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Business Leadership

The Conspiracy of Empathy: Why Some Organizations Thrive When Others Don't

Jayson Boyers | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

It is inevitable that every company, industry and even government will meet a crisis at some stage in their life cycle. For those organizations that succeed, is there a common thread for thriving beyond the crisis?

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Why Apologies Matter and How to Make Them Meaningful

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Show me a leader who can't offer a decent apology, and I'll show you a leader who will ultimately have no followers. And to quote my mother's favorite adage, "To be a leader, you must attract followers.

3 (Free) Motivators That Work

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a kid, you were probably offered all sorts of motivators that didn't work: money, candy and gold stars, for example. How did those incentives feel to you? How did they drive, or not drive, the desired behaviors?

Realizing Dreams

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

Whether you're leading a Fortune 500 company, a mom-and-pop store, or an entrepreneurial start-up, realizing personal and organizational dreams can raise (instead of sacrifice) your whole person well-being.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Mountain Climbing

Tom Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Tom Ferguson

Technology has made it possible for your team to work virtually, to labor from home and perhaps never see another soul for days on end. How do today's managers deal with collaboration and team building in a highly competitive environment?

10 Tips to Enhance Your Vocal Leadership

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Great leaders communicate their drive, passion and commitment not simply in their rhetoric, but embody them in the tones of their voices, through their body language, in the very sinews of who they are.

Loving Leadership

Megan McDonough | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

Imagine a big fan of yours, the universe, your spouse, the divine, or some other positive person or force acknowledging your efforts, and start writing so you can hear the difference you are making. You matter.

An Open Letter to All Business Leaders From Your Stressed-Out Employees

Susan Cole | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Susan Cole

The solution goes well beyond drinking the occasional kale smoothie. To really improve our situation we need to wake up and make some fundamental changes to our corporate cultures -- not just on paper, but in practice.

Do American Firms Need an Asian Sense of Honor, With Resignations at the Top?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Last week I participated in a small conference of executives and scholars at NYU on the interplay of law and voluntary initiative in setting the tone ...

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 06.21.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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.