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Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a lo...

Leader-as-Performer: Lead the Way to Maximum Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Performance is so vital because it is the foundation for two higher-order goals of personal and organizational success in the business world: productivity and profitability. The only way to maximize these two is to maximize performance.

Profit and Generosity Aren't a Zero-Sum Equation -- They're Reinforcing Values

Gary A. Officer | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Gary A. Officer

Global philanthropy as a tool for driving business growth is a phenomena that is truly unique to the United States. It is inspired by genuine acts of compassion by the donor. It is also inspired, at the very least, by our corporations as the fulfillment of their enlightened self-interest.

Strong Leadership Begins With Your Mindset

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your mindset isn't just a bunch of touchy-feely psychology and relationship stuff. It also has a big effect on your company's bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.

Accidental Crook: A Guide to Handling Almost Any Legal Snafu

Jack Garson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Everybody makes mistakes. Smart executives avoid them when they can and swiftly fix them when they can't.

A Primer on Corporate Mobile Communication

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Lisa Chau

According to the study, only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work and this problem costs businesses almost $550 billion per year.

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

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | 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.

Punk Rock?! Hardly: Erroneous Attributions and Cultural Hubris Behind 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Pye Ian | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Pye Ian

If WOWS qualifies as a "punk rock film," then we have reached a cultural moment at which punk is devoid of meaning, reduced to crass commercial form in which the very possibility of rebellion signifies absolutely nothing.

The 5 Things Great Leaders Must Do Very Well

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I don't believe in leadership styles. We certainly hear plenty from all sorts of business gurus that this style or that is ideal. I would argue, however, that talking about styles has little value because we are incapable of leading in a way that is inconsistent with who we are as people.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I am a geezer who believes that being healthy is nothing to sneeze at. I also believe that preventive medicine can be a real shot in ...

Corporate Thanksgiving: Is It Time to Save the Turkey?

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Andrew Benkovic

Some major retailers are choosing to open the entire day on Thanksgiving for the first time. They are trying a "marathon" approach where the store will be open for 41 hours straight.

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus doesn't get the respect it deserves in the business world. We hear a lot about motivation, stress, emotions, leadership, and team culture, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your ability to be productive. Well, I'm here to change all that.

Who's Running The Retail Industry? It's You

Jill Puleri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jill Puleri

As consumers, you've been enjoying a lot of power lately. Thanks to digital tools and an abundance of information, you can generally ask for and receive much more individualized service from your favorite service provider -- whether it be an insurance company, car dealer, a retailer or a bank. But this may only be the beginning.

Internet.org: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? Not So Fast

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

I advise Facebook and its partners to be transparent about the mix of motivations involved and the business gains they're hoping to achieve.

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Charity, Prosperity, and the Industrial Complex

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

In finishing his piece, Buffett admits that he doesn't have the roadmap to lead us from our current world to the ideal he hopes for, and I can't fault him -- the distance indeed seems daunting.

The New Demands of 21st Century Leadership

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is little doubt that the business landscape has changed in the last two decades driven primarily by two forces: globalization and technology. Not surprisingly, these two market influences have directly impacted how heads of companies lead.

The Most Important Question of All: 'How Can I Help?'

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

And to my friend at the gym, in the hopes that you are reading this, a deep and heartfelt thank you for reminding me of who we really are.

How Corporate Jargon Shapes Corporate Culture

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

When I was 19, I got burnt out on waiting tables and decided to become a part-time office bunny. I stocked up on office attire and went down to Kell...

2013 - Leadership and the Dance of Men and Women: Some Observations

Tony Smith | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Tony Smith

We put leaders (both men and women) on a pedestal, and then relish sharpshooting them down for their less-than-perfect natures. America (and largely the world) has few authentic leaders emerge from the thrashing.

Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Cognitive biases can be characterized as the tendency to make decisions and take action based on limited acquisition and/or processing of information or on self-interest, overconfidence, or attachment to past experience.

Just Because I'm Wearing a Suit Doesn't Mean I Work Here

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

When did suits and ties become associated with "the hired help?" Should we blame "Casual Friday," that quirky early millennium idea, no doubt created by a flip-flop manufacturer, where employees abandoned traditional business attire?

Mergers Mean Mastering High-Stakes Change; Four Emotional Triggers Leaders Must Pull

Susan Battley | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Susan Battley

After a long, dry spell, mergers and acquisitions activity is heating up.

Policies Are Evil

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

If we care about quality, and energy, and trust, we'll talk about situations that arise, and handle them in context, the way people have done in every society since the dawn of time.