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These Startups Are Empowering People All Around the World to Start a Business

Empowerment can go a long way and there is nothing more empowering than being your own boss. The digital age has opened up many opportunities for …

How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups

It’s been more than 25 years since Bill Gates dismissed retail banks as “dinosaurs,” but the statement may be as true today as it was then. Banking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been astonishingly unaffected by the rise of the Internet. To the extent that banks have digitized, …

Profit

Maybe Your Team Doesn’t Need to Be More Creative

When it comes to creativity, organizations are a lot like people. They have no problem generating ideas, including some that are potentially useful and novel. Furthermore, they are also generally able to access creative ideas generated by others. Where they fail, however, is at turning those ideas …

Innovation

When Your Employee Doesn’t Take Feedback

In my decade as a leadership coach, I have heard countless versions of the same concern from my clients — committed leaders who understand the importance of giving actionable feedback to their team members – who find themselves thwarted when the person receiving it acts out, shuts down, or fails to …

Leadership

The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump"

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Friday afternoon (when I <i>should</i> be working, but I have a few posts already done in advance and my mind is …

Productivity

4 Types of Interviewer Bias – and How to Eliminate Them

Interviewing is the gateway to an organization; it is the singularly most relied on form of candidate assessment. Yet, ironically, there is quite a …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything

Start too early on the details and you'll miss the context of the whole.<p><i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your …

Learning

Your Morning Matters: 4 Reasons Waking Up Early Can Determine Your Success In Life

We all have one thing in common: every night we all go to bed and every day we all wake up. Each day we have the opportunity to start again, seize …

65 Quotes That Will Dare You to Do Great Things

If we are to do great things we must always be motivated to take bold risks. If you're feeling timid or uncertain, find the inspiration to do what you are meant to do<p>At some point in life we're all faced with a decision of whether to take a risk. Whether it's leaving a miserable job, moving to a …

Motivation

Implementing Customer Experience as an Organizational Value

<b>Bringing customer-centered thinking into an organization is about more than just proclaiming that you’re focused on customer experience.</b> It’s about …

Brain Training To Improve Cognition As We Age

The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked.<p>As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability to filter out surrounding distractions. New research from <i>Neuron</i> shows that when …

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

What HR Needs to Do to Get a Seat at the Table

Lately, Human Resources has become a very hot topic – for reasons both good and bad.<p>The good: There is sufficient research to show that executive leadership wants and needs a business partner that adds value to the organization and the bottom line.<p>The bad: HR is not delivering.<p>This tension is not …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …