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Stop Hiring Yourself. You've Already Got One Of Those.

Rudy Vidal | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Rudy Vidal

No single individual can see the world in its entirety. Cultures mix, customers are less heterogeneous, and we have more choices about how to do things. Harping on a single version of reality limits the number of people we can influence.  

Learning From Volkswagen's $10 Billion Sustainability Mistake

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

As Volkswagen continues to struggle in the aftermath of their deceptive emissions reporting scheme, they are starting to pay for some of the costs of their mistake.

How to Scale a Growing Organization

Quora | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Quora

What are the most difficult things to scale in a growing organization? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

The Art of Being Wrong

James Marks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
James Marks

Years ago, there was a guy on my staff the rest of the team absolutely hated. I defended him, and wouldn't let them fire him. It went on for months, causing friction between my best people and myself. Their complaint was that he was lazy, sloppy, and they were having to do his work over again. Pretty straight forward reasons, right? So what was the problem?

Asking For Help

David B. Nast | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Some people think asking for help is a sign of weakness. Others believe if you want something done right, do it yourself. Reject these notions.

How To Develop A Company Culture Of Feedback?

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

When we talk about developing a company culture of feedback, we have to differentiate between feedback and criticism. The main difference between the ...

Cool Tool for Being a Better Boss

David Peck | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
David Peck

Consider feedback I collected from a client's team several years ago: "I don't get the impression he's aware of how he comes across to others," and, "...

Use These Top Reference Checking Tips Before You Hire

Michael S Solomon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

While it can be time consuming, the applicant's reference check is one of the most important aspects of hiring and should not be dismissed or taken lightly.

10 Simple Strategies for Outstanding Customer Service

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba | Posted 06.14.2016 | Chicago
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba

I remember very clearly the first time I really understood the importance of customer service. We were still a young company when floods hit Chicago ...

Two Reasons People Panic At Work And How To Stop Doing That

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately the natural response is the very worst path for a leader.

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

The Four Vital Levers to Sell Your Ideas Internally

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

By: Chris White, managing director of the University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizations Photo: Yevhenii Chornii There is a huge opportu...

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

How Clothing Designer Eileen Fisher Came To Embrace The Masculine

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

Sometimes growing a brand means rethinking your leadership style. Eileen Fisher ran into this problem as her eponymous clothing line approached $300 m...

What Will You Do In Your Fifth Round?

Andrew Lee | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Andrew Lee

Last weekend, I watched coverage of Muhammad Ali's death. Like many, I admired his tenacity, charisma, defiance and his ability to be true to himself....

A Clinton-Warren Ticket Means Double Trouble for The Donald

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event where Naomi Klein spoke about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as government policy, o...

Redefining Talent Management -- Through Singing and Dancing

Robert Gogel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Robert Gogel

Last year, I sang and danced in front of hundreds of my employees. And it was great fun! Why would I do such a thing? For the past two years, first i...

7 Habits of Highly Obnoxious People

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Obnoxious people rarely recognize themselves -- until they get tired, fired, or lonely. If you have one of these people in your workplace, stand clear until they get help. Otherwise, they create havoc and resentment for all concerned.

Live Your Fairytale

Jody B. Miller | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Jody B. Miller

Yet if we consider the structure and path of a fairytale and apply it to our own lives, suddenly it doesn't seem so far off. We can get there. Don't we all deserve a fairytale life?

Even Leaders Make Mistakes

Michelle A. Riklan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Michelle A. Riklan

We all make mistakes -- even leaders. And when that happens, you should just apologize, right? No, not necessarily.

What CEOs Have On Their Summer Reading List

Andrew Moses | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Andrew Moses

What do many of the busiest and most productive CEOs have in common? They make time to read and rely on books for inspiration, leadership development...

How Successful Product Managers Set Winning Goals

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Product goals bring your strategy to life. They also work in tandem to achieve that strategy and guide the work of your product team. That's because goals work with strategy to help everyone understand the big picture.

Mapping Your Company's Genome

David B. Nast | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

What if you knew exactly what attributes were needed to have a Rock-Star in every position within your company? What if you could evaluate all new hires to help select high-potential candidates and know where they need coaching to perform at their best?

Would You Get 3 Out of 5 Stars?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What if everyone who interacted with you had the opportunity to rate your performance? Guess what? They already do.

Thanks, Cancer!

Chris Eberle | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Chris Eberle

We were in Southern California for the kids' spring break a few years back, and I got the call from my sister Karyn that our dad had been taken in for emergency surgery.