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Why Less is Best

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what’s essential?—?what

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The Three Greatest Investments A Leader Can Make

Joseph Lalonde

Making money has always fascinated me. Even as I child, I would look for ways to earn extra money. It’s something that has caught my attention and never lost it.

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Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! 20 copies available! Leave a comment on this guest post by Mark Michaux Brown to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his book, “Outward Bound Lessons To… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

The Next Recession is Coming: Is Your Workforce Prepared?

CEO Insider

The news about the economy has been mostly positive over the last year. Unemployment hit its lowest rate in 50 years as we continued to recover from the 2008 Recession, and payroll employment grew by 130,000 in August.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Ensuring Your Business Starts On Stable Footing

Strategy Driven

We can often see businesses as stable institutions, perhaps absolutely secure on the platform upon which they stand. But most of us who have experience in the industry know better.

The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

CEO Insider

Oscar Wilde’s famous definition of a cynic as someone who “knows the price/cost of everything and the value of nothing” resonates just as much today as it did 127 years ago. If we look at the value of a brand or indeed the value we place on our personal privacy and data, then it should […].

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm from…”You Are Awesome” by Neil Pasricha

The Practical Leader

Read my review of You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha. “Resilience is a skill we now have in very short supply. Not many of us have been through famines or wars or, let’s be honest, any form of true scarcity. We have it all!

40 Years: Communicating Lessons Learned

Decker Communication

Since founding Decker Communications, Inc. in 1979, Bert Decker has seen dramatic changes in the communication landscape – yet many things remain the same. In this special series on the Decker blog, he’ll give some insight into these changes over the last 40 years.

The Basics of a Cross-Functional Team


Almost all industries are segmented, but sometimes big changes require creating a team with representation from all sides of the business. Here are the basics of working with cross-functional teams. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS. Imagine an orchestra made up of nothing but trumpets. Imagine a baseball team of all catchers. […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more.

WRIR “Inspire Indeed” Interview

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Christa Motley, host of Inspire Indeed at WRIR radio, invited me to the station to talk about the journey to writing my book 7 Lenses and how it is helping people who want to understand ethical issues.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Find the Fire

Lead Change Blog

Once upon a time, you probably learned the thrill of a good day’s work and were inspired to work harder and accomplish more. Then the honeymoon ended, burnout set in, and you began going through the motions uninspired. Wouldn’t you love to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one?

Invent Now – Tweak Later

Ron Edmondson

I remember reading once that the can opener came almost 50 years after the tin can. Wow, had you ever read that? Apparently, it takes time for innovation to ultimately find it’s true destination. I also read once it was years before someone thought to cut a hole in the bottom of a basketball goal. Another example, plastic was invented years before someone thought to mass produce it. Penicillin was invented in 1928, but didn’t arrive on the market for mass use until 1945.

How To Build Your Brand As A Small Business

Strategy Driven

As a small business owner, one of the most important processes that you need to go through is building your brand. You need to build a strong brand image so that you can stand out from the crowd, be memorable, and establish yourself in your particular industry.

Climate Change Is Going to Transform Where and How We Build

Harvard Business Review

Will we reinforce, rebuild, rebound, restrict, or retreat? Economics & Society Digital Article

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

3 Types of Taxes You Need to Account for as a Small Business Owner

Strategy Driven

The longer a business stays open, the greater the chance it will survive. The latest statistics show a third of new businesses fail within two years. Things are more difficult for small businesses. Many small businesses try to stay afloat by cutting corners.

Research: How Virtual Reality Can Help Train Surgeons

Harvard Business Review

A UCLA study yielded promising results. Talent management Technology Healthcare Digital Article

5 Unexpected Benefits of Using Freshbooks Cloud Accounting

Strategy Driven

Every month, half a million people become entrepreneurs. While that number may seem inspiring, it’s important to note that the vast majority of those businesses will be forced to cease operations or subsidize them with other means of employment.

Bubbles, Golden Ages, and Tech Revolutions

Harvard Business Review

Economist Carlota Perez joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the life cycle of technology revolutions and how they ultimately change every aspect of society. Perez is optimistic about the future — she explains how we can harness technology to foster green growth and global development. Technology Innovation Economics & Society Audio

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

5 Simple Rules for Strategy Execution

Harvard Business Review

The more you try to achieve, the less you’ll accomplish. Strategy Strategy execution Digital Article

Amazon Under Attack, and Household Financial Stress

Harvard Business Review

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the problem of household financial stress. They also debate whether current criticisms of Amazon are justified. Economy Stress Economics & Society Audio

Facebook’s Oversight Board Is Not Enough

Harvard Business Review

The problems with the company are ingrained in its business model. Social platforms Internet Corporate governance Business models Digital Article