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The Number One Reason People Miss Their Goals? Denial.

George Bradt | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Some of the organizations that did not achieve their targets for 2013 started 2014 in holes. Many stayed focused on achieving the current year's targe...

5 Extraordinary Books That Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Based on public input, we've added another five titles to the U.S. Department of Labor's list of Books that Shaped Work in America, bringing total number to 102. Like so many others on the evolving list, these additions reinforce my belief that literature from years past can often help us understand issues we are facing today.

How Connective Leaders Succeed and Lead Satisfying Lives

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Story: In the popular TV show, Undercover Boss, employees believe they are training a job applicant that may be hired, yet they are actually teachin...

Turn The Page to the Adventure Story You're Meant to Live

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Afraid you will fail? Supplant your fear with a greater motivation.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Life Can Be More Than Just a Dream

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I think that finding a career fit is very much like my childhood dream of flying. It may be frightening at first, but once you go for it, and find a good fit (your sweet spot), you do it naturally, with a passion and a purpose, and can actually live the dream!

In U.S. Opens and Business, Consistency Fuels Victory

Kai Sato | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

The U.S. Open offers the business world a valuable reminder: facing tremendous competition and extreme pressure, consistency fuels victory.

Understanding Change Is Good... You Go First

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance a lot less." -- Tom Feltenstein Some months ago I was sitting with some colleagues talkin...

Managing First Impressions in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
George Bradt

One risk is that new hires will jump to wrong conclusions about the organization. With new executives, the risk is that the organization will jump to the wrong conclusion about the new executives themselves.

Jim Collins Shares His Mentors' Advice

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

Wisdom is perhaps the greatest gift one generation can give the other. Jim Collins, the author of best-selling "Good To Great", told CNN Money the tim...

Which Media Companies Will Fall?

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The cover of the current (May 25) issue of BusinessWeek features Good to Great author Jim Collins, and inside the issue is an exclusive excerpt from h...

Conscious Business: Like Water To A Fish ...

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Fear makes us stupid, it makes us un-conscious, it literally sucks the blood from our brains, reverses tens of thousands of years of evolution, and puts us into "fight or flight mode."

On Martha Stewart and the Psychology of Prostitution

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Smith

Things do change. Past success does not guarantee a prosperous future. Those who believe they're invincible may one day surprisingly awaken to a cycle of penicillin and a divorce attorney.

Apparently, It's the Government's Fault Detroit Is Bankrupt

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

We're seeing an amazing act of willful ignorance here. The predicament that Detroit has found itself in is an American business tragedy. Let's not make it worse by lying to ourselves.