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Resilience -- One of Few Traits That Matters to Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

Resilience is such an important quality for humans - in life and in a work context. We are always faced with ups and downs, at times enormous obstacles that look impossible to overcome, or a series of headwinds, discouragement and difficulties that force us to want give up.

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women -- Have the Will!

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Willingness to change means we have to examine our company's results, acknowledge they are not acceptable and choose to do something about it. Below is what the average company looks like for women and men by level.

Give Your 'Prisoners' The Keys to the Front Door

Peter Aceto | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

You know what they say about people: Give them the key to the door and they'll stay. Lock them up and the first thing they'll do is escape.

Create Your Ideal Position

J V Crum III | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
J V Crum III

When you have a structured understanding of what you want out of life and where you want your business to go, you must take your consciousness a step ...

True Grit, Grace and Gratitude

Laura Berger | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

I hear the foremost occupants of the c-suite open the kimono to their thoughts for hours every day--enough to cherry-pick the most essential qualities that mark the true greats in leadership.

I'm Introverted and Proud

Jennifer Langione | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

We all derive energy from different sources, whether that entails having activities lined up every night of the week or recognizing when you need to just curl up with a book on a Friday night. Find what it is that makes you tick and do you.

It's a CEO's Job to Set People Up for Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

It's my job to set people up for success. People, by nature, are good and want to contribute to something worthwhile. Leaders have to put their people in situations that will enable them to do that.

Top Three Signs You are Managing a Reluctant Leader

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

It's not surprising to notice that some people you work with never step up to fully embrace their leadership role. It's not that these individuals are not productive employees; they just never seem to go the extra mile. We call these individuals "reluctant leaders."

5 Choices of Listening: Intentional Leaders Choose Wisely

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

It is no secret that effective leadership requires strong listening skills. However, most of us are never taught how to listen to understand.

Who Are You Really?

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

This is the first post celebrating 25 years of running my own business. I plan to do a series on things I have learned so stay tuned

Bringing Humanity Back into the Workplace: Lessons from the Rwandans

Jenn Lyons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Jenn Lyons

On a recent humanitarian trip to Rwanda, I discovered a country that has been through the absolute darkest times, yet is now filled with the kindest and gentlest people I have met. A mere two decades after a horrific genocide that left no citizen untouched, Rwandans today exemplify kindness, strength and resilience.

Work or Family?

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Preusse

I continue to fine tune this thing called balance, but I will tell you this; I couldn't be happier or more hopeful with the decision I've made.

Leadership Lessons From a Badass Leader

Bill Treasurer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.

Leadership Not Buzzwords

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

"We are going to re-purpose and monetize our big data paradigm so that it resonates with investors and provides a robust, seamless and transparent approach to our business model." "Your authentic leadership team is passionate about working with all of you."

The One Thing Male Business Leaders Can Learn From Bradley Cooper

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

This is what a male champion for advancing women does. He sees an inequality and he commits to change. Attracting, developing and advancing women in organizations is just that easy... and just that hard. Every business leader knows that representation is lacking for women in middle and senior management, yet few take tangible action.

8 Storytelling Secrets Every Business Leader Should Know

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories. To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.

Listening to the Mountain: The Right and Wrong of Risk

Bill Treasurer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Ed Viesturs is arguably the greatest American mountaineer that ever lived, or more accurately, lives. Ed has a reputation for being a calculated risk-taker, who refuses to compromise safety because of ambition.

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.