Strategic brand management is a well-advised and profitable route. If a brand can capture the hearts and minds of its hard-to-please consumers and, even better, harness a 'spirit of the times', it will benefit from commitment, passion and even advocacy.
This paradigm shift demands that leaders evolve along with their organizations. To be successful, leaders must learn the skills to connect, empower, motivate, mentor, train, and inspire their valuable human capital.
It's how we separate the emotion from the fact that gives us the ability to stay focused on the topic and not get caught up in the spiral of emotion.
When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.
The very concept of internal customers waters down urgency for actual customers. It drives organizational mediocrity because internal customers never hold the same consequences as external customers.
These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.
Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.
Liberation requires courage and hard work. We resist injustice, create alternative systems, build power, redesign institutions, build organization, and all the while, live our lives, as whole as we can make them.
Traditionally, someone thinking about seminary would go talk to his or her college chaplain or his or her local pastor. But what happens when you're out of school and you don't go to church and you have no access to anyone who might help you discern what to do in your life? Not much.
His collaborative approach requires self-awareness that many leaders lack. Jon defines it as having the capacity to accurately perceive and adapt to the emotions of his subordinates, while using his own emotions to guide his thinking and overcome challenges.
The name will make you giggle and giggling is good. But the affliction is real and many suffer from it. Fear-based management is prevalent. Think a...
Many people are so free with advice, but often, they have either no experience or basis for giving advice. No one likes BS, yet it seems to be many advice-givers' favorite ingredient.
We all build stories to explain what we see. They are neither true nor untrue, they are simply our interpretation of what we notice. These stories create our attitudes at work and how we are viewed by others. Where are your stories helping you, and where might they be holding you back?
Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
You'll create enough excitement in your life to make you blush, resulting with a wholesome, healthy, happy aura that sells any look. You will be the celebrity in life, the leader of many and the trademark of women who make a difference in this world.
Focus on the rewards of being an entrepreneur. Feel the gratitude for the success you have. By keeping the fires of passion for what you do in your conscious awareness, you can prime the pump for success every day