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To the Chief: Transformation Doesn't Have to be Difficult

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Transformation doesn't have to be difficult, but it does require leaders to embrace the efforts and to have the courage and patience to see the transformation through to completion.

4 Keys to a Productive and Profitable New Year

Mike Harden | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

here are four components to getting the year off to a good start. Unlike resolutions, if we neglect these, we might not get the opportunity to make up for them again next year. Here are four keys to a productive and profitable new year.

Manage Conflict Well or It Will Manage You

Terri Wallin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Terri Wallin

Most executives acknowledge difficulty in dealing with conflict. Conflict comes in many guises. It can be person to person or group to group. It can be an in-house clash with direct reports and attendant personnel.

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...

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

Trusting the Inmates to Run the Asylum

David Hassell | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
David Hassell

What if senior management didn't "run" the company? We usually think of it that way, the executives make the decisions and everyone else follows orders. Right? That's certainly how insane asylums are run. It's time to change that frame and start trusting employees.

Travel in Style With These 8 Savvy C-Suite Travel Tips

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Very rarely are they in one place for an extended period of time. With that type of travel schedule, you learn the leanest way to pack and still have everything you need with you.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.09.2014 | 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.

Strategies for Executives to Ignite Organizational Transformation

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Change seems to be the only constant in the world -- in every industry. Today's leaders constantly have to adjust to the world swirling around them. I...

Business Executives: Gain Momentum and Keep it Using Digital

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Business executives, there are ways to supplement your business process and strategy, and it's up to you to do it. Gaining momentum in today's digital world is so much easier than it used to be years ago. Or is it?

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Making Destructive Comments

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The thing about making destructive comments is that if you press someone to list the ones they've made in the last 24 hours, they will draw a blank. Most of us make these cutting remarks without thinking, so we don't remember them. But the recipients of these remarks remember.

Aren't I Smart and Aren't They Stupid?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The bad habit I'm going to discuss now is another variation on our need to win. It is telling the world how smart we are, how dumb someone else is, or listening to someone else do this.

Playing Favorites

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

There's a reason I devote so much time and energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people. It's because the higher up you go in the organization, the more your problems are behavioral.

Three Important Business Lessons I Learned From Clash of Clans

Paul Mandell | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Paul Mandell

Pursuing growth in a measured way that keeps the elements of a business in balance can help minimize major disruptions and increase the likelihood that the business stays on the intended course.

Is 'Work-Life Balance' a Dangerous Lie?

Mark Morford | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Most executives come and go like drones. Their towering self-importance -- to which all of society sadly contributes -- is only matched by their imminent and nearly instantaneous irrelevance.

Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

Is Your Job Standing In The Way Of Your Life?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.

Why Company Owners Are Saying Goodbye to Consultants and Hello to Interims

Robert Jordan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Robert Jordan

Owners say it all boils down to shoveling out a lot of cash to an outsider without being sure that it will pay off.

You're Not Steve Jobs, This Isn't Apple

Spencer Toyama | Posted 11.24.2013 | Hawaii
Spencer Toyama

Apple's success is really the product of a number of many, many factors. Simplifying the most visible aspects of the business to a single point such as product design, interface design, product engineering, marketing, or vertical market places is shortsighted and possibly dangerous for a business.

What to Do If a 'HiPPO' Is Running Your Company

Chris DeRose | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Chris DeRose

How does a leader initially hailed as the second-coming of Steve Jobs, ready to reinvent a 111-year-old staid retailer, crash and burn in such dramatic fashion? If JC Penney's board members had studied Amazon more closely, they might have discovered the answer.

Executives: Workers Stink

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Workers these days just don't have what it takes to make it to the corner office, more U.S. executives say. Workers lack communication, collaborati...

Three Indispensable Tips for Leaders Under 30

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.31.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

In a rapidly changing corporate environment, with traditional career paths and entire industries dissolving overnight, it can be a challenge for younger leaders to figure out the right path forward. Here are her top three insights for under-30 executives.