Issue 169

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.”

What Makes a Change Maker a Change Maker?
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Amy Radin

“Economic and social stability depend upon innovation. The friction of capital and information, and the impediments that used to be caused by distance, time, and space are gone, but getting from imagination to execution continues to be full of challenge. Change makers close the gap between napkin-back idea and real-world impact.”

Lessons From The Road: Bringing Musicianship and Performing Into The Office
Published Sept. 19, 2018 - By Todd Pasternack

“Have you ever looked at the way bands and music artists operate—at various levels of success—and found parallels to the ways that businesses need to constantly innovate, grow and empower their teams to get the best out of them? … There are more connections than you may think.”

Issue 167

Finding Your Lodestar: Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Term World
Published Aug. 8, 2018 - By Mark Miller & Lucas Conley

“In 1968, Andy Warhol proclaimed, ‘In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.’ With the advent of memes and viral videos, we now live in that future—one in which any trending joe (or his grumpy cat) can make a quick buck. So why is all this short-termism leaving so many of us feeling shortchanged?”

The Art of Influencer Bartering
Published Aug. 8, 2018 - By Brittany Hennessy

“It may seem like everyone has a blog, or a social channel they want you to follow, and that’s because it’s true. It has never been easier to turn your expertise into a revenue stream and becoming an influencer will help you do just that.”

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