Fri.Dec 08, 2017

The Stand-Up Strategists

Leading Blog

H OW FREQUENTLY do you think your employees laugh at work? In contrast, how often do you estimate that they feel bored or uninspired?

2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

N2Growth Blog

As a team leader, it may be uncomfortable for you to ask the right questions. After all, the people you lead expect you to have answers. While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea.

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4 Easy Steps to Make Tough Decisions in the Workplace

Women on Business

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How to Wake From Sleepwalking and Find Vitality Again

Leadership Freak

Old sneakers feel like home. Rituals are an oasis in turbulence. Rituals are stability. But rituals enable you to sleepwalk into the desert. What worked in the past is perilous now. The danger… Continue reading → Change Leading Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth

90% of Startups Fail – Here’s How to be Part of the Other 10% in 2018

Women on Business

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15 Must Watch TED Talks

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? How do you usually come up with creative solutions? Maybe you get outside to recharge. Maybe you take a break and breath fresh air. Or maybe, you’re unsure where to begin. Not knowing where to start is always the scariest part of just about anything.

How to Create a Greener Business

Strategy Driven

Becoming an environmentally-friendly business cannot only help to preserve the planet, but it can also improve your brand’s image and increase sales. If you want to develop eco-friendly practices across your organization, find out how to create a greener business. Utilize Solar Energy.

How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired

Harvard Business Review

Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images. After you’ve been fired, getting back into the job market can be difficult. How should your résumé reference the previous position, or should you even include it? What should you say in an interview? And how can you go into the application process feeling positive about your prospects? What the Experts Say. Looking for a job is never easy, and it can be even more nerve-wracking after your confidence has been through the wringer.

Smart Strategies for a More Effective Business

Strategy Driven

Running a business is a difficult thing to do. It is even more difficult to do when you are not running your business as effectively as it should be. When your business processes are sub-standard, it means that you are doing more work than you need to, while at the same time producing worse results.


Aerial Photos Tell a Story About Which Cities Are Embracing Clean Energy

Harvard Business Review

Japan, Kanto Region, Tokyo Prefecture. JTB Photo/UIG/Getty Images. Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area of each of these mega-cities is home to more than 20 million people.

Art Books for the Holidays


Howard Lyons at Muddy Colors lists some great deals on art books. Great variety too

The Most Common Ways You Could Get Tricked into Compromising Company Data

Harvard Business Review

JakeOlimb/Getty Images. While major breaches where millions of records are compromised tend to dominate the news, a much more dangerous and insidious threat goes largely unnoticed — that of the insider. An “accidental insider” is a well-meaning employee who is tricked by adversaries or competitors into revealing passwords or unintentionally installing malicious code onto organizational networks.

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Make Work Meaningful for Your Freelancers, Too

Harvard Business Review

Suparat Malipoom/EyeEm/Getty Images. It’s your job as a manager to make work meaningful for the members of your team. But what about the freelancers with whom you work? Have you stopped to consider how they’re finding meaning in their careers? We answered this question by interviewing freelancers in a wide range of industries — from tech to advertising. And what we found in our interviews was an interesting reinforcement of our prior work on employer branding and agile talent.

Elite Nostalgia


Dean Acheson, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Jacques Barzun, George Ball, Brent Scowcroft, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Margaret Chase Smith, William F. Buckley Jr., Roy Wilkins, Norman Cousins, Irving Kristol, S. Hayakawa, Daniel Boorstin, Clare Boothe Luce, Norman Podhoretz, Nathan Glazer, etc.


Personal & business goal setting – where are the lines?

Rapid BI

Goals ans objectives - Knowing the route can be as valuable as the goal. How often do we undertake assignments & know the goal or destination, but start without appropriate guides, structures or boundaries? The post Personal & business goal setting – where are the lines? appeared first on RapidBI. Management goal objective project management running SMART

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The trailer for " Stuart Saves His Family


Holiday Business Book Sale: Get 30% off No Cape Needed & You Can’t Not Communicate!


With the holiday season upon us, why not give the gift of leadership and communications tips to a colleague, friend or your team? From now until January 1, 2018, my books, No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds , along with You Can’t Not Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions that Power the Fortune 100 , and its follow-up, You Can’t Not Communicate 2, are on sale for $12.59 each – a 30% discount. Announcements

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Those who would take over the earth And shape it to their will Never, I notice, succeed. - Lao Tzu