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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 ...

7 Reasons Warren Buffett Should Run for President

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

If one business leader is more presidential than several of the candidates currently running for president in 2016, it is Warren Buffett. The financial guru, philanthropist and billionaire is more than just the most successful investor of the 20th century. He embodies the traits and leadership skills that make a great president.

Stop Playing the Gender Card

Thuy Sindell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."

Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Training

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

There's plenty of talk these days about how we need more women in leadership roles, and I agree. But I would take it a step further and suggest that we need more mothers in leadership roles.

The Next Era of Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

f we do not make course corrections we will see a total collapse of twenty-first century leadership. Some of you may be wondering why I am so passionate about leadership. Let me explain to you why leadership is an obsession of mine.

The Importance of Being Businessworthy

Per L. Saxegaard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Per L. Saxegaard

We want the world to know: there are better ways of doing business -- effective ways -- that lead to stability and peace. Just look to the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace honorees. We need more like them now.

Define Your Culture Before It Defines You

Alex Budak | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

The truth is that your organization is going to have a culture whether you, as the leader, define it or not. Even the lack of culture is, in and of itself, a culture. So the question is: will you step up and define your culture? Or will you just sit back and let it define you?

5 Steps to Building an Effective Team

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Without team building skills, a manager risks limiting the productivity of their employees to what each member can do on their own, whereas if you foster team building you can unite your team around a common goal, which will raise productivity as a result.

Why Is It So Hard to Give up Control?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

There is a strong appreciation for the benefits that self-management can bring, such as organizational agility, innovation, and increased individual commitment. But when it comes to the possibility of leaders losing their positional power, things start to go adrift.

5 Ways To Deal With Adversity In Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Small Business
Alex Pirouz

Sometimes, it takes a trip to hell and back to really open your eyes. And sometimes, really opening your eyes can change your whole life. If you're an entrepreneur, that means it also changes the way you see your job -- running the company you started.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

4 Key Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Rosalind Cardinal

I have spent many years working with, observing, teaching and coaching leaders. I have also heard many stories from employees about leaders they have loved to work for and those they have not enjoyed as much. There are some key themes that I have observed in leaders who are highly effective and get the best from people they work with.