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9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers...Show More Summary

The Problem With Business as Usual

Business is now anything but usual, much less predictable. The world is changing at unprecedented rates. Constant investment in innovation and efficiency is no longer a luxury to ensure greater returns—it's a necessity to any business...Show More Summary

We Need To Talk About Sharing News Via Social Media

As much as we pretend social media is for worshippers of waist-trainers, Kylie Jenner, and Supreme, it’s also where nearly two-thirds (62%) of American adults get their news. Instead of depending on what one news channel thinks is the...Show More Summary

Americans Demand Lower Drug Prices: This Senate Bill Would Deliver

It is morally wrong that in the richest country in the world, at the richest point in our history, millions of Americans don’t take the medicines their doctors prescribe because they can’t afford them. Americans are facing a drug affordability crisis. Show More Summary

Success Secrets From The UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball Team

Wouldn’t you love to lead in business the way the UCONN Huskie women’s basketball team leads on the court? You don’t have to be a basketball fan to love March Madness! One of the many reasons I love sports is because they are such a great analogy for life. Show More Summary

Why We Don’t Admit We’re Wrong

By: Joanne Vitali “Johnny did it!” yelled the little girl, pointing her finger at her younger sibling. Broken glass pieces littered the floor around them both. We can all relate to this scene, having played either the role of Johnny,...Show More Summary

To Revitalize Small-Town America, Focus On The Future Of Work

Co-authored with Jason Sosa, a Partner at Chameleon Collective, and Dean Whittaker, Founder & President of Whittaker Associates Ten minutes from downtown Holland, Michigan, there is a massive $300-million plant that manufactures advanced battery cells for electric vehicles. Show More Summary

Government Assistance Helped The Women Of My Family Escape Poverty, One Generation At A Time

Lilly is 86 years old and lives a happy life with one of her daughters. Between Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and contributions from her children, she makes ends meet. Lilly was only able to attend school through 8th grade because her parents couldn’t afford clothes and shoes for all the children in her family. Show More Summary

New Monopolies Could Mean Higher Prices And Worse Service. Here's How To Sidestep Them.

The term “monopoly” gets thrown around a lot by frustrated consumers but never positively and rarely accurately. For example, Roger DeKock, who had several erroneous transactions on his Virginia E-ZPass account, recently contacted me to complain. Show More Summary

How Casper Disrupted The Mattress Industry

For Architectural Digest, by Carrie Hojnicki. For a specific yet sizable market in the United States, Casper is utterly synonymous with the word mattress. Thanks to aggressive early growth in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco,...Show More Summary

The 'Can't-Do' Approach Of The American Auto Industry

Over half a century ago, the American auto industry fought against seat belts. In 1970, they fought against the requirement that they install catalytic converters to reduce air emissions. They have opposed airbags and other safety standards as well. Show More Summary

Step Aside, Uber — United Airlines' 'Leggings-Gate' Just Made You Look Good

It appears that few if any companies have learned much from Uber’s most recent PR disaster. This time, United Airlines—specifically a gate agent and the person who tweets for them—have created a thunderstorm of controversy over two girls...Show More Summary

Neil Gorsuch And The Deconstruction Of The Administrative State

When Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee in February, he identified two priorities of the administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and deregulation. It...Show More Summary

The Climate Post: Carbon Tax Not On Agenda For Trump

President Donald Trump is not considering a national carbon tax proposal that a group of Republicans discussed in February. A White House official told GreenWire in an e-mail that although the group of Republican leaders visited theShow More Summary

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy

Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been...Show More Summary

7 Challenges That Will Make You More Successful

It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let...Show More Summary

10 Habits Of Unlikeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. Show More Summary

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable. Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do?—?only that you will be forced to respond. Show More Summary

The Three Things Best-In-Class Companies Are Doing Today To Advance Women

During the past month, I have been fortunate to attend a number of events focused on breakthrough initiatives companies are implementing to it advance women. The first was the 2017 Colloquium on Global Diversity with 50 major multinational...Show More Summary

Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record, according to a new report by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In other words, both winter and summer sea ice continue...Show More Summary

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