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Is give-and-take an old-fashioned notion?

Lead Change Blog

Has the expectation of returning a favor become a quaint, old-fashioned notion in world where opportunities to take abound? I invite your help in figuring this one out!

Office Fashion


A horror story in Fortune magazine: Dress yoga pants

The New Fashion Mantra for Office Attire: Comfort

Coaching Tip

Styles and fabrics have taken so sharp a turn toward comfort that fashions may never entirely turn back again. There's less separation between weekday and weekend clothing these days, says Roopal Patel, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue. People expect comfort," says Caroline Belhumeur, creative director for the apparel label Club Monaco. It's not like in the '80s when people were stuffing themselves into blazers and stilettos and hobbling around.".

An ordeal is not… ideal – Thoughts on working conditions; workplace morale; plain old fashioned “fun”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watch the short video, “It’s Not About the… Read More An ordeal is not… ideal – Thoughts on working conditions; workplace morale; plain old fashioned “fun”. ordeal a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one. —————— You remember the old illustration/joke. A couple is talking, and the woman says: “It’s just… there’s all this pressure. My head just won’t start hurting.”

Fashion 1965


Art Contrarian shows some photographs that he took on the streets of New York City in 1965. Aside from the fact that there is little racial diversity (and New York was pretty diverse back then), I'm struck that most of the adults are dressed like adults.

To Turn That Great Idea Into Business Success, You Probably Need Some Good Old-Fashioned Management

First Friday Book Synopsis

We are surrounded by swirling stories of breakthrough ideas, creative moments of genius of one kind or another. And I think it is true that without that right, great idea, there is little chance for that next new, new thing. But how do you turn that idea into an actual, working, effective, profitable business? That [.]. Randy's blog entries management Silicon Valley Wharton

Fashion Update


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Hedi Slimane: The Steve Jobs of Fashion

Harvard Business Review

And yet despite his high profile in the fashion industry, few outside the sector seem to even know who he is. Slimane made people — especially young people — fall in love with fashion again. And yet Slimane made fashion relevant to them again.

Have LinkedIn and Medium Killed the Old-Fashioned Blog?

Harvard Business Review

If you’re in a visual field—whether that’s fashion, design or even real estate—sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz may offer the fastest route to establishing a vision, following and clientele. I didn’t start my business: my blog did.

Fashion Statement


The t-shirts at Despair, Inc

Kirk's Eye for Fashion


boingboing notes William Shatner's dismay over his green Star Trek uniform

Will You Help Fulfill My Birthday Wish? | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

I feel eternally grateful that I am celebrating it in gloriously healthy fashion thanks to the selfless gift that Rosaleene (Rose) Cook gave me on March 27, 2007 - that’s the day she donated her kidney to me.

Fashion Observation


Sometimes a bag is only a bag

Idea Fashions of the Eighties: America in the Year 2000


From a 1984 speech by Tom Wolfe : The 1960s fashion I have called radical chic actually continued well into the 1970s; it didn't die with the end of the war in Vietnam. In 1974 I attended a conference at a university in the Great Plains, a conference called "America in the Year 2000."

Fashion for a Casual World


A sample of the t-shirts at Despair, Inc

Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Mills Scofield

She''s just your ''average'' 20- something creating an international supply chain in the fashion industry, and succeeding. Brown University Culture Fashion Social Entrepreneurship Strategy Supply Chain Virtues-Values Wedding Dresses

Fashion Revelation


This is brutal : What you think you look like versus what you look like. [HT: HT:

Fashion and the Gentleman


Cultural Offering , a fine blog where braces are rightly deemed superior to belts and a fashion sense is part of manliness, discusses essential etiquette

Fashion Update: Going Goth


Spiegel looks at A Very Gothic Weekend

When a Public Mistake Requires an Old-Fashioned Apology

Harvard Business Review

Everyone makes mistakes. We make bad decisions and insensitive statements, we speak before we think, and we let our emotions get the best of us. But since we hold very senior executives to a higher standard, when they mess up, it often becomes a public spectacle.

Star Wars Fashion Update


S ome new and vastly improved versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO

Fashion Statement for Idiots


I thought I had seen some crazy iPad accessories, and have written about some of them. But, an IPad case made out of Bernie Madoff's pants is so over the top that I have trouble saying the words. FutureLawyer has more on the story

Will Virtue Ever Go Out of Fashion?


Pray that the day never arrives when we no longer value and honor: Honesty Hard work Kindness Courage Fairness Decency Courtesy Wisdom Patriotism Compassion Ambition.

High-Impact Performers For Tough Times: 6 Ways to Keep Them Happy

First Friday Book Synopsis

To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Talent is never out of fashion. Here is an article written by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. But high-impact performers are in [.].

