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Why the Best Leaders Act Like Playful Puppies

Here are three ways to improve your leadership style -- with play

I remember trying to be super serious when I started teaching design and innovation at Stanford University more than 20 years ago. I wore a tie and sport coat. Ha! I thought it would help people identify me as a teacher -- ...

by Brendan Boyle  | March 31, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Leadership Strategies That Will Help Your Business Grow

Hard choices and hard work await you, if you want to change your company's trajectory toward success

All my life, I’ve loved fixing and improving things, whether I’m tinkering in the garage or revamping a company’s strategy. That love is what brought me to NCR in 2005, where I was tasked as CEO with fixing an unsustainable business model.NCR ...

by Bill Nuti  | February 20, 2018 02:00:00
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It's Tough to Hear, But Your Company Doesn't Always Need You

Sometimes a company functions better without its leader

It’s common for startup leaders to feel that they have to do it all. That they have to be involved in every project, have all the answers and  keep a hundred other balls up in the air. But that type of micromanagement can ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | January 15, 2018 02:00:00
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The Awesome Advice We Learned From Richard Branson's Former Assistant

Penni Pike discusses the qualities that made the adventurous British entrepreneur a great leader (and that time she jumped out of a helicopter)

Most people don't go in for a routine day of work expecting to fly in a hot air balloon. But most people don't work directly with Richard Branson.For 31 years, Penni Pike, of Hampshire, England, worked as the personal assistant to the ...

by Stephen J. Bronner  | February 09, 2017 06:00:00
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Courting millennials: A national business youth summit by the Aboitiz Group shows us how

No talk of forever at this year’s AFLBS, but responsibility and commitment were fully covered

“We don’t want to make it quick. This is not a one night stand. This is a courtship, for a marriage.”I just had to scribble that as quickly as I could, as soon as I heard, the words spoken by Xavier “Txabi” ...

by Jen Balboa  | December 01, 2016 12:00:00
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4 landmark books to guide your entrepreneurial journey

There’s no substitute for reading books to push your entrepreneurial career

One of the best ways to get a head start on your professional endeavors is to learn from the successful individuals that have come before you. There is no better way to do this than to pick up some books and start ...

by Timothy Sykes  | November 19, 2016 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Why you need to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Know the 5 things you got in you as an entrepreneur that you ought to honor

Not many are aware that there is a global celebration about entrepreneurship around the world that is happening every third week of November.  This week, there are more than 10 million people from 160 countries who are participating in 35,000 events to ...

by Henry Ong  | November 16, 2016 02:00:00
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Top 3 biases that make business execs deaf to young leaders

The c-suite, or chief business executives, got much to learn from their companies’ millennials

Millennials and other young leaders are ready to bring change to their organizations, the Leaders 2020 study from SAP SuccessFactors suggests. In the survey, millennial leaders were significantly less likely to say their organization was efficient than senior leaders.Young leaders see what needs to ...

by Thuy and Milo Sindell  | November 08, 2016 09:00:00
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The 10 traits of highly desirable people

These people get the jobs, the relationships and the lives they want

Most people today live only a small shadow of the dream of who they truly desire to be. There may have been a time in their lives when they were passionate, ambitious and adventurous, but somehow and in some way, they lost ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | November 06, 2016 12:00:00
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How to say 'no' without feeling guilty

What you spend your time on the most is what matters most to you

The word "no" is probably one of the most difficult words to say after receiving requests from people. You might even feel pressured to say "yes" because you do not want to disappoint or hurt someone’s feelings. However, at work, school, home or social ...

by Maria Elena Duron  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
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How you can decrease your weekly office hours from 40-plus to less than 8

Can a CEO work eight hours a week? Yes, and here's one who did it.

You sit down at your desk ready to destroy your workday. You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar and dive into your most important task.And then it happens. The phone rings, or a co-worker stops by to say “hey.” Maybe your ...

by Jeff Rose  | November 01, 2016 12:00:00
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5 reasons not to take your entrepreneur self so seriously

”?"Get more miles from a smile.”

Consider the entrepreneur, grinding toward his goals, pushing past the pain and battling against his lesser self. It’s a noble picture. But there's more to entrepreneurship than stress and strain.Think of the elite marathon runners who have bathroom emergencies and let it loose in ...

by Daniel Dowling  | October 26, 2016 02:00:00
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Great leaders accumulate wisdom through reciprocity, risk and respect

Leadership has its own 3Rs you ought to learn

It was my father, Frank Llopis, who taught me the importance of accumulating wisdom – and how to go about it by being hungry to learn and courageous enough to disrupt the status quo. I also learned from him to embrace reciprocity ...

by Glenn Llopis  | October 16, 2016 02:00:00
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