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5 Classic Business Practices That Are Causing Income Inequality

Ellen Rohr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

Did you see Real Time with Bill Maher Friday? Rowan Farrow and Chrystia Freeland made an impassioned plea for a conversation about income inequality....

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The best brainstorms are composed of six to eight people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to the success of a central project.

High Tech vs. Low Tech: How Human Interactions Put People Back Into Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Digital technologies are amazing tools in the short-term but can have negative effects if relied upon for too long or too much.

What Do You Say You Do?

Lea Stanković | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

Recently we interviewed potential interns. At the end of each interview we always ask if they have any questions for us. One of them said: "I have a q...

The Power of Team

Jay McHugh | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Jay McHugh

As many of us know, the power of a team is far stronger than the individual. By combining strengths you utilize the benefits of many and lessen the w...

Why Are We So Frustrated at Work and at Home?

Behnam Tabrizi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Behnam Tabrizi

The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.

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.

Disruption From Within: An Ongoing Challenge

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Pamela Hartigan

You would think that experience might jade me from falling captive to "board-om." Fortunately, it was a blessedly unique event. Since then, I have felt a lot more useful, learned a lot more and had a lot more fun on the boards of a wide variety of organizations.

Is This Why There Are Fewer Women In Business?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

One study might have discovered the reason for the business gender gap -- morality. Previous explanations for the underrepresentation of women in ...

5 Tips To Help You Land The Job You Want

Tom Gimbel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty
Tom Gimbel

It's been reported that baby boomers are the new 'unemployables.' That's fixable. Senior professionals who have the competitive spirit of a 20-year-old, and who also have vast experience, are indispensable. You simply have to prove the myths wrong.

Compassion and Business?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.

Stella and Chewy's Founder and President on Making the Jump from Fashion to Pet Food

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Marie Moody, Founder and President of Stella & Chewy's, a multi-million dollar pet food company, reflected on her company's history as we were sitting in a café in New York City.

Why Do Some Businesses Offer You a Reward if the Cashier Doesn't Offer You Your Receipt?

Quora | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Peter Baskerville, Founder of 20 Cafes and Food Businesses I haven't heard of it specifically,...

What's Keeping CEO's Awake?

John Mattone | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
John Mattone

As Warren Buffett once said, "Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." No organization wants to run the risk of having leaders who don't know what they are doing and with this year's research, we see some fear that this is exactly what is going on.

Cyber Monday Doesn't Have to be Grinch for Small Business Owners

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Small Business
Kare Anderson

With justifiable alarm, owners of all sizes of physical businesses are witnessing the white-hot holiday shopping battle, where the front lines are increasingly conducted as real time price wars.

How to Discover Your Life's Path -- and Achieve Mastery [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]

Robert Greene | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Robert Greene

Many of the greatest Masters in history have confessed to experiencing some kind of force or voice or sense of destiny that has guided them forward.

Digital Disruption Is Harder to Face Than You Think

James L. McQuivey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
James L. McQuivey

We've all heard the word disruption. Most of us think we know what that is. And we've all heard the word digital. Most of us think we know what that is, too. But put them together -- digital disruption -- and they add up to much more than the mere sum of their parts.

When the Future Goes Off the Rails

Dave Logan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Dave Logan

Over the past several weeks, dozens of people have asked me to comment on Lonmin. A long-running strike turned violent last month, and police opened fire on protestors, killing 34 and injuring another 78. People are asking: how could things go so badly so fast?

The Big Mistake We Make About Internal Motivation

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Call me naïve, and I'm sure that many of you will, but I find it hard to believe that there are large numbers of people waking up every day asking, "How can I make life worse for my fellow citizens?"

Communicating With a Business Partner: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Noah Kass

Don't dissect! As business consists of many small activities, responsibilities, decisions and interactions it's necessary not to over-analyze every single transaction. Sometimes silence is best. Sometimes we all just need to be agreeable.

Why Your Business Can Not Afford Bad Service

Sam Napolitano | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Sam Napolitano

We as consumers are too used to being treated like we are an inconvenience. In this economy, there are small businesses starving for work. There are people who take pride in what they do and there is a change happening.

Video Makes "Sense" for Your Business

Nicole Glor | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Nicole Glor

Video allows your brand to get under potential customers' skin and put the product in front of their eyes. They will hear your message and feel the excitement of your services, while you smell the profit.

Strangled by Boundaries

Todd Lapidus | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Todd Lapidus

Little has been explored or published about what happens to service providers who are asked to segregate their attention and efforts based upon a hierarchy of customer importance. How does your company address this issue?

Why Shared Commitment Gives You Courage

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

History is filled with examples of men and women who overcame their fear and adversity on behalf of something bigger than themselves. Thankfully, business doesn't carry the same risks as battle. But it does require courage.

Leaders' Character Must Take Precedence Over Their Resumes

Bill George | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Bill George

Will the parade of leaders who fail to fulfill their leadership responsibilities ever end? CEOs are public figures. Their actions are constantly being scrutinized inside and outside their organizations. For this reason their actions must be beyond reproach.