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Business Leadership

What Lean In Means for Women of Color

Daria Burke | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Daria Burke

Sheryl Sandberg's self-described feminist manifesto is provoking thought and causing women everywhere to ask, "what does this mean for me?" I was no exception. As an MBA educated black woman, I couldn't help but finish the book and wonder, "what exactly does Lean In mean for women of color?"

Practicing Leadership

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Leadership is the desire and capacity to modify the reality around us with a specific purpose, for the people around us and with the people around us.

Decipher the Language of Leadership

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

Being aware of these meta-messages, you create a safe work culture for open, candid, caring conversations, allowing all parties to interact at the highest level, sharing perspectives, feelings, and aspirations, while elevating insights and wisdom.

How to Give to Get a Flourishing Life With Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

If you've felt betrayed by someone who often asks for favors, yet rarely reciprocates, you are not alone. What makes some givers successful and sought-after is that they have both a deep, evident caring for others, yet they also attend to their own self-interest.

Operations: Get More From Your Team Without Sucking Their Souls Dry

Landon Ray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

What is it that big, stodgy corporations have discovered about running a business that keeps things chaos-free? The answer is that big businesses have discovered 'process' and they've run with it.

Effective Change Management: The Five Critical Steps

Ray Gagnon | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Ray Gagnon

You wouldn't blink if someone told you they needed to do a better job managing their company's "budgeting" process or "manufacturing" process, would you? But managing a "change process"?

Leadership Lessons: What Do Executives at Amazon, Citigroup and Whole Foods Market Have in Common?

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Steve Currall

Whether operating in retail, banking, grocery or other industries, the health of today's companies relies more than ever before on creating a reciprocating network of shared value for all stakeholders.

The Real Reasons Women Are Not Advancing in Corporate America

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Kathy Caprino

I've seen that there are five key blocks in the way of women advancing to the leadership ranks successfully. One of the most important factors is that organizations are not digging deep enough to uncover specifically how and why their organization isn't fostering women leaders successfully.

Workforce Burnout: A Corporate and Health Crisis

Beth Carter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Beth Carter

What motivators could be instituted that may not cost a dime but bring enrichment and enlightenment to those that are feeling burnt out, underappreciated, or just plain bored?

Letting Wisdom Lead: Are You Leading With Your Heart and Your Gut?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

In an organizational environment that is now networked, interconnected, rapidly transforming and constantly in motion leaders, especially emerging leaders, are being called forward to a more inclusive form of leadership. We are moving from knowledge based leadership towards wisdom based leadership.

The Resignation of the Pope: Knowing When It's Time to Take a Different Role

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We should applaud Pope Benedict for his decision. In resigning, and bucking an eons long tradition, he appears to be calling for sensible, unselfish and future-oriented leadership. In business, in athletics, in politics and more, we have seen too many examples to the contrary.

3 Traits of Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.13.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is logical that a lifestyle of self-parenting, living with less and dealing with severe disappointment would yield an adult who is able to handle the often difficult role of building a company.

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.

Leadership: The Killer App That Almost Everyone Overlooks

Landon Ray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

Because a truly successful venture is rarely a one-person show, your ability to get the right people on your team -- and doing their best work -- is possibly the most critical, and often overlooked, skill an entrepreneur can have.

Exit Here: 7 Steps to Successfully (and Profitably) Leaving Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 04.26.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Being in a position to dictate your own exit strategy should be the highlight of your career because it epitomizes the entrepreneurial dream: Go into business, be successful at it, and leave under your own terms.

A Teen Finds Her Place in the Business World

Caroline Henry | Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen
Caroline Henry

I was surrounded by people I typically don't come across in my day-to-day high school world such as business school students from Wharton and successful entrepreneurs. And since I was amongst the youngest there, I found myself looking up to these people.

The Academy Awards of Leadership

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Sara Canaday

To lead effectively, you must have willing and enthusiastic followers. In other words, the audience matters.

A Working Woman's Response to Sheryl Sandberg

Schuyler Brown | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Schuyler Brown

While I applaud Sheryl Sandberg's effort, I worry that the message she is sending -- explicitly in her rally cries and implicitly in her tactics -- is only adding fuel to the fire of the gender wars.

Own Your Life and Career: 8 Steps to Achieving a Leader's Mindset

Amy Jen Su | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Amy Jen Su

In my work as an executive coach to help others build vision, voice, and followership -- one of the biggest steps you can take for your career and life is to take the baby steps towards seeing yourself as "an owner."

Strategic Planning and the "Vision Thing" -- Fire, Not Fluff

Ray Gagnon | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Ray Gagnon

If there's no substance and fire in your vision for the future, how will you infuse those qualities into the rest of your strategic plan? Here's a no-nonsense summary of the elements that you can use as a guide when you develop your strategic plan.

Proof Positive: 7 Facts to Breathe Life Into Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 03.31.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Of course, there are a variety of skills owners need to know in order to make a business work. But after many decades of running my own successful businesses, I have come to the conclusion that these facts are the seven essential concepts needed to create a successful business life.

Keynote Speakers 101: Are Professional Speakers Right for Your Event?

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

If you're planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion.

Why You're Not a Leader

Mike Myatt | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Mike Myatt

If you think you're a leader, but haven't been recognized as such, you have a problem. Either you're incorrect in your self-assessment, or those you report to don't recognize your talent. Here's the good news.

Managing Well: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Approachability

David Peck | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
David Peck

Personable and professional are not mutually exclusive -- rather, they are complementary. If you are frustrated with not getting important information on a timely basis from your people, it helps to suspect your own level of approachability.

The One Thing Your Team Wants You to Stop Doing

Vineet Nayar | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Vineet Nayar

"What's the one thing you'd like your boss to stop doing?" The number of responses that poured in shocked me. Everybody had something to say about that, and seemed to be waiting to be asked. The top pieces of advice: