By removing the connections to nature and to our nature -- one by one -- we have slipped into unconsciousness. Our agricultural systems, education policies, political structures and market economies all contribute to the increasingly open wound of disconnection.
Rapid advances in technology make it crucial that we not only learn new skill sets, but that we also continually assess the results and impacts of our new habits.
Far too many managers in business these days send an email and think that's the end of their involvement in the matter. Not so, my friend.
As the holiday shopping spree begins, consider picking up a gift that's professionally useful -- a good book to help you or someone on your list gain insight on leadership and work-related issues.
There must be a national Democratic strategy comparable to that developed by Karl Rove for the GOP. This is more than a compelling populist message.
I don't usually read a lot of business books. My primary reading time is right before bed, and reading books about business right before going to s...
Across industries, diverse leadership teams drive high performance. They make better decisions, improve financial outcomes, create a competitive edge, compete more effectively for talent, and reduce employee turnover.
Think back to your early experiences as a manager - your "Management 101 class". You were probably given some training or direction on goal setting. It was likely a variation on the SMART acronym, and you would have been told that goals are good because having targets motivates people.
"I just call it like I see it." "I'm not a touchy-feely person." "I don't beat around the bush; I just let the chips fall where they may." Such comments frequently escape from the lips of sharp-shooters, who haven't learned the difference between direct communication and bluntness.
How many books have most of us read on leadership, performance, or marketing, for business? What about psychological books, or perhaps, we've even drifted off into the area of new age Law of Attraction books? We are always in search of the answer.
Aside from obvious choices like political world leaders, philanthropists, business icons or religious leaders, why can't we teach our children to recognize, appreciate and emulate extraordinary individuals in our own community?
If you're like most entrepreneurs you've learned how to hire the old-fashioned way - by painful trial and error. The problem with that (besides the cost and heartache) is that even if you've found things that work, you're likely not hiring as well as you could giving a bit of outside coaching.
There are five important lessons in hiring your first employee that I learned the hard way. So after the fact, trust me, these are important and suggestions you want to take to heart:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. As the the world's largest encyclopedic museum representing...
Opening up to a new, curious mindset is not an easy thing. For most of us, true change takes time and commitment. It is far easier doing the same things that we already know, that we've always done.
Most company success stories seem to start with the initial light-bulb moment, then skip to their success, completely glossing over the failures that built the backbone of their business. Exhilarating, but far from reality.