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Business Leadership

How to Effectively Use Management Consultants

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

As a management consultant, I am often called on to help an organization in trouble, but it is easier to know when a person is ill and needs a doctor than when an organization is sick and needs a consultant. What are some of the problems that may require these services?

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

6 Reasons Startup CEOs Can't Afford to be Anti-Social

Mark Babbitt | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Mark Babbitt

While startup CEOs are launching their company they must go big with their social presence. Because anything less isn't just a missed opportunity to build a brand -- it means they're just as anti-social as the old-school CEOs they might eventually compete against.

Not All Entrepreneurs Own a Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If most people were asked to define the word entrepreneur, many would envision a person alone perhaps in their garage or spare bedroom working on something they think will revolutionize the world.

The 'SupraSelf' of Leadership Greatness

Val Jon Farris | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The "SupraSelf"is an extraordinary aspect of who we are and what it means to be a leader. This little known, yet very real part of our personality is capable of producing exponential results in all areas of our lives.

Humble at Heart: 5 Lessons to Giving Back Stacey Lucchino Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

If you are like me, you instead go out of your way to find the entrepreneurial spirit in the room who has an amazing back-story, a heart of gold, and the humility to figure out a way to give back at every turn in her life.

The Top 6 Qualities to Unleash a Great Leader in You

Umesh Mukhi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Umesh Mukhi

In my career of international youth affairs, I have met many leaders and change makers who have accomplished something commendable in their lives and ...

Why Control Is a Trap That Will Slow Your Business Growth

David Finkel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
David Finkel

Have you ever felt like you're trapped by your business? Either you continue to put in the hours and make all the key decisions, or you step back and the business might falter? This is a false dilemma.

Elephant Ropes: Our Continuing Attachment to Fear

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

In India, elephant handlers often train baby elephants to be submissive by chaining them to a post. They'll fight with all their will to break free. D...

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

The Myth of the "No Ego" Leader

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Ego carries out life's directive to survive by adapting to adverse environmental or organizational conditions. Senior leaders often have large egos; it's what helped them survive the trip to the top of their organization.

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.

Book Review: Branding Your X Factor by Runa Magnus

Suna Senman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Winning the CEO Succession Horse Race

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. But it's not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it's whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

'Fun'-damentals That Football and Business Have in Common

Steve Caldwell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Every employee comes to work with a certain pre-conceived notion of what the business and work require of them. Without continual and clear communication from management and those at the top, one can never be sure everyone is on the same page.

Would You Want to Work in a Fear- or Freedom-Led Workplace?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

As we're at the forefront of entrepreneurship, it's vital that we give our employees freedom to experiment. Many larger organizations are following suit as they realize the importance of risk taking and boldness to innovation .

Micro-Managers Anonymous -- Getting to Trust and Ownership

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

What does it mean to create a culture of trust and ownership? At the highest level, it means that I, as a leader, describe what needs to be done and why it matters and then trust my teams to figure out how to make that happen.

How to Embody Your Authentic Self

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Laura Berger

I am deeply committed to empowering women to bring their best selves forward and be the most effective leaders. And in the case above, my client doubled her salary. How?

The Litmus Test for Leadership

Derek Lampert | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

The best advice in the world is useless if it's not "practically actionable." Meaning that if it's too difficult or lengthy to remember and implement, regardless of how incredible it is, it will quickly become "some good points" that we do very little with.

Finding The Right People: A Challenge In Transforming Industries

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The increasingly challenging operating environment is very likely an additional driver for higher turnover. These jobs are not easy.

Lead from Within: Become a Leader with a Personal Mission

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

When you think of a great leader who comes to your mind? Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Tony Hsieh, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, or Martin Luther King, Jr.? What are some of the characteristics that we are able to witness from these wonderful leadership role models?

Loving, the Key for Wise Leaders

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

There seem to be two primary blocks to engaging in loving leadership within our organizations. The first has to do with our beliefs and the second is based on our limited or limiting definitions.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

No More Phones in Meetings?

Erin Donley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.