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The Extinction of Bad Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Think of the worst manager you have ever had. She probably hoarded all the knowledge for herself and refused to support you. She was a sealed box, unable to help others grow. She made decisions based on what was best for her, not for the company. Do you recognize this person?

The New Global Leader, Part XI: Karin van Auwera, Strengthening Cross-Cultural Bridges

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Karin van der Auwera's life and career epitomizes our intricately connected globalized world. Of mixed Serbian and German descent, she has lived, worked and studied throughout the USA and Europe.

The Case for Grace in Business

Jessica Federer | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Jessica Federer

When did the word "grace" vanish from our corporate vocabulary? I used it recently to describe a colleague as "full of grace," and saw puzzled faces. So I did a quick search online and found that the use of the word has plummeted in recent years.

The Curse of Heroes and Legends: Re-thinking Leadership

Laura-Marie Töpfer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Laura-Marie Töpfer

With the downturn of the global economy, growing political divisions and violence on the rise, confidence in our leaders is dwindling. Indeed, 86% of respondents to the World Economic Forum's Survey on the Global Agenda believe that we face a leadership crisis in the world today.

5 Insights For Introverts Who Want To Thrive In The Workplace

The Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Have a question for our Chief Revolutionary? Email us via the Contact Susan page. You can also ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskSusanCain. Wh...

5 Habits of Leaders Who Create Change

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

For the first time ever, we have a younger generation that has access to as much or more information than the one before it. Older generations can no ...

Are you Managing Your Business or Leading Your Organization?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Managing a business is very different than leading an organization. This distinction may sound subtle or merely seem like semantics. The fact is, however, that this difference is often the determinate between stagnation and growth.

6 Ways My Parent's Deaths Made Me a Better Leader

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Many people talk about "life lessons" parents teach them, but I have found that my parent's deaths taught me six valuable lessons useful for leadership of any team or family. Here's what I learned.

Amazon Exposé: Why Corporate Culture Matters

Jose Costa | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Jose Costa

Last week, an exposé in the New York Times depicted the terrible culture and working conditions at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Whether or not it is true, the company does have a major public relations issue on its hands.

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

Do You Have What It Takes to Lead a Transformational Organization?

Terri Wallin | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Until you incorporate a transformational leadership style, it is unlikely your organization is transformational. Organizations become transformational when the leader possesses the skill set of a transformational leader and actually embraces transformation.

Learning to Lead Without Authority

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

What started off as an innocuous query from my leader soon became a chance to explore and grow myself as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level -- someone who doesn't need a hierarchy, department or budget to make an organizational impact.

5 Simple Ways to Transform and Revive Your Company in 2015

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

You probably have big goals for your company in 2015, but may yearn to approach them in a fresh way. Here are 5 ways CEOs and business leaders can shift themselves and their teams into the right mindset to make transformation happen.

Five Ways to Build the Best Team

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

Yes, there really are only five things you need to do to build a terrific team. Hundreds of management experts will posit as many theories, but no matter the thoughtful insights and creative infographs, in my 30 years working with high-performing teams I consistently see five actions that matter:

Does Your Brand Fit Like Cinderella's Glass Slipper?

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

There is an enormous gap between the promise in the marketing message and the actual product or service delivered. I believe the key to solving this problem is going back to leadership and corporate culture.

8 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Alex Pirouz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Good leadership is essential to business, to government and to the numerous groups and organisations that shape the way we live, work and play. Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating a successful business venture.

Being a Business Leader Amid Historical Events

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jeff Bussgang

There was an overwhelming torrent of news last week. The two Supreme Court decisions and the response to the tragic church shooting in South Carolina are among the most indelible events of our time and all three will be memorialized in history books and discussed for decades to come.

Can Leaders Really Inspire People?

Susan Fowler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Susan Fowler

Most books and articles on how to inspire people provide insufficient advice on how to actually do what they are suggesting, let alone an explanation of why the ideas work. This is what I find missing -- an underlying theory of inspiration.

A Little-Known Leadership Lesson to Retain Your Top Talent

David Finkel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Bob owned a successful industrial products company with sales of $2 million per year. Things were getting into a rhythm with small but consistent growth when two of his key people gave notice within a five month period.

A Message to Corporate Leaders Post Charleston

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

I can only imagine what it was like in many corporate offices post the tragedy of Charleston on the Thursday that followed such a devastating event. I can remember many times when I was in a corporate environment not wanting to go into work because of national events that happened revolving around race.

10 Exotic Vacations for Executives to Get Aligned and Learn

John Rampton | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Nothing opens the mind like a few days away, especially if it involves exploring a locale that is decidedly different from normal vacation destination...

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Alex Pirouz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Few things are more important to human activity than leadership. Effective leadership helps our nation through times of peril. It makes a business organisation successful. It enables a not-for-profit organisation to fulfil its mission.

3 Reasons Saying 'Good Job!' Isn't Good Enough to Motivate Your Team

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Kim Pisolkar

When someone tells you "good job", what can you actually do with that? Sure, it's nice to hear, but don't you want to know more information? For instance, what exactly was good? What should you continue doing? What might you need to do differently next time?

The Necessity of Soul Leaders

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamelle Sanders

As I have been busy promoting my new book Chosen: The Shifting of 21st Century Leadership, I am amazed at the response that I am getting from leaders ...