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Strategic Relationships

More than Talk: Obama, Gulf Allies Need Relationship-Centric Investments

David Nour | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David Nour

"The U.S. and its Gulf Arab Allies share a broad vision for the Middle East," the Wall Street Journal reported recently, breaking the news that "mom and apple pie" have been discovered in the land of hummus and tabouleh.

Lessons From a Leadership Journey Across the World

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

This past week, the SHAMBAUGH team and I had the good fortune of leading a global female leadership program. In this intensive three-day event, we covered 21st Century Leadership Trends as well as a vast array of timely and relevant topics from Leading Change, Communicating with Impact, Strategic Leadership, and Developing Strategic Relationships.

Disney Succession Must Prioritize Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
David Nour

Succession at the world's largest entertainment company is in disarray following the resignation of Disney COO Thomas Staggs.

Delivering a Great Customer Experience: Is It Nature or Nurture?

David Nour | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
David Nour

When it comes to strategic relationships, I'm particularly curious about where excellence comes from. Is it nature or nurture? Two recent customer s...

Growth, Creative Destruction, and Relationships Continue to Challenge CEOs in 2015

David Nour | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
David Nour

The recent CES Expo generated so much excitement about how technology is dramatically enhancing our lives that CEOs could be forgiven for thinking that their mission in 2015 will be entirely focused on innovating wearables and gadgets for the Internet of Things.

If You're Not Negotiating, You're Donating!

David Nour | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
David Nour

How many of us are too uncomfortable to ask for what we need, and deserve -- and therefore, end up donating our value, or breaking off a relationship in order to avoid that outcome?

True or False: Men Earn More Money and Promotions Because They Work More Hours Than Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Women now represent more than 50 percent of the leadership talent pool. Organizations that understand this and build an integrated talent development strategy will be better able to attract, retain and leverage the broader spectrum of leadership intelligence.

The Hollywood Connection in U.S.-India Relations

Richard F. Celeste | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard F. Celeste

For all the glamor attached to Hollywood and Bollywood in their home countries, their potential in fostering bilateral ties has been scarcely appreciated. But the entertainment sector can be a foreign policy connection.