Issue 114

Don’t Block Up the Hall: Bob Dylan’s Advice on Climate Change?
Feb. 19, 2014 - By: Leidy Klotz
114 “In perhaps his most influential civil rights era song, Bob Dylan asked senators and congressmen to “please heed the call.” ... But Dylan went on to warn these leaders: ‘Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall.’ His sage advice to allow other contributions is now as relevant as ever.”



Issue 113

How to Build Meaning, Impact, and Opportunity with Your Body of Work
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: Pamela Slim
113 “The new world of work requires a new lens and skill set to ensure career success. You must create your own body of work as you operate in different organizational systems and structures.”


Trust Trends 2014: An Executive Brief on How to Gain the Ultimate Competitive Advantage from Key Opportunities Embedded in the Year’s Trends
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: David Horsager & Reid Velo
113 “Stories of distrust are overflowing from the news. Worse yet, leaders are leaving our world vulnerable. The trust crisis appears to be an inescapable cycle, but we believe there is hope.”


Leading from Above the Line
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: Steve Satterwhite
113 “In the wake of the great recession, in businesses and organizations around the world, we have a crisis on our hands. But it’s not the crisis we all think it is and talk about. It’s worse. … We don’t have an Employee Engagement crisis. We have a Leadership Engagement crisis.”


The DO! Manifesto: The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: Kevin Kelly
113 “What if I told you many successful entrepreneurs didn’t start with a compelling vision or indeed a workable business plan? Guess what: That’s true. ... Xceptional execution is about taking a relatively simple idea from brainstorm to breakout hit.”


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?”




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