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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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  • Powering the net-zero transition at Greece's Mytilineos
    by by George Makripidis and Deborah Unger on September 19, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of the 114-year-old Greek conglomerate that bears his family's name, sits down with strategy+business to discuss how his company's aluminum, power plant, solar, and engineering units are taking the lead in decarbonizing industries.

  • Smart Cities: Mobility ecosystems for a more sustainable future
    by by Hazem Galal, Harald Wimmer, and Anil Khurana on September 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Navigating converging social, economic, and technological trends requires rethinking your ecosystems strategy.

  • The other Machiavelli
    by by Daniel Akst on September 13, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Daniel Akst revisits Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, a lesser-known work by the Florentine political philosopher that nevertheless has a great deal to teach us about leadership.

  • Spinning uncertainty into success
    by by Tom Ehrenfeld on September 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Tom Ehrenfeld reviews Nathan Furr and Susannah Harmon Furr's The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown, a clever self-help resource that offers a guiding hand through uncertain times.

  • The new work-life balance
    by by Adam Bryant on August 29, 2022 at 5:00 am

    In a post-pandemic world, work-life balance has taken on a new meaning. Adam Bryant argues that we need a new framework to help us think about our lives. He proposes a three-piece pie chart divided into what we want to do, what we should do, and what we need to do.

  • Healthier, wealthier, and wiser?
    by by Mike Jakeman on August 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Mike Jakeman reviews Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century, by UC Berkeley economics professor J. Bradford DeLong, who seeks to understand why the supercharged growth of the 20th century failed to deliver us to a state of comfort and satisfaction.

  • Electric planes take off
    by by Raymond Colitt on August 22, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Electric planes are very much a part of the future of aviation. Over half a dozen startups have raised billions of dollars over the past year. Getting from a prototype to a commercial proposition is full of challenges, certainly--not least the weight of batteries. But the race is on.

  • Does your culture fit your strategy?
    by by Alice Zhou, Mara Kelly, and Christopher Hannegan on August 18, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Many companies launch transformations without understanding their own organizational culture or whether that culture will support the new strategic direction. To avoid this mistake, companies should formally assess their culture, using data to quantify its strengths, challenges, and potential areas of improvement.

  • The letter of the law
    by by Daniel Akst on August 16, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Daniel Akst reads The Comfort Letter, by Arthur R.G. Solmssen, a 1975 novel about a lawyer, an empire builder, and a debt offering that sheds light on the complex obligations of professionals to clients, one another, and the rest of us.

  • The second age of foundational technologies
    by by Kevin Maney on August 15, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The turmoil, technological change, and disruption the world is experiencing today have echoes of the great societal transformation of the period between 1890 and 1920. Kevin Maney argues that the advent of foundational technologies like digitization and AI spurs the rapid--and occasionally jolting--transformation of all industries.