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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

The Peer Economy Will Transform Work (or at Least How We Think of It)

You can’t avoid peer-to-peer marketplaces. For transportation and housing, look no further than Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. Skillshare and TaskRabbit are tackling education and task completion. Etsy and Shapeways have created handmade and fabrication marketplaces. They all facilitate integration into …

VC Keith Rabois: 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

Throughout his career in Silicon Valley, Keith Rabois has made stops at a laundry list of insanely successful startups. He was chief operating officer at Square, an executive vice president at PayPal, a vice president at LinkedIn, and an early investor and board member at Yelp. Suffice it to say, …

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2 Tips for Handling Difficult Customers | Inc.com

John Butman knows what it's like to deal with divas.<p>As the founder and principal of Idea Platforms, a company that develops book proposals for subject experts and thought leaders, he is often in the position of advising would-be authors about how to hone their themes and messages. But when it comes …

Thought Leadership

Why You Should Treat Laughter as a Metric

I was following the same yoga video I had followed more than 30 times in the past. Because I know the routine well, I usually have little trouble breathing rhythmically through the postures, feeling the subtleties of each movement, and sliding gently into a mind-body meditation.<p>This time, though, …

Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

The proliferation of C-suite roles is an indication of the increasing strategic and operational complexity organizations face. Heightened expectations of expertise are also part of the picture — for instance, GE’s recent transition from asking executives to focus on breadth to focus on depth.<p>One of …

Why We Don't Hire People in Our Industry | Inc.com

You can do a lot with “smart.”<p>An intelligent, competent person is capable of learning the necessary procedures and policies that make your business tick. But dedication, motivation, and passion? Those crucial traits can’t be taught.<p>At Lexion Capital, our administrative branch is composed of a …

Employment

<em>Psssst!</em> You Gotta Do a Culture Shift Too! | Inc.com

I recently had lunch with one of my favorite people, someone who has been the catalyst for growing his company's revenue 4X in just over 3 years. It's a private company and so I can't share actual revenue but we are talking single-digit millions to double-digit millions. And, they …

Profit

Our Dangerous Obsession with External Recognition

Rebecca, a tech entrepreneur, would love you to equate her company’s expansive press coverage with real value creation. “Yesterday, we got written up in TechCrunch and LA Magazine, and we all had dinner at Nobu to celebrate!” She will, however, conveniently forget to mention that her startup has …

Be Seen as a Leader

You’ve been assigned to a new cross-divisional task force, and the first meeting is today. Managers from across the company are gathered in a conference room at headquarters; colleagues from international offices are participating via conference call and Skype. The CEO, there just to oversee the …

Mary Barra and the New General Motors

It is now official. Girls like cars. And car companies know how to be driven by women.<p>The appointment of Mary Barra as CEO-to-be of General Motors is a signal to car-lovers everywhere that the company is serious about its products and vehicle innovation. An engineer with a diemaker father who …