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5 Steps to Flawless Documentation and Job Manuals

Danny Wong | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

One of the most valuable pieces of intellectual property an employee can develop within an organization is his or her own job manual.

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

3 Secret Weapons for Handling Internal Conflicts

Danny Wong | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

To foster a good and harmonious work environment that champions collaboration and is free of discord, here are three important things that will improve the way all your team members react to conflicts.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Global Teamwork Critical for Solving Ivory Crisis

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's not enough to simply ramp up enforcement against elephant poachers. We must attack the illegal ivory trade from all sides of the issue -- supply and demand, online and on the ground.

Relationship Capital: The Fuel for Your Marketing Machine

John Bowen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

By building and harnessing the power of your relationships, you'll have a sustainable edge over the competition that can take your business to the next level.

Valuing Nature: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Gretchen's organization, the Natural Capital Project (Nat Cap), develops practical approaches for valuing nature (that are available as free software) and works with governments, businesses, NGOs and community groups to make things happen. Gretchen and I recently discussed her work and vision for the future.

Tom Clancy 'Under Fire,' a Conversation With Grant Blackwood

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Grant Blackwood co-authored Dead or Alive with Tom Clancy, The Kill Switch with James Rollins, and The Fargo Adventure Series with Clive Cussler. Under Fire is Grant's first solo Tom Clancy book in the Jack Ryan, Jr. series.

Leading Together For Greater Impact

Vikki Spruill | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Vikki Spruill

In order to make real progress, we must harness our own individual strengths for common purpose. Aligning funding strategies and sharing resources across sectors will ensure that philanthropy's transformative impact on society will approach its full potential.

How to Communicate on Difficult Subjects and Win -- A True Story

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Marilyn Tam

Being a pioneer has many rewards; some tangible and some equally wonderful intangible ones. The benefits spread much wider than we can ever imagine. And what about you? What difficult communication challenge are you facing? Can you find the common ground to break through to the collaboration?

Petrit Selimi: Unsung Interfaith Hero

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

For every leader who claims more credit than he or she deserves, there is another who does more than could be hoped but does not seem to seek credit at all. One who is helping to pave a new path for Kosovo, and perhaps the entire Balkans, is Kosovo's Deputy Foreign Minister Petrit Selimi.

Practical Strategies for Building a Bigger Tent

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Sarah Beaulieu

From political gridlock in Washington, D.C. to a fragmented media landscape, more Americans are forming opinions and consuming information from niche sources and polarizing points of view.

Influence More in Today's Workplace

Janine Garner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

There is absolutely no doubt that there's a new kid on the block when it comes to workplace behaviour, particularly if you are looking to thrive at a leadership level. The days of hiding away in a corner office, gazing out the window in splendid isolation, are well and truly over.

Five Ways to Create Greater Success With Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Attract and serve unexpected allies with different talents and life and work experiences and you are more likely to gain insights that lead to your greater success - and theirs.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Josh Groban on the 'Intimidation Factor' of Collaborations (VIDEO)

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Known for his phenomenal collaborations, Josh's new album boasts duets with the likes of Audra McDonald and Kelly Clarkson. In this clip, he opens up about the "intimidation factor" he still feels when working with some of music's biggest names.

The Role of Technology in Collaboration

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future of Work podcast my guest is Jeffrey Rodman, the co-founder of Polycom.

Politics Needs a Management Shift

Vlatka Hlupic | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Vlatka Hlupic

Decades of research now shows that a cooperative approach to business and economic development is the most effective in terms of business returns, as well as opportunities for employees, and the stability and well-being of a society where good jobs are available.

In an Increasingly Collaborative World, Great Ideas Are Just Good Starts

Karen van Bergen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karen van Bergen

The driven, Type A, go-it-alone style that was once so synonymous with achievement is giving way to a new -- and much more successful -- model: diverse, cross-generational, cross-cultural, global teams working together.

I Agree 10 Percent -- The Principle of Minimum Consensus

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If we are capable of endlessly arguing about essentially irrelevant details on topics we fundamentally agree upon, wouldn't it be logical to stop seeking total agreement?

Are Your Meetings Collaborative... or Just Crowded? Four Factors to Consider.

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

We were helping our client Sandra spring clean her meeting calendar last week paying particular attention to her recurring meetings -- those time sucking (and often soul sucking) meetings that once calendared, never seem to go away.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Capitalize on the "We" Space to Grow Your Business

Janine Garner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

SMEs are often seen as sitting in a slightly isolationist position within the general business environment.

The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Creative Collaboration

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovators know that sharing isn't just caring--it's the only way to get by. Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries.

The Moral Revolution in East-Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
John Feffer

Some of the most powerful critiques of the Communist governments in East-Central Europe were moral. Vaclav Havel, for instance, argued that the regimes, with their propaganda and inequalities and corruption, were built on a foundation of lies. He proposed the alternative of "living in truth."

These Companies Prove You Don't Need to 'Own' Anything to be Successful

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

In the earlier times, having the largest empire and estate equate power and success. The more tangible your assets are, the easier to flaunt and make listen and believe what you've got to say.