New Leadership for a Changing Workforce

Guest post from Warren Wright:If you’re hiring and leading a team of freshly-minted college graduates, you may be noticing some differences in their behavior and preferences compared to previous graduates. That’s because they’re from a new generation—we are calling them Second-Wave Millennials(Second-Wavers). The fact is, they still share many of the same traits as their…

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6 Reassuring Truths About Public Speaking

Guest post by Allison Shapira:Even if you’re not afraid of public speaking, I’m betting you still get butterflies in your stomach before you speak. As a public speaking coach for over 15 years, I’ve seen it up-close: most people get nervous before a speech, presentation, or important meeting.                                                 Yet the fact remains: whether you…

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How Pragmatic Leaders Can Transform Stuck Organizations

Guest post by Samuel B. Bacharach:A stuck organization is one that might meet conventional measures of success but it is not necessarily thriving. It cannot quite reach that next level of innovation. It just misses the big breakthrough or is too focused on old business models that it cannot make the leap forward.There are two…

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The Future Is Where Brands Must Focus

Guest post from Sean Pillot de Chenecey:Brands are built on trust, but in a post-truth world, they have a serious problem when so much of modern life is now defined by mistrust.A weakening of the vital trust connection between brands and consumers is causing enormous problems for businesses. The ramifications for brands in sectors of…

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Leaders Need To Believe In Their People

Guest post from Jose R. Costa:Henry Ford once said “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right,” which goes right to the heart of how crucial belief is to achieving success in any context. Though this quote refers to people’s belief in themselves, from the leader’s perspective, the same could…

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Values in Dynamic Tension

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:Have you prioritized your values so you know which ones are more important than the others? Or are all of your personal values “tied for first?”Here’s a way to test this idea. Note down your top four personal values, the desired principles that guide your day-to-day plans, decisions, and actions.If you’ve…

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Creating a Winning Corporate Culture Through People Power

Guest post from Eric Tetuan:Creating a winning company culture starts with an investment in people. Not just investing in staff, but in relationships with clients as well as the people you serve. It requires having a deep understanding of human connections, of bonds, and of ways to break down barriers. Adopting a policy focused on…

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Great Leadership: The Power of I’s

Guest post from Bob Nelson:In my new book, 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees (Career Press) I examine the top ten factors that most impact employee engagement in order of their priority, according to a regression analysis of 3 million employee surveys, and then provide specific real-life examples of what each factor looks like in practice…

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Enduring Uncertainty

Guest post from Chris Lewis:Go on admit it. You’re busy, right? Busier than last year. Busier probably than five years ago. In fact, you’re busier than you can ever remember being. You’re now so busy most people couldn’t even begin to understand how busy you are. And you don’t have time to tell them anyway. There…

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