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Can the Academic Entrepreneur Save the Ivory Tower?

Can the Academic Entrepreneur Save the Ivory Tower?

Higher education could be rebranded as startups' best friend and assist students in mastering business skills.
Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company

Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company

As a startup grows into a company, maintaining open communication will help ensure trust – a necessity for employee engagement, productivity and innovation.
Yes Men: 5 Reasons Why Corporate Projects Fail

Yes Men: 5 Reasons Why Corporate Projects Fail

What staff doesn't want to tell, and what management don't want to hear, have caused many costly fiascoes.
How to Bridge the Workplace Generation Gap

How to Bridge the Workplace Generation Gap

With skillful leadership, different generations can work together and learn from each other.
We Are Flawed, Erring Humans. Don't Blame Google.

We Are Flawed, Erring Humans. Don't Blame Google.

Google is being forced to erase the worst of who we are. We should be embracing that side of us.
How to Feel More Engaged and Connected

How to Feel More Engaged and Connected

When you spend most of your time in an office in front of a computer, it's easy to feel isolated. These strategies will help.
4 Lessons From the Worst Business Meeting Ever

4 Lessons From the Worst Business Meeting Ever

One meeting was so bad, it built a quiet and powerful intensity that has helped me overcome many business obstacles.
Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right in Your Company

Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right in Your Company

Recognizing our human sameness opens the door to enjoying our cultural and individual uniqueness.
Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

"If I hear one more freshman tell me how much they love Kappa Sigma," wrote Snapchat's 23-year-old founder (in one of his milder moments), "I'll probably get so excited I'll punch them in the face."
Hey, Dad: Give Your Daughter's Career a Boost. Do the Dishes.

Hey, Dad: Give Your Daughter's Career a Boost. Do the Dishes.

A new study suggests that a key contributor in how girls form their professional ambition is how much their father contributes around the house.
Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec on Great Business Pitches and Why Sales Reps Need to Be Chameleons

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec on Great Business Pitches and Why Sales Reps Need to Be Chameleons

The serial entrepreneur and investor explains how company plans should be framed around customer needs -- and his sartorial choices.
Taming Your Inner Control Freak

Taming Your Inner Control Freak

When everything is spinning out of control, letting go is more necessary than ever.
Leadership Lessons From the Trenches of Silicon Valley

Leadership Lessons From the Trenches of Silicon Valley

Real world lessons in leadership behavior from America's high-tech startup mecca and beyond.
4 Reasons Why Leaders Need More Wave Makers

4 Reasons Why Leaders Need More Wave Makers

These innovators jump in and ask, “What can I do?” and initiate changes that can bring huge payoffs to an entrepreneurial operation.
How to Be a Better, Stronger, More Engaging and Respected Leader

How to Be a Better, Stronger, More Engaging and Respected Leader

Technical skills are important, but they're only a fraction of what makes someone a great leader. Here are some practical ways to improve the skills that really count.
Keep It Down! 5 Business Lessons From a Competitive Eater.

Keep It Down! 5 Business Lessons From a Competitive Eater.

A life of stuffing himself taught this founder some insights on patience, goal setting and adaptability.
A Note to Interns: Some Things You Really, Really Shouldn't Do This Summer

A Note to Interns: Some Things You Really, Really Shouldn't Do This Summer

Of course, not all interns behave badly, but let this list also be a warning to managers and founders.
How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note

How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note

Sending a thank-you note can change your life. It changed mine.
Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock Values

Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock Values

The agile CEO is humble enough to question assumptions and accept suggestions but firm on core principles.
Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'

Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'

Tory Burch defined entrepreneur not as a job title, but a state of mind during her 2014 commencement address, telling graduates that achievement requires good old fashioned tenacity and hard work.
A Strong Core Is the Key to Great Leadership

A Strong Core Is the Key to Great Leadership

If your body's core is weak, you won't perform to the best of your ability. The same can be said about business.
The 6 Different Hats a CEO Might Have to Put On

The 6 Different Hats a CEO Might Have to Put On

Company chiefs may assume as many as half a dozen roles to guide their companies and inspire their staff. Take a look at how it plays out.
10 Surprisingly Useful Business Tips From a Parody Twitter Account

10 Surprisingly Useful Business Tips From a Parody Twitter Account

Want to your kick management skills into warp speed? Here are some great business tips, courtesy of the wacky world of Twitter.
Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

No doubt you are looking for inspiration. Chances are, you are looking in the wrong place.
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