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Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured, Leadership, Strategy | 2 comments

Techniques to Help Keep Your Mind Clear

It’s easy to say, “Keep the commitments you make.” The statement has obvious value and seems like a no brainer. Sometimes it’s the HOW to manage those commitments to make sure none of the balls we throw into the air get dropped that’s the more valuable information. With that in mind, I thought I’d share some things that have worked well for me.

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 0 comments

What Actually Makes You Seem Likeable?

When I was an “on-air talent” on an NBC show, one of the first things they tested before I was hired was my likeability, what the TV industry and others dub the “Q” factor. Even though I tested high on that range I was keenly aware that it mattered more than my journalism experience, smarts, willingness to work hard or aptitude for this job. In fact, I believed that at least three other candidates were better qualified. Others call this effect the Mitt Romney mistake.

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Business, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Millennials, My Story Campaign, Recognition, Strategy, Transparency, Workplace Optimism | 0 comments

5 Lessons from the “Corner” Office

More and more offices exist at the corner, situated in the messy confluences of cultures and technologies and in the borderlands of traditional disciplines. As a millennial leader myself, I see the ways our generation’s coming of age in the workforce has primed us to lead from these spaces, to support a more inclusive and empathetic framework, and, ultimately, to embrace failure as an inevitable process towards achievement.

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Engagement, Featured, Leadership, Strategy | 0 comments

The Difference Between Ordinary and Extraordinary Outcomes

While there are clearly situations that call for complete change where trade-offs do apply, there are also times where the wisdom of “both-and” is much more applicable. “Both-and” in a sense that current qualities or aspects of an organization are not lost in order to gain something new. Instead, current and new conditions are both brought forward and the positive effect more often then not can be exponential.

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Business, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership, Millennials | 4 comments

An Ode to Millennials in the Workplace

Generation Y is derided in the media and typecast in the business world for its perceived collective traits: A need for recognition, a perceived lack of focus and a lackluster work ethic. But like many of you, I have the pleasure of working with several Millennials. They’re valued members of my team and of our global organization, contributing new ideas, fresh energy and a passion for technology (a benefit for any business, but especially a technology company like ours).

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Culture, Engagement, Featured, Leadership | 1 comment

How Leaders Reinforce the Human Side of Turnaround Management

Leading a small business, nonprofit, sports team, or busy corporation through a turnaround is part of the job for owners, executive directors, and CEOs today. Troubled business models are either failing stubbornly or being bought out by fresh-faced entrepreneurs armed with modern metrics and a better operational strategy.

Workplace pitfalls and land mines abound if your core strategy is not communicated honestly and completely from the outset to the entire team. Malalignment of job execution, product ROI and service ROE are the genesis of most fiscal failures.

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Business, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Featured, Inspirational, Leadership, Social Media | 2 comments

Your Social Role in the Shifting Relationship Economy

Even with the technology to support two-way communication and discussions on the relationship economy we still observe many companies and entrepreneurs who are using the outdated mode of one-way communication called broadcasting. For example, how many have seen on social media channels a robotic, automated approach to sharing information?

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured | 5 comments

Leadership Styles From Around The World

Leadership is an ever-changing concept, and the way in which people practice leadership style varies greatly from culture to culture. From autocratic management to egalitarian practice, from the traditional Asian ‘ringi-sho consensus’ to the Scandinavian ‘Primus Inter Pares’ this infographic explores the overriding philosophies that dictate leadership styles across the globe.

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