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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.

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.