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We've heard it before: Leadership drives behaviour. Model the way. Leadership is intelligence, honesty and doing the right thing. As a leader in an organization, we hope to have the skill, savvy, and...
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Increasing communication skills to improve collaboration can assist an organization to become more effective as well as successful. When your employees and leaders are getting along with each other, there are fewer misunderstandings, so, workplace frustration also becomes reduced.
To devise innovative solutions to emerging challenges, organizations of all shapes and sizes will need to break down the silos that stifle the collaboration and creativity needed for innovation to thrive. The digital economy has reshaped many jobs, and one of the clearest illustrations of this trend is how the CMO's role has evolved over the last decade.
When we think of the best teams, many people aim for collaboration as the most desirable trait in the members and the leaders. While a collaborative approach targets the best win/win scenario that everyone can hope for, there are times where leaders need to step away and adopt a more directive stance.
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As we shift from a resource-based economy to a market rooted in innovation, companies are increasingly looking to the startup ecosystem to remain competitive. It's no longer simply about trading on their cool factor; corporations want to gain a deep understanding of the culture of collaboration and partnership that drives startups' success.
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You've already taken the time to plan and execute the activity and it's over, so why bother? Whether it's a major project or event, a product launch or an announcement, a digital media campaign or an issues management plan, a post-mortem is important to demonstrate success as well as learning.
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Do you truly understand your leadership capability and culpability to know how your hiring trends and how your leadership style impacts your team? To illustrate what I'm talking about, we simply need to look at Willy Wonka, Gru and Olivia Pope and their teams to see how teams are built with leadership trends and leadership styles.
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Collaboration itself is not a new word, but for the world of cancer research it's an innovative approach. My view is that we need to collaborate to maximize investment and increase research capabilities. Personal interests such as profit, competition, rivalry or recognition need to be put aside.
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I am writing this article on a return flight from Los Angeles, where I am currently participating in an exciting documentary movie project about coaching. Passenger boarding here in L.A. just took pla...
Making New Year's resolutions originated with the Babylonians, who reportedly made promises to the Gods in hopes they'd earn good favour in the coming year. If health is number one on people's resolution list every year, I was curious what other resolutions people continue to commit to.
As young folks spend more and more time glued to their screens they lose the crucial skills of interacting with people. It's too much chatter, and too little real-life conversations.
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This is not your standard art gallery that features one artist at a time with an entire exhibit. Instead, ARTarium aggregates a wide variety of different artists, even showcasing drastically different mediums. The space is intriguing and overwhelming all at the same time.
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The use of psychedelics such as LSD, mescaline, DMT, and psilocybin had a deep and profound effect on more liberal society and thinkers. Now, although most of these drugs are illegal, they have also become essential to many people conducting guided explorations in their respective fields, such as mathematicians, cartoonists, physicists, designers, software engineers, architects, and many other professions.
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As we craft our business plans for next year, we focus on our profit objectives, marketing efforts, and ideas for innovation. Here's another category to ponder: Who are those people in my business life who truly "have my back"?
Every day I have really interesting conversations with creatives and technical folk about my decision to work with Freelancer.com and how we connect people to design, build, write and create businesse...
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Ninety Four percent of employers agree that collaboration is an imperative skill for 21st century job success for new graduates. Even though social bonding is in our human nature, we often forget this...
The Skoll World Forum convenes leading thinkers from around the world whose projects, enterprises and organizations are working to solve the world's most pressing problems.
Does your organization have a wellness program? I'll bet you do - in some form or another. Most organizations do -- or at least they say they do. Chances are good that your wellness program, no matter how elaborate or simple, is not delivering the outcomes you had hoped. There are 3 key reasons for that:
Over the past few years, we have seen rapid change in health research with the adoption of faster and more powerful information technology being applied to our growing understanding of genomics and th...
When I first started in my business, I was pretty insecure. I spent time, too much time, watching what my competition did and basically focused my energies on them, instead of what I wanted to do and achieve. How foolish is that?
It all starts with a conversation. A real, open and honest conversation about something that really lights you up. When you speak up and share that, you just never know who you might inspire. Here are three easy things you could consider doing today or this week to create something new:
Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture goes down September 19-22 in Toronto Canada featuring headliners Jhene Aiko and the 20 year anniversary celebrations of Souls Of Mischief, a Major Art Exhibit...
Good cooking is not merely the preparation of food for sustenance, but the creation of an experience for the senses. Chefs combine colours, textures, aromas, flavors and shapes in an effort to stimulate and titillate the palettes of their patrons. So it is with Jazz.
About 40 years ago, I lived in a co-op (cooperative student housing) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My home was aptly called Xanadu, a former sorority house on Washtenaw Avenue. Wanna-be...
Our towns and cities do not function in isolation. They do not exist in a vacuum. Municipalities can learn from one another's experiences. More importantly, citizens can too.
This is the second article in a series that profiles four companies, who have developed technologies that are not only responding to the data shift, but are paving the way for businesses to rethink how they manage and measure information. This is my interview with Allan Diamond, Co-Founder of Timereaction.
When I look at the partnerships that haven't worked, I can see now that part of the reason why was that we didn't share the same values. We hadn't taken the time to really get to know one another -- to discuss our vision, or to agree on goals and the desired outcome.