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How Creative Leadership Got Burning Man to Go Urban | Inc.com

I was scrolling through Twitter. My emotions jumped from depressed to delighted. The news felt dark yet was sprinkled with tweets about freedom. I stopped at what first appeared to be a firework display.<p>No, it's not about bringing in the New Year nor about Independence Day.<p>It's about something else.<p>…

The Dangers of Being Authentic

Over the past few decades, psychologists have given a revealing survey to more than 23,000 people at work. Here are some of the items—you can answer …

The 4 Most Important Leadership Qualities to Have in Business

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

A Framework For Creating Millennial Brand Advocates

Word of mouth is one of the oldest and most effective forms of marketing; after all, people trust recommendations from their friends and family far more than they trust ads pushed on them by brands. But the biggest challenge for brands is to foster word of mouth on a wide scale. How can marketers …

Marketing

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

5 Habits of Insanely Successful Leaders (They're the Opposite of What You Think)

It's no wonder so few leaders practice these principles--they're so often misunderstood.<p>If you've been following my column for a while, you've noticed humility is one of my favorite leadership traits to write about.<p>But because this word has different effects on different people, it's often …

How To Get From Manager to Leader

The terms “leader” and “manager” are often used interchangeably, but they shouldn’t be. Both apply to executives, but they don’t mean the same thing. An entrepreneur heading a company could easily be a one-man-show, manager or leader (depending on the stage of the company), but should always aim to …

Project management tips: Five ways to keep your project and your team on target

Big projects are more about people than technology. Here are some ways to keep programs on track.<p>Neil Pearce, CIO at Travis Perkins, is running a …

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations | Zephyr

Once associated only with small application development projects and co-located teams of 8-10 members, the Agile methodology is now being …

How Learning and Development Are Becoming More Agile

Today’s workforces are designed for speed and flexibility. To achieve these goals, organizations are using more part-time, project-based freelancers to supplement their internal staff. Our research at the Agile Talent Collaborative reinforces findings from Accenture and other consulting and …

IndustryWeek

Top stories<p>Getting to the Root Cause of a Poor Customer Experience<p>How a simple technique helped solve a pilot-to-production issue.<p>Learning to Embrace …

Manufacturing

5 Most Important Attributes All Good Leaders Need

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

RSL Ondaatje Prize shortlist includes The Shepherd's Life, Weatherland – and poetry

Poetry figures for the first time in seven years on the short list for the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize, released by the Royal Society of Literature today.<p>The award is for “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a place”, but poetry has been short-listed only twice …

Books

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

National Society of Film Critics Awards 2015 (FULL LIST) – Variety

Investigative journalism tale “Spotlight” won the National Society of Film Critics’ award for the best picture of 2015, as well as the group’s honor …

Mad Max

Meet Juman Malouf—Y.A. Fiction’s New Spellbinder And Wes Anderson’s Muse

Daughter of a literary legend, partner to Wes Anderson, Juman Malouf is ready to step into her own stardom with her Dickensian debut novel.<p>When Juman …

TwitiKa.com

The visionary rebuilding GE from scratch to become a digital powerhouse

After 14 years at the helm, can Jeff Immelt pull off the digital transformation of the global industrial giant?<p>An aircraft powered by one of its engines takes off somewhere in the world every two seconds. In the US, six of its light bulbs are sold every second. It employs more than 300,000 people …