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The Wisdom of Women

Lessons Gleaned from Leadership Visionaries By Jill Griffin For the past eighteen months I have had the privilege of interviewing a list of amazing women who have risen to the top of their respective fields. These women, executives and movers and shakers, worked their way to the corner office with their dignity intact and their […]Read More

Just Get Over It . . . Millennials in the

By Tony Streeter The job of leaders, whatever our generation, is to teach and coach the up-and-coming generations on the finer points of operating within various business situations. In one of the divisions of our company, we have 11 millennials. Although they approach work and business relationships differently from older generations and often don’t see a […]Read More

Managing Conflict

FIVE TIPS FOR TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS By Sal Mistry, PhD According to the late expert Richard Hackman, only 25 percent of teams utilize effective processes such as coordination and communication, and nearly 60 to 70 percent fail to achieve their objectives in any given project or situation. The culprit? Team members consistently point to internal […]Read More

How Millennials are Changing Workplace Leadership

By Stephen Wright Millennials are now fully immersed in the workforce, and they bring with them new attitudes regarding corporate culture and methods of management. Typically, they focus less on hierarchy and are more interested in a collaborative, innovative atmosphere. This shift in ideology stems from many factors, including their education, parenting, and even a […]Read More

Are You Serious About Innovation?

HOW TO SEPARATE INCREMENTAL GROWTH FROM INNOVATIVE PRACTICES By Art Markman, Ph.D. It has become common — almost obligatory — for business leaders to talk about the importance of innovation. The assumption is that companies can succeed in the short-term through incremental growth of the core business, but long-term success requires developing new streams of […]Read More

How CEOs Can Spark Employee Creativity

Why Being Bad Can Be Good By Jing Zhou                                                         Organization leaders often overlook a crucial tool for success: the creativity of their own employees. Creative workers, by definition, build novel and useful products and methods. Their creativity plays an essential role in the success of their organizations, giving leaders new perspective and fashioning familiar products, […]Read More

When Generations Collide

DESIGNING THE NEW MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE By Dean Strombom This is the first time in history when five generations of employees may co-exist in the workplace: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials or Gen Y, and Gen Z. At the same time, older employees are delaying retirement while Gen Z, the generation we know […]Read More

The Looking Glass

GROW A BUSINESS THAT REFLECTS ITS ENVIRONMENT By Andrew Philipp  Earlier this year, the Kauffman Foundation Index on Startup Activity, the largest index tracking entrepreneurship across the United States, reported an unexpected change. Not only did the 2015 Index reveal the reversal of a five-year downward trend in entrepreneurship activity, but this reversal came as […]Read More

Motivating and Maintaining Millennials

THREE MANAGEMENT METHODS THAT WORK By Alex Danza Millennials are radically different – no doubt. They are the “can do” generation, never worrying about failure. They are extremely focused on developing themselves and thrive on learning new job skills, always setting new challenges to achieve. Positive and confident, millennials are ready to take on the […]Read More