• CEO Social Leadership In 2016
    CEO.com - May 4
    2016 brings with it the expectation of complete digital connection. In a world of consumers expecting 24/7 access to information and service social media interaction is a necessity. Recently released studies show the level... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Your Time Doesn’t Have To Be ‘Of The...
    CEO.com - May 3
    When I started my company as a Virginia Tech engineering student, I didn’t quite know what I’d committed to. I was taking classes, leading a vibrant social life, and striving to get my company running. But once I’d... Read »
    2 days ago
  • When Organizational Change Looms, Ask,...
    CEO.com - May 2
    When leading a company through a big change, sometimes it’s best to put yourself first. The WIIFM approach — “What’s In It For Me?” — is part of our natural psychology to ensure our basic needs (like... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Don’t Wait Until After The Meeting To Start...
    HBR - Apr 29
    Julie was expecting Bruce to arrive at her office in five minutes. He would no doubt want input on the draft memo he’d sent yesterday—only she’d hadn’t found time to read it yet. She knew he also wanted to discuss... Read »
    6 days ago
  • What CEOs Can Learn From Prince’s Presence
    CEO.com - Apr 28
    You only need to scroll through the photos of iconic buildings bathed in purple in the days following Price's death to see evidence of his presence. From the Eiffel Tower to the Superdome, the world glowed his signature... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective
    HBR - Apr 25
    No matter what industry you are in or what job you do, you probably have experienced the frustration of working within a dysfunctional team — one marked by drawn-out discussions that led nowhere or heated conflicts that... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Bounce Back After A Failed Negotiation
    HBR - Apr 22
    Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a negotiation doesn’t go your way. Perhaps a customer pushed for a steeper discount than you wanted to give, or a potential client went with a competitor’s approach to a project. In... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Get Your Team To Collaborate
    CEO.com - Apr 20
    More than a mere buzzword, collaboration can promote innovation and a healthy team. Yet embedding collaboration as a culture or a practice can be hard to implement in your organization. Let’s look at some hard truths... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Increase Your Return On Failure
    HBR - Apr 19
    One of the most important—and most deeply entrenched—reasons why established companies struggle to grow is fear of failure. Indeed, in a 2015 Boston Consulting Group survey, 31% of respondents identified a risk-averse... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • 11 Practices To Make Your Brain Smarter
    CEO.com - Apr 18
    In the words of legendary investor Warren Buffett, knowledge builds up, like compound interest. The more you learn and devote to the process, the easier learning becomes. Increasing your intellect takes work and a... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Does Your Company Have What It Takes To Go Global
    HBR - Apr 14
    Ask managers responsible for global business development how they determined their companies’ growth potential when they entered new international markets, and most will cite an array of positive factors external to their... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Proof That Good Managers Really Do Make A Difference
    HBR - Apr 13
    Good management matters. If you’re reading this you probably don’t need convincing, but one of the most significant milestones in economic research over the last several years was documenting empirically that it... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Management Tip: Relationships Matter (Why...
    Forbes - Apr 12
    I always remember a conversation I had a number of years ago with an HR executive. It was about an observation of hers. The company we both worked for was having some management problems at the time. The usual sorts of... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • How Corporate Gifting Is Evolving And Why You Should...
    CEO.com - Apr 12
    You’ve stayed late. You’ve come in early. You’ve eaten many, many lunches at your desk, all in hard work to push the company forward. And today, you’ve reached a milestone--it’s your first year work anniversary.... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • The Most Important Attitude Changes Needed To Close...
    Forbes - Apr 11
    Like many companies, mine is committed to recruiting, training and developing a diverse sales force. While we have many incredibly successful women in our field, including the top new advisor of the year for 3 consecutive... Read »
    3 weeks ago