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Global Business Leadership

For Women Executives, Projecting Credibility Globally Means Learning How to Shift Leadership Styles

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Call Susan* a corporate chameleon. As VP of Sales and Marketing for a large tech firm, the Japanese native enjoys working for a multinational company ...

Redefining Global Business Leadership One Ideal at a Time

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

If you're in global business you need to read this book, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies by Jim Stengel. It came out in 2011, though its many insights and research for over a decade are as timely now as when first published.

Inside the Mind of Toy Company TOMY's Chief Marketing Officer, Willie Wilkov - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

I had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about Willie's life, how the toy marketing world works and how TOMY fits into this crazy world of fun.

How Toy Company TOMY International Makes the World Smile - Part III

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

In Part II, TOMY's CMO, Willie Wilkov, gave us some valuable insight into what it's like to market toys. In this piece, we learn about the actual structure of TOMY International.

The Toy Business Isn't a Game, says Willie Wilkov, TOMY's Chief Marketing Officer - Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

In Part I, we got to delve into the mind of TOMY's CMO, Willie Wilkov. In this piece, Willie gives us some valuable insight into what it's like to market toys.

6 Mistakes to Avoid During an International Business Trip

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
R.F. Hemphill

I have lived overseas for long periods of time and put more than 4 million miles on United while traveling for business and pleasure. During that time I experienced plenty of travel blunders, both self-imposed and those courtesy of Mother Nature, and learned plenty of tricks and tips.

Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

The 'SupraSelf' of Leadership Greatness

Val Jon Farris | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The "SupraSelf"is an extraordinary aspect of who we are and what it means to be a leader. This little known, yet very real part of our personality is capable of producing exponential results in all areas of our lives.

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

If You're Global, You Need This Book

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Cari E. Guittard

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by INSEAD professor Erin Meyer, that is. Whether you're a corporate or t...

Mountain Climbing

Tom Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Tom Ferguson

Technology has made it possible for your team to work virtually, to labor from home and perhaps never see another soul for days on end. How do today's managers deal with collaboration and team building in a highly competitive environment?

Global Business Leaders to the Rescue!

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

Let's face it: We are living in a time that is upside down economically, environmentally and psychologically. Our weakened sense of responsibility toward one another is taking us down a road marked Dead End. Time is of the essence. Hope can be on the way.

Understanding the Proliferation of Virtual Teams in the Global Economy

Frankie Rendón | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Frankie Rendón

While virtual teams can cut costs, they also provide a significantly more varied team base that contributes to the depth and breadth of an organization. As with all teams, virtual teams can be highly functional, or highly dysfunctional.

Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

People don't participate because they are going to get another 20 percent boost in salary. They participate because they want to work on something exciting and meaningful in a bigger way to the organization.

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Fred Cook

The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.

Time For Business to Shift Focus to The Long Term

Ian Goldin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ian Goldin

The growing financial debt, rising carbon emissions, dwindling natural resources and the escalating burden of chronic disease all have the potential to leave unsolvable problems for the next generation if we fail to act on the scientific bases that show clearly the difficulties we are storing up.

Is Your Brand A One-Night Stand?

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

Relationships. There is nothing more valuable. Not in life. And certainly not in business. If you are a brand looking to build success, then it's essential that you be sure you know how to build a meaningful consumer relationship.

The Evolution of Business and the Fall of the Brandosaurus

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

An evolution has occurred in the world of business. It's traceable, quantifiable and has single-handedly redefined the landscape upon which brands will survive. This turn of the evolutionary wheel comes via the rise of the citizen consumer.

An Unexpected Path to Having It All

Lisa Conte | Posted 12.23.2012 | Women
Lisa Conte

For family women in the workplace, I contend that a balanced life requires a divorce (an amicable one), a global business, a non-traditional sport and a sleepless elite family pet to keep mom company. Here's how it can work.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part III)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

It's never easy prospering in a new city or a new environment. Understanding the value system of foreign culture will increase your effectiveness and put you at ease.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part II)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

This acceptance of hierarchy leads to higher status differences, formal social relations and greater power concentrations among fewer people. It also means people who reside in lower rungs of the social order may have fewer perceived choices and rarely question authority.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part I)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Understanding how to work in different cultures, while not giving up your own belief system, will separate the mountain climbers who make it to the summit from those that are stuck at base camp -- and from those who plunge to their demise.

Improving Your Reputation

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Once others see that the CFO challenges the status quo in an effective manner by working through the current management and executive processes, others will appreciate what a high impact and important job it is.

Takeovers and the Economy

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Almost half of major U.S. corporations received takeover offers in the 1980s. This fact is astonishing, but also one that indicates the fluidity of ou...

Income and Wealth

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Years ago, while comparing various economic systems, I learned that one indication of the economic values in a culture is the reaction of a person seeing someone else driving a Mercedes sedan.