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The wisdom of improv training

November 7, 2019
What do comedy and business have in common? Plenty, as it turns out. Here are just a few shared principles useful in improv and work.

What’s your ‘Yeah, but’?

November 7, 2019
Almost everyone must go through their career with the phantom of a “Yeah, but” hovering around them. Maybe it’s a working life tainted by missed opportunities, regrettable behavior, personality failings or just perpetual bad luck. How you deal with your own private “Yeah, but” may determine your level of happiness in life.

To tweet or not to tweet?

November 7, 2019
Q. What sort of advice do you give leaders about their personal use of social media?

Leadership by watching, waiting

November 7, 2019
Q. What is the biggest mistake you see leaders making today?

Where transformative ideas come from

November 7, 2019
Science author Steven Johnson writes books about the search for where ideas come from, how we make decisions and what the two pursuits have in common. Some takeaways from his recent conversation on the podcast “Clear + Vivid” with Alan Alda.

5 principles ‘futurize’ your company

November 7, 2019
In The Future Workplace Experience, authors Jeanne Meister and Kevin Mulcahy lay out guidelines for maintaining your company’s recruiting health in order to attract new talent and keep what you have. Here are the five principles to integrate into your culture.

How the ultimate brand was saved

November 7, 2019
In 1987, the wildly popular Air Jordan sneaker had already been through two iterations. One day Nike’s vice president, Rob Strasser, the man credited with signing Michael Jordan to perhaps the most famous athletic endorsement deal of all time, tendered his resignation, creating great fears that Jordan might go with him.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1219

November 7, 2019
Face to face, eye to eye … What, exactly, is a comptroller?

Are you making your time off count?

October 31, 2019
Do you usually feel recharged when you return to the office after time away, or does that relaxation drain away as soon as you see all your piled-up emails (in other words, almost immediately)?

Try this team celebration for size

October 31, 2019
At the next office party or year-end celebration, consider hosting what we call the “Anything Awards” to have silly fun while challenging people to be creative.