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The Crucial Skill for Tomorrow's Leaders

Seven Transformations of Leadership

Most developmental psychologists agree that what differentiates leaders is not so much their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management. Rather, it’s their internal “action logic”—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is …

Management
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Why Tony Blair’s Leadership Journey Failed

Back in 1997, I was working on a newspaper which supported Tony Blair’s election campaign and included colleagues who went on to join Blair’s inner circle. The optimism and excitement during election night exploded as it became clear that the young moderniser of Britain’s Labour Party had won a …

Does Thought Leadership Need Social Media?

The natural reaction of most business people and certainly anyone in marketing, communications or social media these days is to label those companies …

The Leadership Hall of Fame

We have spent a year looking at the most influential business books and authors. Here is a complete syllabus for an education in being a leader. Which are your favorites? And which leadership classics did we miss?<p>• David Allen, <i>Getting Things Done</i><p>“How Bad Plans And “Good Ideas” Ruin Meetings“<p>• …

Leadership

3 Leadership Skills That Trump All Others | Inc.com

The first job I accepted after college was with a large home builder in Phoenix. In my first year, the company had been taken private, carved up, and the pieces sold off. During this span of time, I worked for three different companies all while sitting at the same desk.<p>I stopped buying business …

Leadership

Resilience Through Mindful Leadership

The movement to develop mindful leaders in business is at a tipping point, as interest from corporations, educational institutions and the media continues to grow. As Arianna Huffington recently pointed out on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i>: "The tipping point was very evident at the World Economic Forum in …

Mindfulness

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work

Advertisement<p>81 Comments<p>A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet. And while we are not of the …

Kleiner's Mike Abbott: Venture Capital Must Change

He's now determined to change the venture capital culture to be more helpful to and respectful of entrepreneurs—because he's been one himself.<p>Abbott is perhaps best known as the guy that killed the Fail Whale at Twitter. If you don't recognize that term—the nickname for the mascot that appeared …

Venture Capital

Digital disruption and startups: Q&A with Saul Klein, Index Ventures

Ahead of the Changing Media Summit 2013, Saul Klein, a partner at Index Ventures, spoke to us about digital disruption, startups and why the internet …

5 things you need to know about venture capital in Brazil

Brazil has been generating a significant amount of buzz in the venture capital and startup community recently, fueled in part by media coverage of several high profile firms “planting their flags” in the country with dedicated funds or investments. A growing awareness of the burgeoning Brazilian …

Startup advice from One Kings Lane's co-founder

(MoneyWatch) It may have sounded like a crazy idea at the time: Launching a company dedicated to all things home, at the height of the housing …

StartEngine goes corporate with Accenture partnership. Will an “Innovation as a Service” program turn off entrepreneurs?

The job of a startup accelerator is to take ambitious teams of entrepreneurs and shepherd them through the process of turning ideas into businesses. …

Twitter's Revenue Forecast Jumps Again, This Time to Almost $1 Billion

Twitter’s advertising business is growing so fast, it’s hard to get a handle on.<p>For the second time in six months, eMarketer has revised its revenue estimates for the social messenging service sharply upward, citing rising demand for the kind of native and mobile ad inventory it offers and a …

Russia’s Growth Leads Yuri Milner Back As Ostrovok Takes $25M From General Catalyst, Accel and Others

It’s often difficult to discern the mind of Yuri Milner. Despite building his investments out of Russia initially, he hasn’t invested in a startup there for over three years. What’s luring him back? No doubt the enormous growth and potential of the market there. So it’s not a huge surprise that …

Building a delivery startup in Turkey with epic traffic, scant funding, and no broadband

Istanbul traffic can be unpredictable. As the hub of one of the world's most rapidly growing countries, with a population nearly doubling to 14 …

Yuri Milner makes a big bet in Russia as part of $25M Series B for travel portal Ostrovok

Russian mega-investor Yuri Milner has made his first significant investment in a startup from his homeland in more than three years. Milner joins a …

Amazon's confused foray into fashion tries to please too many women. Will it please any?

I am as bullish as you can get on Amazon.<p>For years, I have argued that Jeff Bezos is the closest thing the Internet age has to a Steve Jobs-level …