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Why Execs Are Ditching The Lunch Meeting For Soul Cycle

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios.

Executive Decisions: Using the 'What' and 'How' Method to Lead

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Making decisions can be a vexing experience. It seems that no matter the enterprise, decisions ignite conflict, arguments, and hurt feelings. But often it is not what the decision is but how it is executed that causes problems.

8 Successful Tips to Keep Leaders Focused on 'The Majors'

Terri Wallin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Executives are under siege from countless disparate business priorities all claiming to be number one. The competing priorities are all persuasive. Priorities can come from you, your board or other boss, or from employees.

The Future Of Your Company Is Now

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.03.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now comes the challenge: Success has brought you to a point where the old ways of doing things are no longer as reliable as they once were.

Get Bigger, Not Dumber: Tips to Grow Output instead of Bureaucracy

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Small organizations and startups proudly tout their size, they boast about how they're more nimble, and they decry the evils of their large, monolithic counterparts.

Why Successful CEOs Must Think Like the Janitor

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

Thinking like the janitor can have a profound impact on how you are viewed as a leader. This shift in perception can simultaneously increase morale and overall productivity, which leads to an increase in profits.

Stop Robbing Yourself and Others of Growth: The Art of Delegation

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Executives are often promoted without being equipped to take on the role. Overwhelmed by new responsibilities some abandon their mission and dive into the foxholes of familiar work. Meanwhile their subordinates wander aimlessly.

Faizolhardi Zubairy: Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone for Full Career Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

What's the main formula for career growth and advancement? While there's no one-size-fits-all formula, Faizolhardi Zubairy, Head the Digital Media at PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, shares his journey.

Company Owners Don't Know It All. Seek Out Renegades.

Robert Jordan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

This weekend I was talking to my mother-in-law and looked up from where she was sitting to see our attic door dangling from its hinges ready to fall and clock her in the head (not a way to get bonus points with the in-laws).

To the Chief: Transformation Doesn't Have to be Difficult

Terri Wallin | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Transformation doesn't have to be difficult, but it does require leaders to embrace the efforts and to have the courage and patience to see the transformation through to completion.

4 Keys to a Productive and Profitable New Year

Mike Harden | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

here are four components to getting the year off to a good start. Unlike resolutions, if we neglect these, we might not get the opportunity to make up for them again next year. Here are four keys to a productive and profitable new year.

Manage Conflict Well or It Will Manage You

Terri Wallin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Most executives acknowledge difficulty in dealing with conflict. Conflict comes in many guises. It can be person to person or group to group. It can be an in-house clash with direct reports and attendant personnel.

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

Trusting the Inmates to Run the Asylum

David Hassell | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
David Hassell

What if senior management didn't "run" the company? We usually think of it that way, the executives make the decisions and everyone else follows orders. Right? That's certainly how insane asylums are run. It's time to change that frame and start trusting employees.

Travel in Style With These 8 Savvy C-Suite Travel Tips

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Very rarely are they in one place for an extended period of time. With that type of travel schedule, you learn the leanest way to pack and still have everything you need with you.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

People often ask, "Can executives really change their behavior?" The answer is definitely yes. At the top of major organizations even a small positive change in behavior can have a big impact.

Strategies for Executives to Ignite Organizational Transformation

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Change seems to be the only constant in the world -- in every industry. Today's leaders constantly have to adjust to the world swirling around them. I...

Business Executives: Gain Momentum and Keep it Using Digital

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Business executives, there are ways to supplement your business process and strategy, and it's up to you to do it. Gaining momentum in today's digital world is so much easier than it used to be years ago. Or is it?

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Making Destructive Comments

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The thing about making destructive comments is that if you press someone to list the ones they've made in the last 24 hours, they will draw a blank. Most of us make these cutting remarks without thinking, so we don't remember them. But the recipients of these remarks remember.

Aren't I Smart and Aren't They Stupid?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The bad habit I'm going to discuss now is another variation on our need to win. It is telling the world how smart we are, how dumb someone else is, or listening to someone else do this.

Playing Favorites

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

There's a reason I devote so much time and energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people. It's because the higher up you go in the organization, the more your problems are behavioral.