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By Phil Dourado Aug 22 2014

Only 13% of Employees Feel Engaged at Work. Richard Branson Has Some Advice.

This week from the Bearded Wonder:"Success in business is all about people, people, people. Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage. As Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce said recently, “They’re the ones making the magic happen -- so long as their needs are...
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By Jim Taggart Aug 18 2014

Living and Leading on the Edge

This post takes a look at a new book that is joining the leadership field. Written by a respected leadership practitioner, it has arrived at a critical time for leaders who must contend with competing priorities and conflicting challenges, all the while trying to remain centered and focused on what...
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By Zen Master Aug 14 2014

Why Do We Set Goals?

Thank you Kevin Eikenberry for bringing this to the forefront of my reflections. Organizing brings peace of mind. Organizing my desk is my first step to inner peace. Which is why organizing the future is such common practise in business, with goal-setting. But setting goals can feel like an achievem...
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By Phil Dourado Aug 11 2014

Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

More wisdom from the Bearded Wonder. Here's a little test: try reading this description, and see if you know someone like this in your company."At almost every established company, there are employees who have been around for such a long time and are so good at their jobs that everyone else has a...
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By Jim Taggart Aug 11 2014

Do It with People, Not To Them: Share the Power

 It seems like almost yesterday when organizations in both the public and private sectors were pumped with such concepts as servant leadership, values and ethics, and shared (distributed) leadership. Indeed, your correspondent did his Master’s thesis in 1999 on shared leadership.Dateline: the N...
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By Jim Taggart Aug 4 2014

Will Gen Z be the Disruptive Generation?

  The media loves hyperbole. If there’s a way to spin a story or add drama to it, whether needlessly or not, the media has perfected the art. Examples abound so I won’t waste your time reciting well known instances.There’s a new storyline being developed now, but one that will take years t...
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By Phil Dourado Aug 4 2014

Richard Branson on Why Compassion is a Competitive Advantage

"Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that’s changing quickly."In this week's wisdom taken from the Bearded Wonder, Branson asks: is there room for compassion in today's business and leadership? Of course there is. In fact, compassion should be a...
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By Phil Dourado Jul 29 2014

You Can't Make Decisions from the Top Anymore

Do the words 'Leadership' and 'Hierarchy' no longer apply to each other? Dan Oestreich thinks so."In past models, a manager or team of people might propose a change, but the change must be “approved” before implementation. The approver is separate and distant from the change and its design, and...
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By The Architect Jul 29 2014

6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be

  This is part of an infographic created by Reuben Yonatan. Reuben shared it with us. You can see the full infographic, which has a lot more interesting, funny and surprising stats, on his blog post here.  
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By Phil Dourado Jul 28 2014

Multitasking: How Richard Branson Almost Failed

More wisdom from the Bearded Wonder. Would you believe it, multi-tasking was almost the downfall of Virgin? Here's a bit from Branson."When you launch your first enterprise, you have to learn so much on the job, and so quickly, that concentrating on one project with a clearly defined purpose is al...