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3 Ways Companies Can Ensure Their Merger and Acquisition Success

Women on Business

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Don’t just set SMART goals, set the RIGHT goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Goal setting is powerful. Research shows you are likely to perform at a higher level if you set SMART goals. But how do you know what are the right goals to set? Goals are milestones that mark the way on your journey. If you set the wrong goals, you will get sidetracked.

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5 Positions Companies Need To Navigate Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

“The last 10 years have been about building a world that is mobile-first. In the next 10 years, we will shift to a world that is AI-first.”, Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, October 2016.

3 Ways to Rock Your Role in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Carol was visibly shaken on the other end of the phone. Karin, you know that new job I got, well I lost it. I mean, it’s not really my fault, the contract they had anticipated didn’t come through. I get it.

7 Ways to Deliver Constructive Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Which Actually Gets Heard. There are times where someone needs to offer constructive criticism. In fact, the best leaders and the best organizations are made better by learning to receive, process and respond to criticism.

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Herding Your Thoughts

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s not the most common comparison, but believe it or not, your thoughts and sheep herders have a few things in common. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below! Tweet it out: Be attentive to your thoughts, because they predict your future.

5 Leadership Habits That Make You Look Unprofessional

Lead from Within

Have you ever seen a colleague, a boss, or a leader display unprofessional behavior and wonder how they maintain their position? It might make you wonder whether anything you do comes across that way.

0802 | How to Lead in Multiple Sectors with Laura Gassner Otting


Laura Gassner Otting has spent the last 20 years working to strengthen organizations that weave our social and civic fabric. Through Limitless Possibility , Laura collaborates with entrepreneurs and investors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo.

Cater to Customers Desires to Achieve Customer Delight

Curious Cat

Customer delight requires understanding your customers needs and desires. Often even your customers don’t understand these well.

Breaking the sound of silence


In 1964, Paul Simon wrote a song called Sound of Silence that became planted in our brains and endures today. When Simon was asked how he, as a 21-year old lyricist, could come up with words with such deep meaning, his response was that he didn’t know.

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Research: Performing a Ritual Before a Stressful Task Improves Performance

Harvard Business Review

David “Big Papi” Ortiz retired in 2016 as one of the best baseball players in Boston Red Sox history. Papi was known for his exceptional at-bats, hitting over 540 home runs in his career. Each time Papi approached the batter’s box, he rested his bat against his legs, spat on his right hand, and clapped. This ritual placed Papi among a group of exceptional athletes, performers, and public speakers who all engage in pre-performance rituals.

3 Apps for Quick NY Resolutions — It’s Not Too Late to Start

Engaging Leader

Starting a new year is a great time to start healthy new habits, quit unhealthy ones, or just try something new that may improve your life’s satisfaction or effectiveness. But it’s already more than a week into the new year. Many of us have already tried and failed on our resolutions.

We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It

Harvard Business Review

You can’t go forward by going backward. Take the current debate about trade and globalization, for instance. While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable given the pain experienced by workers in a range of industries and communities in recent years, it is not the way to create lasting growth and shared prosperity. That doesn’t mean we should keep doing the same old things.


Bock on Business Books


Wally Bock lists the five best business books he read in 2016. I take any recommendations by Wally very seriously

What the Cost of a Trip to the Vet Tells Us About Why Human Health Care Is So Expensive

Harvard Business Review

The U.S. health care system is in deep trouble. We spend more per capita than any other country and have poor health outcomes to show for it. Health care spending as a share of the economy is growing faster than in any other country. One-quarter of Medicare spending is spent in the last 12 months of life.

The Plagiarism Stain


Aaron Blake in The Washington Post : Monica Crowley, Joe Biden, and plagiarism


Finding the Healthy Tension Between Being Confident and Collaborative

Harvard Business Review

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with people doing extraordinary things: inventors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and even a Buddhist master. They are pioneers who shatter norms, change paradigms, and delight us in new ways. Despite vast differences in their styles, personalities, and fields of endeavor, they have striking parallels in what made them successful. Namely, they combine their talent with an important balance between self-confidence and collaboration.

The Good Old Days


The trailer for " Taboo." If the films conveyed the odor of those times the audiences would truly recoil

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

Harvard Business Review

In a world where we’re bombarded with email, it’s disproportionately effective to connect with people face to face. Conferences, if you choose them wisely, can be one of the best ways to accelerate this process, since you can meet large numbers of people in just a few days.

Quote of the Day


All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I see I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin


The Idea Book


I have a Moleskine notebook that is my main spot for jotting down ideas. It accompanies me to ball games and auto repair shops, meetings and movies, restaurants and lobbies. You know what happens to good ideas if you don't write them down. No matter how brilliant they may be - how certain you are that they will be carved into your memory - if they are not on paper they disappear. The notebook heads off that problem but it also has another trick: It spurs other ideas.