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5 Traits of the Aware Leader

Ron Edmondson

The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.

How to Keep Going When Hope Turns to Disappointment

Leadership Freak

Throwing in the towel feels like relief when hope turns to disappointment. Sometimes the voice in your head says, “It’s not worth it.” Disappointment: Meaningful achievement includes disappointment. Hard-fought battles taste sweet but include frustrations, setbacks, and disenchantment. People disappoint. Good people leave. Bad people stay. Results disappoint. You pour in more than you get … … Continue reading → Leading

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andy Swann: To develop great leaders, we need to develop everyone. In the modern world of work, being a leader doesn’t require a job title, it’s something any or all of us can take responsibility for. Sure, some of us agree to be tasked with it, but that doesn’t mean those are the limits of leadership in any given organization.

How Digital Process Innovation Can Influence Organisational Change In The Finance Sector

Strategy Driven

The finance sector as we know it is being transformed by new technology. Digital innovation is everywhere, from Big Data to risk management software, and it’s all coming to change in the way that the sector is organised and run.

Tips for Choosing the Overall Best Mortgage Lender

Women on Business

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Why Technology Is So Important In Business Practice

Strategy Driven

The information age got itself into full swing about 100 years ago, and we’re still living in it these days because of the amount of new information that can spring up in any sector in any market anywhere on the globe. As a result, it’s such a powerful time to run a business.

Business is a Laughing Matter

Lead Change Blog

There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood with this sign: “Good food takes time to prepare. Yours will be ready in a minute.” The restaurant is always packed. That sign- a form of self-deprecating humor—is a small but powerful example of what consumers and employees want: humor.

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Best Leadership Book Of 2016

Eric Jacobson

Soon, I will announce my choice for best book about leadership for 2017. In the meantime, let's flash back to last year's winner. Here is that blog post from about a year ago.

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Finding Your Extraordinary Story

Next Level Blog

It’s be written that, “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” If that’s the case, then we need to do all we can as leaders and people to make sure those stories are positive, powerful and extraordinary. The guest of my latest author conversation, Maria van Hekken, has dedicated her life to helping others clarify the extraordinary story of their lives.

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Patrick Rhone , one of the finest writers on the Internet, is back in action. He has been greatly missed. Photo by Aaron Burden at Unsplash


The Six Stages of Career Reinvention

Management Excellence

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FutureLawyer , a fellow Stoic, has an audio of Alan Watts telling the great story of the Chinese farmer


Connecting Leadership and Storytelling

Steve Farber

Few things inspire me more than witnessing the potential in extreme leaders like the ones I recently spoke to at Denver’s Columbine High School.

Quote of the Day


When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges. Jack Handey


Profits, Pragmatism, and the Possibilities of Possessing “Other Eyes”

Deming Institute

Post by Bill Bellows. There is little evidence that we give a hoot about profit. Edwards Deming. On July 22, 2014, Apple announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter, reporting a revenue of $37.4 billion and a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion.

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How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement

Harvard Business Review

ryccio/Getty Images. In my work as a behavioral economist, I’ve thought a lot about how nudges can drive lasting behavior change. In the domain of retirement savings, Nobel laureate Richard Thaler and I devised a program called Save More Tomorrow back in the mid-1990s that used nudges to help people make better decisions about their long-term financial future.

Shoppers Need a Reason to Go to Your Store — Other Than Buying Stuff

Harvard Business Review

STR/Getty Images. The holiday season, which is by far the most important time of year for retailers, highlights the increasingly intense battle between physical stores and online websites. Given the large number of casualties this year — witness the bankruptcy filings of such venerable institutions as Toys ‘R Us, The Limited, H.H.

Driving Performance and Profitability in the Service Sector - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

The service sector is a large and growing part of our economy. But a lot of service businesses are managed according to old ideas imported from more traditional industries, says Ryan Buell, UPS Foundation Associate Professor of Service Management at Harvard Business School (HBS). In today’s rapidly changing service sector, a new set of frameworks is required to build a robust and competitive service business, says Buell.

Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

Harvard Business Review

Aaron Tilley/Getty Images. It seems like every week brings news of yet another major cybersecurity breach. Evidence suggests that the bad guys are getting smarter and more professional. Nowhere is the problem tougher than in national defense, where sophisticated actors, including nation states, engage in cyberwarfare. A big part of the problem: There simply aren’t enough great cyberdefense analysts to go around.

Can Index Funds Be a Force for Sustainable Capitalism?

Harvard Business Review

Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images. The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products. These two trends may seem separate—or, some people believe, incompatible—but together I believe they have the power to improve finance’s role in the world.

Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects

Harvard Business Review

Matthew Dent/Getty Images. If you need an appendectomy, call a surgeon. But if you’re seeking a CEO for a surgical device company, an MD may not be your best choice. To be sure, entrepreneurs in highly specialized and technical industries need the knowledge that only users (doctors, lawyers, engineers, and the like) can provide. Doctors understand what other doctors will value in a new product; lawyers know what other lawyers need.