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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

How to Become a Key Person of Influence

Alex Pirouz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

There was a time when a personal brand was limited to a person's co-workers, neighbours, family and friends. In today's Internet- and social networ...

David Brooks Explains More Than He Intended

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.16.2014 | Media
Jim Sleeper

What makes the column still more revealing and sad is that, far from serving up an older but wiser man's humility, it recycles what Brooks has been saying quite often since even when he was younger and, one might have hoped, less cynical.

How I Became the World's Leading Expert

Lana Shlafer | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lana Shlafer

I felt very frustrated and depressed for much of my 20s because I believed I was not diving far enough into any line of work to develop expertise. Nothing seemed to captivate me for long with the kind of zest that I wanted to feel.

Be a Thought Leader -- 9 Steps to Influence and Media Attention

Susan Harrow | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Susan Harrow

The point of being a thought leader isn't just to get more media appearances, more sales, more followers, or more money. It's an opportunity to make great shifts inside yourself and out in the world.

The Problem-Solving Fast Track

Garret Kramer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Garret Kramer

We live in a thought-created reality, not a circumstance-created reality. Therefore, it makes little sense to think more about a problem that is the result of too much thinking to begin with.

Jean Houston Answers Oprah's Question, 'What Happens When You Die?'

OWN | Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

Recently on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with American philosopher Jean Houston, author of The Wizard of Us. Here are the thought leader's wise a...

Oprah: 'If You Don't Accept The Yearning, You End Up Dying Inside'

OWN | Posted 11.28.2012 | OWN

On the Nov. 25th episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with legendary thought leader Jean Houston -- author of The Wizard of Us -- about the h...

WATCH: How To Recognize The Call To Adventure

OWN | Posted 11.26.2012 | OWN

Virtually every human being has what writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell once referred to as "the call to adventure," says his friend and colleague...

WATCH: Why The Wizard Of Oz Is One Of Oprah's Favorite Stories

OWN | Posted 11.25.2012 | OWN

Glinda the Good Witch isn't just a goody-two-shoes. She's also one of Oprah's favorite spiritual teachers. During a conversation with thought leade...

WATCH: An Interview First For Oprah

OWN | Posted 11.20.2012 | OWN

Jean Houston is a thought leader, an anthropologist, a wisdom teacher -- and the interviewee that caused Oprah to do something she's never done after ...

Belief: A Force Greater Than Inertia

Tom Butta | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

Some might see the notion of belief as a non-strategic, softer side of business. That couldn't be more wrong. Belief is the essential ingredient for winning. Look at these three common scenarios. See how belief made the difference.

4 Ways to Be a Thought Leader Online

Lena L. West | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Lena L. West

Here are five ideas -- including some for you right-brainers out there -- to liven things up and renew your commitment to building your thought leadership online.

Film on Haitian Art: In the Eye of the Spiral

Jim Luce | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

We believe that the art of this nation can be the catalyst to begin a positive and expanding spiral for the people of Haiti. I believe in Haiti. I deeply admire its people and have great respect for its artists and intellectuals.

What is Transformation?

Tom Butta | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

I recently read an article in The Economist about Jim Collins, the author of Built to Last, Good to Great, and, most recently, Great by Choice. The pi...

The Road to Value (Part 2)

Tom Butta | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Tom Butta

A value roadmap can provide a number of sustainable benefits inside the company that invests in the effort. The capabilities section of the value roadmap showcases the gaps between what the roadmap says is needed and what the company can actually provide.

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. Here are some steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.

Turn Down the Volume on Yelling!

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Organizations are made up of flawed human beings -- and all of us struggle with effective communication. So what can you do to deal with a loss of volume control either in yourself or others? Let me suggest two simple steps.

Be an Oprah/Oprah-ette: Steps to Branding and Thought Leadership in 2011

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

On the brink of a New Year, its timely to think about "out with the old and in with the new." It's important housekeeping for us whether we are talki...

Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women's maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-...

Don't Let Your Next Crisis Go to Waste

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Crises create new working patterns spontaneously, but without conscious effort, these innovations cannot be sustained. The crisis becomes a part of company's folklore, rather than lasting performance.

Tadeusz Sudol: An Eye for the Roosevelt Island Tram

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Tadeusz Sudol is a renowned architect working with a prestigious Manhattan firm. He also presides over his local art gallery, RIVAA. Above and beyon...

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

CEO's, Don't Spend Your Time Being Average

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

The "pull to equilibrium" is the nemesis -- the Darth Vader if you will -- of innovation, courage and speedy execution. And these are the three keys to winning unlimited market share in today's global economy.