Carson Kwok

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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> …

The Biggest Baby-Name Trends Among the Fashion Crowd

Perhaps we're biased, but fashion is one of the most creative sectors, which naturally translates to insiders' individual personal lives as well. And …

4 Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Motivated employees means better business. Cultivate both with these creative methods.<p>Dave Heath spends a majority of his day thinking about one aspect of his company: the people. "If I could win one award," says the Bombas co-founder and CEO, "it would have to do with being the best place to …

7 Insights From Psychology Known to Boost Workplace Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no longer practical for any organization to measure productivity simply with numbers or to hold everyone on the team to the same standard. Behavioral economics and psychology tell us that people react differently to situations and …

Employee Engagement

Spurs' Hack-a-Shaq Ploy Should Prompt Bigs to Improve, Not NBA to Change Rules

<i>Great series.</i><p>That's what you hear from everyone about this San Antonio Spurs-Los Angeles Clippers first-round playoff series, which delivered a 102-96 Clippers victory Thursday night to ensure it's going to the max with a Game 7.<p>For all the complaints about how much the games have degenerated …

10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do

Ten years ago Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller shared <i>The Secret</i>. The book was a business fable told through the eyes of Debbie Brewster. Through her journey of transformation, she learns the answer to a simple question,<p>“<i>What’s the secret of great leaders</i>?”<p>It’s a compelling short read. <i>The Secret</i> has …

Playing with Triangles in Photoshop

It's been quite some time since I've experimented with new ideas. Today, I decided to go through my personal library of inspiration, likes on …

Why Top Brands Choose Alternative Sports Platforms

When it comes to sports sponsorships, most of the attention goes to the biggest spectacles in the business: the Olympics, the World Cup, the Super …

Le Mans

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If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business …

Why new managers should zip it and listen

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Of course I'd …

Eye-Catching Quote Posters Featuring Minimalist Pictograms Of Superheroes

<i>Click on image to enlarge</i><p><i>Click on image to enlarge</i><p><b>As a</b> personal project, NYC-based graphic designer Michelle Samuels has created a set of superhero …

The Nine Principal Rules of Creative Leadership

<b>Whether you are the CEO</b> of a large organisation; the leader of a team or division within such an organisation; or the founder of a small company, …

Creativity

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

Why Introverts Can Make Excellent Executives

There’s a popular fiction out there that senior management is an extrovert’s game. The stereotype that comes to mind is the uber-confident executive effortlessly speaking in front of thousands, or skillfully mingling at events with mayors and senators and the like. And there’s some truth to it; an …

7 Tips for Creating a Social Workplace

If you’ve got unengaged, stressed, sluggish or dissatisfied employees, it may be time to create a more social workplace.<p>Each year, reports on …

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

Kamcord - Branding Inspiration

The process of creating a logo and the brand of a company depends on many factors, it's about positioning, marketing budget and audience. Ordinarily …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident

Three keys to building the best team possible

When we talk about "growth," we don't mean hiring – at startups, there's no such thing as hiring. There is, however, the nearly automated, sterile overburdening of your team with the wrong people – and then there is the search for the right people, for the right jobs, at the right time.<p>That is, the …

NYC’s New Maps Orient You Like A GPS

33% of New Yorkers can’t find north. So a new Pentagram project injects permanent city fixtures with the first-person perspective of a heads-up display.<p>“There’s no doubt, New Yorkers are as savvy as they come. They know which subway car to stand in to make the quickest exit at their stop, and they …

Kickstarting: A Sketchbook Designed For Architects, By Architects

A:LOG is a tool that allows for more design time.<p>Last fall, architect-designer Michael Graves lamented the current state of architecture in an op-ed for the <i>New York Times</i>. Contemporary architects, he wrote, seem all too willing to realize the “death of drawing” in favor of the unlimited operations …

iFive: Tony Hayward Gone By October, Obama and Cameron, New Star Discovered, Energy Dept Goes Online, China’s Clean Energy Plan

While you were sleeping, innovation was doing things. Yep, things. I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you.<p>While you were sleeping, innovation was doing things. Yep, things. I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you.<p>1. Remember the ocean floor seepage close to BP’s containment cap? Apparently …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

The Essential Hallmarks of a Good Leader

Over the years I have written about the importance of strong leadership in business and the essential qualities a leader must have. These qualities …