Issue 112

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.”


What Ethical Leaders Believe: The Leading in Context Manifesto
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Linda Fisher Thornton
111 “Aristotle said ‘We are what we repeatedly do.’ He was right. Our daily choices define us. They show just how far beyond ourselves we’re thinking, and how we see ourselves in the world. As we navigate the turbulence of today’s workplace, there is power in asking ourselves, ‘What is it that I repeatedly do?’”


What is Customer Service?
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Steve Curtin
111 “Too often, customer service is viewed as a department, a designated employee’s job role, or someone else’s responsibility. To expand on this narrow definition of customer service, I’d like to submit my own definition for consideration: Customer service is a voluntary act that demonstrates a genuine desire to satisfy, if not delight, a customer.”


Perfecting Your Pitch
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Ron Shapiro
111 “How often do we come out of an important discussion or a negotiation and ponder what we could’ve done differently to achieve a better result? I decided to articulate a system that allows us to find and speak the ‘words that work’ so that we’re not left thinking ‘Oh I wish I had done/said that differently.’”



Issue 110

Making Decisions like Tomorrow Depends on It
Oct. 17, 2013 - By: Tom Rath
110 “No matter how healthy you are today, you can take specific actions to have more energy and live longer. Regardless of your age, you can make better choices in the moment. Small decisions—about how you eat, move, and sleep each day—count more than you think.”


INCREMENTALISM MUST DIE. NOW.
Oct. 17, 2013 - By: Eric Lowitt
110 “Our future is bright, but to capture the light we must embrace change. There are massive opportunities out there, requiring BOLD responses, and one change that must be made now: WE MUST ERADICATE INCREMENTALISM.”


Making It Happen! Shifting Your Focus from Something Else to It
Oct. 17, 2013 - By: Jones Loflin & Todd Musig
110 “Your lack of focus on it is dangerous. You are missing opportunities to deliver your best efforts at work. Your family is suffering from your inability to really engage with them, and you may even be shortening your life because you just won’t pay attention to it.”




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