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Artists can teach you everything you need to know about being creative. Don't worry, don't get your Dockers in a twist. You don't need to actually sculpt or paint or perform an expressive dance. You just have to think like those who do.
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I've often wondered how high-IQ individuals feel about the increasing importance placed on emotional intelligence (EQ). Over the past three decades, we've witnessed the exponential rise of EQ as a key...
More so than any other time in the history of the post-industrial career, how work happens can be tailored and adapted to reflect individual needs and goals. Make the most of these opportunities by investing the time to create the foundations for your own version of a successful gig career.
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Distractible. Energetic. Impulsive. These are some of the words often used to describe me. They're also common descriptors for well-known execs like Richard Branson, David Neeleman of Jet Blue Airways, and Ikea's Ingvar Kamprad. That's because we all have ADHD.
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How do organizations rise up and then dominate their markets for extended periods of time? In hindsight, the past 10 years has been an incredible period of innovation and disruption. New players have successfully competed against larger and more resource rich incumbents.
Successfully motivating business teams has been so frequently compared to coaching a winning sports team that I thought twice about using the popular sports metaphor in this post. But business success is driven by a united team whose members respect one another and recognize that each has very different roles -- and strengths.
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True success of an entrepreneur comes not from their ideas, but from their inner mindset and character traits. It takes a certain type of leader to endure startup life and persevere past the hurdles that will inevitable lay ahead in their efforts to inspire disruption or bring a new innovation to life.
For the millions of students who have walked across a stage during the last month, the transition into "real world" is afoot, complete with the inevitable first day jitters that come with starting a brand new job.
Because of "other people," so many ideas are never brought to fruition, which prevents them from ever at all being brought to the people that really count. "Other people" are often the airbrakes on the bullet train of progress.
As our athletes set off for the Winter Olympics, whether you are into sports or not, we wish them well. It is a tough journey they are on. A few years ago I had the privilege of meeting a couple of th...
As a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 15 years. I have always been fascinated by success and what makes someone successful, and I don't just mean success from a financial standpoint.
Like guilt, there's an effect called "success by association," and people are willing to give you credit for things you were so far away and foreign to, you'd need a passport to make your way back in. When offered it, say thanks and let it make up for all the things you deserve credit for, but will never get. It will make others happier.
Last Tuesday, I was introduced to a young man who will be working for me this summer as our advertising and promotional coordinator at Just For Laughs. He was introduced as "The New Theo." When your job becomes your name, you've done something right.
There is no one way to grow and build a business successfully. We all bring our unique strengths and styles to the process. But I guess at some time we do have to grow up and learn to do stuff we don't like.
The normal interview process focuses on potential candidates' successes. One of the most critical questions we don't ask is: "Tell me about a time when you experienced a failure, and what happened?" If you look at most successful CEOs, many of them have had significant failures in their past. But, what makes them successful is what happened after.
When reflecting on the last year, it is clear that I worked myself on overdrive at an unsustainable pace, which came at the expense of my health and overall well-being. Here are some strategies for achieving success without working around the clock.