Have a Good Day' by Caroline Webb". Financial Times.
  11. ^ "Alphachat: Status chasing economics, and the science of a good day". Financial Times. May 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Schumpeter (June 30, 2011). "Too much information". The Economist.
  13. ^ Funk, Liz (2017). "How to conserve your brain power: 5 tips". The Economist.
  14. ^ Schumpeter (May 28, 2016). "Life in the fast lane". The Economist.
  15. ^ Richtel, Matt (April 20, 2011). "Message to Executives: Stop Multitasking". The New York Times.
  16. ^ Nahai, Nathalie (January 14, 2016). "Single-tasking and digital mindfulness". The Guardian.
  17. ^ Seager, Charlotte (April 26, 2016). "Five ways to stop procrastinating and be more productive". The Guardian.
  18. ^ "How to be more productive at work". Guardian Careers, The Guardian. June 12, 2017.
  19. ^ Begley, Sarah (Jan 28, 2016). "How to Have a Good Day". TIME.
  20. ^ Schwantes, Marcel (Oct 27, 2017). "This is how to be the most interesting person in any conversation, according to science". Inc.
  21. ^ Collamer, Nancy (September 20, 2016). "The 5 Essential Steps to Have a Good Day". Forbes.
  22. ^ Russell, Chris (September 16, 2016). "The Science of Improving Your Work Life". Forbes India.
  23. ^ Feloni, Richard (March 31, 2016). "A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work". Business Insider.
  24. ^ Feloni, Richard (April 1, 2016). "A former McKinsey partner shares 7 techniques that will energize you when you're feeling burnt out at work". Business Insider.
  25. ^ Feloni, Richard (April 4, 2016). "Use a tip from a former McKinsey partner to get through even the most mind-numbing meeting". Business Insider.
  26. ^ Feloni, Richard (April 8, 2016). "A former McKinsey partner shares 4 techniques to finally get your email inbox under control". Business Insider.
  27. ^ Feloni, Richard (May 11, 2016). "A former McKinsey partner shares 3 phrases to give hard feedback so your colleagues don't resent you". Business Insider.
  28. ^ Lebowitz, Shana (April 23, 2017). "A former McKinsey partner says if you can't make a dent in your to-do list, you're probably thinking about it all wrong". Business Insider.
  29. ^ Pritchard, Louisa (January 11, 2016). "Meet the Woman Who Can Guarantee You A Good Day At Work". The Telegraph.
  30. ^ "How to Beat Blue Monday". The Telegraph. January 16, 2017.
  31. ^ Webb, Caroline (May 1, 2011). "In Business: For Your Information". BBC.
  32. ^ "Global Business: 2013 Look Ahead". BBC. Dec 29, 2012.
  33. ^ "The World of Business: The Art of the Meeting". BBC. May 13, 2017.
  34. ^ "Future Tense: The Information Bingers". ABC Radio National. February 12, 2012.
  35. ^ Funnell, Antony (February 13, 2014). "Is email too successful for its own good?". ABC Radio National.
  36. ^ "A good day at work?". ABC Radio National. February 20, 2016.
  37. ^ "Caroline Webb". LinkedIn.
  38. ^ "Caroline Webb". LinkedIn.
  39. ^ "Spotlight On: Caroline Webb". McKinsey & Company.
  40. ^ "Unlocking leadership potential". McKinsey Academy.
  41. ^ "SEVENSHIFT: What We Do". Sevenshift.
  42. ^ "How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic". McKinsey & Co.
  43. ^ "Silicon Guild: Who We Are". Silicon Guild.
  44. ^ "Ethical Systems: Who We Are". Ethical Systems.
  45. ^ Webb, Caroline (2016). How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life. New York: Crown Business. ISBN 978-0553419634.
  46. ^ "How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life". Penguin Random House.
  47. ^ "How to Have a Good Day: The Essential Toolkit for a Productive Day at Work and Beyond". Pan Macmillan.
  48. ^ Webb, Caroline (September 2016). "Como Ter Um Dia Ideal: O que as ciências comportamentais têm a dizer para melhorar sua vida no trabalho". Companhia das Letras.
  49. ^ Webb, Caroline (June 2016). "好日子革新手冊". Locus Publishing.
  50. ^ Webb, Caroline (March 2016). "Het Recept Voor Een Goede Dag: alles wat je moet weten om slimmer, productiever en gelukkiger te worden". Business Contact.
  51. ^ Webb, Caroline (September 2017). "Passer une bonne journée au bureau, c'est possible". Editions Belfond.
  52. ^ Webb, Caroline (November 2017). "Minden nap a te napod – A sikeres hétköznapok pszichológiája". Libri.
  53. ^ Webb, Caroline (October 2016). "Have A Good Day: Come trasformare ogni giorno in una bella giornata". DeAgostini Planeta Libri.
  54. ^ Webb, Caroline (April 2016). "最高の自分を引き出す 脳が喜ぶ仕事術". Soshisha.
  55. ^ Webb, Caroline (July 2016). "무엇이 평범한 그들을 최고로 만들었을까 (What turns ordinary people into the best performers)".
  56. ^ Webb, Caroline (March 2017). "Tenha Um Bom Dia! Como transformar cada dia num dia mais produtivo e feliz". Editorial Presença.
  57. ^ Webb, Caroline (July 2016). "Cum să ai o zi bună: Profită de puterea științelor comportamentale pentru a-ți transforma viața profesională". Editura Publica.
  58. ^ Webb, Caroline (September 2016). "Cómo tener un buen día: Pensar en grande, sentirse mejor y transformar tu vida laboral". Planeta de Libros.
  59. ^ "16 Must Read Business Books for 2016". Forbes.
  60. ^ "Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive". Fortune.
  61. ^ Harnish, Verne (December 7, 2016). "5 Business Books You Should Read This Year". World Economic Forum.
  62. ^ "15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years". Inc. Magazine.
  63. ^ Hensel, Anna (December 22, 2015). "10 Must Read Business Books for 2016". Inc.
  64. ^ "The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist". In The Books, 800-CEO-READ.
  65. ^ "How to Have a Good Day: The Essential Toolkit for a Productive Day at Work and Beyond". Pan Macmillan.
  66. ^ "How to Have a Good Day: Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life". Booktopia.