Fri.Oct 12, 2018

5 Industries that Have Been Radically Changed by Technology

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

Joseph Lalonde

You’re constantly giving to those you’re leading. You give your time, your energy, and your ideas. All of these activities can drain you of your energy. To be the best leader you can be, you need to learn to rest.

Are You Missing The Obvious?

Lead Change Blog

Traditionally the phrase “blind spot” refers to a part of the retina that is insensitive to light, which results in an actual spot in the eye where a person can’t see. Blind spot” is also a phrase used when the side mirrors of a car create a space to the left and right side of your vehicle where you can’t see cars passing or driving next to you.

The Art of Feeling On Purpose: Creating a Personal Environment of Success

Joseph Lalonde

Every external manifestation of success—whether it’s a business venture that is taking off, an ad campaign that’s gone viral, or a sports team that has gained the winning edge—comes about as a direct result of the environment that has been created by and between each of the players.

Should Be Periodically Re-Read



Weekly Round-Up: Turn Your Employees Into Intrapreneurs, Daring to Lead, 7 Ways Amazon Gets Employees’ Attention, Learning From Failure, 4 Ways Storytelling Builds Credibility


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.



[Photo by Jacob Schwartz at Unsplash] Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all. Joseph Epstein


More Trending

A Question


[Photo by rawpixel at Unsplash] Whenever someone comes to me for help, I listen very hard and ask myself, ‘What does this person really want – and what will they do to keep from getting it?’ – William Perry


Should Employers Monitor Cell Phone Use At Work?

HR Digest

Employees are poised to be distracted at work sometimes. And unsurprisingly, the main distracting tool happens to be their cell phones. Making personal calls, texting, and responding to chats not related to work constitutes distractions. And while this inappropriate use of cell phones at work hampers productivity a great deal, it is not advisable to totally prohibit the use of cell phone at work.

Best Political Ad of the Year


I'd say the ad for Steve Ferrara for Congress is hard to beat

How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women

Harvard Business Review

HIROKAZU JIKE/Getty Images. Women’s conferences and employee resource groups (ERGs) are increasingly inviting men to attend. By creating events aimed at men, they hope to include men in discussions around gender equity in the workplace, and make organizational diversity efforts more successful.

On Kindle


FutureLawyer is now on Kindle. Early adopter. I need to get on the stick

Stop Complaining About Your Colleagues Behind Their Backs

Harvard Business Review

ICHIRO/Getty Images. In my coaching work with leaders and teams, I often ask my clients whether they engage in workplace gossip. More often than not, they respond, “of course not!” ” with a look on their faces that indicates that they are insulted to have been asked such a question.

Electronic Discretion


Click here for an item at Eclecticity Light that should be posted in break rooms and published in many a company newsletter

How Peer Coaching Can Make Work Less Lonely

Harvard Business Review

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images. A near-constant stream of business and scientific news reminds us that 50% of Americans are lonely. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s powerful HBR article notes that half of CEOs suffer from loneliness.

"I Believe No One Uncritically"


Imagine that. Imagine pleading to a crime you never went anywhere near committing, but you’re faced with that conviction or the chance of your entire youth behind bars. Not being able to fathom that risk, you lie and you say you did something bad. Just not as bad as you’re accused of. Read the rest of Marc John Randazza in the ABA Journal

Help Your Team Understand What Data Is and Isn’t Good For

Harvard Business Review

John Lund/Getty Images. Leaders today increasingly turn to big data and advanced analytics in hopes of solving their most pressing problems, whether it’s a drop-off of repeat customers, a shift in consumption patterns, or an attempt to reach new markets.

Quick Look


The trailer for "I Am The Night


Startups Are More Vulnerable to Fraud. Here’s Why.

Harvard Business Review

Billy Currie Photography/Getty Images. In the wake of the Theranos scandal , some commentators have asked whether entrepreneurial companies are particularly inclined to deception and downright fraud.

How to Decide Which Data Science Projects to Pursue

Harvard Business Review

DNY59/Getty Images. In 2018, every organization has a data strategy. But what makes a great one? We all know what failure looks like. Resources are invested, teams are formed, time goes by — but nothing comes of it. No one can necessarily say why; it’s always Someone Else’s Fault.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years

Harvard Business Review

Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images. Netflix’s global growth is a big factor in the company’s success. By 2017 it was operating in over 190 countries, and today close to 73 million of its some 130 million subscribers are outside the U.S.

Helping Health Care Workers Avoid Burnout

Harvard Business Review

PhotoAlto/Michele Constantini/Getty Images. To make progress against knotty problems, break them down — dissect the causes and analyze their impact on different groups.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 8 Years

Harvard Business Review

Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images. Netflix’s global growth is a big factor in the company’s success. It operates in over 190 countries, and close to 73 million of its some 130 million subscribers are outside the U.S.