By David Noer
Published Sept. 10, 2009 - "I’m told there is an ancient Chinese curse that translates into 'May you live in interesting times.'
That it is a curse certainly rings true as we experience today’s global pandemic of downsizing.
Layoff victims and survivors alike react to this new reality with a toxic stew of debilitating emotions
By David Livermore
Published Sept. 9, 2009 - “You’ve heard about IQ and EQ. But what’s your CQ? CQ, or cultural intelligence, is more than just a kitschy catch phrase for cultural competence. It’s a fresh, new approach to leading in our multicultural, globalized world. Cultural intelligence is defined as the capability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and organiza
By John Spence
Published Sept. 9, 2009 - “The CEO and her senior management team have just come back from a three-day offsite in Palm Beach with the new 'global strategy' and now it's your job as a business-line or mid-level manager to figure out how to take these lofty ideas and long-term plans and build an organization to effectively implement them in the real world. Or, you're a small business owner/m
By M.J. Ryan
Published Sept. 9, 2009 - “In a very real way, what is being asked of us now is no more or less than to become consciously aligned with what life has always required on this planet. In 1956, the father of stress research, Hans Selye wrote in his seminal work, The Stress of Life, 'Life is largely a process of adaptation to the circumstances in whic
By John Mullins & Randy Komisar
Published Sept. 9, 2009 - "If the founders of Google, Starbucks, or PayPal had stuck to their original business plans, we’d likely never have heard of them. Instead, they made radical changes to their initial models, became household names, and delivered huge returns for their founders and investors. How did they get from their Plan A to a business model
By Kimi Ceridon
Published Sept. 9, 2009 - “It is not impossible to integrate sustainability into early stages of design. Cradle-to-grave environmental impact analysis methods are rarely used as a metric during product development. In early stages of a project, companies measure feasibility according to money, performance and time metrics. Sustainability is commonly measured at a design cycl