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Business Leadership

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Fred Cook

The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

Teamwork In Business Is Overrated

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

I've talked a lot about our obsession with teamwork (and its dark shadow, totally unnecessary consensus), but also the WASPy, milquetoast way people speak in corporate America. Sometimes, "collaboration" is just another word for shared incompetence.

What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Tim McDonald

Leadership does not mean having followers; it's about having an impact, or influence, on those around you. After I saw Joshua as a man like me -- not a stereotype of a homeless man --I couldn't stop thinking about how I could help him since he already helped me.

How to Live Stress Free

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Lisa Arie

Recently I spoke at a Conscious Leadership Connection (CLC) event, where I met Robert Silverstone. Robert caught my attention when he mentioned that he managed to live life free of stress.

I Can Do Anything Better Than You!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

I'm an immigrant writing about successful immigrant women, regretting that I'd never had a book portraying such role models. The topic simply never received the attention it deserves.

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.

Emotional Intelligence: Your Competetive Advantage in Uncertain Times

Sara Canaday | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Companies might be chock-full of brilliant Harvard MBAs and seasoned executives who can produce impressive forecasts for market share and revenue. But the truth is, we never know in advance precisely what's going to happen.

Racing to Win: The Conquest of the South Pole

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Nancy F. Koehn

Last week, as 52 passengers were rescued from a ship stuck in Antarctic ice for 10 days, I was reminded of an earlier expedition to the dangerous, seductive and, at the time, largely unchartered continent of Antarctica: the race to discover the South Pole.

The Top Three Things Leaders Do To Differentiate Themselves

Tom Morris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

You don't have to be J.K. Rowling or John Grisham to tell good stories. But you do have to be convinced that what you're doing is important. And you have to want to motivate the people around you to join in with your vision.

Could Your Belief System Affect Your Success?

Beth Kuhel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Beth Kuhel

My recent interview with Greg Baldwin, the President of VolunteerMatch, is a current example of an individual whose successful leadership could be attributed to Sinek's "inside out" theory on how great leaders inspire action.

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

Want To Inspire People? Turn Your Spark Into A Flame

Thomas Barta | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Thomas Barta

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo you need the grand ideas of a Henry Ford, a Steve Jobs or a Mahatma Gandhi to inspire people? Not necessarily.

How to Compassionately Deal With Poor Performance

Matt Tenney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

Being compassionate doesn't mean that we don't address issues that need to be addressed, like consistently poor performance. Sometimes the most compassionate thing we can do, which would be in the best service of all the stakeholders, is to let someone go.

The Key to Great Business Leadership Is Through Workplace Reinvention

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

Different is the key to success in the workplace and because of this, employers are going to have to learn to not only adapt to change but to encourage it.

The Art and Science of Problem Solving in Any Business

Bill McBean | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

In the late 1980s, when I first read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, I learned a number of things that I've used throughout ...

Why Enablers Are the Unsung Superheroes

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether it's solving a design issue, designing a machine to enable a process to work, or finding an alternative to a patent, the enabler in a company is the unsung, quiet hero who innovates his way around obstacles that would typically stop mortal men.

You Had Me At...

John Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is important to realize and recognize that just as a sentence (or two) can permanently damage the relationship a subordinate has with their supervisor, the same can be said for the right words at the right time.

How to Stay Motivated in Business During Tough Times

Bev James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bev James

Sometimes tough times mean you have to make tough decisions to ensure the business survives and continues to prosper. As always when you identify what needs to be done to put things right, don't delay, just do it!

Closing the Leadership Gap

Stedman Graham | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Stedman Graham

We talk about the gap between the haves and the have-nots. We talk about the education gap, the achievement gap, and the income gap. But the gap that will drive innovation, creativity, and socio-economic development all over the world will be closing the leadership gap.

Sleep -- A Competitive Advantage

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

what if we all "woke up" to the reality that healthy sleep leads to better outcomes, happier lives and a more productive society? What if our employees were not required to be "on 24-7," but rather alive with energy and fully engaged?

11 Lessons on How to Get and Maintain Trust

August Turak | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
August Turak

Trust is the most powerful form of capital there is, and nothing makes a business run more smoothly than trust. In addition, trust is not a scarce resource.