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  • What I've Learned Navigating Work and Kids as a Digital Exec
    on April 20, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    When I took the CMO role at my organization mere weeks after returning from maternity leave for my second child last July, I had the typical working-mom apprehensions about the time and energy necessary to fulfill the obligations required of a C-suite executive. Was it selfish to prioritize my own career when I had a newborn and a toddler? I ultimately decided that, while it's unrealistic to tell mothers they can have it all, I could make a go at it. ...

  • Should You Always Take the Promotion?
    on February 25, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    When we talk about happiness at work, we usually focus on ways to boost your satisfaction and land a position that offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment. One tidbit that rarely makes headlines is that many employees are actually pretty content with their work. In fact, a CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey found that 85 percent of American workers are happy with their jobs. With numbers like those, it stands ...

  • First Impressions Are a Matter of Style: 5 Tips on Controlling the Conversation and Getting the Job You Deserve 
    on February 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Within the opening moments of a job interview, your first impression is made. Controlling that impression is often a matter of personal style. Let's talk about that one question we ask ourselves everyday: What am I going to wear? This question is never more important than it is on the day of a job interview. Yes, yes — your personality and skills matter, too. However, if we're talking about ...

  • How to Build a Side Hustle When You Have No Idea Where to Start
    on February 3, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    There's a good chance you know someone who works a day job and also spends part of their free time working on a side hustle. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Vistaprint, 27 percent of Americans have already turned their hobbies into side businesses, and 55 percent of us would like to make the same move. Side hustles are a great way to make extra cash, but getting one ...

  • Money Is Good, but Skills Are Better: 5 Side Hustles That Can Make You Better at Your Day Job
    on January 10, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    When you think of the value a side hustle can bring to your life, what comes to mind? If one of your first thoughts is "making extra money," you're not wrong. Starting a side gig is a great way to bring in extra income during your time away from your primary job. But you might also want to consider how the right side hustle can make you better and more ...

  • Success Starts With Self-Love: How to Appreciate Yourself
    on December 2, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Article by Michael Pietrzak John was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1954, but for him, life wasn't much to be thankful for. A birth defect caused John to wear painful leg braces, and his first-grade teacher told his parents he would never read, write, or amount to anything in life. (Dyslexia and speech impediments, both of which John had, weren't well understood in the '50s.) Accepting that he was worthless, John dropped out of school at age 14 and moved ...

  • What Are You Willing to Be Fired For?
    on December 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    When we work hard on something we believe in, it's called passion. When we work hard on something we don't believe in, it's called stress. - Simon Sinek When searching for the next dream job, we often consider factors like the type of work we will be doing, compensation, and title. Too often, we fail to dig deeper and learn what it would truly be ...

  • Everyone Thrives Somewhere: 3 Ways to Find the Right Company Culture for You
    on November 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Article by Jeff Thompson I had always wanted to work at a place that had fun: lots of laughter and smiling faces, an open-door policy, people working together. In short, I wanted to work at a place I could call home. So, in the '80s, when I was working for a frozen pizza brand, I took it upon myself to seek out my

  • The Heart-Mind Alliance: Find Your Core Values and Let Them Guide You at Work
    on November 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    What comes to mind when you think about your morals and values? Is it plausible to think these very basic principles could quite possibly be responsible for your perception of the world around you? What about the effect they have on your job or your work ethic? Family development expert Stephen J. Bavolek defines our morals as a code of conduct with identified rights ...

  • Mind Over Moment: 6 Tools to Build Resilience, Happiness, and Success
    on October 15, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Article by Anne Grady Do you often feel like you have spent your whole day chipping away at your to-do list without accomplishing any of the things that are most important to you? You are not alone. As a CEO, mom, wife, volunteer, friend, daughter, and overachiever, I know how that feels. It's like you're on a hamster wheel, never making any progress. You go through the week looking forward to Friday, and then you spend the weekend catching ...


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  • Why authentic informal leaders are key to an organization's emotional health
    by by Jon Katzenbach, Augusto Giacoman, and Paolo Morley-Fletcher on May 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Authentic informal leaders -- people who exhibit leadership traits without having formal authority or responsibility -- can play a vital role in building the emotional health of an organization in a time of stress. Jon Katzenbach, Augusto Giacoman, and Paolo Morley-Fletcher argue that if they are properly engaged, these valuable team members can help companies build the capacity to weather the worst crises.

  • The general wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant
    by by Theodore Kinni on May 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Ulysses S. Grant failed at every endeavor he undertook prior to the Civil War, and yet, when the war ended, he was the leader of a victorious army of 1 million men. The story of how he achieved this success offers lessons in leadership style, strategy, and execution.

  • The business of America, in a nutshell
    by by Daniel Akst on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

    In his very brief new book, American Business History, Walter A. Friedman provides a summary of the trends and forces that propelled the U.S. economy into the world's leader. Reviewer Daniel Akst notes the powerful, and perhaps counterintuitive, role that government has played in forging new industries.

  • COVID-19, the flexibility stigma, and gender equality
    by by Josh Levs on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

    The coronavirus pandemic could have a profound effect on gender equality at work and at home -- if businesses learn the right lesson.

  • Four ways to reflect that help boost performance
    by by Stephen Newman and Wanda T. Wallace on May 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Four modes of reflection, repeated throughout the year, can help leaders and their teams perform to the highest levels. These regular check-ins, which take stock, look back, and look forward, will provide clarity of purpose and better results.

  • The hidden value in getting compliance right
    by by Andrew McPherson, Bob Pethick, and Chris Kong on May 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

    It is no longer enough to accept the traditional view of compliance as just a cost of doing business, to react defensively and meet the minimum legal requirements. During uncertain times, organizations that build trust into their brand, products, and services will enhance their reputation and resilience and meet their broader obligations to society at large.

  • The power broker
    by by Abimbola Banjo on May 20, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Chantelle Abdul, CEO of Mojec International Holdings, sees opportunities where others see problems. When Nigeria's power industry was privatized, she realized that customers would need to accurately track their electricity usage through a home meter. Today, her company controls 70 percent of the Nigerian market for power meters and can produce more than 1 million meters a year. Even with COVID-19 affecting business, she's preparing plans for growth across the continent.

  • Five attributes to transform your compliance strategy
    on May 20, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Organizations that shift compliance from a cost of doing business to a position of strategic value can generate significant competitive and cost advantage, and build trust.

  • The downside of resilient leadership
    by by Adam Bryant on May 20, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Many leaders overcome hardships early in life that then give them the resilience to lead in difficult times. But that experience can also make it hard for them to delegate. The COVID-19 pandemic tests resilience, but, as Adam Bryant writes, leaders will still need to listen and seek help to ensure they don't try to do everything themselves.

  • Companies will have to get creative to advance sustainability amid crisis
    by by Denise Dahlhoff on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

    As COVID-19 plunges the world into recession, consumers will be more sensitive to price, and companies will have to get creative to advance sustainability.