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Work-Family Pioneer/CEO Chooses Fatherhood Over Career

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

Improve Your Odds of Change!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Change is simple, but it's not easy. It's hard. You have to do it. You have to put in the time and effort that it takes to change. That's one of the big reasons why I take what I do so seriously.

First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Two-Sided Marketplaces

Matt Douglas | Posted 09.21.2014 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?

To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Stuart

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.

What Keeps the CEO of the Nation's Largest Pediatric Hospital up at Night?

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Levi's CEO: 'Don't Wash Your Jeans'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Style

Apparently, part of the Levi's mantra includes not washing your jeans. Chip Bergh, the CEO of Levi Strauss, recently spoke out about his laundry h...

How 100 Gargantuan Companies Stack Up On CEO-To-Worker Pay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Just how much more do the heads of major companies make than their workers? A new interactive from PayScale, a business research group, illustrates...

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

How Your CEO Is Part of Your Brand Marketing Whether You Like It or Not

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

If the recent uproar over the Clippers' Donald Sterling, Mozilla's Brendan Eich and RadiumOne's Gurbaksh Chahal has taught us anything, it's that, in this age of social media, the world sees the CEO as a key element of the brand, with the associated advantage and liability.

Adding Too Much Value

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. This bad habit can be defined as the overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion.

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

It's Going to Be Fine

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Today was one of those days when I find myself reassuring everyone around me that it's going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, I said at lea...

The Final Four & Business: A Playbook for Success

Jim Moffatt | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Jim Moffatt

Bottom-line, your playbook must account for change and disruption. In a sense, the surest way to keep your playbook flexible is to always look for ways to innovate. Innovation is often treated like a buzzword in business

We Accept Mediocrity (Friction Source #3)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

How can we complain about the marketplace or head office when we score, on average, 6 or 7 across all of these levers? My provocation to you is that we are accepting mediocrity in our organizations.

Bryant University's 17th Annual Women's Summit: Be the CEO of Your life!

Alyssa Silva | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Today, the Women's Summit is held to empower women of all ages to handle any challenge, both life- and work-related, that they are faced with on a daily basis.

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

All of us must lead amid chaos, yet some succeed and others fail. That is because some leaders take this chaos and dance with it, learn from it, and adapt to it, but many of us take this chaos and unwittingly create more chaos.

Leader-as-Person: Who You Are Is How You Lead

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I take a contrarian view of leadership: I don't believe in leadership styles. Despite the many books written about leadership styles, I would argue that we are not capable of leading in ways that conflict with who we are. In other words, we can't be someone we are not.

Missing Steve Jobs. The Vision Time Machine

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

It's Time to Get Rid of All Bosses

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The goal of team members and colleagues is to add value, skills and expertise. Managers can and should enable and even unleash their people, but they cannot control them. I am not the boss of my team, but I am available for feedback and input.