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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

10 Ways To Inspire Your Team

More and more people feel stuck at work and are looking for validation. Not only do they want to be heard, but more importantly they want to know that their contributions are being noticed and not taken for granted. Not for the sake of attention, but more so because they want to know that their …

Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals?

Times have changed. More and more companies have decided to <i>radically change (read “scrap” or “re-engineer”)</i> their performance appraisal process.<p>Last week at our research conference we spoke with Adobe, Juniper, Kelly Services, and a variety of other companies who have decided to do away with …

Innovation Leadership: The Revolution Starts With Words

<i>High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.</i><p>George Orwell<p>Where will we find the next generation of innovation leaders, those willing and …

Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success

No question Peter Drucker is a legend.<p>A man with a seriously keen eye for business — his insights still apply to entrepreneurs everywhere.<p>And even though Drucker is deceased, you can hear his words of wisdom calling from the grave if you listen closely.<p>In fact, I finally had the opportunity to open</i> …

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

Why You Must Tell Stories, Not Dump Information, In Your Presentations

People often ask me about storytelling in speeches – why should they go to the trouble to come up with good stories, what does it mean to tell a story, and how do you do it.<p>They’re all good questions. Let me take them in turn.<p><b>Why go to the trouble?</b> Because if you take the other road – informing the …