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Why Is It So Hard to Give up Control?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

There is a strong appreciation for the benefits that self-management can bring, such as organizational agility, innovation, and increased individual commitment. But when it comes to the possibility of leaders losing their positional power, things start to go adrift.

Your New Chief Growth Officer May Be a Data Mining Algorithm

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

It is hard to find frequent item-sets in a large database. It requires good mathematics and a computer science environment that is purpose-built for the task. But the world is changing fast.

5 Important Leadership Lessons from Hillary Clinton

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Today's political and business landscape is populated by some (if not enough) examples of strong women who have defeated the odds. But despite sharing some core qualities of leadership with others, Hillary Clinton has defined her own style of leading that is defiantly gender neutral.

TheFuturein5, Episode 28: What Is the Biggest Barrier to Change?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I discuss what is the biggest barrier to change for organizations? In other words, why are some organizations not changing?

6 Ways to Build for Digital Change

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Fast forward to 2015 and the issue of the relationship between business and IT and the connection with the customer is as contemporary as any issue in enterprise software today, yet so few organizations have been able to do a really good job of having the business work effectively together or connecting with their clients across the entire customer lifecycle.

Diving Into Business: Key Lessons From a Startup Entrepreneur

Daniel Horgan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

It can be easy to fall victim to pretending that we have all of the answers and know exactly what we are doing. This trap fueled by our own ego can paralyze our growth and development. It is critical to openly acknowledge what you don't know.

How to Successfully Innovate in Business

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
Scott Steinberg

Forget innovation - focus on incentivization if you want to drive a radical shift in corporate culture instead.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Why You Should Build a Prosocial Emotional Brand Identity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Whether deliberately designed or not, every organization has an identity, both tangibly -- that is, in the design and feel of the products and services it brings into the world -- and intangibly -- in the way people relate emotionally to the organization.

What Is the Protocol When a Guest Dies in a Hotel Room?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2015 | Weird News

I've not caught a body while working myself, but my current boss's body count is 8, and a prior boss of mine is well into double digits. I did have someone drop from a coronary in front of me, but he died in the ambulance (Yes, hoteliers know exactly how many on-property deaths they have been privy to in many cases. Unless you've lost count...).

Bullies Like to HIT and Use Their PIC

S. L. Young | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Bullies will attempt to leverage any power, influence, and control to get their way, along with the use of harassment, intimidation, and threats to achieve their objectives.

The Leap Into Business in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bogdan Lapinski and I talked about what it was like to get the first IKEA stores up and running in Poland, the tension between resistance and rapprochement in Polish culture, and why the changes of 1989 came along at just the right time in his life.

Truly Human Leadership-Part 2: Management and Leadership at Barry-Wehmiller

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode continues my interview with Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a manufacturing company with over 8,000 employees.

For Spa Therapists the Struggle Is Real

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Currently with the spa industry losing 5-30% of retail revenues from anemic sales it is clear that the time is perfect to try something new. But are the decision makers willing to embrace a brand new viewpoint that is the polar opposite from how they've been operating?

8 CIO Leadership Lessons for Enterprise Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In the digital era, growing business needs for accelerated innovation aimed at improving company growth, operational inefficiencies and the customer experience, is rapidly changing the role of Information Technology (IT).

What Drives Rena DeLevie

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

What drives me? I have witnessed and experienced the power of compassion as a business tool, balanced with accountability. It's quite a heady mix that leaves me feeling tipsy with hope for a delicious corporate America like we've never seen before.

Content Performance Marketing - Transformation of the Digital Organization

Andy Betts | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Andy Betts

Transformation in any part of an organization is a task that very few manage with success. Managing change takes time and investment beyond the monetary.

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

Over the past decade, I've seen how after-hours emails speed up corporate cultures -- and that, in turn, chips away at creativity, innovation and true productivity. When employees are constantly monitoring their email after work hours, they are missing out on essential down time that brains need.

7 Data-Driven Ways to Improve the User Experience

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With four math and computer science degrees from MIT, including a PhD, under his belt, Chief Technology Officer of KAYAK, Giorgos Zacharia is a leading expert at applying the hot topics of data, analytics and machine learning to the real world of travel.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

50 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Lead From the Heart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In our business culture, and society in general, the image or metaphor of the heart is often associated with yielding, kindness -- or perhaps weakness. Yet, the heart is also strong and powerful, as well as the driving force of life.

5 Ways to Save the Soul of the Internet

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Marketers have gotten "too good" at using the Web to promote their products. Philosopher David Weinberger, a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, warns that we need to be vigilant in order to preserve what the Internet and the Web started out as: a place primarily about connection and not solely about content. He offers these ideas.

Do We Need Managers?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

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?

Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

Alexander Saint-Amand | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Alexander Saint-Amand

Conversations about values and goals are important at every organization. At my company, they're essential. As a global professional learning platform, our success depends on each of our 1,000 employees exercising curiosity, courage, and a love of learning.

10 Signs That the Jerk at Work Might Be You

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

What usually ensues in my seminars is a lively discussion about what it means to 'act like a jerk' at work. Most seminar participants agree that it's pretty easy to know when somebody else is acting like a jerk -- we know it when we see it.