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The Culture of Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

Building an Army of Village Visionaries

Zubin Sharma | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Zubin Sharma

"I stopped eating or drinking for 3 days." Razia went on a 3 day hunger strike when her parents said she couldn't join Project Potential in rural ...

6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

How to Complain to the Boss

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

A short, concise email is always more effective than a lengthy missive. Plus you're more likely to get issues addressed when you raise them individually rather than a laundry list of everything you want to see changed.

Do Bosses Need Their Own Day?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

The boss -- at every level -- is the most important person in the workplace today.

Boss' Day: Time to Hug Your Boss

Kim Keating | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Kim Keating

Even the best boss has room to improve; use these tips to reflect on your own management style to help be even better.

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education from Vala Afshar The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news vide...

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

How to Transform from a Digital Laggard to a Digital Leader

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With data as its defining attribute, digital marketing promises to give companies the power to enhance and personalize the customer experience through access to information that can be archived, tracked and measured.

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

How to Put an End to Player-Hating

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

Literature on organizational culture suggests that individuals often perform best when the organization honors achievement; enables individuals to self-actualize; and in which people feel like they are a part of a greater whole. Player-hating stands in the way of each of these ends.

Are You a Leader Who Laughs?

Dianna Booher | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

With the pressures of leadership, you have a choice -- to get upset or to get a laugh. Getting upset boosts your blood pressure; laughing and a lighthearted culture can boost your productivity and your influence.

Micro-Managers Anonymous -- Getting to Trust and Ownership

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

What does it mean to create a culture of trust and ownership? At the highest level, it means that I, as a leader, describe what needs to be done and why it matters and then trust my teams to figure out how to make that happen.

The Top 10 Challenges of Briefing Designers

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One of the biggest mistakes made by clients is that they believe they know their customers very well already. They might see true fans of their product at a trade show but never take the time to experience the true context for the product.

100 Inspirational Business and Leadership Quotes

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Some of the very best business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists, management thought leaders, and bestselling authors regularly share words of wisdom on Twitter.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

Lessons From a Legend - Excerpts from Keith Reinhard's Any Wednesday

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

For many years I had the great privilege of working for one of the legends in advertising, Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. Keit...

You're Paying Them Too Much to Think for Them

David Peck | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
David Peck

Directive versus delegative is a key distinction between manager and leader, one that, with some practice on her part, helped her and her team deliver their best results.

Building the University of the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old institution.

Using Failure As an Opportunity to Reflect Instead of Feeling Defeated: Let's Strive to "Fail Better"

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

Failure shouldn't have to make us feel horrible. Instead, let's re-frame how we think about failures in terms of success when we communicate, manage, and educate.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

Beyond Lean In: How to Achieve the Very Real Business Advantages of Diversity

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

It's 2014, and yet we still struggle across the board with issues of gender and how we treat women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace. It speaks volumes to the issue of how we as a society value women's contributions, both in and outside of work.

Social Media Is A Game Changer For CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Within the past few weeks the ALS Association, a national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's disease, has successfully raised $115 million ...

What Makes a Visionary... Visionary?

Moti Rafalin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Moti Rafalin

Busy managers have a tendency to stay inside the walls of their organizations, often struggling to find the time to read industry blogs, network with peers, meet up with analysts or attend new and interesting events. Don't fall into this trap.

A Solution To The Massively Disengaged Workforce [Slide Deck]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

A Solution to the Disengaged Workforce from Vala Afshar Several disturbing statistics are plaguing the work force. Worldwide, 200 million peo...