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The Final Four & Business: A Playbook for Success

Jim Moffatt | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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

We Accept Mediocrity (Friction Source #3)

Peter Fuda | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

How can we complain about the marketplace or head office when we score, on average, 6 or 7 across all of these levers? My provocation to you is that we are accepting mediocrity in our organizations.

Bryant University's 17th Annual Women's Summit: Be the CEO of Your life!

Alyssa Silva | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Today, the Women's Summit is held to empower women of all ages to handle any challenge, both life- and work-related, that they are faced with on a daily basis.

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process

Peter Fuda | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

All of us must lead amid chaos, yet some succeed and others fail. That is because some leaders take this chaos and dance with it, learn from it, and adapt to it, but many of us take this chaos and unwittingly create more chaos.

Leader-as-Person: Who You Are Is How You Lead

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I take a contrarian view of leadership: I don't believe in leadership styles. Despite the many books written about leadership styles, I would argue that we are not capable of leading in ways that conflict with who we are. In other words, we can't be someone we are not.

PR Matters -- 3 Important Skills for the Upwardly Mobile Business Pro

Ronn Torossian | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Ronn Torossian

Success in business is never guaranteed, but the odds increase for those who understand how to actively demonstrate core competencies, and make themse...

Missing Steve Jobs. The Vision Time Machine

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

It's Time to Get Rid of All Bosses

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The goal of team members and colleagues is to add value, skills and expertise. Managers can and should enable and even unleash their people, but they cannot control them. I am not the boss of my team, but I am available for feedback and input.

Why Pope Francis Is a Model CEO

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

He may be the first Pontiff to merit a Harvard Business School case study in 21st Century executive leadership. Consider the situation he inherited when he took office.

How Connective Leaders Succeed and Lead Satisfying Lives

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Story: In the popular TV show, Undercover Boss, employees believe they are training a job applicant that may be hired, yet they are actually teachin...

29 Successful People Who Will Make You Feel Really Bad

Lea Stanković | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Lea Stanković

The article is designed to make not only its readers feel bad, but also some of the CEOs included in it. Just think how awful Unilever CEO Paul Polman must have felt when he realized his 6am rising time is simply not good enough.

Circa CEO On Overcoming An Obstacle: 'Why Not Try To Solve It Yourself?'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business

Matt Galligan, co-founder and CEO of Circa, a recently launched news app, joined HuffPost Live Monday to discuss his philosophy when it comes to probl...

Ode to Betty

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling i...

How to Be a leader in Your Market... Wayne Gretzky Style

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

The popular belief was that Texas Children's Hospital was preparing itself for a monumental waste of money and effort. But in the back of my head I remembered what Wayne Gretzky had said, "skate to where the puck is going to be", and I was doing just that.

The Cheap Fix to HealthCare.gov

James Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Bad technology does not mean HealthCare.gov is bad policy. But bad technology can destroy good policy.

Is the Time Right to Design Corruption out of the System?

Elaine Dezenski | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Elaine Dezenski

The combination of popular anger, government action and backing from leading CEOs is creating a tipping point: There is now no shortage of good intentions in the fight against corruption, nor of proposals for action.

Son Of CEO 'Pulls Himself Up By Bootstraps'... To Become CEO

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Comedy

If there's anything that truly defines the American dream, it's someone who pulls themselves up by the bootstraps in order to succeed; a person who ov...

Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).

Can Wine and Paint Help Boost Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

On the surface, having a glass of wine and painting a pretty picture may seem kind of silly for a staff of adults at a business services agency to partake in. But dig a little deeper and you'll be able to see how it really does help to benefit your company.

Chief Culture Officer Buys Success

Debbie Robins | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Debbie Robins

My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.

15 CEOs And Their Spirit Animals

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

Sometimes the corporate world is just like a jungle. And in order to be get ahead, CEOs have to channel their spirit animals to stay on the right trac...

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

The Right Way To Divide Responsibilities Between Chairman And CEO

George Bradt | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
George Bradt

There no single right way to divide responsibilities between owners, chairmen, CEOs, COOs and the rest of the executive team. Authority is delegated. ...