Issue 146 | Published Oct. 5, 2016

Redefining ROI:  Investing in your Return On Integrity Redefining ROI: Investing in your Return On Integrity
By John G. Blumberg

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “It is our core that gives us the strength to lead. It enables us to endure the onslaught of daily storms and sustained periods of challenge. A strong core also enables us to manage our ego in the midst of wild success.”
Design IS Business (Why the World Needs Leaders with the Skills of Designers) Design IS Business (Why the World Needs Leaders with the Skills of Designers)
By Lisa Kay Solomon, Patrick van der Pijl, and Justin Lokitz

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “Design is a disciplined approach to discovering, identifying and capturing value. The good news? Design is a teachable discipline—it has its own process, its own tools and its own way of working. It just hasn’t been taught to most of us.”
Analytical Marketing Will Deliver for Your Customers Analytical Marketing Will Deliver for Your Customers
By Adele Sweetwood

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “While moving the revenue needle is still a critical benchmark for many modern marketers, our positions are no longer solely about supporting a sales team with the basics. Marketing tactics have become more sophisticated, but our roles have really been redefined by the value of one word: data.”
How To Build A Strong Mind How To Build A Strong Mind
By Terence Mauri

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “What is it that enables leaders to persevere through seemingly insurmountable challenges that at first seem to exceed our limits? Make a list of leaders you admire and who have made a difference in the world. They could be living or dead. The chances are they all have one outstanding quality in common: they are bold.”
How Leaders Can Master the Art of Accountability How Leaders Can Master the Art of Accountability
By Jonathan Raymond

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “Every business leader agrees that accountability is an essential ingredient in a healthy organizational culture. Which makes it all the more striking how little training there is out for leaders and managers on how to do it well. The cost to teams and organizations is high and widespread.”
“Bankers Are 'Only' Motivated By Money” (And Other Ways Organizations Domesticate Us) “Bankers Are 'Only' Motivated By Money” (And Other Ways Organizations Domesticate Us)
By Todd M. Warner

Published Oct. 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. - “At the core of domestication is how organizations teach people. Organizations 'train' people not through their learning programs, but through the ways they work and the assumptions that abound in their social system.”

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Issue 145

How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality—with the Stroke of a Pen
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: Nora Herting & Heather Willems
145 “Turning a great idea into something that will actually earn you a living can be intimidating. … It turns out there is a first step you can take to start to make your big ideas and dreams come true: You can pick up your pen and start drawing.”

How to Start Up Your Brand: Develop a Minimum Viable Brand
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: Denise Lee Yohn
145 “Many startups get derailed because they don't get their brand right. To avoid this fate, you need to develop a Minimum Viable Brand (MVB). As an alternative to a complete strategic brand platform or simply a shell of a brand, a MVB provides you the perfect balance of structure and flexibility.”

SIMPLY BRILLIANT: 8 Questions to Help You Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: William C. Taylor
145 “The thrill of breakthrough creativity and breakaway performance doesn’t just belong to the youngest companies with the most cutting-edge technology or the most radical business strategies.”

Turning Points: The Key to Success and Accomplishment in Life
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: Bernie Swain
145 “It’s the turning point in your life—a subtle or stark shift set in motion by a person, event, or epiphany that has sent you down a different path and in the process has transformed what you were into what you have now become.”

The Career Benefits of Writing Without Bullshit
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: Josh Bernoff
145 “Clarity. Boldness. We say that we value these qualities in communication at work. So why is nearly everything we read so full of bullshit? After 35 years of reading and writing for work, I decided to determine what causes bullshit, and how we can all learn to write without it.”

How to Make Things Happen When You’re Not the CEO
Sept. 14, 2016 - By: Thomas Barta and Patrick Barwise
145 “Great ideas achieve nothing unless they’re executed. But as a technical expert, a manager, or even a senior leader, you have no formal power to make anything happen beyond your own team. What do you do?”

Issue 144

Leadership Lessons from Poetry and Prose
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Bob Vanourek
144 “The poets and great authors of history have left us a treasury of leadership insights. Why not plumb the wisdom of the masters of literature and other inspirational leaders to discover effective and timeless leadership principles?”

It’s Your Turn
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Jill Griffin
144 “New research says that having women on boards changes the way decisions are made, and it changes it for the better. Women should be on boards, and they are needed there. That pressure is also opening previously closed doors to allow more women on boards.”

Advertising Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Woefully Overfunded
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Chris Kneeland
144 "All is not well in ad-land. An awakening of sorts is happening amongst enlightened brand leaders who are starting to ask a different question. Rather than debate the viability of the craft, many are now wondering, “How little advertising can my brand get away with?”

Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto
Aug. 10, 2016 - By: Jim Dewald
144 “I was surprised and pleased to see in the very first survey that the number one reason why students choose a business school education was that they wanted to make a difference in the world.”

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