What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

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What I Would Ask Danny Meyer About Leadership, If I Had a Seat At His Table

I left the Ivy League to go to culinary school. Although I didn’t know it at the time, my culinary experiences impacted my leadership and management philosophy in some profound ways. I wrote a series of articles about those lessons and became inspired to re-read Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of […]

Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

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Surf’s Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned from Surfing

I’ve wanted to surf my whole life, which is ironic considering I was raised in upstate New York, could hardly swim and was terrified of putting my face in water. Yet I had dreams of riding a wave and enjoying every minute of it. I’m a runner and a biker; swimming is not in my […]

The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

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The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

It’s time to change the way we work. I don’t mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I’m talking about integrating purpose into the workplace. While “finding your purpose” may sound like nebulous buzz-word, it’s actually a viable way to revolutionize organizations and the workforce that powers them. What Does “Finding Purpose […]

To Retain Female Talent in the U.S. Workplace, Create a Purpose-Driven Organization

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To Retain Female Talent in the U.S. Workplace, Create a Purpose-Driven Organization

Organizations around the country are hemorrhaging talent because women are leaving the American workforce to start their own businesses. Looking at the statistics, it’s easy to understand why. The Hard Facts About Women in the Workplace Here are the hard facts: 21% of C-suite executives are women. This is a drastic improvement since the 1950’s, […]

Workplace Sexism – Are Female Bosses Listening?

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Workplace Sexism – Are Female Bosses Listening?

Freelance contribution from Gemma Stones Sexism is never far from the news, and there has been a recent surge in both the active discussion and recognition of everyday sexism in recent months. However, whether it’s really enough is still open to debate. There are still shocking everyday instances of sexism that often go unnoticed, and […]

Top Transformational Leadership Posts of 2014

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Top Transformational Leadership Posts of 2014

Looking back on 2014, it’s clear that the US workforce is drastically changing. The freelance workforce is at 53 million strong and rising, women are increasingly leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses (which are growing 50% faster than new business growth overall), a new majority is in the mix (formerly known as the […]

How to Manage Difficult Employees: Six Iconic Types

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How to Manage Difficult Employees: Six Iconic Types

There sure are a lot of different personalities in the workplace. As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let’s face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. The good news is, managing difficult employees doesn’t have to necessarily be difficult. In a series […]

What We Want Our Leaders To Know

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What We Want Our Leaders To Know

You don’t have to be “certified” to be a leader, like you do in order to be a CPA. Imagine we get to design a curriculum that is a pre-requisite to becoming a leader. What would the top 5 classes be? I asked this very question to my peers on LinkedIN. I played the game […]

What Courses Should All Leaders Take?

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What Courses Should All Leaders Take?

Isn’t it odd that certain professions require a certification process, yet being a leader doesn’t require one? Social workers, CPAs, lawyers, doctors and other professionals all went through some type of licensing or exam process, yet leaders don’t even require an MBA. What if there were pre-requisite courses required for leadership? What would that curriculum […]

Have You Ever Wondered How People Define Success?

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Have You Ever Wondered How People Define Success?

Success seemed really simple in elementary school. You get an A on your math test—success! You win a game of foursquare—success! You play a solo in your band concert and don’t miss a note—success! Adult life is much more complex than acing a spelling test every Friday. As a result, each person’s definition of success […]