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5 Secrets to Find Success as an Introvert

Women on Business

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How to Work for a Human Tornado

Next Level Blog

Chances are that, at some point in your career, you’re going to work for a human tornado. In my speeches and workshops, I often say that leaders control the weather. When I talk with my audiences about that, I’m assuming that it’s a room full of healthy, positive people who can make smart choices about the weather they’re creating as leaders. Unfortunately, though, many of us will at some point, work for a designated leader who creates all kinds of terrible weather.

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How To Avoid Sexual Temptation At The Office

Joseph Lalonde

As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts. Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.

Influence is the Value Force of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

This post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Jeff Thurston. All leaders have a sphere of influence. It can be defined as the context in which influence is felt.

The Speed of Change is Relative

Ron Edmondson

A huge reminder to leaders attempting change This is a reminder to leaders who are attempting to lead change. If you miss this one principle you can greatly damage the effectiveness of change or even your reputation as a leader in the change. It’s simple, but it is powerful.

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151: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity.

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Interview: The Integration of Change Management and Knowledge Management

Change Starts Here

After a brief hiatus, the Influence Change at Work show is back! And now, in addition to the audio podcast on BlogTalkRadio, the show is available on YouTube.

High-Potential Leaders

Coaching Tip

What "High Potential" Means Now. Everyone has potential to grow, but not everyone, has the potential to lead a large, complex organization in the near and distant future. Today's high potential leaders, or "hipos," must be able to identify the untapped opportunities their companies will pursue and mobilize in the organization. They should exhibit three characteristics that the previous generation of leaders did not always need: They imagine on a large scale.

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The Most Desirable Employee Benefits

Harvard Business Review

In today’s hiring market, a generous benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. According to Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, about 60% of people report that benefits and perks are a major factor in considering whether to accept a job offer. The survey also found that 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.

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The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

Harvard Business Review

The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting to consider all the ways our lives may improve, from managing our calendars to making medical diagnoses, but it’s scary to consider the social and personal implications — and particularly the implications for our careers.

Crime and Punishment


The trailers for: " Lone Star " " 2 Days in the Valley " " Blood Simple " " Fargo " " Twilight " " The General's Daughter


Sleep-Deprived Judges Dole Out Harsher Punishments

Harvard Business Review

One of the unpleasant aspects of being a manager is that you have to deal with employees who engage in punishable offenses, such as taking credit for another employee’s work, blaming someone else for a mistake, harassing a coworker, or violating company policies. Some typical disciplinary actions might include reassignment, suspension, formal performance write-ups, eliminating bonuses, or even firing.

Global Refugee Crisis: Two Sides


Reprise : The Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis features Mark Steyn and Nigel Farage versus Louise Arbour and Simon Schama. Well worth the time

You Should Consider Buying a Small Business. But When?

Harvard Business Review

For the past five years, we have taught a course at Harvard Business School that prepares students to search for, purchase, and run a small business. The course is always taught in the spring term of the second year of the two-year program, and indeed, as graduation looms, our students have to decide whether they will look for a company to buy and, if so, when to do it.

Knowing's Restrictions


Knowing is fine, but we should also try to know what we do not know. Knowing is important, but it can also spark the temptation to control or micromanage. Knowing is insatiable, but the feast should eventually end so action can be taken

A Proven Method to Lock in Meetings with Consulting Prospects

David A Fields

Consultants and consulting firm leaders are still trying to secure appointments with their prospects as if they’re in the stagecoach era. There’s a better way. Remember when people would travel from town to town in a stagecoach? I don’t either, but I’ve seen it in the movies.

More Dewey Crowe, Please


Wired in 2015 assembled some gifs from Justified. If you've never seen that series, you should quickly remedy that


Quote of the Day


Public funders - and eventually private funders as well - will migrate away from organizations with stirring stories alone toward well-managed organizations that can also demonstrate meaningful, lasting impact. Mario Morino

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Blinded by the bomb-flash and numbed by the narcotic injection, he could not estimate the extent of his injuries, but he knew that he was dying. Around him, in the darkness, voices sounded as through a thick wall. from Time and Time Again by H. Beam Piper