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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 | Home
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.

The 13 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

Forbes | Josh Linker | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

We're often encouraged to "lead by example," and that through your explanations of various tasks at hand or answers to conundrums, your team members w...

The New Contender in the Game of Rankings

Pro Journo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

Business school rankings play a major role in the higher education environment. The fight for the top spots has increased over the past decade and now resembles the struggles of a boxing match. But how can integrative management education as the new contender join the game of rankings?

Want to Be a More Effective Leader? Start by Stepping Into Your Followers' Shoes

Sanyin Siang | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Sanyin Siang

One of the toughest things for anyone to do is to see situations from another's point of view. Yet, it's critical for effective leadership.

About Leadership: One Management System

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Merging of two companies means sorting out how the company is going to be managed, who is going to manage it of course, but more importantly how.

3 Steps To Creating The Company Culture You Want

Angie Hicks | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Angie Hicks

I don't have a fancy office or an executive restroom. I have a small office with mismatched furniture that I share with another person, but my preferred seat is a cube in the corner of the marketing department.

5 Tasks Small Business Owners Should Be Delegating Right Now

Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Leading a small business requ...

Dissecting the Backlash Against Executive Feminism

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Women can disagree with one another without tearing each other down. How do we know? Because it happens all the time!

How Women Can 'Lean In' to Solve the World's Social, Economic and Environmental Disparities

Irene Lane | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Irene Lane

My question is why should we strive to make everyone equal? Perhaps, instead, women can apply their talents toward making a bigger impact on humanity by 'leaning in' and solving one complex problem, one community at a time.

How to Recognize a Leader

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Neal Jenson

Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Needed: The Amphibious Leader

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Pamela Hartigan

To have the chance to engage in learning of this kind represents a significant "psychic bonus" that ends up being irresistible. And that got me thinking -- what are our schools doing to prepare students to become amphibious leaders?