Monthly Archives: May 2013

Leveraging Diversity the Achilles Heel of Business

Workplace diversity is usually touted as a great way to innovate, gain multiple perspective and compete. Yet, in practically every industry and around the world, it is a sorely underutilized strength. According to 1,000 corporate directors, their companies are failing … Continue reading

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5 Ways to be a More Appreciative Leader

by Karlin Sloan “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity We all like to be appreciated. It feels good when someone notices our hard work. And, … Continue reading

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9 Powerful Courageous Leadership Questions You Want to Ask

by Sandra Ford Walston “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This time-worn saying is false. For example, “a stone is thrown” when someone says, “I don’t care how you do it, just get … Continue reading

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Ethics of Business Videos & Getting Clear

Employees of a disengaged manager are four times as likely to be disengaged themselves. It’s contagious. Productivity suffers but also without thinking of the larger ramifications, a manager can lead employees to unethical behavior without realizing it.  Maybe it’s telling … Continue reading

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What Siri Can Teach Us About Effective Communication

By Lois Zachary One day after a long frustrating interchange with Siri, I shouted, “can’t you find any information at all on that topic? What is taking you so long? Her response? “I am putting myself to the fullest possible … Continue reading

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Richard Branson Key Leadership Skills Video

Have you ever noticed how large companies will often describe “entrepreneurial experience” as a key desired trait for future employees. No wonder. It takes a certain steely resolve and “do whatever it takes” attitude to be an entrepreneur. Large companies … Continue reading

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Steve Case on Innovation, Entrepreneurs and Risk

Steve Case, the founder of AOL and currently the Chief Executive of Revolution, an investment firm, probably makes one of the best distinctions between entrepreneurs and large companies in his interview with The New York Times. He calls entrepreneurs “attackers”, … Continue reading

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