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The United States' First CTO: 6 Business Innovation Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Most people do not associate innovation and the notion of a lean startup with government, but former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Aneesh Chopra shares his insights about data and how government data can be a force of positive change to enable the private sector for the benefit of everyone.

I Don't Want a Promotion to Management

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Ana...

What's Your Nonprofit Start-Up IQ?

John E. Kobara | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

For good reason, people today are seeing the status quo as unacceptable. Regardless of where you sit, there are tremendous challenges all around. Thin...

Leading Well: Know When and How to Be Tough

David Peck | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
David Peck

A tough message and tone -- used sparingly, privately and deliberately -- is a necessary leadership tool.

Making Wisdom a Permanent Resident in Your Business Brain

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

Each one of us draws good lessons or teachings of life from experiences which hopefully we apply in our everyday life decisions and actions.

Why Your Team Won't Use Your Organizational Messaging

Liz Wainger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

One of the biggest challenges for organizations is speaking with a consistent and compelling voice. Silos abound, and even those enterprises that have a positioning platform find it difficult for it to take hold in their organization.

New Year, New Chance to Tackle the Old Problem of Workplace Inequality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

January always presents a fresh start to tackle old problems. And unfortunately, we still have our work cut out for us going into 2015 when it comes to tackling the problem of gender inequality in the workplace, according to a just-released report from Pew Research.

15 Exercises to Pump Up Your Leadership Skills

David Peck | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
David Peck

You take yourself to the gym... so why not strengthen your leadership "muscles" too? Coaching executives and aspiring leaders across many roles, industries and geographies over many years, I've prepped for you a quick-hit list of 15 exercises to help build your leadership muscles.

Change is not the goal

Peter Fuda | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

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The Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015 [SLIDE DECK]

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

  TOP 100 MOST SOCIAL CIOs on TWITTER 2015 - SLIDESHARE 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015 from Vala Afshar The 2015 State of the...

5 Spectacular Examples of Turning Failure Into Success

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Examining the positive aspects of failure has become a growing trend in today's business world, and a practice increasingly celebrated by many of today's leading industry experts.

The Internet's Dirty Secret: This Isn't Dialogue

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Edward Muzio

If you're in the habit of paying attention both to people who agree with you and people who disagree with you, you almost certainly know it too.

Digital Business Transformation Starts With the CIO

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

There is no better time than now for chief information officers (CIOs) to champion and lead digital business transformation. Successful adoption of mobility, social networking, cloud computing, and data analytics will require IT organizations to be agile, responsive and forward looking, while sustaining operational excellence.

How To Unleash Creativity And Innovation

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Starting with what's working, then expanding on it, can provide a great springboard to anyone looking for a creative surge - some of the greatest innovations come when you iterate on existing ideas, as opposed to trying to constantly reinvent the wheel.

How Do I Make My Team More Accountable - Start Here

David Dye | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
David Dye

The CEO had caught me in the hallway, looked around to make sure she wasn't overheard, and nearly shouted, "I'm so tired of this - people need to be more accountable!"

6 Management Styles and When to Use Them

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Think back on your career and the managers you have had. I am sure that you have had good managers and others who were maybe not so great. When I ask people to list what made the good managers "good," most of the examples they give me are to do with behavior, or style.

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their jobs in June 2014, and the trend is increasing.

How to Keep Calm and Carry on When You Feel Ignored

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you've tried so hard to address team members' emotional hurdles to accepting change and walked them through how to apply the change to their work situation, your blood can start boiling when you still don't see the desired results.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

7 Marketing Lessons From A Fortune 250 CMO

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Chris Hummel, a globally-recognized thought leader who is widely-respected among senior executives in the t...

Ditching Performance Reviews for Authentic Conversations

HopeLab | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

By: Chris Marcell Murchison, M.Ed., Vice President Staff Development and Culture at HopeLab Performance management has a bad rap. Mention the topic ...

Managing the Four Challenges of the Dispersed Workforce

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Employees are demanding faster, uninterrupted access to data; and the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, at the device of their choosing. While it is ...

This Professor Uses Slave Narratives To Teach Empathy To Future Public Servants

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.07.2015 | College

When public policies go into effect, they don't always seem rooted in empathy and compassion. That's one reason an educator at the University of San F...

How Will You Manage in 2015?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

It's the beginning of a brand new year --- New Year's Resolution time! If you want to have much better results on your team this year, make a resolution to become a much better boss.

Reinventing the Workplace at 150 Fathoms

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The dynamics of top-down structures are very clear: The leaders give the orders and the followers do what they're told. In traditional organizations, compliance is the ultimate virtue. One former submarine captain, however, doesn't agree.