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Global Business Leadership

The 'SupraSelf' of Leadership Greatness

Val Jon Farris | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The "SupraSelf"is an extraordinary aspect of who we are and what it means to be a leader. This little known, yet very real part of our personality is capable of producing exponential results in all areas of our lives.

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

If You're Global, You Need This Book

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Cari E. Guittard

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by INSEAD professor Erin Meyer, that is. Whether you're a corporate or t...

Mountain Climbing

Tom Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Tom Ferguson

Technology has made it possible for your team to work virtually, to labor from home and perhaps never see another soul for days on end. How do today's managers deal with collaboration and team building in a highly competitive environment?

Global Business Leaders to the Rescue!

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

Let's face it: We are living in a time that is upside down economically, environmentally and psychologically. Our weakened sense of responsibility toward one another is taking us down a road marked Dead End. Time is of the essence. Hope can be on the way.

Understanding the Proliferation of Virtual Teams in the Global Economy

Frankie Rendón | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Frankie Rendón

While virtual teams can cut costs, they also provide a significantly more varied team base that contributes to the depth and breadth of an organization. As with all teams, virtual teams can be highly functional, or highly dysfunctional.

Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

People don't participate because they are going to get another 20 percent boost in salary. They participate because they want to work on something exciting and meaningful in a bigger way to the organization.

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Fred Cook

The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.

Time For Business to Shift Focus to The Long Term

Ian Goldin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ian Goldin

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.

A New Global Business Consciousness

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Susan Ann Darley

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.

Is Your Brand A One-Night Stand?

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

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.

The Evolution of Business and the Fall of the Brandosaurus

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

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.

An Unexpected Path to Having It All

Lisa Conte | Posted 12.23.2012 | Women
Lisa Conte

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.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part III)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

It's never easy prospering in a new city or a new environment. Understanding the value system of foreign culture will increase your effectiveness and put you at ease.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part II)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

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.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part I)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

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.

Improving Your Reputation

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

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.

Takeovers and the Economy

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Almost half of major U.S. corporations received takeover offers in the 1980s. This fact is astonishing, but also one that indicates the fluidity of ou...

Income and Wealth

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Years ago, while comparing various economic systems, I learned that one indication of the economic values in a culture is the reaction of a person seeing someone else driving a Mercedes sedan.

Investing in ETFs in Volatile Times

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Most people are familiar with mutual funds, a basket of different equities in which you can trade easily. Less people are comfortable with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Increasing Your Courage

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Some people are quite smart, emotionally savvy, but refuse to take an educated risk to make a difference and turn their success into significance. We say they have a low Courage Quotient.

6 Essential Characteristics All Business Leaders Will Need In 2012

Glenn Llopis | Posted 11.02.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

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.

The Roaring Twenties

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Today, men and women who vote with an informed opinion and understanding of the difficult issues currently "shaking the globe" will shape the future.

The Reluctant Superpower

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

For the U.S. to capitalize on a new willingness for a strong U.S. foreign presence, that presence must truly serve all people and our ideals, not our interest.

Urban Living

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

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.