Wed.Dec 13, 2017

7 Christmas Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I’m going on a wild hunch there are some men who haven’t even thought about what they’ll get their wife for Christmas yet. I understand. It probably still seems early to Christmas Eve shoppers. (I

How To Overcome Self-Doubt

Joseph Lalonde

Your mind is lying to you. One of the things I’ve battled with throughout my life has been self-doubt. I doubt that I’m good enough. I doubt people like me. And I doubt I make an impact on the world. No one has told me any of those things.

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Commanding Excellence with Purpose, Passion, and Ingenuity

Leading Blog

G ARY MORTON had the opportunity to be a part of two excellent organizations under accomplished leaders. First as a lieutenant tank commander in the U.S. Army’s Task Force 4-68 under Lt. Colonel Alfred L.

Integrity and Trustworthiness: A Lost Art?

Lead Change Blog

“You are only as good as your word.” This used to be a popular, if trite and overstated concept. Unfortunately, in many circles today, the mantra may sound to many as some quaint old notion. We all know that, in reality, it’s far more than that. Without high integrity – without an implicit trust that people can fully believe you actually mean what you say – all of our interactions with other people are cheapened dramatically.

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How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

It’s a story everyone has heard and maybe even experienced a hundred times before – the hard worker desperate to escape their monotonous corporate life to pursue adventure in far off lands. Each of us has at least a seed of wanderlust waiting to grow and tempt us away from routine and stability.

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18 Quotes To Inspire Leaders In The New Year (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Are your leaders prepared for the year ahead? Each day will bring new challenges, and to succeed within ethical boundaries, they’ll need a clear picture of “good leadership.” This series is an annual tradition and this year's post includes 18 quotes (each linked to a post with leadership guidance) to inspire you to grow your leadership skills to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring. .

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Sometimes you catch sight of a turn, heading off into the distance - a dirt track or a country road at right angles to the highway, as you drive along those straight, miles-long lines you find only in the West.


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What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Aron Vellekoop Len/Getty Images. Because I teach a course on Product Management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “what is the role of a Product Manager?” ” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.”

Building Dialogue


Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on dialogue with atheists. The attitude he describes would also be beneficial when talking across ideological and other differences. We need more of that approach in our society


Case Study: Should a Hotel Giant Eliminate Some Brands and Refocus?

Harvard Business Review

Tooga/Getty Images. The business-casual dress code had Troy Freeman stumped. As the longtime CEO of Otto Hotels & Resorts, now the second-largest lodging company in the world, he’d packed for hundreds of work trips before, but suits were his go-to. Without them as an option, he was having a much harder time. His flight was leaving first thing in the morning for Carmel, where he would meet his newly expanded executive team for an offsite to discuss the company’s portfolio strategy.

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"The activity of taste," Hannah Arendt once observed, "decides how this world, independent of its utility and our vital interests in it, is to look and sound, what men will see and what they will hear in it." In our own time, however, taste has no public resonance at all; rather, it has been drastically reduced to mean little more than individual whim or consumer preference.

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How Machine Learning Can Help Identify Cyber Vulnerabilities

Harvard Business Review

Pedro Pestana/EyeEm/Getty Images. People are undoubtedly your company’s most valuable asset. But if you ask cybersecurity experts if they share that sentiment, most would tell you that people are your biggest liability. Historically, no matter how much money an organization spends on cybersecurity, there is typically one problem technology can’t solve: humans being human. Gartner expects worldwide spending on information security to reach $86.4

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The trailer for " Nobody's Fool


The Real Reasons Companies Are So Focused on the Short Term

Harvard Business Review

MirageC/Getty Images. This has been a remarkable year for the markets. The S&P and the Dow indexes are up 18% and 19%, respectively. But this run-up isn’t based on solid business foundations. Quarterly profits have only increased 5% since 2012 , but investors’ valuations of those profits (as measured by earnings per share) has increased 59% over the same period. What’s behind the disconnect?

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I'm not so interested in bitcoin as I have all my money invested in Tulip futures. Expat(ish


If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Harvard Business Review

Joed Barallas/EyeEm/Getty Images. Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct reports – and every time he received bad feedback, he pulled out his data and exclaimed, ”But look how much time I spend with everyone!”

Quote of the Day


History is not, as Joseph Heller called it, "a trash bag of random coincidences blown in the wind." It has a purpose, a point, a plot. God is at work behind the scenes. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks


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The trailer for " The Shape of Water