More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

Guest post from Edward D. Hess:Everyone knows that jobs have been automated over the last 20 years. But the number of those automated jobs will be a small number compared to what is coming over the next 10 years. The continuing advancement and convergence of artificial intelligence, bio-technology, nanotechnology, virtual and augmented reality, quantum computing,…

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Leading Into the Acceleration of Change

Guest by Marcia Reynolds:The response to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated economic and social trends. We are now shopping and buying meals more online, saving rental dollars on office space, holding more virtual business and personal meetings, and improving or seeking an end to our personal relationships as we spend more time together. As we transition to…

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How to Journal

Guest post from Michaela Renee Johnson:I have always loved writing, especially as a way to process the depth of my emotions through difficult times. I still have my first journal, which I got in the third grade. It was included in a gift bag at a birthday party I attended. The notebook was tiny, maybe…

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Nurture Your Leadership Intuition

Guest post by Martha Alderson:Leaders often rely on surveys, empirical data, conscious reasoning, concrete evidence, facts, logic, and scientific research before making decisions or changing the current course of action. We turn to experts for insight as we attempt to understand and solve a complex problem. We lean into tried-and-true strategies hoping to replicate past…

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Create Eagles – Not Ducks When it Comes to Policies

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:Most stupid policies don’t start out that way. They are intended to “protect & serve” but can evolve into something not good. There’s a story by Wayne Dyer about eagles and ducks. In organizations, ducks are those employees who are bogged down in the stupid policies, i.e. rules that no…

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5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

Guest post from Robbie Kellman Baxter: In the past few years, we have seen what we thought of as “disruption proof” businesses get disrupted by new and unexpected competitors.  Banks, by Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay.  Taxis by Uber & Lyft. Hotels by AirBnB.More recently in the wake of the novel coronavirus, we have seen a…

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5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

Guest post by Jason Richmond:Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis. Five key principles leaders must keep in mind and demonstrate if they are to successfully lead their organizations through disaster are transparency, consistency, accountability, empathy, and resilience.1. TransparencyTransparency is the best…

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Everyday Moments Define Leaders

Guest post from Gregory P. Shea, Ph.D.:It took a while, but we got it: we were all in crisis.  Many of us still are, especially the most medically and economically vulnerable both here and abroad.  All of us will face moments of challenge and even crisis over the coming months.  So many moments will seem…

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The Most Important Ingredient to Successful Leadership

Guest post from Brad Chase:No business subject garners more attention than leadership.  There are endless leadership books, classes, websites and more.  Everyone is searching for the essential qualities of a successful leader.  But what if you had to pick just one quality?  Think about it for a moment.  What would you choose as most important…

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7 Musts When Engaging in Healthy Conflict

Guest post from Mike Robbins:The ability for you and your team to effectively engage in conflict may not be all that easy or fun, but it is fundamental to your performance, both individually and collectively. As important as engaging in conflict is to the culture and performance of your team, there are both healthy and…

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