We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.
I always take a moment of reflection, particularly after a crisis, to reevaluate my organization's approach.This sense of clarity about my mission and values helps me build relationships with partners and donors and unite everyone involved around a shared goal.
Adding customer discussions to the Board agenda is an important part of a broader customer engagement strategy with the board, including the regular review of customer survey results, engagement metrics, segmentation reviews.
Whether we are paving our own entrepreneurial path, following a corporate career dream, raising a family or continually learning to be the best we can be, the impact that we can have on those immediately around us and the decisions being made is significant and should never be underestimated.
If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.
Take your vacation days. Take your weekends off. Let yourself be bored. Walk somewhere without talking to anyone. Go fishing. Play golf alone. Pay attention to everything and nothing.
Large established organizations and small entrepreneurial ventures alike now understand that design is important to their business success. Could the next step be for these organizations to actually become design centric?
We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive vision of the future.
Innovation happens behind-the-scenes. It's often not the faces of a company -- the directors and managers -- who come up with breakthrough ideas but the individuals working out of public view, in the background.
What would happen at your organization, if there were no managers? Would everything fall apart and go into chaos or would you see a more engaged workforce and a more successful organization?
I had dinner with my brother and his family the other day. At the restaurant, his son the kindergartner, is coloring with crayons. He is trying like crazy to color inside the lines, his tongue is sticking out with maximum concentration.
Many leaders believe they are too good at leadership to need training when the truth is that leadership evolves and changes. Tobin provides good suggestions on revising your leadership story--a refresher course that many would benefit from now and again.
How many of us can relate to the movie Office Space and the infamous boss Bill Lumbergh? Most people would say that they can easily point to a boss that they currently have or have had who could have served as a role model for the movie character.
This advice addresses the end result of using a system or exact process to expand your team like Mr. Cole has done. I hope you can see that the care of onboarding each individual exponentially grows goodwill in and out of the workplace and helps secure the professional legacy of not just Mr. Cole, but his partners, the Sahara Group and commerce throughout Africa.
Man or woman, C-suite leaders can learn a lot from the best of the best - people I admire for their tenacity, ingenuity and intelligence. Take a few notes from Mayer and what some of my favorite women in business are doing, and you can go far.
Michael Acebedo Lopez shares how he started his career, how writing to then President of the Republic of the Philippines set the course of his career, and eventually became the youngest official Philippine delegate to the 62nd United Nations General Assembly.