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Failure Can Be a Lesson in Disguise

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy Confronting failure is a supreme challenge whether you are raisin...

The Great Management Hoax -- 3 Reasons Why Managers Need Systems

Steve Caldwell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Time and time again, I talk with managers who are struggling and they don't know where to turn or who to ask for guidance. Here is what many of them tell me.

Mindfulness for Success: Top 3 Management Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Running a successful business demands attention, especially these days. If you aren't consciously choosing where to put your attention, you're risking everything.

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice Presid...

8 Criteria for Personal Accountability

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

In recent years, people have attempted to take responsibility for their personal development with performance tools and peer feedback systems. Some have been successful and made significant changes. Others, not so much.

3 Reasons You Are Not a Fraud

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You are awesome. Everyone is awesome in their own way. So pat yourself on the back and don't feel like you're not worthy. You are worthy! You're not a fraud! You're awesome!

How You Answer 3 Questions Will Determine Your Leadership Success

J V Crum III | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

I began the month July by celebrating the Entrepreneurial Freedom we enjoy in the United States. Throughout the month, I highlighted Socially Cons...

Healthcare CIO: Innovation Lessons From United States And Taiwan

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Healthcare in the United States (U.S.) is a regular topic of the media in general and this blog in specific, but we don't often get the opportunity to...

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

Are You a Beast of Burden?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Giving can be more than donating money, more than volunteering time and expertise. Giving can be a way of living. Here's my epiphany: I can "bes...

Why A Data Scientist Should Be Your Next Marketing Hire

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Identified as the "sexiest job of the 21st century" by Harvard Business Review, it's no wonder that demand for the data scientist position has skyrock...

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

Strategic Higher Education CIOs Invest In Technology To Improve Student Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Today's college students are mobile. Whether in class, relaxing in their living group, exercising in the gym, studying in the library, shopping in tow...

No Excuses!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Genuinely apologizing is one of the most magical healing, restorative gestures a person can make. Without the apology, there is no recognition or acknowledgement that mistakes have been made, there is no announcement that you intend to change, and most importantly, there is no emotional contract between you and the people you care about.

9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss

Josh Bersin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

Early in your career this is all very stressful. Of course you want to succeed - but you're not always sure how. My advice is to be yourself (topic of another blog). But in the meantime, it often comes down to having a great boss.

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It: The Perception Gap

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

GSA CIO: Successful Organizations Connect, Collaborate and Innovate

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Successful CIOs are driving digital business transformation, leveraging mobile, social and cloud computing technologies to improve workforce productiv...

Leading the Peace Corps

Tom Fox | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Carrie Hessler-Radelet was recently confirmed as director of the Peace Corps, after serving as the agency's acting director and deputy director. She w...

Leadership Books for the Beach

Tom Fox | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Tom Fox

With summer vacation season in full swing, many of you are probably on the lookout for good beach reads. While you may be tempted to search out fictio...

4 Common Myths About Being a Great Speaker

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

This may sound counter-intuitive, but to be considered an engaging speaker, you have to stop talking occasionally. Today's audiences want a piece of the action.

Why You Need HR

Erin Daruszka | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A good HR professional is here to help you, not hinder you. We do not want to make your life difficult, but we want to see the business succeed and help you avoid the landmines that are out there by virtue of being an employer.

The Art of Leadership, South Korean Style

Sung-Joo Kim | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Sung-Joo Kim

I truly believe there are three criteria that are common to all successful entrepreneurs: having the confidence to challenge the status quo; being very proactive; and being at the cutting-edge of a chosen discipline.

Bridging Business and Design By Building Experienced-Based Knowledge

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Knowing how to bridge business and design is evidently completely different from actually being able to execute well. Most corporate project manager...

The Challenge of Coming From the Outside to Take Over an Existing Team

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

As the outsider, you've got to figure out who's who on the team. You have a lot of new relationships to build.

Trying to improve morale in government

Tom Fox | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Reginald Wells is the deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Human Resources and also serves as the agency's chie...