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On the Red Couch with Conductor Gerard Schwarz

<i>Before speaking with Gerard Schwarz, the former Music Director of the Seattle Symphony and current Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, I knew almost nothing about his work (one thing I did know: his daughter is Gabriella Schwarz, Flipboard’s News Editor). “Most people assume conducting is</i> …

Flute

Drowned Syrian Toddlers' Family Had Not Applied for Canada Entry

VANCOUVER — The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the extended family said on Thursday, despite earlier reports that their refugee application had been rejected.<p>A photograph of Aylan Kurdi's tiny body in a bright red T-shirt …

Building a High-Trust Culture #1: It Starts with Integrity

Over forty years in business, I've been involved with more than 100 companies, done thousands of deals, and worked alongside countless leaders and …

What Makes a Good Leader?

Guest Post by Megan Richter<p>History knows lots of examples of how the remarkable leadership skills change the human lives, shape companies or other …

How to Make Your Customers Fall in Love with Your Brand

You may be able to woo your customer into a sale, but how do you keep the sparks alive in the long term? Here are some tips from a pro.<p>Have you ever fallen in love with a brand? You know--like the way you have that Starbucks skinny soy vanilla latte, extra shot, extra hot sitting at your side every …

4 Tips to Get Employees to Tell You Their Best Ideas

The wall between you and your employees is profoundly thick, even if you don't think it is.<p>When you're running a company, there are independent sources of information that you rely on. The more independent they are, the better the quality of information. For example, your opinion of your own …

One Word Entrepreneurs Should Never Use

Here's one word that should be deleted from the entrepreneurial vocabulary.<p>I don't typically make generalizations, but I believe there is one word every entrepreneur should immediately strike from his vocabulary. That word is "hope." As an entrepreneur, if you find yourself on a regular basis …

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.<p>Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to …

Entrepreneurs: There is risk in playing it safe

You need to hedge your bets sometimes but there are times that you have to swing for the fences.<p><b>Q: Hi, Steve. I take issue with your recent column about minimizing risk. I get it, no one likes risk, but I have found that in my entrepreneurial work, playing it safe usually doesn't serve me too well.</b> …

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The five biggest time wasters for CEOs

I constantly hear from executives that they have way too much work to do and can never seem to catch up and actually get their job done. After years of watching this behavior and analyzing the root causes, I’ve found that there is plenty of time to get things done if people stop doing the wrong …

CEOs

5 Common Startup Mistakes That WIll Sink You Later

Once you realize you've made a mistake, it's probably too late.<p>A friend of mine recently missed out on raising venture money because of a mistake he made in the early days of forming his business. He is far from alone: It reminded me of the common mistakes I see founders make at the start that …

7 Ways to Get Your Company to the Top (And Stay There) - Lead Change

Everyone wants to be the best in their field, but it’s not easy to achieve when there are hundreds of companies battling for the same position. Who …

Employment

10 Tips For First-Time Supervisors

At one of my training sessions recently, we had a discussion about being a first-time supervisor. While the group had a tremendous amount of …

Clarizen Founder Avinoam Nowogrodski: How to Motivate Your Managers | Inc.com

11 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Team to Embrace Change

Change is good. It's also often hard. But to succeed in business, you must run toward it.<p><i>"When you're finished changing, you're finished."</i><p>Ben Franklin may not have been an entrepreneur by trade, but his words echo today more than ever before. This is the fastest-changing communications and …

7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think

Most people judge their own ethics more leniently than everyone else's. Do you do the same? Here's how to find out.<p>Do you believe you have strong ethics? You probably do. Just about everyone answers "yes" to that question. If you think about it, that's a problem.<p>"The comment we hear most often is, …

Why You Need To Stop Working All The Time

“Overwork has become a credential of prosperity.”<p>This line from a recent James Suroweicki piece in The New Yorker struck me like a bell.<p>Suroweicki is writing about the culture of overwork on Wall Street, but the idea holds true for all of us striving in this ultra-competitive, hyper-connected …

A Recruiter's Guide to Hiring the Super Motivated

Duds and rock stars are easy to spot. Here's an assessment system to help ensure that you don't hire the candidate who's almost good enough.<p>All of the best recruiters I know use performance-based job descriptions and follow this three-part guide to hiring when assessing candidates:<p><b>Rule One</b>: Suspend …