Mon.Dec 11, 2017

Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

If you work, you are an employee. Much of what I write about here is about leadership and how to be more effective in helping others choose to follow us in the pursuit of desirable outcomes. But every leader is a member of the team too. Even the CEO, even the owner. For the next […].

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How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

Leadership Freak

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading → Personal Growth Power weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success

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There's a Password for Every Door

Leading Blog

H OW DO YOU make things happen? How does it feel to not be afraid? Steve Sims, the founder of Bluefish , has built a company that gets things done. Bluefish makes seemingly out-of-reach, change-your-life, experiences happen.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Die Hard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Christmas Throwback Article I usually start the Christmas season off by watching my favorite Christmas movie on Black Friday or that Saturday. This year, I postponed it but was able to get around to watching what I consider to be one of the best Christmas movies out there.


Anese Cavanaugh

Time is of the essence, but YOU have to make it and take it back. Here’s how. Self-Awareness Energy Leadership

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Loud and Proud: Spreading The Word About Your Business

Strategy Driven

You want to let the world know about your company. You’re delighted with how you’ve managed to build your own business from scratch and now your aim is to spread the word as far as it can go. There are many ways in which you can go about this, but you need to get your advertising game on point.

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Sales Secrets

Coaching Tip

How to read prospects and decode subconscious signals to get results and close the deal. Ordinary salespeople sell. Extraordinary sales professionals engage. . Part of what sets them apart is their ability to understand body language, both their prospects' and their own, and use it to their advantage. Jim McCormick teams up with renowned body-language author Maryann Karinch to divulge insider information in BODY LANGUAGE SALES SECRET S. .

Keeping Abreast: Aligning Managers With Your Orders

Strategy Driven

One of the greatest difficulties in business has been and may always be, maintaining a good level of communication. This is especially true for the people you rely on to make your business function from day to day.

Bock on Books


Wally Bock , a very wise man who has been pointing to books that have shaped the lives of others, notes the books that have shaped his life. [I I will be posting my own list later

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Be a Contrarian with Grace

Lead Change Blog

Every workgroup needs a contrarian. People with different points of view, experiences, or attitudes move conversation and decision-making to a higher level. They aid in getting unconventional ideas and options noticed, comfort zones expanded, and results improved. That’s the upside. Some contrarians can also bring things to a complete halt.

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Is the Customer Always Right?

Strategy Driven

Consumers and company owners alike are familiar with one of the most well-known sayings in business: the customer is always right. This saying has been used for years on end.

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Work of Tomorrow


Wharton Business Radio has a podcast on the "work of tomorrow.


5 Ways to Generate More Sales Leads

Strategy Driven

The objective of every for-profit company is to increase its bottom line, and if you’re in the business of selling products or services, that ultimately means you’ll need to generate more leads.

Great Book Titles


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The Case for Including White Men in the Corporate Diversity Discussion


A recent Ernst & Young survey arrived at an interesting but not entirely surprising conclusion about white men in the workplace: they feel excluded from workplace inclusion efforts, which can hinder real progress on diversity and inclusion. The White Male Perspective on Workplace Diversity Efforts.

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The trailer for " Animal House


The Revival of the Integrated Life

Steve Farber

There’s this idea of late that the younger generations place a higher priority on living an integrated life than older generations. But I’m not so sure this is a generational concept. Instead, I suspect it’s more of a trend of our times, a trend that involves most of the workforce regardless of age. The belief that we should strive for balance in our work lives has been gaining momentum for a couple of decades, and it’s not going away.

Preparing Children to Navigate the Future


Cultural Offering has a brief video of Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discussing the importance of values in education. Excellent

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

Harvard Business Review

Moment/Getty Images. Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours, but the reality of that didn’t really sink until a few months in, when I asked for a vacation day to go to a friend’s wedding. My request was granted, sort of.

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The trailer for " Molly's Game


What Workers and Companies Should Know About the Republican Tax Bills

Harvard Business Review

Daniel Haskett/Getty Images. The House and Senate have passed somewhat different versions of major legislation to restructure the federal income tax. A House-Senate conference committee still needs to reconcile the two bills, with the goal of finishing before Christmas. Both bills would significantly overhaul the corporate income tax, increase the federal budget deficit, and disproportionately benefit upper-income taxpayers.

Because You Must Be Punished


Bob Dylan and friends: " Must Be Santa


Why the WTO Should Constrain the Power of China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Harvard Business Review

chuttersnap/unsplash. The Trump Administration has a chance to start working with 164 other countries to create “rules of the road” to stop China building national champions with government funding. Such state-owned enterprises or state-supported industries (SOEs) — think steel, aluminum and solar panels — have flooded global markets , depressed prices, and literally shut down hundreds of U.S. solar-panel startups.

The Fake Parent Biz


Don't want your girlfriend, boyfriend, or teacher to meet your real parents? The Telegraph has a story on Chinese businesses that provide fake parents for such encounters. Of course, since people can also rent fake lovers this could easily be the basis for a comedy

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Whiteboard Session: Getting Past Either-Or Decision Making

Harvard Business Review

If you don’t like your choices, create better ones. Managing yourself Video

Quote of the Day


Pessimism is a waste of time. Norman Cousins


How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Your Coworkers

Harvard Business Review

Jorg Greuel/Getty Images. If the topic of sexual harassment hasn’t come up in your office – either on Slack, in conversations over lunch, or by the watercooler — I’d be surprised. With the ongoing #metoo campaign and the almost daily headlines about men accused of harassing their coworkers, this subject is top of mind for many of us. But these conversations are tricky. You may be — understandably — nervous about how to handle the subject if (when) it comes up.

Substitute Doctors Are Becoming More Common. What Do We Know About Their Quality of Care?

Harvard Business Review

William Whitehurst/Getty Images. A little-known fact about health care is that hospitals frequently hire substitute doctors – or, as they are called in the profession, locum tenens physicians (from the Latin for “to hold the place, to substitute for”) – to temporarily cover for doctors who are vacationing, sick, attending conferences, or on leave for other reasons.

Better Cybersecurity Starts with Fixing Your Employees’ Bad Habits

Harvard Business Review

Chris Gilleard/Getty Images. Cybercrime is here to stay, and it’s costing American firms a lot of money. The average annualized cost of cybercrime for global companies has increased nearly 62% since 2013, from $7.2 million to $11.7 million. And these are just the average direct costs. Target, which experienced a massive data breach in 2013, reported that the total cost of the breach exceeded $200 million.