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From Brainstorming to Ideation

Bill Donius | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Bill Donius

Brainstorming, the darling strategic planning management tool that dates back to the late 1930's, oftentimes in today's world comes up short of producing new, exciting and workable ideas.

Communicating: Making Your Case to Employees

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Whether you're the President of the United States making an address to the nation or a business manager writing an announcement to his employees, when you have news to deliver there's one key choice at the outset: should you state the decision first and then explain the reasoning or build up to your decision, making the case as you go along?

Business Lessons From Beyond The Shark Tank

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.

4 Habits You Can Start Today to Unlock Your Success

Daniel Horgan | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Daniel Horgan

It happens to us all. We get to that point in our lives where we feel as though we have weights tied to our feet. Despite our best intentions, we can'...

Space With Purpose

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

A workplace that sounds, looks, feels great and reflects the individuality of the people in it, while meeting business needs, will be more efficient and morale-boosting. When space is designed with people and purpose in mind and has a clear narrative, it can make our life at work more meaningful.

It's Not Beyond Your Pay Grade

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Saying "It's beyond my pay grade" is almost always a self-imposed -- and self-limiting -- statement. And while it is often used to avoid a request or duck out of hard work, it always hurts you in the end even if you think you are suggesting that someone higher up in the organization should handle the request.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Creating a Marketing Strategy or Managing It -- What's More Important?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

"Thinking" in the introductory phase is really like a pre-implementation phase of a marketing strategy. This is a critical phase because it is the basis for how you move forward

The Case for Having Employees Work through Mistakes

Melissa Garvey | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Melissa Garvey

Here is my call to action for all managers of people--remember that no matter what your title, if you have people report to you, you are also a coach.

The One Soul-Crushing Mistake Leaders Make

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Leaders have a responsibility to move their organizations forward. But they also have an opportunity to inspire their team to greatness.

X's and O's: Management Lessons From the Carolina Panthers

Andrew Lee | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

Proper management is not only taught in the halls of business schools, or from bad managers you intend never to immolate. On the contrary, management lessons can be found on the football field as well. The 2015-2016 Carolina Panthers is a case study in successful management.

What Father Boyle of Homeboy Industries Can Teach Future Business Leaders

Kimberly Connor | Posted 02.03.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

Humility, kindness, and accompaniment are all expressions of the higher purpose that serves as a kind of counter-imagination that prevents a corporate culture from only looking inside.

10 Signs That Your Boss Is a Manager vs. a Leader

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Candidly Kim

A leader invests in you for the long-term. He or she wants to see you grow and become the best you, you can possibly be. A manager invests in you for the short-term. He or she is more concerned with making sure you don't fall short on your tasks assigned.

The Changemaker's Guide to Managing

Alex Budak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

From my experience advising social entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, I've learned three simple things changemakers like you can start doing right now to make managing people a responsibility that empowers, rather than a chore.

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to the Individual? Ivy Capital Management: A Look into the World of Young Financial Entrepreneurs

Nelson Dong | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Nelson Dong

"The early bird gets the worm." At no point in history has this time-tested idiom been more relevant than it is today. Millennials are a generation of...

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women -- Have the Will!

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Willingness to change means we have to examine our company's results, acknowledge they are not acceptable and choose to do something about it. Below is what the average company looks like for women and men by level.

Bringing Big Company Culture Wins to Smaller Teams

Amanda Mock | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Amanda Mock

Company Culture and its impact on companies bottom line is not a new area of discussion. It's a core focus for larger companies like Google and Facebook, of which they attribute a large part of their success.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

Don't Outsource Your Brain to Consultants

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you have worked in a big company -- you can almost smell it in the air. The big boss has some thorny problem or is afraid to actually make an important decision. And rather than digging in and getting bold -- here come the consultants.

5 Things Strong Communicators DON'T Do or Say

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Strong communication is not about the bluster, but the luster. As a leader, your everyday conversations should shine.

People Leave Bosses, Not Companies. But Maybe That Boss is You!

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Our employees are our greatest assets, and a company is only as good as the people it keeps. As leaders it's our job to protect and keep those great assets by being the best boss that we can be.

Don't let the New Year's Resolutions for your Small Business fade away

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Shampa Bagchi

I walked into the gym yesterday and found it overcrowded... filled with men and women of all shapes and sizes sweating it out. Can't wait till February, I thought.

What Happened When This Major Company Got Rid Of All Its Bosses

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business

Wouldn't it be great to have the stability of a corporate job without having the annoyance of a boss? Not so fast. You may dislike your boss, but you ...

Does Procrastination Inspire Creativity and Innovation?

Jane Shure | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Jane Shure

Irony of ironies, it turns out that procrastination might help with everyday creativity.