Issue 170

How to Master the Business Presentation
Published Nov. 14, 2018 - By Tim Calkins

“The business world revolves around presentations. … While emails and text messages are now ubiquitous, they rarely replace the presentation. It is hard to debate and discuss in depth in a text message. As a result, if you are going to be a successful business lead, you have to know how to create and deliver presentations that are tight, logical and convincing.”

Issue 169

Leadership On Day One
Published Oct. 10, 2018 - By Drew Dudley

“I’ve studied leadership my entire adult life, and I firmly believe there is no shortage of leadership on this planet. However, we are systematically ignoring a huge percentage of the leadership that surrounds us each day because we have chosen to define it too narrowly.”

Don’t Stress: When Doing and Spending Less Can Help Your Business Get Ahead
Published Oct. 10, 2018 - By Stephen Wunker & Jennifer Luo Law

“Innovation doesn’t always have to be more—more flavors, more horsepower, more memory space, more bells and whistles. New solutions can excel in their simplicity, earning customer love and saving money along the way—and, yes, that is just as deserving of being called 'innovative' as a new blockchain game or genetic therapy.”

The Forgotten Diversity Group: Ambitious Women Who Want to Lean “In-Between”
Published Oct. 10, 2018 - By Kathryn Sollmann

“Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic on corporate agendas these days, but despite the best efforts of employers, a large group of women are feeling left out. When it comes to leadership training, employers are still pressuring women to conform to one profile of an ambitious and successful woman.”

The Secret to an Engaged Workforce (That Shouldn’t Be So Secret)
Published Oct. 10, 2018 - By Aron Ain

“Everyone deserves a great manager—a boss who will inspire, support, and empower them to do their best work. Great managers are a practical necessity. You see, employees might join companies because of the money, the perks, or the company’s brand, but they leave companies because of their managers.””

Daring Conversations: How to Communicate with Candor, Clarity, Compassion, and Ease
Published Oct. 10, 2018 - By Alexia Vernon

“There is no shortage of theories about why there are not more women leading companies, boards, and local, state, and national governments. What remains lacking is a complementary intervention that addresses a behavior most women struggle with—a behavior that leaders irrespective of gender need to possess—navigating difficult conversations.”

Issue 168

Prepare for Your Lucky Break
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Randy Komisar

“When I started, I felt that my hard work and a modicum of intelligence would propel me to certain success. Simply put one foot in front of the other. But living in the Silicon Valley casino has changed my view.”

Using Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Kelly Palmer & David Blake

“If you aren’t ready and willing to learn every day and keep up with a rapidly changing world, you can’t and won’t stay competitive. Gone are the days when you could graduate with a four-year degree and feel secure that you had learned everything you needed to know to stay relevant for your entire career.”

Business Must Make Life Better
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Richard Hardyment

“We desperately need a more human form of capitalism that places people at its heart—whether that’s farmers supplying raw materials, factory workers creating goods, or shoppers buying and consuming products and services. We need business to embrace a wellbeing purpose with an audacious ambition: to make life feel better.”

The Presentation of Data Graphics In Everyday Life
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Kristen Sosulski

“From smart cities to smart phones, data graphics facilitate both the exploration of data and the presentation of it. When used with integrity and purpose, data graphics have the potential to help us, as humans, make sense of this intensely data focused world. Yet, the current state of data graphics is that they are often overused and underwhelming.”

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