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Business Leadership

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

How Do I Make My Team More Accountable - Start Here

David Dye | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
David Dye

The CEO had caught me in the hallway, looked around to make sure she wasn't overheard, and nearly shouted, "I'm so tired of this - people need to be more accountable!"

6 Management Styles and When to Use Them

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Think back on your career and the managers you have had. I am sure that you have had good managers and others who were maybe not so great. When I ask people to list what made the good managers "good," most of the examples they give me are to do with behavior, or style.

8 Top Ways to Lead by Example

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. When people are cynical and distrustful, they will never give you their best at work and leading them gets more challenging as a result.

Managing Conflict at Work

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Confrontation and conflict between people is as old as, well, people. Any time you have humans operating together there are going to be times when people disagree. So how should conflict be managed in teams?

The Fire Within

Janine Garner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

How badly do you want to achieve your goal? How much are you prepared to sacrifice along the way?

2015: 'Let's Ask the Right Questions About Corporate Compensation'

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Fresh winds are blowing through both boardrooms and MBA programs these days, stirring up debate about the fundamentals of doing business.

How to Effectively Use Management Consultants

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

As a management consultant, I am often called on to help an organization in trouble, but it is easier to know when a person is ill and needs a doctor than when an organization is sick and needs a consultant. What are some of the problems that may require these services?

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

6 Reasons Startup CEOs Can't Afford to be Anti-Social

Mark Babbitt | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Mark Babbitt

While startup CEOs are launching their company they must go big with their social presence. Because anything less isn't just a missed opportunity to build a brand -- it means they're just as anti-social as the old-school CEOs they might eventually compete against.

Not All Entrepreneurs Own a Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If most people were asked to define the word entrepreneur, many would envision a person alone perhaps in their garage or spare bedroom working on something they think will revolutionize the world.

The 'SupraSelf' of Leadership Greatness

Val Jon Farris | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The "SupraSelf"is an extraordinary aspect of who we are and what it means to be a leader. This little known, yet very real part of our personality is capable of producing exponential results in all areas of our lives.

Humble at Heart: 5 Lessons to Giving Back Stacey Lucchino Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

If you are like me, you instead go out of your way to find the entrepreneurial spirit in the room who has an amazing back-story, a heart of gold, and the humility to figure out a way to give back at every turn in her life.

The Top 6 Qualities to Unleash a Great Leader in You

Umesh Mukhi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Umesh Mukhi

In my career of international youth affairs, I have met many leaders and change makers who have accomplished something commendable in their lives and ...

Why Control Is a Trap That Will Slow Your Business Growth

David Finkel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
David Finkel

Have you ever felt like you're trapped by your business? Either you continue to put in the hours and make all the key decisions, or you step back and the business might falter? This is a false dilemma.

Elephant Ropes: Our Continuing Attachment to Fear

Peter Himmelman | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

In India, elephant handlers often train baby elephants to be submissive by chaining them to a post. They'll fight with all their will to break free. D...

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

The Myth of the "No Ego" Leader

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Ego carries out life's directive to survive by adapting to adverse environmental or organizational conditions. Senior leaders often have large egos; it's what helped them survive the trip to the top of their organization.

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.

Book Review: Branding Your X Factor by Runa Magnus

Suna Senman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Winning the CEO Succession Horse Race

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. But it's not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it's whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

'Fun'-damentals That Football and Business Have in Common

Steve Caldwell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Every employee comes to work with a certain pre-conceived notion of what the business and work require of them. Without continual and clear communication from management and those at the top, one can never be sure everyone is on the same page.

Would You Want to Work in a Fear- or Freedom-Led Workplace?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

As we're at the forefront of entrepreneurship, it's vital that we give our employees freedom to experiment. Many larger organizations are following suit as they realize the importance of risk taking and boldness to innovation .

Micro-Managers Anonymous -- Getting to Trust and Ownership

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

What does it mean to create a culture of trust and ownership? At the highest level, it means that I, as a leader, describe what needs to be done and why it matters and then trust my teams to figure out how to make that happen.