Contributed Articles

The Best CEOs Get Out Of The Way - April 24, 2014

Giving up control for the sake of growing your company can be one of the biggest challenges for a CEO. It can be difficult for some leaders to develop the level of self-awareness and humility needed to recognize the true... Read »

The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection - April 23, 2014

What is it about the Israel-Boston connection that works so well in the world of tech startups? Having grown up and spent much of my life in Israel, where I attended university, served in the military and launched three... Read »

Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas - April 22, 2014

One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one... Read »

A Simple Tool To Make Any Employee Perform Better - April 21, 2014

You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees. So has Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, the... Read »

The Best Business Is Personal - April 17, 2014

What’s the biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today? The answer might surprise you. According to the Harvard Business Review, most people spend countless hours at work doing a job that no one... Read »

4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America - April 16, 2014

Amid another blockbuster movie and an illustrious career serving this country, Captain America has much to teach about how harnessing our passion will make us more effective leaders. With its record-breaking $92 million... Read »

8 Promises Every Leader Should Make Every Day - April 15, 2014

You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed CEO all you like, but business is ultimately about people. That means business is also about emotions: both yours and those of the people you interact with every... Read »

Diversity Is Not Just A Buzzword - April 14, 2014

Diversity has become the third rail of business. No one knows this better than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who received a firestorm of criticism recently for his ill-considered response to the accusation that his company... Read »

7 Surefire Ways To Add Customers - April 11, 2014

Adding new customers in your current market is often the single most impactful action firms can take to increase revenue. That’s because every new customer brings exponential growth potential in the form of follow-on... Read »

How To Spot A Toxic Leader - April 10, 2014

Sigmund Freud once remarked that all his life he wrestled with “the demon” – the demon of irrationality. When individuals in positions of power refuse to acknowledge the extent to which irrationality governs their... Read »

Lying Is Not A Business Strategy - April 9, 2014

Imagine this: You run a landscaping business from your home. You have beautifully manicured grounds with colorful flowering plants tastefully strewn about and a rock pond with tropical fish. Prospective clients come by and... Read »

How Not To Be A Jerk Over Email - April 8, 2014

In its early days, one of the joys of email was the access it provided to people who might otherwise be inaccessible, or very difficult to reach. I still remember a New Yorker article written by John Seabrook in... Read »

The War Between Our States - April 7, 2014

Who are you at your best? Before you read any further, take a few moments to write down a half dozen of the most salient adjectives. Don’t hold back. Give yourself credit where it’s due. When you’ve finished,... Read »

Executive Entrepreneurship And New Paths To Startup Success - April 3, 2014

"You always do want a Founder-CEO. But that person doesn't always have to be the Founding CEO." - Reid Hoffman Ideas aren’t worth much without outstanding execution. Everyone has ideas, but few people are capable of... Read »

5 CEOs Who Successfully Weathered A Crisis - April 2, 2014

It was the recipe for a perfect storm. In 2014, Mary Barra was named as the company’s first female CEO. An electrical engineer who had been at GM for 30 years, Barra was more than qualified to take the reins from her... Read »