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8 Promises Every Leader Should Make Every Day

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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 Achieve Work-Life Balance In 10 Easy Steps

Entrepreneur - April 10, 2014

One might think that an entrepreneur equipped with a brain that’s more evenly balanced than most might have a very healthy work-life balance. That’s not necessarily the case as entrepreneurs are driven to continually... Read »

How To Spot A Toxic Leader

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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 »

A Crash Course In Business Pitches

Inc - April 4, 2014

Every entrepreneur has to pitch their product or company at some point. Sometimes they have to when they least expect it. But what is most important that they say the right thing at the right time so they can make that sale... Read »

Employee Appreciation Is Vital To Productivity

Fox Business - April 3, 2014

Even if you are a two-man operation, you have to realize that showing appreciation to your teammate is crucial if your business is going to be as productive as you want it to be. According to U.S. Department of Labor... Read »

Executive Entrepreneurship And New Paths To Startup Success

CEO.com - 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

CEO.com - 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 »

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

CEO.com - April 1, 2014

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which... Read »

Culture Is The Secret Ingredient

CEO.com - March 31, 2014

No matter how far reaching a leader’s vision or how brilliant the company’s strategy may be, neither goal will be realized if not supported by the organization’s culture. Analyzing the team’s successes, Kobe... Read »

5 Steps To Moving Past Boardroom Talk

March 28, 2014

Hope is not a strategy. Boards of Directors will often establish a general plan and simply hope the executive team will know how to implement it to achieve the intended results. Unfortunately, there are a lot of... Read »