Issue 113

Inspiration Made Simple
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: Baldev Seekri
113 “Inspiration is the most used and abused word in our daily existence. Whether it is business, politics, sports, or any other endeavor of life, inspiration is considered to be the panacea or silver bullet which can transform personal lives and propel organizations to unbelievable heights."


Grow Up and Lead: A Manifesto
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: Lisa Rosendahl
113 “Let’s get a few things straight right from the start: Leadership is not about coming to work on time, dressing professionally or having a firm handshake. ... The moment you think, 'I’ve got this' is the very same moment you’ve lost it. Leadership is one of the hardest things you will ever do. And make no mistake about this… you are on your own.”



Issue 112

The HUMAN Brand: How We Relate to People, Products and Companies
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: Chris Malone
112 “Warmth and competence are the universal foundation for all human behavior and relationships. If you truly grasp the importance of these and take the appropriate actions, social science suggests you’ve done more than 80 percent of the job in winning the trust and loyalty of your fellow human beings.”


Customer Experience, Big Data, and Competitive Advantage
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: Larry Freed
112 “To compete and win in today’s ultracompetitive environment ... the customer experience is more important than ever before. Businesses cannot stand still; they must continue to push the envelope and evolve—not only products, services, and marketing, but also analytics.”


DON’T QUIT YOUR JOB. FIRE YOUR BOSS. (An Invitation to Unravel What the World Has Taught You About Your Work, Your Career and Your Future)
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: Aaron McHugh
112 “Let’s face it: The biggest gain in changing jobs is that you will restart the clock on a new set of challenges, a new pairing of relationships, and a new boss. ... What if you fired your boss instead?”


What? Your Organization Doesn't Have a Constitution?
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: S. Chris Edmonds
112 “Understanding the need for an effective culture is one thing. Creating and managing that culture is another. How does one go about creating something that, on one hand, is so important, but, on the other hand, seems so amorphous? Through the creation of an organizational constitution.”


Business in Blue Jeans: A Manifesto on How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: Susan Baroncini-Moe
112 “Comparing yourself to other people is always a losing game ... Where you stand relative to other people isn’t nearly as important as where you stand relative to where you could be standing if you realized your full potential.”



Issue 111

How To Future-Proof Your Career
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Jocelyn K. Glei
111 “The way we interact with people, the tools we use, and the way we work are all changing. This has huge implications for the way we run our careers. It demands that we reinvent our approach, shifting from a focus on past accomplishments—the ‘resumé model’—to constant self-iteration, or what I think of as the ‘learner’s model.’”


Rewriting The Myths of Creativity
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: David Burkus
111 “There is a mythology that surrounds creativity. These myths were prevalent almost everywhere I looked—everywhere except in the most innovative companies and people. If we want to be more creative, then we have to learn from these companies and individuals and rewrite the myths of creativity.”


The Community of Leaders
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Vince Molinaro
111 “Leaders today are yearning for something more meaningful. For many of us, the experience of leadership has been mediocre at best. Whatever the experience, you may end up questioning why you ever became a leader in the first place. You also know deep down that there has to be a better way. I’m here to tell you that there is.”




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