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10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Leaders realize it's about people, not things. When you work a lot with technology it can be easy to confuse priorities and become infatuated with the technology. Strong leaders put the people first and leverage technology to make them more efficient.

Eleven Theorems on Leadership

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Filippouli

Our world needs inspiring leaders who will communicate openly to achieve engagement and create ecosystems of trust for progress and development.

How to Guarantee You'll Be Less Productive and Never Have Any Time for Yourself

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If you want to be less productive and never have any personal time for yourself, keep beating yourself up for what you haven't accomplished and keep managing your to-do list the way you always have.

Revolutionizing the Leadership and Diversity Relationship

Sylvana Storey | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Within our current business landscape, the breadth and depth of often polarizing challenges that leaders face continue to escalate.

Do Something, Do Nothing, or Decide You Don't Care

Edward Muzio | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

When I was a kid, we didn't have weather. That doesn't sound right. I'm pretty sure we had weather. We just didn't talk about it much. That doesn't ...

Learning How to Learn: What Business Leaders Need to Know

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Gurbaksh Chahal

The world is changing at a rapidly accelerating pace. What you learn today can quickly become outdated. HOW to learn, though, is a skill that lasts a ...

We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

When things go wrong in your business and personal relationships, do you ever ask yourself, Why is this happening... yet again? When you take a closer look, you may find that the outcome of the situation is not nearly as important as the road you took to get there.

Transforming Education Requires Talent at Every Level

Scott Morgan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Scott Morgan

We will never build high-performing school systems if we drive away our top teachers at such alarming rates. The education sector must become a talent magnet that draws great people to the teaching profession and retains top performers.

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Top 10 Revenue-Driving Tips Salespeople Can Learn from the Winter Games

Penny Herscher | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

What traits do athletes have that can translate to sales? Quite a few, actually. They know that they have to put in the work at practice to see results in the games. Salespeople have to show the same attention to detail in their accounts.

One Simple Way to Ensure that Your Team Becomes High Performing

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

If you are reading this, chances are good that you are currently a member of a team -- either at work, in your community, or as part of a volunteer organization. And if you aren't on a team now, chances are good that, at some time in your life, you were on a team. Yes? I thought so.

How to Take Charge of Your Career

Tom Fox | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jesse Sostrin is the author of "Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job." He is also a consult...

Fourteen Transformative CIO Resolutions For 2014

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Now that we are one month into the new year, and personal resolutions are well in hand, it's an opportune time to consider professional resolutions. W...

There Has Never Been a Better Time for CIOs to Fix IT's Reputation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

A recent Gartner study predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of large global organizations will appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO). The CIO and Enterprise IT, Mike Kail, CIO of Netflix offers a refreshing perspective.

When Is Enough, Enough?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Hands-off managers sometimes mistake these employees as incessant low performers. Hands-on managers usually discover that these employees can and will do good work, but only with constant coaching and assistance.

Giving Effective Feedback Means Knowing When Not to Give It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If your goal is to eat someone's dignity for lunch, you probably need to rethink your feedback strategy.

The Fresh Prince of Beverly Hills

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Fresh from their first (but certainly not last) time at music industry impresario Clive Davis' legendary Grammy Party, I sat down with Sir Hamilton to find out what's it like to be the hottest gay up-and-coming music manager in Hollywood.

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.

Understanding the Elusive Job Description

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Somewhere in the job description is an actual job... your task is to figure out what the company really needs.

Why Nonprofits Should Ditch Old-Fashioned Professional Development

Shayla R. Price | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Professional development is a critical tool to tackle challenges in your organization. However, it doesn't have to be boring! Boost the morale of your nonprofit team by pushing beyond the limits of cliché training. Your staff will be thankful.

How to Find an Intern Who Will Make an Impact for Your Business

Matt Hunckler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Matt Hunckler

It's a coin toss. At least, that's how some feel about hiring interns. And if you didn't have any tools for finding an intern and coaching them, you'd be right. Lucky for you, you really can find interns who add more to your business than tweets, blog posts and their newfound knowledge about Snapchat.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

Sustainability, Leadership and Management Innovation

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

By integrating environmental protection into the center of urban economic development, we have begun to hardwire a healthy biosphere into a standard requirement for effective and enlightened urban governance.

What Should HR Leaders Focus On in 2014?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

The most important thing that HR should focus on in talent management is assessing the skills the organization needs to implement its strategy, and the plan for recruiting and managing that critical talent.

Enterprise Software: Simplicity Drives Customer Benefit

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently spoke with Stan Swete, chief technology officer at Workday, about simplification of enterprise software to drive increased adoption and cus...