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How to Rebrand Your Startup: An Interview With Todoist's Head of Design

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

I've long railed against e-mail as a "collaboration" tool. With so many balls to juggle, it's never been more essential for us as employees and indivi...

Competition Killed My Business and I Loved It

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.

Want to Make it in This World? Better Learn to Collaborate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.09.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Most humans prefer to socialize in groups but work in solitude, usually because the perception is they have more control over the finished product and will yield the benefits of a job well done. But business does not value that independent spirit in the same way.

Social Change: Working With the Inner and Outer Dimensions of Self Organization

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Less than three weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I wanted to get a van filled with supplies to deliver to refugees in "The Jungle," Calais, hopeful that a few of my friends would be able to help me.

Small Business Big Dreams

Janine Garner | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

The current business environment, as canny SME founders would know, is increasingly uncertain and volatile. Complex, twenty-four/seven, a digital hi...

What Leaders Can Learn From #NoKidHungry

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

In the 21st century, leadership is about collaboration and the lessons from the No Kid Hungry campaign include the ability to build a strong community around a shared way we can make the world better for kids.

How Toptal's Distributed Team Operates From 25 Countries

Breanden Beneschott | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Breanden Beneschott

At Toptal, we are proud of our ability to wing it and make things happen wherever we go. We are a company, but don't have an office or headquarters. We are completely distributed with hundreds of core team members working from more than 25 different countries.

Moving Beyond Old Movie Plots

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

In the movie, as in real life, the couple find themselves being challenged to interpret what is going on before them. Do they respond to each other with trust? Do they inquire, or assume? Do they believe, or doubt?

Stop Imitating, Start Creating

Lisa Murray | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Murray

If you really must copy something, don't institute the exact idea. Create something brilliant that is 3 − 5 steps beyond the original idea! Playing leapfrog is way more fun!

Talk It Up

Janine Garner | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

It's frightening to look to the business future and know that there are endless upheavals ahead but it's the way things are; volatility is the new certainty. This is worldwide.

Corporate 'Dugnad' -- CSR The Norwegian Way

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Everyone in Norway knows the word "dugnad," and most of us are accustomed to the term 'dugnadsånd' (the spirit of dugnad). The dugnad tradition has been around for a long time.

The Leadership of We

Janine Garner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Every day we make choices about what to wear, what to eat, our mindset, whether to do that Bikram yoga class or that 5km run, what our big fat hairy audacious goals are for the day. We can also make a choice about the way we want to work and our own leadership style.

An Exclusive Interview With Anthony Magnetti, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

George Sifakis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
George Sifakis

Sunovion leads the way in advocacy and cross-sector collaborations focused on driving innovation and improvements in health care. During the intervie...

From Pizza to Punk: 5 Ways Leaders Make Meetings Work

Krish Ramakrishnan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Krish Ramakrishnan

Here are five surprisingly simple ways today's most prominent and creative business leaders circumvent the meeting doldrums to get the job done.

How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Engineers want to build the product. They do not want to manage it. So, you can see why a good product manager is an engineer's dream come true. They empower the engineers on their team to build things that matter by setting clear and comprehensive goals, strategy, and initiatives.

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

The Case for Collaboration Days

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Without targeted collaboration time, teachers are less prepared to help their clientele, and for this reason, more and more schools and districts are adjusting their schedules to allow weekly collaboration days for their teachers. This necessary time isn't a spontaneous decision.

Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

Command-and-control leadership worked well with command-and-control computing and command-and-control business. That's not how technology is modeled anymore, and increasingly not how business is done. Why should we keep the old ideas about leadership?

Top 10 Reasons to Go to France

Patricia Zohn | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

Collaboration is Cumulative

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Questions about the future -- how we not only navigate it, but lead it responsibly -- require us to look backwards and to look around in the present, as well as to look forward. If we fail to respect each other, how can we expect the future to be kind?

What Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard Has To Say About Saving The Planet

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard believes we similarly should cultivate our ability to care and show compassion -- not only in our personal lives, but professionally, too.

Paul Gaudio: On the United Creative Force

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real life in...


Darden Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Darden Smith

When I started out as a singer/songwriter, the last thing I wanted to do was collaborate. I saw it as a sign of weakness, the inability to do it on your own. My musical heroes were all solo artists - people like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, John Prine - one man alone in the spotlight. They were like Marlboro Men with guitars.

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.