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Your Next Big Idea

Organizations do not innovate, people do. Organizations that produce yearly innovations are not hiring differently, they are managing differently. 1.  Communicating Ideation Communication is the basic building block of innovation. Properly sharing your ideas with colleagues will spark discussion, exchange thoughts, and… read more

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Keys to Using Your Verbal Influence

How do you become an influencer? It all starts with communication; in meetings, one-on-one conversations, conflicting moments or just building a relationship. Successful communication depends on our ability to use “verbal influence”, which will decrease stress and allow us to accomplish more…. read more

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5 STEPS TO NEGOTIATING LIKE AN FBI AGENT

by DRAKE BAER If you’ve ever spent time with human beings, you probably know that it’s impossible to change their minds. So what if someone’s life is on the line? Then you call in somebody like Chris Voss, who was once the… read more

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Course Spotlight: Maximizing Your Strengths

Overview Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them they look at you with a blank stare or they respond in terms of subject… read more

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“Feminine” Values Can Give Tomorrow’s Leaders an Edge

by John Gerzema A Pew Center study released in May revealed that working mothers are the sole or primary provider in a record 40 percent of U.S. households. Only a few days before, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor-Jones created a stir by remarking at… read more

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WHY GOING HOME AT 5:30 BRINGS IN TOP TALENT

By Drake Baer – FastComapny Selina Tobaccowala was talented: She founded eVite–which still sends more than 3 million invitations per month–while she was at Stanford. Then she went to Ticketmaster and ran product engineering. Dave Goldberg needed her to do the same… read more

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Don’t Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

By Ron Ashkenas – HBR Out of the many ways that managers get things done, one of the most underused is what I call “convening authority”: the ability to bring people together to share information, build alignment, or solve problems. To explain, let… read more

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How To Keep Your Job Without Working Yourself To Death

by Deborah L. Jacobs, FORBES Just when we thought the economy might be improving, recent job reports and layoffs confirm what, deep down, we already knew: Employers are reluctant to hire and want more productivity from fewer people.Yet research that suggests that working long… read more

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