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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.

10 Management Practices to Drive Results

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

From managing student organizations to launching and turning around nonprofit organizations to investing in communities across the country, these lessons represent parts of my management philosophy that I challenge you to reflect on and test drive in your own management practices.

Follow the Leader: Shaping Organizational Culture

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Cristina M. Regalado

When rain splashes on the pavement water quickly spreads in crevices finding spaces even with the tiniest receptacle -- it does not stand still.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

Adam Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, at some point, there will be a business relationship in conflict, a difficult client, or some type of negative situation involving a client. If your goal is relationships before revenue, these situations may be an opportunity to develop a strong, long-term, positive business relationship.

2015 State of Analytics - 20 Key Business Findings

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

A 2015 PwC survey of 1,300 CEOs in 77 countries, ranked data mining and analytics as the second most strategically important digital technology and organization capability, only behind mobile technologies for customer engagement.

Dear Manager: A Manifesto for Conscious Employees

Susan Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Susan Bernstein

My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?

#1 Cause of Unhappiness at Work: Bad Bosses. Here's What We Can Do About Them

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

Given that bad bosses are the most common cause of unhappiness at work and given the negative effects they have on employees and on the company's results, we clearly need to do something about this problem.

Auditor Conflict of Interest

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Joseph B. Kadane

The partner in charge of an audit of a client company has two functions; (1) as boss of the auditors who will check the company's records to ensure the accuracy of its accounting statements, (2) to manage the relationship between the auditing firm and its client, the management and audit committee of the board of directors.

5 Ways to Improve Employee Development at Your Company

David Hassell | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Employee development is a long-term initiative, but it also leads to short-term benefits like increased loyalty and improved performance and engagement.

Are You Built for Scale?

Bob Gower | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

In the early autumn of 2013, Fab Founder and CEO Jason Goldberg called his executives into a conference room and told them that two-thirds of the comp...

Bringing Humanity Back into the Workplace: Lessons from the Rwandans

Jenn Lyons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Jenn Lyons

On a recent humanitarian trip to Rwanda, I discovered a country that has been through the absolute darkest times, yet is now filled with the kindest and gentlest people I have met. A mere two decades after a horrific genocide that left no citizen untouched, Rwandans today exemplify kindness, strength and resilience.

5 Awesome Questions Great Bosses Ask Their People

David Peck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
David Peck

When the possibility of asking them comes up in discussion with my coaching clients, I hear a spectrum from, "No way I'm going to ask this," to "If I ask this, I'm going to have to do something about it," to "This is a great question."

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?

The Paradox of Uncompassionate Management in Institutions Built on Compassion

Rena DeLevie | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

The HuffPost LIVE segment on Compassionate Management was a powerful experience for me. It validated what I believe, and do, and gave me the chance to...