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Good alignment puts your values top of mind

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Even in the best of times, entrepreneurs are guilty of overthinking. Add a worldwide crisis, and heads spin with ultimate solutions that look good on paper but fall short in practice. Amid the turmoil, work...
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Leadership or Fascism – the Fictional Story of Organization

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Stories are important for the survival of our species as they help us find meaning in life and help us find a way to organize for shared objectives. Harari in his book “21 Lessons...
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Do This With Your Kids Before You Jump On Your Next Zoom Call

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In this age of a pandemic with working from home and schooling from home and daycare from home, and cleaning our homes, not to mention taking care of repairs, pets and yards if you’re...
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Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, and Talent Management

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Artificial intelligence is transforming the talent management game—from recruiting to team building to succession planning. AI is also proving to be a powerful ally in retention engagement initiatives as well. Meghan M. Biro, analyst, brand...
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The three essential traits of successful innovators

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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”  - Peter F. Drucker In the past, it was through great commanders’ examples that leadership principles were implicitly described and taught. “Innovation” was...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Open your mind to bias in the boardroom

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We all have a mental boardroom, and usually, there’s a hidden bigot at the table.  That’s the premise put forth by Elena Joy Thurston, founder and speaker for the Pride and Joy Foundation. Her organization...
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How to bounce back to even greater success

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One of today's entrepreneurship catch phrases is resiliency. How well can businesses bounce back from tsunamis of economic disasters?  Melissa Lamson, chief executive officer of Lamson Consulting, and Meghan M. Biro, analyst, brand strategist, podcaster...
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‘Fake It Till You Make It’-Is It Sane?

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Dress for the job you want, forcefully smile for a couple of minutes till you’re actually smiling, mimic great leaders, pretend you know all the answers, fake confidence to gain it Some people absorb in...
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Forbes Biz Dev Council: Is it worth it?

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Gain professional credibility if you invest writing energy. I joined the Forbes Business Development Council in 2019, and I have published a handful of articles there. I often get asked by people who are considering...
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Even In Business, It’s All About Getting Up Again

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Steve Jobs and Muhammad Ali also had their knockdowns There’s a saying about anxious people. Whilst they think that they’re weak because they fall at some of the final hurdles, they’re actually much tougher than everyone...
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Technology rescues relationships from hiring Day 1

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Confronting a difficult economy, talented people have tough times finding jobs. Getting lost in the hiring process makes matters worse. Organizations of a certain size and more have an added need not to lose outstanding...
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How to build a sales team in a startup?

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Most businesses start off as a one man or woman band meaning as a founder you wear many hats and do whatever it takes to get your company off the ground. At some point during...
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Rewards await those with good imagination

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While practicing crisis management, when does the referee blow the whistle for piling on? In the real world, that apparently never happens. Saying “in this together” and “challenging times” borders on copyright infringement.  Yet, people...
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Great hiring is as basic as the fundamentals

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Hiring used to be so simple. Then the world changed, and remote work was no longer a luxury. Taking on new people switched into the digital sphere. There has been a lot to keep...
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Virtual reality reaches out to save relationships

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From the Grass is Not Always Greener file, it turns out that working from home is not idillic. Indeed, toiling apart from the team might unintentionally undermine working relationships. “Remote working has brought with it...
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Journey of improvement starts with well-being

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A general health crisis drives home the importance of integrating wellness into work culture. Past platitudes have become new imperatives for employers.  “Our job is to set up the environment so people can continue that...
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How to manage great teams—and yourself

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Teaming is a science. Systems theory, physics and practice have shown how people work together.  Dr. Janice Presser is a pioneering practitioner of teaming science and its underlying theory. The cliche is to say she...
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The Difficult Job of Making Decisions

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How many important decisions did you make lately? Difficult, isn’t it? Most of us would likely underestimate this number; It mainly depends on what the term “important” evokes to you. Generally speaking, an important...
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Transforming IT for the COVID-19 Disrupted Business Context

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The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is desperately disrupting industries, CIOs are starting to anticipate not only the impacts on IT but also the changes to carry out. How to reorganize IT staff? How to optimize...