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Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Yes... you in the C-Suite. You worked very hard to get where you are. Your name is in the box at the top of that organization chart. Congratulations and happy holidays! You are smart, well connected, and you have great intentions. (Let's be honest...you also had some lucky breaks along the way).

No One Told Us! The Unspoken Challenges of Being an Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

The challenges are real and the job is tough, but being an Executive Director has the potential to be life-defining and unbelievably rewarding.

The Scary Thing One Couple Did For 365 Days Straight To Save Their Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase "until death do us part," this is no casual question.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

Top 9 Priorities for Your First Month as a New Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Congratulations, you're the new Executive Director of a social-change organization. You've taken on a very hard job.

Why I Ditched My Plan To Ditch My Husband

Meg Dennison | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.

Dreams Do Come True: Two Awakenings I Had At The Global Spin Awards

Lucinda Cross | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lucinda Cross

The stage was set, the lights were lit and the room was full of anticipation. On November 18th at the fabulous New World Stage in New York City, the...

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

Leadership in Real Life: Trade Form for Substance

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Sooner or later, they're going to catch you picking your nose. Well, maybe not. Maybe you'll be fishing your keys out of a storm drain, or talking t...

Lead Well: How to Avoid Making Your Best People Care Less

David Peck | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
David Peck

Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.

It's Not IQ Versus Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The CEO of one of the world's largest financial companies told me, "I hire the best and brightest -- but I still get a bell curve for performance." Why aren't the smartest MBAs from top schools all highly successful on the job?

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

How Women Can Learn to Stand in Their Power -- and How Men and Companies Can Help Them

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I think it's high time that we move beyond belaboring the challenges, and instead focus on real solutions that can help free women from this pervasive double standard in Corporate America.

Islands of Safety: Religion and Ritual, Part 1

James M. Lynch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
James M. Lynch

To many in my family I'm still an Irish Catholic in the same way that Marines consider themselves Marines, 'once a Marine, always a Marine', even though I've converted to Judaism twice (that's a story for later) and very happy with my choice.

You're Paying Them Too Much to Think for Them

David Peck | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
David Peck

Directive versus delegative is a key distinction between manager and leader, one that, with some practice on her part, helped her and her team deliver their best results.

The Magic Formula for Distraction Subtraction

David Peck | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
David Peck

Keep your own (and your team's) focus as clear as a bell: Choose, transmit and filter your way to achieve results, and your team will be more likely than not to stay on track and execute effectively.

3 Steps for Dealing With Drama Kings and Queens at the Office

Mike Harden | Posted 11.05.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

These people do more than drain the collective energy of their teams and organizations; they draw on their resources as well, costing billions in lost productivity.

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

But just like every problem hypothetically is supposed to have a solution, fear also has an antidote, which is known as faith.

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

Let's remind ourselves of a simple fact: Joy is our birthright. Joy is not an externality. It's not something we can afford to dip into when time or bandwidth permit. It is a cornerstone of our power as influencers, visionaries and creative agents of change.

Put Your $$ Where Your Mouth Is!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In terms of liking the coach -- I have never seen a study that showed that clients' love of a coach was highly correlated with their change in behavior. In fact, if coaches become too concerned with being loved by their clients -- they may not provide honest feedback when it is needed.