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Navigational Listening: Conversational Intelligence at Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

For a leader, navigational listening is the most powerful tool for gathering information, for influencing others and for creating transformation; perhaps, at times, more powerful than speaking.

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

Stop Trying Harder

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

If you are banging your head against a particular problem, change your approach, or find a new problem. But most of all, stop trying harder.

Practicing Leadership

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Leadership is the desire and capacity to modify the reality around us with a specific purpose, for the people around us and with the people around us.

Lookout: 8 Signs of Dysfunctional Management

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

There may be no faster death of a great idea or business than a dysfunctional management team. But do you know the signs to watch for?

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.

Innovating the Business of Healthcare

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.

Born or Made? Wrong Question. Relevant Leaders Are Increasingly Self-Made

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

"Self-making" requires tough work, and it requires that we undertake an ongoing journey. After all, if we don't self-make or re-make our leadership approach, we won't succeed, and many of us will be out of a job, supplanted by others who are more attuned to our new sources of advantage.

'The Operating System of the 21st Century': John Gerzema on Femininity and The Athena Doctrine

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Laura Cococcia

Athena's broad range of qualities and skills are a symbol and namesake for best-selling author John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio's new book, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule The Future. A more apt title would be hard to find.

Intern-al Affairs: How to Intern (and Manage Interns) This Summer

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

The search for summer jobs is already in full swing. Resumes and emails from eager college and high school students abound! Interns can be fantastic. But not all interns are created equal. Here are some tips for getting, keeping, and benefiting from an internship.

What Does Having Power in Your Organization Do to You?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Several new research studies have examined the impact of power and authority upon the behavior and emotional attitudes of people in their career and leadership roles. Much of this research yields useful findings for companies. But some contains significant limitations -- and distortions.

5 Little Behaviors That Lead to Big Results

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

We spend a lot of time on the "Big Things." Vision, strategy and business execution immediately come to mind. But That there are certain little behaviors that help drive big results. These are behaviors that make you a better boss, parent, friend and human being.

Oh the Mistakes That I Made and How Beneficial They Were

Ed Graziano | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Ed Graziano

While I am fortunate to own a business I enjoy, have great clients and a fantastic team, I owe much of my success to the many misjudgments, miscalculations and plain stupid decisions that I have made over 26 years in business. Fortunately each mistake has led to a "aha!" moment.

Gartner Group Vice President: The One Question CIOs, CMOs and CEOs Must Ask

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

How will technology support growth is the fundamental question that must drive strategy. Desperate strategies across the different lines of business will not produce a realization of how technology can holistically benefit business growth.

The Intelligent Economy: Is There an App for That?

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

To successfully compete in the intelligent economy, enterprises will need to easily and centrally identify all the apps, bandwidth and other resources used by their employees and customers.

Leading More by Talking Less

David Peck | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
David Peck

Who in your organization knows the most about how to make it better? Generally, it's not the managers or leaders -- it's the people doing the actual work.

Operations: Get More From Your Team Without Sucking Their Souls Dry

Landon Ray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

What is it that big, stodgy corporations have discovered about running a business that keeps things chaos-free? The answer is that big businesses have discovered 'process' and they've run with it.

Job Interviews: Users Beware

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

The greatest cost of job interviews is not the wasted time of the interviewer, it is the fact that they are poor at identifying how effective applicants will be if they are hired, and they can easily lead to lawsuits.

Creative Design Leadership for Open, Dynamic and Networked Challenges

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

As our world has become flatter and competition hotter, design has grown increasingly international to better leverage resources across markets while cutting cost. For a layman though, it has become exceedingly hard to tell the difference between an Apple, Samsung, and Sony or Microsoft product.

Stop Being Busy, Start Being Effective

Daniel Newman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

It is unbelievable how busy people are these days. Trying to get their time can be next to impossible. It isn't that they don't want to talk, it is just that they are too busy.

Whiners on Your Team? Here's How to Deal With Them.

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Exposure to non-stop negativity can disrupt learning, memory, attention, and judgement. The problem is more widespread than you think because in many cases, it's become so commonplace that we don't even notice anymore.

Change Your Corporate Culture -- Without Nagging

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

When we succeed, change occurs subtly and without fanfare. It's not a program; it's a nudge. People adopt new behaviors, they forget old ones, and it doesn't feel like we did much. It's hard, in fact, to brag about it at all.

History in the Making: Women's History Month Reminds Us Why We Must Keep Working For Equality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

At Daytona, Danica Patrick makes the record books. In Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg make waves. And on PBS, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," makes all of us think about the importance of women in society. What a great way to start Women's History Month!

Great Hiring - Nothing is More Important

Keith McCurdy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Keith McCurdy

Being a CEO of an early stage company, whether it is 15 people or 150 people, is far from easy and there are many pressures and requirements. But if there is one single skill and activity that the CEO can do well to increase his chances of success it is a relentless focus and effort to hire great people, especially early on.

My Thank You Letter to Bill Gates... and Why It Pertains to You

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

Your life was almost certainly made better by a supervisor, manager, or leader along the way -- probably by many more than one. If you get the opportunity, say thanks. It's a great way to encourage more of what we really need: good leadership and management at all levels.