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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

For busy entrepreneurs, task overload is the new norm. With a barrage of emails, texts, calls, clients and employees constantly bombarding you, it’s near impossible to stay focused and productive.<p>To survive and thrive as a leader in business in the coming year, you can’t be anything less than a …

The Secret Sauce Behind 12 Successful Impact Investment Funds

What makes a successful impact investment fund successful? Where’s the secret sauce?<p>That’s what Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley and Jed Emerson set out to discover. Their new book <i>The Impact Investor: Lessons in</i> <i>Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism</i> (Jossey-Bass, Oct, 2014) contains the …

What Makes A Great Innovative CEO?

Anyone can change his or her behavior to improve creative impact in a company. According to the authors of the Innovators DNA, the five skills of disruptive innovators are questioning, observing, networking, experimenting and associational thinking (drawing connections among unrelated fields). …

An Innovation Leadership Revolution Is Brewing

<i>If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?</i><p>T. S. Eliot<p>Here is a blinding glimpse of the obvious for you: Innovation is all about leadership.<p>There is today an emerging distinction between “leadership” and “innovation leadership,” a new vision of what it takes to become an …

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …