Issue 121 | Published Sept. 24, 2014

Working Across Cultures and Knowing When to Shut Up Working Across Cultures and Knowing When to Shut Up
By Erin Meyer

Published Sept. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - “Today, we are all part of a global network where success requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities. Unless we know how to decode other cultures and avoid easy-to-fall-into cultural traps, we are easy prey to misunderstanding, needless conflict, and deals that fall apart.”
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Watch Your F#*k%^g Language!: Why the Analogies We Embrace Drive Success and Failure, and How to Choose Better Ones Watch Your F#*k%^g Language!: Why the Analogies We Embrace Drive Success and Failure, and How to Choose Better Ones
By John Pollack

Published Sept. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - “Bad analogies can deceive and distort, even without ill intent by those who make them. Good analogies can reveal fresh insights, leading to breakthroughs in understanding. The challenge is telling one from the other at the very outset.”
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The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
By Jeffrey A. Krames

Published Sept. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - “Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, emerged as the most humble leader on the world stage. There isn’t even a close second.”
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Work As We Know It Is Dead Work As We Know It Is Dead
By Jacob Morgan

Published Sept. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - “The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.”
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The Quest for True Value: An Investor’s Manifesto to Turn On, Tune In, Get High. The Quest for True Value: An Investor’s Manifesto to Turn On, Tune In, Get High.
By Guy Spier

Published Sept. 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - “Our careers and financial security are a very serious and important part of our lives, but if we worry about them for every hour of our waking day our lives will be filled with much unnecessary misery. This was the first lesson that I learned when I sat down for lunch with Warren Buffett in 2008.”
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Issue 120

Improvise Your Way to Success
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Steve Yastrow
120 “The bottom line is that no one wants to be assaulted by one-way communication (a sales pitch). Rather, customers need to be invited into two-way conversations where we can be heard and understood.”


Sell Yourself First
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Tom Hopkins & Ben Katt
120 “People buy you first! It doesn’t matter if you’re meeting people for the first time in a social or business situation, you won’t get far unless you sell yourself first.”


Harvesting the Low-Hanging Fruit: The Easy Road to Higher Earnings
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Jeremy Eden & Terri Long
120 “The blinding rate of innovation over the past few decades has turned yesterday’s ‘impossible’ into today’s ‘of course.’ But one area has experienced a near complete lack of innovation over that same time period: the ways executives manage ... ”


Generation We: Why Me Doesn’t Work for One and Everyone, and What We Can Do to Change It
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Steven Smith & David Marcum
120 “Why does society tend to work in opposition to WE if WE is clearly a superior strategy? Why don’t human beings make stronger moves to get past ME ... ”


Beyond Keeping Afloat: How Established Business Can Get Breakthroughs
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Tony Davila & Marc J. Epstein
120 “What can be done to avoid the seemingly inevitable drought of innovation that comes along with building and cementing the apparatus of an established organization? How, as an established organization, do we maintain, and perhaps even build on the successes we have achieved?”


Creating a Coaching Culture: A Playbook to Build Winning Business Teams
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Nathan Jamail
120 “In business, most of our employees are not as good as they could be—not because of our love for them or our desire to make their lives better than ours, but ... because most of the time we think they are not worth the effort to really coach them.”



Issue 119

The Caring Mandate
July 23, 2014 - By: Carol Sanford
119 “It is very common to hear sales and marketing leaders talk about ‘relationship.’ ... We have to go toward something deeper and more at the core of relationship. I call it the Essence-to-Essence connection. Something in us connects with something outside of us, at a core level, and meaningful magic happens.”


The Digital Marketer’s Manifesto
July 23, 2014 - By: Lisa Leslie Henderson & Larry Weber
119 “To succeed in a customer-centric world, we must truly see our customers. Not stalk them, but understand them. ... Indeed, the ability to see—to know where to look, to decode meaning from a glut of information and interactions, and reflect that understanding in our customer experience—is today’s primary source of competitive advantage.”


Gravy Train or Train Wreck? Which Leadership Train Are You On?
July 23, 2014 - By: Kirk Dando
119 “All leaders are conductors, steering their corporate ‘trains’ onward, upward and ever forward with knowledge, experience, confidence and enthusiasm—and, above all else, passion and a sure and steady hand. So ... exactly what kind of train are you running here?”


The Four Faces of Change: A Tool for Change Readiness
July 23, 2014 - By: Kevin Allen
119 “I don’t believe much in change ‘management.’ That suggests we have the power to change forces much greater that we are. I do very much believe in change readiness—preparing yourself and your team for the opportunities that change affords.”



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