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How Smart Leaders Arrive at Dumb Decisions

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Ever find yourself in an organization or on a team that's struggling because of a leader's poor decision? You sit back and reflect on the leader personally and wonder why a savvy, experienced, and ordinarily capable person could make such a dumb decision.

5 Simple Ways to Transform and Revive Your Company in 2015

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

You probably have big goals for your company in 2015, but may yearn to approach them in a fresh way. Here are 5 ways CEOs and business leaders can shift themselves and their teams into the right mindset to make transformation happen.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

Eastern Charm to Corporate Leadership: My Inspirations From Indian Weddings

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Why people embark on a journey to show up at an Indian wedding is more than a social obligation -- to engage, to enjoy, to contribute, to participate and above all feel good about themselves and for the people around them.

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

True North Leaders: Antidote To The Leadership Crisis

Bill George | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Bill George

The hierarchical leadership style of the 20th century is fading fast in favor of today's empowering and collaborative leaders. In today's organizations people want to make meaningful contributions to the world through their work.

Resilience: How to Overcome the Stress Myth

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Stress is one word we don't like to talk about. I've listened to those in leadership call for it when they say, "I'm so stressed," "I'm stressed out"! But the truth is the something called "stress" is nothing short of an inner, physical feeling of anxiety or "strain."

Surviving and Thriving in the Human Economy

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

15 years ago, when 40 companies formed the Global Compact at the United Nations, they laid out the principles for a more inclusive and sustainable world. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for a "global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market."

When You Have a Chance to Influence the Universe

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You are living the stories and taking the pictures that others will talk about and see in the future; you are taking the pictures they will stare at some day. We will be those ghosts in the hallways 100 years from now.

Leading Ladies and Lads

Ellevate | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women

I believe that women's definition of leadership is different than that of men. For many women, being a leader does not absolve us of doing something that might be considered a menial task. Quite the opposite. To many of us, leadership is about just making sure the job gets done, and done well.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

The One Word That Honest Leaders Never Say

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Did you work for a boss who said "Trust me!" and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.

Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Training

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

There's plenty of talk these days about how we need more women in leadership roles, and I agree. But I would take it a step further and suggest that we need more mothers in leadership roles.

Vision Matters: Thought-Leadership Strategies for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

Walt Disney knew the power of vision. He created Walt Disney World in his mind and then led others to imagine and support his idea for a revolutionary theme-park experience. This is the essence of visionary thought leadership and the heart of what it takes to create a dream in this world.

Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful leaders don't hide their goals and their motives. They broadcast them. Transparency is the currency that is used to acquire trust. It's an investment that also requires you to be open to the possibility that you might be wrong.

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

| Chris Winfield | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more? How many of these goals have you actually achieved? If you're like...

Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

Lynn Power | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Bosses are very different than leaders. Bosses tend to have a style that is about command and control. They micromanage. They wordsmith. They do things just because 'they can.' They tend to lead with fear rather than encouragement. They are, just like the word, 'bossy.'

Do You Think You Can Learn to Be a Leader?

David Sable | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

Are you a leader? One way to find out is to take one of the many online tests available and see for yourself.

7 Amazing Ways Smart Leaders Turn Failure Into An Asset

| Minda Zetlin | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business

We in the start-up world like to talk a lot about failure. Fail often, fail early, fail forward, and most importantly -- don't fail to learn from fail...

Leaders: 5 Warning Signs You're Losing Your Influence

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

The truth is, leadership is about influence. After all, if you can't inspire and influence your team to accomplish your organization's purpose, then you won't get very far.

How to Step Into Your Own Empowered Leader

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

Recently I flexed my mental muscles during a three-day leadership course called "Team Empowerment Training." I thought I'd pick up a few conflict-resolution techniques, learn how to be a better influencer, and empower others through interpersonal skills and guidance.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

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

Terri Wallin | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.