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Crisis Gives HR New Opportunities

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After a year of unprecedented health and economic crises, companies and their human resources staff are coming to terms with what awaits the workforce. The first question is how to reboot the system.  “Crisis does...
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Why Founders Should (Mostly) Stay CEOs

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Amazon. Apple. Google. Facebook. Microsoft. Oracle. What all these companies have in common is one of the founders was / is the CEO that presided over the company for much of its existence, especially...
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Left-Brain v Right-Brain. Doesn’t Really Matter. Be Flexible In Your Thinking

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According to conventional wisdom, people tend to have a personality, thinking style, or way of doing things that are either left-brained or right-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative...
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Discriminate against curiosity, not age

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Here is what I suggest for 2021. Let your organization recruit for curiosity. Let your organization recruit for good questions. Within innovation let your organization consider junior and senior profiles with the quality of...
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Work hard in the spirit of diversity

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Productivity and efficiency have their place. Why not eliminate waste and streamline work? Create a streamlined process and increase profits. The problem is that one approach does not fit all. Bias and discrimination do not...
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Digital leaders want to build the best experience

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Turbulent times call for leadership. That especially applies in a digital world with constant change and transformation. Solo entrepreneurs and big businesses try to outmaneuver each other online to gain any slight advantage. Rachel Miller,...
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What’s Your COVID Rating? Designing Office Spaces for Pandemic Safety

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept over America and compelled workers to flee their offices for the isolated security of their own homes, commercial real estate leaders have found themselves struggling to answer a...
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Five Advantages Female Leadership Brings to Your Business

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From General Motors and Hershey to Ulta Beauty and Best Buy, mega-corporations around the world are proving that integrating more women into leadership positions can have a huge impact on a company’s performance. In...
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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...