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Relationship Building

Can Nonprofits Build on Bill Gates's Business Insights?

Eugene Fram | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Bill Gates shares some of his convictions about what makes or breaks developing businesses. Based on his vast experience I suggest that many of his insights can serve as models as well as caveats in the nonprofit environment.

Organic Networking: Carrie Rich Explains the Power You Can Access Anywhere, Anytime

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Even as a young woman counting several early successes, Carrie's youth has brought her equal challenges in a world dominated by those her senior.

The Other ROI: Return on Intention

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

If you define success solely based on the balance in your bank account, I encourage you to do some soul searching. Are you truly happy? Are you able to enjoy all aspects of your life fully?

Sandy Hook, One Month Later: Building Relationships and Winning the Peace

Robert Hall | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

One month later, the tragedy at Sandy Hook has caused us to reflect on what kind of society we have become. Increasingly it feels like we have become a land of strangers and estrangement that has lost our relational glue.

Make Your Conference the Centerpiece for a Tight-knit Community

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

It happened just before I was to go on stage to deliver a keynote. I was so moved to tears by the prior program, that mascara dripped on my lavender b...

How Political Insults May Be Affecting Your Behavior and What You Can Do About It

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Let's talk about ways to make friends more easily because, research shows, friendship is especially cherished during volatile, hostile times.

Spray Glue vs. Elmer's Glue: Leading with Diverse Materials

John Maeda | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
John Maeda

At the recent TED Global conference in Edinburgh, I gave a talk framing some of my thoughts on the overlaps between technology, design, art and leader...

Do You Have an Online Personality?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Louisa Leontiades

I belong to many LinkedIn Groups and most have a post where you are supposed to introduce yourself. Reams and reams of people post in these threads ho...

Partnership (Or, We Can't Do It All by Ourselves)

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

Lately, I'm increasingly aware that I participate in another kind of stewardship. Not just of the relationship between individuals and Cura, but also between other organizations and ours. The work we do has both built and relied upon partnership.

Who Owns Hispanic Social Media?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Communication is a fundamental function of human existence. And it does not require corporate sponsorship. That primordial need to listen, and in turn to be heard, will always drive social media.

How To Be Helpful To Almost Anyone, Anytime

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

To create the possibility of a genuinely good, and even wonderful and inspiring relationship, you have to begin with your attitude toward yourself and the other person.

Is It Always the Best in the Beginning?

Jessica Radloff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Radloff

While we all hope that the beginning of a relationship is pure bliss, often that isn't the case.

Have Them at "Hello": Pre-Meeting Prep to Speed Up Relationship Building

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

If you want to have a meeting that stands out as the BEST thing that happened to that person that day, you can't wait until the appointed hour to get the relationship building in motion.