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Feeling the Love: How a Surprisingly Simple Lesson From 2015 Might Change the Way We Do Business

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

The CEOs and companies that stand out in 2015 are the ones who paid attention to this shift, and took concrete steps to right their ships, bringing back real-time, face-to-face conversation and connection.

What Is My Business Worth?

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

The value of your business (or business interest) depends on what exactly needs to be valued, why it needs to be valued, when it needs to be valued and for whom it needs to be valued.

Project Manager That's State of the Art

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

A project manager must keep a focus on practicality, no matter if he/she plans, manages or reports. The complexity and inter-connectedness of today's ...

How An Introvert And Extrovert Found Workplace Happiness

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I had finally gotten the big promotion I’d always wanted. It was my tenth year at a big healthcare compa...

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Why Keeping Emotion Out of the Workplace is a Terrible Idea

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Professionalism often translates to lack of emotion. On the surface, it might not seem like being a professional would require you to stuff your emotions. Yet that's exactly what many work cultures unconsciously promote.

Your Organization's Success Relies on Taming the "Mokitas" Within

Susan Scott | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Susan Scott

Failing to address the issues internally will only weaken your company "Mokita" is the Papua New Guinea word for that which everyone knows and no one...

8 qualities of strong mentors

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. John C. Crosby One of the most important roles of a leader is to ...

The Job Search - 3 Things You Need to be Doing Before You Start

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

You've probably heard the words "You're Fired!" many times on television, and for a certain real estate tycoon, it's become somewhat of a personal tra...

The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelancin...

2016 - The Year of Connected Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

We are at the beginning of the connected customer revolution. The rise of the connected customer is driven by revolutions in technology - cloud, mobil...

What the King of France and a Fortune 500 CEO Have in Common

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Hippo Reads

By Trevor Madigan, CEO of The Vision Lab What do Louis XIV and a Fortune 500 CEO have in common? For most of the 20th century, it was their style of...

Think Big: Developing a Culture of MACROmanagement

Matt Rissell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

Take a moment, if you will, to think about your favorite managers. What did you love about them? What was it about their leadership style that inspired and motivated you to do your best work? Could it be that these managers understood the difference between managing a project and managing people?

5 Reasons Leaders Fail as Communicators

Dianna Booher | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The essence of leadership is communication: to cast a vision, to inspire, to collaborate on strategy, and to engage followers in accomplishing a mission. But let's face it: Many leaders fall flat on their face when it comes to communication.

The 4 Worst Habits of the Absent Boss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I once had a boss who preferred planes to work. And I am not talking about the type of planes that you use to go meet with customers and partners. He preferred little ones -- the ones that are needed by amateur pilots to get their license.

How NOT to Select Your Service Provider: The High Cost of Low Price

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Have you ever gotten bids from three contractors or auto mechanics and presumed that they are all equally qualified and capable so you selected the lo...

The Joe Belinsky Factor

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Time is relative," explained Albert Einstein. "When you touch a hot stove for a second, it feels like eternity. When you sit with a pretty woman for ...

Creative, Innovative Banks of the Future

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Ella Thuiner

I start with an introduction from the book "Banks of the Future". The book is a puzzle of new, inspiring knowledge from inside and outside of the bank...

6 Sure Signs of Business Inertia... and How to Break Free

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

The last time most businesspeople heard the word "inertia," was high school physics. If you're like me, that's an experience you would like to forget, so I apologize if I'm dredging up old memories, but stay with me for a moment.

In the Shark Tank It's All About Valuation

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Unless you do what I do for a living, "valuation" probably isn't a word you hear every day... but it is a word you hear a lot on Shark Tank. And it's usually a point of controversy.

Fire Workplace Negativity and Run a Positive Institution

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

A few days ago I posted on social media a similar image to the one above that attracted some interesting engagement. So today I thought I'd write abou...

Leadership Myth Busting

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

In his book, Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer speaks to three pervasive leadership myths that reinforce the status quo that we observe around us. They sound like sensible propositions, but all of them send us in the wrong direction.

9 Ways Wise Leaders Differ From Smart Managers

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Like artists, wise leaders focus, analyze, and study a subject. Then they decide and act. And even then, as Oswald Chambers put it: "It's never wise to be cocksure." Consider the following nine differences between smart managers and wise leaders

Growing the Global Economy Without Destroying the Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Despite the growth of global communications, culture and corporations, national sovereignty and indeed the drive for community-based governance, remain as strong as ever. How can we create an international regulatory regime in the face of these strong national and local forces?

Are You Emotionally Connected With Your Work? Does It Matter?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Some new research about workplace behavior caught my attention recently. It highlights -- by omission -- the important link between an organization's management culture and the psychological experience of working within it.