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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.

Building Dynamic Capability in Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

To compete in an increasingly volatile Creative Economy, business has to create new design driven high-impact ventures that focus on breakthrough inno...

The Recipe For Talent Retention

David B. Nast | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Savvy difference-makers know how to research and network. They will find current and former employees on LinkedIn and chat with industry insiders to get the scoop on what it's really like to work there.

How and Why Scientists Fudge Results, and What We Can Do About It

Charles White | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Charles White

The news media aren't the only perpetrators guilty of misrepresenting science; the scientists themselves are also to blame for mischaracterizing the nature of our procedures and findings.

10 Questions to Create a Workplace Culture That Employees Love

David Hassell | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
David Hassell

I believe that workplace culture is the foundation upon which great companies are built. It all begins with developing a strong company purpose and the values that guide your people towards fulfilling that purpose.

What Is the Value of a Brand?

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

A key element of differentiating from the competition, a powerful brand can illicit loyalty from satisfied customers and typically allow a company to charge a higher price relative to its competitors.

More VCs Need To Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Coauthor Michael Solomon There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that's been a long time coming. As the fulltime technology talent dearth ...

Why Dogs Bark?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

One day, I was walking with a friend of mine along the beach. I was holding my dog tightly on a leash, but he kept pulling hard towards any and every ...

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLS...

The 1% Formula

David B. Nast | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Doing more with what you have without reinventing the wheel is the essence of Business Model Innovation. It's about unlocking critical constraints to ...

The No. 1 Way to Get What You Want

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.

The Emperor Writes Bad Code: A Response to "Engineers Should Be Taught to Fight"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

We all know the children's story "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In case you don't, the gist is that a small child is the only person in the Kingdom w...