The growing financial debt, rising carbon emissions, dwindling natural resources and the escalating burden of chronic disease all have the potential to leave unsolvable problems for the next generation if we fail to act on the scientific bases that show clearly the difficulties we are storing up.
Innovative and thoughtful leaders understand how communication, cooperation, listening and encouraged self-expression results in increased productivity, less mistakes, better teamwork and a positive return on their investment.
Relationships. There is nothing more valuable. Not in life. And certainly not in business. If you are a brand looking to build success, then it's essential that you be sure you know how to build a meaningful consumer relationship.
An evolution has occurred in the world of business. It's traceable, quantifiable and has single-handedly redefined the landscape upon which brands will survive. This turn of the evolutionary wheel comes via the rise of the citizen consumer.
For family women in the workplace, I contend that a balanced life requires a divorce (an amicable one), a global business, a non-traditional sport and a sleepless elite family pet to keep mom company. Here's how it can work.
This acceptance of hierarchy leads to higher status differences, formal social relations and greater power concentrations among fewer people. It also means people who reside in lower rungs of the social order may have fewer perceived choices and rarely question authority.
Understanding how to work in different cultures, while not giving up your own belief system, will separate the mountain climbers who make it to the summit from those that are stuck at base camp -- and from those who plunge to their demise.
Once others see that the CFO challenges the status quo in an effective manner by working through the current management and executive processes, others will appreciate what a high impact and important job it is.
How to survive in this tough, fast-changing terrain? The following represent the six characteristics that define the immigrant perspective on business leadership that will be essential for business leaders to embrace in 2012.
Researchers identified May 23, 2007, as the first time in history that city dwellers outnumbered the world's rural population. Because cities are growing, companies locate in urban areas as an efficient way to reach talent and customers.
The traditional way to define power is by using power symbols such as money, status, position, fame and beauty. I call that External Power. Yet there is another solution, which I call Soul Power. So what is Soul Power and how can you get more of it?
As you navigate our interconnected world, be mindful that humor is one of the most difficult cross-cultural skills to develop. Approach all people with a willingness to smile at them and laugh at oneself.
Corporations in the US have the same legal status as people, allowing them to engage in contracts, own property, etc. But if we're given these rights and privileges, we also have a responsibility to contribute positively to the community.