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A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

People often ask, "Can executives really change their behavior?" The answer is definitely yes. At the top of major organizations even a small positive change in behavior can have a big impact.

Arguments Against Raising Minimum Wage Don't Hold Up

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One in four U.S. employees are low-wage workers. That is 20 percent higher than in the United Kingdom, and the highest percentage among industrialized nations. So how'd that all anti-union stuff work out?

Modern Capitalism vs. Socialism

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a slogan out there of people, planet and profit. It is on this point that the global society is slowly reaching a boiling point where being exploited by the business community is unbearable.

#AOLBUILD Welcomes Shazam CEO Rich Riley

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Yesterday, Shazam made history. The app that made your music search, and your life, so much easier has hit 100M monthly a...

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

In the Corner Office, You're Not Allowed to Cry

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Lisa Chau

Professional and material rewards blind society to those who need help. We equate a great resume and large bank account with happiness. Casual observers don't register anything wrong; sufferers are too conflicted about the emptiness they feel.

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?

Work-Family Pioneer/CEO Chooses Fatherhood Over Career

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

Improve Your Odds of Change!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Change is simple, but it's not easy. It's hard. You have to do it. You have to put in the time and effort that it takes to change. That's one of the big reasons why I take what I do so seriously.

First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Two-Sided Marketplaces

Matt Douglas | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?

To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.

What Keeps the CEO of the Nation's Largest Pediatric Hospital up at Night?

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Levi's CEO: 'Don't Wash Your Jeans'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Style

Apparently, part of the Levi's mantra includes not washing your jeans. Chip Bergh, the CEO of Levi Strauss, recently spoke out about his laundry h...

How 100 Gargantuan Companies Stack Up On CEO-To-Worker Pay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Just how much more do the heads of major companies make than their workers? A new interactive from PayScale, a business research group, illustrates...

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

How Your CEO Is Part of Your Brand Marketing Whether You Like It or Not

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

If the recent uproar over the Clippers' Donald Sterling, Mozilla's Brendan Eich and RadiumOne's Gurbaksh Chahal has taught us anything, it's that, in this age of social media, the world sees the CEO as a key element of the brand, with the associated advantage and liability.

Adding Too Much Value

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. This bad habit can be defined as the overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion.

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

It's Going to Be Fine

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Today was one of those days when I find myself reassuring everyone around me that it's going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, I said at l...

The Final Four & Business: A Playbook for Success

Jim Moffatt | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Jim Moffatt

Bottom-line, your playbook must account for change and disruption. In a sense, the surest way to keep your playbook flexible is to always look for ways to innovate. Innovation is often treated like a buzzword in business