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How to Inspire Your Team

David Dye | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
David Dye

When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.

Lessons From Pope Francis in Managing a University

John Petillo | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
John Petillo

Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Giving Advice Doesn't Work. Here's What Does.

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

As human beings who thrive on connection, we are naturally inclined to try to help people to be happy and to eliminate their suffering. We can truly help others by putting ourselves at their service to help them think through their own challenges, building their brains, and empowering them to grow.

Cincinnati Bengals Use Marketing and IT to Improve Customer Experience

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

For more insight into how marketing and IT can work together on data analytics, I spoke with Pat Nieser, senior corporate sales manager for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Get Bigger, Not Dumber: Tips to Grow Output instead of Bureaucracy

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Small organizations and startups proudly tout their size, they boast about how they're more nimble, and they decry the evils of their large, monolithic counterparts.

Leader, Take a Walk for a Difficult Talk

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Walking loosens the tongue. Think back to your childhood. Do you remember any long walks with grandparents, aunts, or uncles when you bonded as you bounded through the neighborhood or countryside?

How Large Companies Can Leverage Startups to Innovate

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

While the word "innovation" means different things to different people, our expert panel agreed that startups can help large corporations develop and offer new products, new processes and ultimately cultivate a more innovative mindset.

Retaining Employees and Their Sanity!

Dayna Steele | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Dayna Steele

These tips could apply to just about any business looking to retain employees in a competitive and 'churning' market...

Contractors Can Be Unprotected Resources

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

If employers do not have documented, communicated, and enforced operating standards to protect contractors, then these individuals can be at the mercy of an employee's decency and professionalism without any realistic remedies to address workplace misconduct and sometimes abuse.

Don't Get Fired. Get Feedback.

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

It happened on a Wednesday. I was in my cubicle preparing for a meeting I felt unqualified to lead, nervously scribbling down an agenda. I was pumping myself up with the freshest single at the time, Like a G6, when I heard my boss shouting over the sea of cubicles, penetrating my ears over Far East Movement's fresh beats.

I'm Sorry I Was A Horrible Manager

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Dear people who reported to me when I first started managing, I'm sorry.

New Leadership Choices: Are You the Leader This Moment Requires?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The future of work calls for an overhaul of business and work design. Each company's needs are different, but the overall trend is moving away from 20th-century hierarchies to a wirearchy -- leveraging the power of networks and communities to organize work and responsibilities.

Reinforce Your Company Values Through All Five Senses

Casey Wright | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Casey Wright

Company culture is a sensory experience that works best when it is reinforced through all five senses all day long. When you commit to making your employees see, hear, smell, taste, and feel your company's values, the big stuff takes care of itself.

Is It a Story or Anecdote--and Why It Matters Which

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Steve Jobs told stories to launch his Apple products successfully. Warren Buffet tells stories about his investment strategies and philosophies. Presidents and world leaders tell stories about what they've achieved while in office and where they want to take the country in the future.

Accenture Digital: 7 Digital Business Transformation Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Sutcliff provides us with an education on digital transformation and helps businesses discover how they can provide better outcomes and experiences by doing things differently using a combination of digital technologies, such as social collaboration, mobility, cloud computing, and analytics solutions.

No Tech, Just Brain

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Have you heard about the NPR show New Tech City's effort to save our brains? It's called "Bored and Brilliant," and they'll be tracking my iPhone us...

Salesforce.com Chief Strategy Officer: Companies Must Innovate Around The Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Coming out of the marketing industry, Lazerow offers marketers advice on how to connect with customers in a whole new way by rethinking what marketing really means based on data, analytics and the evolutions of expectations on the part of brands and their customers.

3 Common Sense Tips to Communicate Change That Aren't Common Practice

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Communicating change in and of itself is difficult. Persuading someone to change their mind or take action based on that change is harder still. The goal in explaining that change should be like building software -- so intuitive that users no longer need a Help menu.

Two Great Tips for Developing Future Managers

Ellevate | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Ellevate

I may be biased, but I think that a process focus culture is the next big thing required in business today. If we could find these naturally process-oriented people and maximize their energy, we could shift our thinking from "process improvement OR day job" to "day job THROUGH process improvement."

The Multimodal CIO for the Digital Business Era

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Today, in the data-driven era of digitalization with outsourcing, the cloud, and consumerized IT, the CIO can potentially influence the organization more than ever.

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

The United States' First CTO: 6 Business Innovation Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Most people do not associate innovation and the notion of a lean startup with government, but former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Aneesh Chopra shares his insights about data and how government data can be a force of positive change to enable the private sector for the benefit of everyone.

I Don't Want a Promotion to Management

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Ana...