Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reinvention, Risk and Above All Clear Communication

Ebay has reinvented itself and bounced back from its nadir. Its stock had dropped 80% from its high. Now, it has soared again, reaching a six-year high. The CEO of eBay said the leadership team’s focus on making mobile payments easy … Continue reading

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Leaders, Are You Communicating to Win?

by Holly Green Are you focused on winning and moving towards your goals and vision each day, celebrating milestones along the way? Or, do you play not to lose? When an organization lacks a clear destination, it usually has many ill-defined ones. Employees feel unmotivated … Continue reading

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Is Yoda Too Old to Code?

There’s a very active discussion on Quora, a great Q&A site, about whether computer programmers lose their mojo as they age. In a world where young coders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg succeed at launching disruptive companies, it’s easy to assume … Continue reading

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Stephen Covey Video on Change Management

Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” which became the bible of personal and professional effectiveness, died this week.  While his book sold nearly 25 million copies, Covey also continued to teach and help organizations train … Continue reading

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Conversation Killers that Lead to Rampant Mistrust

by Lois Zachary Maria decided she had work to do. She identified ten behaviors to help her stay in good conversation. She reviewed them and, what’s more, she actually followed-through and got better at it. That is until….. Until she … Continue reading

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How Your Feedback Style is Determined by Your Generation

How would you answer the following questions: Do you ask for feedback on how you’re performing at your job? If you don’t get it, do you assume you’re doing a good job? Do you view getting invited to a meeting … Continue reading

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Ellen Pao and Husband Can’t “Let It Be”

The Ellen Pao lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins VC firm is juicy. They couldn’t have made up a script this good, even at  the Lifetime TV network!  You have a top drawer Silicon Valley VC firm accused of discriminating against an … Continue reading

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Managing Multiple Generations in the Workforce

by Holly Green I had one of those defining moments in life the other day. I went to the doctor for a minor ailment, and for the first time I noticed that the person wearing the stethoscope was younger than … Continue reading

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