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  • Elasticity, Not Tolerance, Builds Relationships

    Written by: Chip Bell | April 4, 2016

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    “Be tolerant,” she said. I was confused! Was this a grade the ol’ boys had missed, a piece of advice, or a roundabout way of admitting, “We don’t know how to grade what you’ve chosen—so go and be tolerant?” Then she added, “You’ll do fine if you’re just tolerant.” Over the next fifty years, I learned that Miss Lena was “in the right church, but the wrong pew.”… Read More»


  • Slaying the Corporate Beast: A Whistleblower Story

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | April 1, 2016

    Michael G Winston a whistleblower story

      There are few leaders in the history of corporate America who will find themselves in the position Michael G. Winston found himself in at Countrywide Financial. Just two months into a major role at a major division of Bank of America, Michael witnessed, in his words, what went “beyond greed to fraud.” A believer […] Read moreRead More»


  • The Difference Between Management and Leadership [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 1, 2016

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    It’s one thing to be a manager but it’s a completely different thing to be a leader. The main difference is leaders have people follow them and managers have people work for them…. Read More»


  • The Power of Positive Deviants – A Resiliency Resource

    Written by: Eileen McDargh | March 31, 2016

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    “Deviants.” It’s a word that brings up images of wild-eyed folks who defy social norms; people who inhabit the lower reaches of the socio-economic scale; misfits and outcasts…. Read More»


  • #SocialLeader Recap: “How Blue Unicorns Intentionally Build a Quality Network”

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 31, 2016

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    A network is an integral part of any business person’s arsenal, but it’s more than just the number of connections you have on LinkedIn. For a true blue unicorn, it’s important to have a quality network that was built with intention. So how do you do intentionally set out to build that kind of network? […] Read moreRead More»


  • For Companies Like Buffer and Zingerman’s, Is Transparency Good for Business?

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | March 31, 2016

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    Highly visible companies like Zingerman’s and Buffer raise a question about the effectiveness of transparent business philosophies and practices. Is transparency good for business?… Read More»


  • The Morning Rituals of 10 of the World’s Most Inspirational Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 30, 2016

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    If you’re like me, every morning starts with hitting the snooze button a few times before rolling out of bed and stumbling to the coffee pot. Then you spend the next hour or so in a groggy haze getting while starting your day. But what about inspirational entrepreneurs? How do they start their mornings? What […] Read moreRead More»


  • 14 Great Tools for Leadership Feedback

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | March 30, 2016

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    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they get leadership evaluations from their employess. Here are their answers:… Read More»


  • Company Culture Drives Your Company… How’s Yours Going?

    Written by: Chris Edmonds | March 30, 2016

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    Where do leaders spend the bulk of their time?

    When I ask leaders that question, a great majority of them tell me they invest 95 percent of their time on results and processes. In their world, that’s what gets measured, monitored, and rewarded…. Read More»


  • 8 Ways to Improve Brain Power [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | March 29, 2016

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    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but scientists have proven otherwise. As we age our brains might not feel as sharp as they used to. Have trouble remembering names, dates and tasks? Ever walk into a room and can’t remember why you’re there? You’re not alone. This happens to people of […] Read moreRead More»


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