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Field Tested: Why Your Company Should Hire Veterans

By | Posted Nov 11, 2016

The military heavily invests time and money in training servicemembers. Consequently, many have received extensive (and expensive!) technical training and certifications. This represents a tremendous cost savings to civilian organizations that hire veterans.

Managing stress at work

This Is Why Leaders Need To Learn How To Delegate

By | Posted Nov 10, 2016

Troy Rice, Vistage Chair at Vistage Worldwide, reveals that many CEOs get caught up doing tasks rather than working on their businesses. That’s why just like anyone else, leaders need to learn how to delegate.

business relationships

Business Relationships: With A Slim Margin of Error, Why Take Chances?

By | Posted Nov 4, 2016 | 3 Comments

Leadership and management books are usually about strengthening the solid lines in complex organization charts. However, sometimes the best approach is not complex, but really simple and straightforward. Yet this simplicity can be very profound.

strategy and culture

Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

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The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

convince people to say yes

The Yeas Have It: 6 Ways To Convince People To Say Yes

By | Posted Sep 20, 2016

Want to get things done? You need to learn how to convince people to say yes. Watch as Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion, describes the most important factors for influencing people.

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How Did Nike And Apple Survive? One Piece Of Advice From Steve Jobs

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Afraid to miss an opportunity? Juggling too much of anything never leads to a positive outcome. This one piece of advice from Steve Jobs helped a new CEO, and changed the fate of two super brands forever.

strategic objectives

The Right Way To Communicate Strategic Objectives

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Only 50% of companies successfully execute strategy. So what goes wrong in communicating strategic objectives, and how can we get it right?

Rethinking Brand Strategy — Try A Fresh, New “Twist”

By | Posted Aug 3, 2016

Taking inspiration from outside your own category and Twisting your brand with those ideas to inspire a new approach, fresh idea, new channel of delivery—or a way to make your customer’s life a little easier—is effective for businesses of any size.

social enterprise

Build A Social Enterprise Strategy—The Right Way

By | Posted Jul 22, 2016

Leading a social enterprise? Strategic advisor and author Liana Downey outlines what it takes to develop a successful strategy by meeting client beneficiary needs.

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This Is Why No One Follows You On Social Media

By | Posted Jul 19, 2016

Make sure your social media game is on point with tips from the Social Media Director of the Chicago Ad agency, Idea Booth.

How Entrepreneurial Thinking Can Save Your Business

By | Posted Jul 12, 2016

Jim Dewald, Dean of the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, explains how entrepreneurial thinking is essential for organizations to secure a place in the future.

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