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  • The Voice of David – Listen Up Leaders

    Written by: Eileen McDargh | March 30, 2015

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    Every business has some Goliath over the next hill: giant attrition of talented employees; giant competition in the marketplace; a giant need to control costs; a giant need to expand into a new market.

    Who are your Little Davids?… Read More»


  • 3 Leadership Lessons from the Dinner Table

    Written by: Chris R. Stricklin | March 27, 2015

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    Where do people do their most honest discussion, let their guard down a bit and just talk? At the meal table. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is the time most of us focus on relaxing and enjoying a satisfying meal. So, the obvious question that follows is how do you utilize this opportunity? … Read More»


  • Will Commissioned Salespeople Soon Disappear?

    Written by: Ryan Estis | March 26, 2015

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    A new Forrester study predicts that of the 4.5 million B2B sales jobs in existence today, “one million jobs will be net displaced by 2020.” Are salespeople disappearing?… Read More»


  • If Mother Nature Was Your CEO

    Written by: Kristof De Wulf | March 25, 2015

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    Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood vessels and river deltas to create some of the most sophisticated and efficient design solutions. If McLaren Automotive manages to create better designs by stealing from nature, surely nature must contain lessons that apply to business and leadership as well.

    Here are 4 laws of nature that can inspire you to become a better leader…… Read More»


  • What Leonard Nimoy Taught Me About Leadership Over Lunch

    Written by: Ron Ricci | March 24, 2015

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    My job: fly to Las Vegas and have dinner with Nimoy at Caesar’s Palace – and figure out how to use him as a spokesperson for the product line. Over the next six months, we talked a few times about his role and how to be effective…. Read More»


  • How Young Entrepreneurs Want Their Older Colleagues to View Them

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | March 23, 2015

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    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how young leaders really want their older colleagues to see them. Here are their responses…. Read More»


  • The Best Ways to Manage Introvert and Extrovert Employees

    Written by: Top Management Degrees | March 20, 2015

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    Like many other forms of diversity, the challenge is to find just the right mix of introverts and extraverts – and, of course, create a safe environment where the different working and communication styles are freely expressed. Because, when they’re together, real magic happens…. Read More»


  • 5 Ways to Move a Culture to a Community

    Written by: Jon Mertz | March 19, 2015

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    Community is a mindset to adopt in the places where we work. We should ditch workplaces for communities, bringing generations together to collaborate and lead forward…. Read More»


  • 3 Powerful Ways to Promote Workplace Optimism

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | March 18, 2015

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    Workplace optimism is a mood in the environment that gives people hope that good things can come from their work. Furthermore, people have meaningful relationships and work that fulfill basic needs. So what, then, can a leader do to cultivate such a vibe? … Read More»


  • When Trust is Taken for Granted

    Written by: David Penglase | March 17, 2015

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    If we become unintentionally and mindlessly disconnected from the very things that are important to building and maintaining trust, we put trust at risk, and when trust is at risk… everything is at risk…. Read More»


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