• Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board: Gender Inequality in Business [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | November 4, 2016

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    We are almost in 2017, but we’re still living in a world where gender equality is an aspiration, rather than a reality. The continued existence of gender inequality is certainly evident in the boardrooms of powerful businesses…. Read More»

  • Benevolent Capitalism: Creating a Business for the Good of All

    Written by: Dain Heer | November 1, 2016

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    Do you ever feel concerned about the current state of the world? Are you frustrated with the status quo? Are you tired of business as usual and long for a different possibility? As an entrepreneur and owner of a successful global company, I can tell you that something else IS possible! Business can be kinder, […] Read moreRead More»

  • Eight Easy Ways You Can Guide Your Business Culture

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | October 28, 2016

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    Eight members of the of Young Entrepreneur Council share how leaders can craft and enable company culture at their companies…. Read More»

  • A Political Argument for Increased Business Morality

    Written by: Dana Theus | October 26, 2016

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    I’ve always been cautious about mixing social morality and business morality. This is in part because I’m cautious about the ways powerful entities like commercially successful enterprises can too-easily force the leaders’ narrow personal values on their employees, community and customers. But this presidential election has me rethinking my caution…. Read More»

  • Wells Fargo: An Object Lesson in the Connection Between the Employee Experience and the Customer Experience

    Written by: Matthew Wride | October 20, 2016

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    It’s been a tough few weeks for Wells Fargo, and that’s probably a colossal understatement. Once considered a pillar of the banking industry, Wells Fargo’s positive reputation is now as mythical as the phony customer accounts its employees created in order to meet sales quotas and keep their jobs. Instead of creating an employee experience aligned with Wells Fargo’s values, they created an environment where employees who missed their targets had to work overtime or on the weekends…. Read More»

  • 3 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

    Written by: Kyle Ferguson | October 19, 2016

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    Business intelligence departments are the visionaries of organizations. They’re focused on the next generation of products. So they often don’t feel a need to be in constant contact with IT or marketing teams. Likewise, the IT and marketing employees tend to stick to their own departments, preferring to work and socialize with those who are cut from the same professional cloth. Most leaders see this separation as a positive one; they think a little competition among departments improves performance. But that bias, grouping like with like, is also what drives us to create silos in our businesses, and it’s a habit we need to break…. Read More»

  • Nine Ways to Catch Up on Your 2016 Goals Before the End of the Year

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | October 17, 2016

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    Nine YEC members share how you can catch up on the 2016 goals you set at the start of this year if you’ve fallen behind on them…. Read More»

  • The Secret to Truly Innovative Business Models with Saul Kaplan

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | October 13, 2016

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    ow many of today’s most innovative business models solve a specific problem? How many organizations consider themselves human-centered?

    And how often should we re-evaluate our business models to ensure we’re accomplishing our goals and meeting our potential?… Read More»

  • How To Sabotage Your Ideas and Influence (Part One)

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | October 12, 2016


    You already know that launching and developing a good idea takes massive amounts of influence. Many fantastic ideas lie on the ash heap of history merely because someone couldn’t influence others to adopt the idea. But you may not realize that you might be sabotaging your own idea and influence. Often, the selling of an idea was actually sabotaged by the creator because he or she hadn’t developed the skills to persuade others to give credence to the idea…. Read More»

  • Age is Just a Number: How Peer-to-Peer Learning Can Strengthen a Multigenerational Workforce

    Written by: Blake Beus | October 11, 2016

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    Companies today face a multigenerational workforce that spans up to four generations. It’s not uncommon for a fresh-out-of-college millennial to join a company that has workers with 30 or more years of experience. Each generation brings its own values, skillsets, and contributions to the office. In theory, this diversity should be a strength, but sometimes it’s hard […] Read moreRead More»

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