Michelle Slade

50 Flips | 15 Magazines | 7 Likes | @michelle_slade | MoXie Maven, Mother, Talent Activator for the Greater Good, Survivorship Advocate. Fascinations: resiliency, op equity, social entrepreneurship.

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style

How she turned her company around is reason alone to call this debate over.<p>In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It …

4 Women Entrepreneurs Helping Other Women Succeed

The idea of women helping other women succeed - both personally and professionally - is not a new way of thinking in Silicon Valley.<p>According to AngelList, San Francisco is home to 15,233 startups. In 2015, it was noted that 24 percent of startups in San Francisco were launched by female …

6 Tips for Designing Happiness

The secret to consumer loyalty? It’s less about the moment of interaction and more about what comes before and after, says Lippincott.<p>For decades, companies have taken for granted the notion that focusing relentlessly on improving customer interactions will lead to greater loyalty from the people …

How You Can Fix These 4 Credibility Damaging Leadership Mistakes

You work hard to build your credibility, but you might be making some common mistakes that can damage it. Here's how to fix them.<p>Credibility might be the most important thing you have as a leader. Without it, you lose the ability to influence people, move initiatives forward, and build support …

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …

Seven Ideas to Make the Most of Your Time Off During the Holiday Break

It’s easy to get sucked into the “busy” trap, stuck in a constant state of catching up. If you have a couple of days off during the holiday break, …

The Best Health Documentaries on Netflix to Kick-Start Your 2018 Resolutions

It seems counterintuitive: Sit down and stream these health documentaries to kick-start your wellness resolutions—but hear us out. While …

10 Spine-Friendly Yoga Poses for the Office Drone Who Wants Better Posture

All in favor of fixing that computer hunch.<p>Thing you already know but conveniently forget: Your desk job is silently killing you. Sure, there's the increased risk of cancer, obesity, and heart disease, but there's also the heightened likelihood that your computer situation is turning you into the …

Want to start an ethical business? Don't forget about the business part of it

One of the advantages of co-founding a social enterprise is that people tend to like what you do. I've had countless conversations with people who …

Social Entrepreneurship with Simon Sinek

Award winning author, motivational speaker and leadership guru Simon Sinek, who uses the power of storytelling with a parable-like quality, first …

A New Kind of Beauty: Feeding Hungry Children Through Cosmetics

When he immigrated to the U.S. more than 20 ago, Tony Mangat took a job as a truck driver to feed his family. Slowly but surely, he worked his way up the ranks and eventually built his own trucking business shipping freight across the country.<p>Back in his small home province in India, Mangat had …

How to Decide if Your Startup Should Be a Non-Profit

<i>What are some of the main differences when founding a nonprofit vs for-profit startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva and Entrepreneur, on Quora.</b><p>If …

Business Strategy

The Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

Recently, it was announced that San Diego State University (SDSU) and the UN Habitat developed a strategy to solve climate problems for cities across the world.<p>The SDSU SAGE Project which, according to an SDSU News Center report, has "tackled multiple real-world projects in National City, …

12 Awesome T-Shirts That Support Some Amazing Causes

photo by: William Stitt<p>Ecoalf – NATAL PLANET B2 GREY MELANGE<p>ECOALF is born to prove that a truly sustainable fashion brand is possible without …

The 33 Social Entrepreneurs To Watch For In 2016

Social Entrepreneurship is expanding and evolving in all sectors of our society. From ethical manufacturing to healthcare for rural artisans these …

7 Ways For Social Entrepreneurs To Attract Talent And Resources

To me, growing and scaling a social venture is similar to scaling a traditional venture. It takes quality talent and resources to make a difference. …

Entrepreneurship

This Jewelry Designer And Social Entrepreneur Is Redefining What's Most Valuable

Life can change in an instant. For Monique Péan, it was the death of her sister Vanessa in a tragic car accident. “She was 16 and amazing and full of life, so intelligent,”Péan said. “I had to really take a moment to think about what had happened and how I wanted to lead the rest of my life. I …

Does Fighting for the Cause Actually Solve the Problem?

Our consciousness as a society is influenced by the proliferation of ’heroes’ and ’martyrs’ who have sacrificed themselves for their cause.<p>In South …

The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016

Our picks of the companies that have carefully designed products to improve the quality of women’s lives.<p>Technology designed for women exploded in 2016, with new products hitting the market ranging from wearable trackers for expectant mothers to networking apps to help female professionals get …

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

13 Leadership Skills You Didn't Need A Decade Ago That Are Now Essential

Leadership skills aren’t stagnant. Different generations moving in and out of the workforce dictate changes to the ways people lead.<p>This is one reason leaders need to be constantly updating their skills. If you’re wondering what skills have come into play lately for the modern leader, read on for …

5 Powerful Rituals to Become More Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

16 incredible gifts that give back this holiday season

Don't let the stress of the holiday shopping season get you down this year — there's plenty of good to go around.<p>Various companies are giving their …

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

12 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea - OLBlog

Ready to take on theworld of entrepreneurship? In order to find startup success, you need agreat business idea. It may come as a flash of inspiration …

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A Breast Cancer Survivor Gets Her Dream Photoshoot

5 Filipino startups that showcase a different Philippines

In a country where tourism is the 5th growth driver, local Philippine companies are scrambling to take advantage

7 Successful E-Commerce Companies That Made It Big With Content Marketing

Across industries and niches, these 7 companies grew on the back of content marketing<p>Every day, new competitors rise up as weaker companies run out of steam and fall off the map. Industries, especially e-commerce, are constantly churning, with new businesses opening up shop, and older, failed …