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Monthly archive February, 2013
Leadership Begins with Humility

Leadership Begins with Humility

A guest post from Chad Smith, former Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1999-2011) Forty years ago, as a college sophomore attending the University of Tennessee, I was walking down Neyland Stadium Drive with a fellow student. We passed a new building and he said, “There is our new swimming natatorium and we have only...  LearnMore
How to Move Coworkers into the “Cooperation Zone"

How to Move Coworkers into the “Cooperation Zone”

Guest post by Dr. Rick Brinkman, co-author of Dealing With People You Can’t Stand. Why, when under stress does one person whine, another attack, another withdraw, while others get passive aggressive? In order to understand workplace behavior and what motivates it, one must observe coworkers’ actions through a Lens of Understanding, first reflecting upon these...  LearnMore
Develop Subordinates by NOT Answering Their Questions

Develop Subordinates by NOT Answering Their Questions

Guest post by bestselling author and leadership expert Jack Zenger Based on results obtained from more than 50,000 leaders, developing subordinates is consistently one of the lower scoring leadership behaviors. This is true in every industry and on every continent we’ve studied. Some leaders contend that they just don’t have the time for coaching but...  LearnMore

Don’t get caught up in the hype of the market rally

There was a lot of noise in the financial media when the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. On Feb. 1, it closed at 14,009.79, only about 190 points, or about 1.4 percent, off its all-time high of 14198.10.   It’s a far cry from four years earlier, when...  LearnMore
Purpose Must be a Priority

Purpose Must be a Priority

A guest post from Jeremy Kingsley, author of Inspired People Produce Results: As the leader of your team, you must clearly understand and be able to pass on the purpose of your organization and your team’s role within that organization. If you don’t know the purpose of your efforts, you certainly won’t be able to...  LearnMore
3 Surprising Social Media Predictions for 2013

3 Surprising Social Media Predictions for 2013

A guest post from Dave Kerpen, bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business, on his predictions for social media in 2013.  What are your predictions? 1. Content Marketing Becomes The New Social Media Marketing In 2013 brands will realize that social media is being oversaturated with information coming from both people and brands,...  LearnMore

How Should You Invest in Apple?

Guest post by Brian Nichols How Should You Invest in Apple? The million dollar question is, “How Do I Invest in Apple?” If you know the answer, then you can make a lot of money in this unprecedentedly undervalued company. But unfortunately, no one truly knows the answer to this question. This is a stock...  LearnMore