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How To Save Your Smartphone's Battery Life

Electronic goods e-tailer liGo put together an interactive visual that shares some helpful tips for saving battery life.

How Indiegogo Is Investing in Mobile

After closing a new round of funding, Indiegogo is focusing on mobile and international development.

Amazon Is in Deep Trouble, Just in Time for the Holidays

The world's largest online retailer took more of a loss than expected in the third quarter--and the outlook for the rest of the year isn't pretty either.

Strategy and Stories Redux

When we want to convey or convince, our first instinct is often ask to “tell a story.” It may be a joke or fable, but the ideas that we want to promote aren’t thrown out there randomly. We try to embed them in a plot and setting that engages the listener. It also brings together the teller and […]

The Moment You Can’t Ignore

A leader once told me, “We’re stuck.” It was an un-ignorable moment that reflected a cultural issue within the organization. In this case, it hinged around a destructive, persistent, self-perpetuating organizational belief about what...Show More Summary

Leading Rookie Talent: The Tight Rope and the Safety Net

Is it possible that we are actually at our best when we are least qualified for the job? In my research studying the situations and types of leaders that bring out the best in people, I’ve noticed a counterintuitive but persistent theme:...Show More Summary

An Invitation to Join My Exclusive, Guided Mastermind Group

William Shakespeare is one of the greatest literary figures of all time. But he didn’t start out that way. He spent his early days in the theater learning from more experienced writers and actors. The truth is, whatever we’re doing, we all need feedback, advice, and mentoring. Almost every day someone asks to “pick my […]

Leading Rookie Talent: Helping New Recruits Hit the Target

Are your new employees loose canons or heat-seeking missiles? In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Strategies can grow stale and innovation can stop. Being new, naïve, and even clueless, can be an asset. Rookies –Show More Summary

Season 2, Episode 02: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders Who Want to Make a Big Difference [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it. The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid […]

We say we want faster horses

While I’m on a Henry Ford roll, here’s one about the dangers of simply taking orders from one’s customers. If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. We now mock Ford for “any color he wants, as long as it’s black“; but passively listening to the customer is no good […]

How a First-Time Entrepreneur Went Global With One Simple Idea

Through a combination of venturing and licensing, Nancy Tedeschi got her product, the SnapIt Screw, into big box stores everywhere.

JPMorgan CEO Says More Should Be Done About Cyberattacks

CEO Jamie Dimon says that more coordination is needed to fight breaches like the one experienced by JPMorgan Chase.

How the New HealthCare.gov Stacks up with the Old

The revamped Obamacare website is ready for for the next enrollment season. How does it compare to the old version?

Leading Rookie Talent: A Sizing Guide for Stretch Assignments

Rookies: Bumbling newbies that require copious management? Or underutilized top performers that need to be turned loose? While we often think of newcomers (be they young employees or experienced staff from another arena) as empty vessels...Show More Summary

5 Steps to Becoming a Visionary Leader

Developing these skills can improve your ability to anticipate and impact the future.

How to Become the Most Valuable Player on Your Team

All the major sports leagues celebrate their best players. But what if there were a Most Valuable Player award for your team? Would you take home the prize? When I was CEO of Thomas Nelson we established different awards for individuals, service groups, and profit centers. The winners received public recognition, banners, trophies, and prizes. […]

How To Build A Startup Ecosystem From Scratch

A startup pioneer talks about how he's started to develop an entrepreneurship community in his country.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Asking for a Raise

Microsoft Chief Satya Nadella is wrong: Women should ask for raises. Here's a negotiation primer.

How to Make Money by Giving Your Product Away for Free

Offering your product for free might seem like a risky move. But it can also be an effective marketing strategy.

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