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Since I Never Heard Back From You

Erin Donley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

Anger is one of the easiest emotions to access. Some of us even look for an excuse to go there. "Since I never heard back" gives people permission to beat themselves up and unleash their silent rage.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

How Messaging Apps Are Changing the Way Businesses Connect With Customers

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The modern era in many ways has been defined by the one to many movement, ushered in by radio, broadcast television, and then finally the Internet. With the advent of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, this power of one to many was extended to the masses.

Expert Advice: The Most Important Hire For CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Ultimately, great IT organizations are leading from the edge, reducing the distance from corporate IT and external customers. Hinchcliffe leaves us with this closing thought: Digital business transformation means data; data is the golden rule and he who has the data makes the rules.

The Challenge of Moving From Peer to Leader

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

If you are taking over a team on which you have been a member, it is very likely that you may have formed some friendships in the course of working together. Sometimes the friendship predates the working relationship.

Managing the State Department

Tom Fox | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Heather Higginbottom is deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department. She previously served as deputy director of the Office ...

White House and FCC CIOs: Think Like A Startup

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Renewing an organization from the inside takes 'intrapreneurs'. - Dr. David Bray I had the extraordinary privilege to conduct a live and in person...

Deep Responsibility

Richard Koch | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

I don't know why, but we have a fascination with courtroom drama, ranging from reality TV in South Africa to Perry Mason who never lost a case. But t...

Bring Your Brain to Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My wife, my infant son, and I arrived at the boarding door, baby in arm and bags in hand. That's when we found ourselves caught in an example of one of the biggest workplace problems of our time.

Managing Management in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

These people are scrambling to earn a living just like anyone displaced in their job or industry. They're having to be creative to define a new income source from an industry that is full of parasites (sorry to be harsh, but it's true) looking to survive off the lifeblood of the next talent to take center stage.

Success Tips From Millionaire Trader Tim Sykes

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

Always curious to learn about the success habits of other entrepreneurs, today I sat down with my good friend Timothy Sykes, the millionaire stock trader, teacher and serial entrepreneur, and asked him to share with my readers his own daily habits for success and peak performance.

EMC President: 7 Digital Marketing Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

At the intersection of products and marketing is where Jeremy Burton has found his dream job. An engineer by trade, Burton served EMC as Chief Marketi...

How to Be an Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Suck

Nir Polak | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Nir Polak

Here's the sugar-coated version of what I'm about to say: Starting your first company comes with a learning curve. Now here's the harsh-but-true version: A lot of new entrepreneurs just plain suck at being the boss.

Brand Humanity

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

If you ask me, these key brand principles belong in our personal world every bit as much as the professional sector. After all, we were, each one of us, born the CEO of our own lives.

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Who among us hasn't made critical remarks on the way home from a holiday party? At home, we thank our spouse for making dinner but quickly note that the meat was overcooked. And we've all observed the "I couldn't do it, but I insist my kid do it perfectly" parents.

The VA Scandal Flags Much Bigger Problems in Civil Service

Max Stier | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Max Stier

Congress has both an opportunity and an imperative to plan for the future federal workforce, but to do it properly, it must revamp the system that supports it.

5 Important Leadership Lessons From The Lion King

Simon Tam | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

While watching The Lion King recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk."

4 Reasons Why You Might Be Tolerating Incompetence

Mike Harden | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

We all hope we can take our incompetent employees and somehow make them competent. We put them on 90-day plans, give them additional training, and coach them. But in the end, we usually find ourselves terminating them.

Can You Be a Hands-On Manager in a Hands-Off Culture?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Sometimes managers tell me, "This organization is very conservative. We don't believe in confrontation. We don't like to rock the boat... So the cultu...

The Magic of Middle Management

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Luise Meyer

There are over 10.5 million middle managers in the United States today and I am one of them... by choice. Yes, I said it!

Immediacy, Accuracy, Innovation - It's Required

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As innovation becomes a necessity for survival, so will immediacy and accuracy characteristics that make up the innovative process and the product.

Why Are Some People More Coachable Than Others?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Although coaching is now a widely accepted practice in the business world, the effectiveness of coaching interventions is rather variable. This depends not only on the type of method used and the competence of the coach, but also on certain psychological qualities pertaining to the client.

Want an Ethical Management Team? Hire a Convict

Mike Harden | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Giving employees the tools to guide them through making an ethical decision, and teaching them how to use ethical principles to defend their actions in such a way as to show that this action was the "right" action, is a much better use of resources.

The Lean Interfaith Nonprofit

Frank Fredericks | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Frank Fredericks

It's pay day. The bills are due. The fundraiser flopped, the ask unanswered. Donations are diminishing and expected grants taken for granted. Program ...

Overseeing America's Community Service

Tom Fox | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Wendy Spencer is the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social I...