By John Hope Bryant
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “I keep saying that this is not a recession, it is a reset.
What amazes me is how many brilliant people I know, in the US and around the world, who either don’t see it as anything more than a recession, or who don’t want to. No one really argues with me when I say it, but more so, simply want to turn away; hoping that by turning the mental page, somehow t
By Brian M. Carney & Isaac Getz
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “From Genesis ‘in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread’ to Marx’s ]the proletariat has nothing to lose but its chains,’ work has always been seen as a constraint and the workplace as a ship’s galley. But this is beginning to change, and it comes,
By Grant McCracken
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “The American corporation is bad at culture. It’s good at management, finance, technology, and HR. It’s getting better at innovation, cocreation and social media. But culture? It still pretty much sucks at culture.
Culture is the ‘last mile’ for the corporation. It’s the final ‘core competence’ require
By Joy Panos Stauber
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “When you talk about ‘branding,’ you are not discussing a superficial activity. More and more business people are finally starting to understand that.
A brand is not a veneer you apply to make a business (or product or service or idea) appealing to its intended audience. Instead, a brand begins to exist when a business has something to offer to the wor
By Jonathan Littman & Marc Hershon
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “The hero's journey has been the cornerstone of great literature and hit movies. We all know the winning dramatic premise: a beaten-down protagonist battles everyone from evil characters to wild beasts in a dangerous passage of self-discovery.
Strangely, the main frictions of modern man
By Ed Wallace
Published Dec. 10, 2009 - “Identifying your core relationships is the vital first step you must take in shifting how you perceive your role in any business relationship.
Instead of just wishing that better business contacts would magically appear in your professional life, drive the business contacts you’ve already established to more prod