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Are You Creating Value Through Your Leadership?

One of the things I enjoy in writing about leadership is looking out for new insights into how we can become a better leader to those we serve, as …

The CEO is the CCO - Chief Culture Officer

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Forget About the Wisdom of the Crowd: Figure Out Who Matters Most | Inc.com

I wrote recently about "smart reach" and the need to understand that how, when, and where you reach your prospects (and your existing customers) is as important as the content of your message. People who are socializing aren't likely to be in shopping mode; people who are chatting aren't generally …

Another Ex-Apple Employee Product Start-up: CENTR and Their 360 Camera

As Harvard's <i>National Lampoon</i> is to comedy writing, perhaps Apple will become to product start-ups. Following ex-iDevice team leader Tony Fadell's …

10 Practical Ways to Enhance Team Dynamics

Listen for the sucking sound of money going down the drain when lousy teams take on projects.<p>Stop wasting time on teams that waste time.<p>Successful …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

Being True to Ourselves and Forgetting What Other People Think

<b>“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker</b><p>The …

The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader

Self-aggrandizement and even plain old greed has become standard fare in the executive cafeteria. And yet CEOs wonder why their employees and the public exhibit such a high degree of mistrust toward business and business leaders. The truth lies in the way many CEOs talk and behave.<p>Real leadership – …

The First Step in Leadership Development Training

First-time manager training is an important part of any leadership development program, with the need for quality training essential to build a solid …

Human Resources

Leadership Tips: 8 Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss | Inc.com

A few years ago, I interviewed several dozen highly successful CEOs. In the post "The 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses," I provided a summary of what I learned. That post, however, was missing something important: the implementation plan.<p>With that in mind, here's where you start:<p>1. Encourage …

Leadership

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

According to science, it’s good to be the nice guy.<p>I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating positivity in your workplace, particularly if you’re a leader. By focusing on positive interactions with …

Want To Be A Strong Leader? Act Like A 4-Year-Old

I love being around little kids. I loved hanging out with my kids when they were little, and I love hanging out with my grandkids, to an extraordinary degree. But I enjoy spending time with little kids to whom I’m not related, as well.<p>Partly, it’s just fun. But mostly, I see qualities in little …

The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure | Inc.com

I once sat on the board of a company that was trying to reconfigure the financial relationship that it had with its customers. The CEO was trying to transition from a work-for-hire model to one in which his company co-owned the products it produced and could resell them to other customers.<p>"They …

Customers

The Habits of Successful People: They Have a Growth Mindset

<i>This is the 5th post in our series discussing The Habits of Successful people, written by James Clear and Joel Gascoigne. You can read them all …

How to Create a Shared Vision That Works

<i>The Full Steam Ahead! Roadmap</i><p>This is a “how to” post – for leaders and team members who want to create a shared vision. Over the years I have written …

The Five People Who Determine Your Success

Anyone who has accomplished anything of significance didn’t do it alone. Neither should you. Think about the five people you spend the most time with and answer this blindingly simple yet imperative question: <i>Do they make you better?</i><p>If they don’t, the question then becomes: <i>Wh</i><i>o does makes you</b> …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …