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Why Connecting Is Superior

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room? You're meant for so much more.

Taming Your Inner Control Freak: Why Letting Go Can Help You Stay in Control

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In business -- just as in life, we have to accept that there are going to be some things that we do not have control over. But our attitudes, emotions and behaviors -- these are the things that we can influence.

IDC Chief Research Officer: CIOs Must Embrace The Third Platform

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently spoke with Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer at IDC about digital business tran...

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

Can Business Leaders Activate These Dormant Capacities?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

In a business environment where surveys find 70% of employees saying they hate their work; and in which the demographics of leaders and employees are rapidly changing, it's no surprise to hear -- as a senior executive asked me, recently -- "How can I prepare for what I can't prepare for?"

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!