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Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Those hot kitchen lessons will forever be forged in my mind. While the lessons I learned from both schools were invaluable, it was the kitchen that taught me my early leadership and management lessons. Here are four of my favorites.

WATCH: Looking Into The Future Of Disruption

Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:45 - 2:00pm MDT (2:45 - 4:00pm EST). The Aspen Action Forum concludes with a conversation about the future of disruptive leadershi...

WATCH: Walter Isaacson At The Aspen Action Forum

Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30pm MDT (2:00 - 3:30pm EST). The Aspen Institute convenes the world’s leaders to pause and reflect on the critical issue...

Plan to Win in Today's Sales Game

Avril Brikkels | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

As any good sales professional knows, having a thorough understanding of your customer is absolutely vital, and this is where a well constructed sales plan can make the difference.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

What Happens When Leaders Walk Their Talk

Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That's one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work.

Avoid 5 Big Mistakes and Sales Leaders Will Be Highly Desired and Get Great Results

Avril Brikkels | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer.

8 Critical Things Every Great Leader Remembers

| Kevin Duam | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business

If you are a leader it helps to have a great memory. You have to keep tons of concepts and data in your head so you can constantly analyze and act on ...

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Culture Is More Important Than Vision: And We're Seeing It On a National Stage

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Leadership problems are one thing, but the culture a leader creates has the ability to either accomplish great things, or magnify incompetence. At whatever level you lead, do your best to create a great organizational culture.

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.

5 Important Leadership Lessons From The Lion King

Simon Tam | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

While watching The Lion King recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk."

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.

Reigniting America's Infrastructure Longpath

Ari Wallach | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ari Wallach

There is no question that the pressing current problems of today deserve our attention and many of America's best minds are working tirelessly to solve them. But, in the confines of short-term thinking, we cannot adequately solve, or even imagine, the problems of tomorrow.

Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

Marsha Pinto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Marsha Pinto

Society is obsessed with leadership. Leadership skills are highly emphasized as a requirement on almost every posting -- be it for college admission or a job position. Students are taught about leaders, how to be a leader and what makes a good leader.

Engaging Young Leaders for Service

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, Millennials are very interested in leadership. They want it and they want to own it, by being given the autonomy and authority to act and implement.

How to Live With Purpose, Identify Your Values and Improve Your Leadership

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Ever worked with a manager who knew what mattered and stood her ground about these things? Then you probably worked with a manager who leads from her values.

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.29.2014 | Small Business

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out -- even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably ...

So What's Your Story?

Bobby Umar | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

What exactly is your story? Your story is the culmination of your entire experience both personal and professional. Within your life story, there are dozens of chapters. Within each chapter are nuggets of wisdom.

The Trust Equation: A Critical Element for Building a High-Performing Team

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Building the right team is one of the key requirements for any administration to be successful; while great and visionary leaders can point the way, only great leadership teams can achieve success.

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

Today I'm going to share 11 leadership tips I've come upon the hard way -- because there's only one way to leadership, and that's the hard way.

Employee Engagement: The Key to Unlocking Your Team's Potential (Infographic)

David Hassell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
David Hassell

The stress and loss of productivity that comes with turnover can be detrimental to any business. Research shows that 30 percent of employees are likely searching for a new position online when they should be working, ultimately affecting your bottom line.