• The Future of Leadership: 8 Significant Shifts by Jesse Lyn Stoner

    Written by: Jesse Lyn Stoner | February 28, 2012

    I don’t need to look into a crystal ball to see what will be required of leadership in the 21st century. I only need to look around and see what is happening in the world right now. Driven by technology, our interconnection and inter-dependence as individuals, as companies, and as countries is expanding exponentially. Most […] Read moreRead More»

  • Richard Branson: Flexibility is the Key by Hugh Salmon

    Written by: Hugh Salmon | February 27, 2012

    Thirty years ago, I first met Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Records. His reputation was reclusive, perhaps even aloof. People knew about him, but they didn’t know about him if you follow. I had directions on how to find his houseboat moored on a canal behind some trees in North London. It was a cold, still day […] Read moreRead More»

  • You: Reinvented. Your Three Things

    Written by: Ted Coiné | February 25, 2012

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am the crash-test dummy of careers. Waiter, CEO, nonprofit leader, salesman; teacher… My adult life has been rife not just with different jobs, but different careers. As long as I’m getting “my Three Things,” though, these various careers make sense – at least to me. […] Read moreRead More»

  • 3 Questions to Achieve Authoritative Leadership That Mobilizes People by Alan Kay

    Written by: Alan Kay | February 23, 2012

    How do we mobilize people in new ways? The old way – give orders A NY Times article recently noted, ‘Beijing continues to practice the alchemy of authoritarianism.’ Good for the Chinese people who tolerate it and think it works! Trouble is, authoritarian works fine when things are growing – you can paper over the […] Read moreRead More»

  • Attention Leaders: We Need to talk by Frank Sonnenberg

    Written by: Frank Sonnenberg | February 22, 2012

    To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, organizations must give internal communication the priority that it deserves. They must view it as an avenue to release the creative genius of an organization, not as a bothersome chore. After all, communication acts as a powerful agent of change, a source of continuous improvement, and a catalyst for […] Read moreRead More»

  • What Is Important about the Future of Leadership? by Les McKeown

    Written by: Les McKeown | February 21, 2012

    You’ve probably heard the story of Mao Zedong, who when asked in the 1950’s about the impact of the French Revolution 150 years earlier, replied “It’s much too early to tell”. Apocryphal as the story may be, the perspective it affords on the future of leadership is a useful one: leadership is as leadership was. […] Read moreRead More»

  • The Future of Leadership

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | February 20, 2012

    We must evolve our leadership ability in our organizations. We have let the messiness of humanity get in the way of relating to employees as people. Take a look at HR policies that too often include a too long a list of don’ts that reject modern day realities. And let’s not forget that we’ve designed […] Read moreRead More»

  • This Trumps Strategy. You Need More of This.

    Written by: Ted Coiné | February 15, 2012

    “Culture trumps strategy.” Ever hear that one? It’s a notion that has been percolating in some business circles for a while now. As a proponent of the power of culture, I buy this claim implicitly, but it’s controversial as all hell – indeed, you may find yourself jeering at the soft-headedness of the idea even […] Read moreRead More»

  • Nano is Nimble. Be Nano.

    Written by: Ted Coiné | February 14, 2012

    Is the large corporation a relic of the 20th Century, destined for extinction? From the term popularized by science and, indeed, thrust into the mainstream by one line of Apple iPods, “nano” is a futuristic word for tiny. In science fiction, for instance, a “nano-bot” is a robot only several molecules large that can be […] Read moreRead More»

  • When Self-Preservation Weakens You and Me

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | February 13, 2012

    A beleaguered reality overwhelming teams during times of constant change is an ever-present reality of self-preservation. The instinct is not bad. It is wired into our brains. Yet, when teams experience the one-two punch of change in a seemingly endless assault, the greater the likelihood each person slowly turns inward. And they stay there. The […] Read moreRead More»

  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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