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Innovation and Change, Solving the Workplace Dilemna Video

A company started by a 15-year-old, purchased by Yahoo! for $30MM, is the latest example of what many people and organizations assume is the “face of innovation.” Innovators are assumed to be young, usually male, and creating the next cool … Continue reading

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How Courage-Based Decisions Boost Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job … Continue reading

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Why Communication is The Most Important Role of a Leader

Mary Kay Ash put it really well when she coached her sales force on selling her products. She said (and we’re paraphrasing here),  when you’re telling someone about your company or products, ask, “Did I tell you about my products? … Continue reading

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10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain

by Holly Green If the human brain is such a marvel of evolution, why does it so often betray us into making poor decisions and acting foolishly? Perhaps the most damaging flaw is the brain’s tendency to think it’s right. … Continue reading

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Age Bias in Silicon Valley and Beyond

“I don’t think I would have been able to get this CEO job if I hadn’t shaved my head.” Randy Adams, founder of ten venture-backed companies who happens to be 60. Okay. Shaving your head and wearing Converse sneakers to … Continue reading

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All Hail to Data! But, Are We Using It Wisely?

We’re hearing a lot about data these days. It’s being heralded as the objective, predictive way to source great talent and boost productivity. But, the trick is to draw the right conclusions from all those great data points. Watch this … Continue reading

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The Perils of Being the Shell Answer Man

Bill Garcia* is a manager at a manufacturing company who reveled in the fact that employees came to him for the answers. In fact, this made him feel really smart and helpful.  Problem was, when his company grew and his role as a manager grew, … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving For Innovative Ideas

by Holly Green Anyone can enhance their creative problem solving ability simply by understanding the underlying principles of creativity and grasping one very important rule. The creative process consists of two distinct phases — divergence and convergence. Divergence is the … Continue reading

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Effective Decision-Making through 3 Key Soft Skills

by Lois Zachary Do you often rush decision-making because of a deadline? You don’t have time to get input or have a full understanding of the issue. Then, when it comes to implementation, does it feel like your team is … Continue reading

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Are Blind Spots Derailing Your Ability to Make Smart Decisions?

The process of making smart decisions is similar to backing up a car.  Not getting the right information or having your vision blocked cripples your ability to gauge risk and make informed decisions.   In other words, you want to … Continue reading

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