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Short-term investment undermines sustainable growth

In a world that desperately needs long-term investment, we face a daunting shortfall. Global long-term investment collapsed during the Great Recession of 2008 and has not recovered since. Across advanced economies, real private business investment fell by 10 to 25 per cent from 2007 highs, and …

A Business Strategy That Makes Sense

We've all heard it before: The sign of a good manager is someone who surrounds themselves with stronger people. This business strategy can be …

7 Surprising Things That Could Improve Your Productivity

Don't bitch about your colleagues, but do joke around in meetings.<p>Bloom told the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>:<p>In this extract from his book, Friedman writes:<p>People with close friends at work also tend to stick around at their company for longer too.<p>In an extract from his book, Corballis discusses a study …

OpenOffice

New Leaders – Get Good Information and Build Relationships

This is a guest post by friend and mentor Bruce Rhoades, who retired after having run several companies. He often helps me with strategy. I am …

Leadership

What is mindful leadership and why does it matter?

Reposted from my Conscious Shift Magazine article. Our theme this month is mindful leadership. What is it exactly and why should you care about it as …

5 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Macall B. Polay—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Macall B. Polay—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Helen Sloan—HBO<p>Macall …