New York’s Fashion Industry Reveals a New Truth About Economic Clusters

Harvard Business Review

The week before Fashion Week in New York, now underway, is perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. How does New York’s fashion industry continually pull off Fashion Week year after year? To find out answers to these questions, we tracked 77 fashion designers working in the Garment District and the larger New York region over two weeks in July 2011.

Fashion: Think of All the Time You'll Save


I recently found this Paleofuture post on the self-lacing Back to the Future II shoes. Check out the video. They can go in the closet right next to your Napoleon Dynamite moon boots

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

transformational innovation in product and process technologies to minimize resource use the “short-termism” of so much modern business lies at the heart of many of today’s problems The challenge for business is to meet global needs in a sustainable fashion The remedies for capitalism Two thought-provoking perspectives on "the crisis of capitalism" UnileverHere are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company.

Fashion Friends Make a Fresh Start :: Women on Business

Women on Business

More than that, we had confidence in the idea that we were truly going to be introducing a new kind of shopping experience to the fashion-forward customer.

Janet Malcolm, The Art of Nonfiction No. 4: An Interview

First Friday Book Synopsis

4: An Interview Jeffrey Masson Katie Roiphe Peter Matthiessen Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession The Gargoyle The Journalist and the Murderer The Michigan Daily The New Republic The New Yorker The Paris Review The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes this particular style of communication had the reassuring old-fashioned quality of considered correspondence Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Leading People Toward Influence – The ABCD’s of Trust

Linked 2 Leadership

By this definition we are all leaders in some form or fashion. Leadership is an influence process. Whenever you try to influence the beliefs or behaviors of another person, you are engaging in leadership. Understanding Basic Leadership Roles Q: Are you a parent? You’re trying to lead your children. Q: Are you a sports coach? […]. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Team Building Leadership Influence leadership trust

Xavier Charles Estill Austen

CEO Blog

Perhaps he is just trying to make a fashion statement I am once again a proud grandfather. Mother Laura and baby are both doing well and healthy. Xavier Austen. 5 lbs 15 oz, 19.5 inches, born 19 November 2014 at 1:46 pm. He arrived about a month early.

What Are Your Defining Moments? – A question worth pondering (Insight from Bernie Swain, What Made Me Who I Am)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I am not skinny or glamorous ­ and I don’t know that much about fashion. You’re right. I don’t fit in here. But I’m smart. I learn fast and I will work very hard. Andy Sachs to Miranda Priestly, in The Devil Wears Prada —————— So, you decide, with a sense of calling and… Read More What Are Your Defining Moments? – A question worth pondering (Insight from Bernie Swain, What Made Me Who I Am). Randy's blog entries

“Tell me about your curating skills” – Is this the New Job Skill Requirement for the New Era?

First Friday Book Synopsis

The word “curate,” lofty and once rarely spoken outside exhibition corridors or British parishes, has become a fashionable code word among the aesthetically minded, who seem to paste it onto any activity that involves culling and selecting. In more print-centric times, the term of art was “edit” — as in a boutique edits its dress… Read More “Tell me about your curating skills” – Is this the New Job Skill Requirement for the New Era? Randy's blog entries

Dynamic Dozen: Be Technically and Tactically Proficient

General Leadership

It is up to us to impart to them the talent and skill they need to accomplish their mission in a world-class fashion and at the same time make sure we get them back safely to the families that love them.

How To Be A Confident Executive.

Rich Gee Group

My job as a coach is to help build and fashion my client's confidence level to suit their needs and to help them excel at whatever they do When I talk with clients, I find there are varying degrees of confidence - total confidence, situational confidence, interpersonal interaction confidence, or no confidence whatsoever.

Put Your Best “I” In Team: How to Be a Great Team Member Part I

Lead Change Blog

For any company to be successful, all of its members must work in sync to accomplish tasks in the most efficient fashion. Posted in Leadership Development There is no “I” in team, and if anyone else has anything to say about it, there aren’t any weak links in “team” either. Teamwork enables businesses to reach goals on time and [.]. Leadership Development Staff Development Team Building Teamwork

A Failure To Act – The Leader’s 5 Most Damaging Inactions

Lead Change Blog

Failure To Resolve Conflict In A Timely Fashion – Debate is a healthy and necessary component of everyday business. ” It can manifest itself as a plain old fashion lack of feeling appreciated. For every action there is a reaction.

Leading a “Mozart”

Lead Change Blog

What are ways to lead a “Mozart” in a fashion that maximizes their value without losing them to a competitor? The goal is not to change them but to effectively lead them in a fashion that harnesses their creative energies. He was arguably the greatest composer who has ever lived.

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Art Break: Hood


Art Contrarian looks at the fashion illustrations of Dorothy Hood

Lounge Wear and More


Once again, I find myself behind the fashion curve