19 August

Advertisers Teach Leadership

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Some of the most creative people work in advertising and they often poke fun or highlight corporate America to make a point or sell a product. I happen to think Ally Bank’s advertising agency has generated some funny and thoughtful commercials that can help leaders and managers reflect on their performance and skills. Here’s one…

15 August

Drive to Succeed (Without Crashing)

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  Steve Jobs had an uncompromising drive toward excellence. Our CEO Bob Rosen speaks in detail about Jobs as a leader in his upcoming book, Grounded: how leaders stay rooted in an uncertain world.  Job’s leadership, specifically his vocational health, was so extraordinary he transformed seven different industries – from personal computers and animated movies…

2 August

Monday Morning Mantra

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Monday Morning Mantra It’s far more than an alliteration. It could be your career changer.Things have and will continue to change so rapidly that prevailing wisdom today won’t necessarily translate into the future.  For example, over the past twenty years, we’ve heard that the place to be, career-wise, is information technology. That’s where all the good jobs would…

22 July

Think Global. Act Global.

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  Think Global. Act Global. Do you have a ‘global‘ job title? If no, you probably should.Local-Global Tension Work and business are no longer local. If you have a website, you are part of the global economy. You need to be a global thinker. But … as our CEO, Bob Rosen, points out in his…

8 July

Take it Personally. Leadership is Personal.

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  Take it personally. Leadership is personal. Will you be a great leader?  Don’t let anyone fool you. Making predictions about who will be a great leader is quite unscientific. Why? Because dealing with the people side of the business has too much variability, too many emotions, too many exceptions to the rule.Yet there are…

3 July

Happy 4th of July: The 21st Century Independent Leader

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The 21st Century Independent Leader First published in Jossey-Bass Business Leader, July 2, 2013. Fourth of July Holiday message from our CEO, Bob Rosen: America’s Independence When we celebrate the Fourth of July, we do more than commemorate our collective independence and birth as a nation. We also honor the independent leaders and thinkers who…

25 June

The Beautiful 21st Century Leadership Mind

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  The Beautiful 21st Century Leadership Mind People who study how people learn, cognition researchers, are worried. Our educational system is not developing and preparing today’s young adults for the work and leadership challenges of the 21st century.  How should we train ourselves to think, to correctly learn about the world, to be a Healthy Leader? Learn How to Push Your Mind to…

11 June

Getting Stuck in Clueless as a Leader

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Getting Stuck in Clueless as a Leader We’ve all been “clueless” at some point in our life, the place where you “don’t know what you don’t know.” When you first became a leader, you were probably clueless about a lot of things. But not for long. Organizations may tolerate a lack of awareness from some…

28 May

Do Leaders Live Longer?

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Do Leaders Live Longer? Leadership is a hard job. You know how stressful it is… never ending deadlines, people demands, constant changes. It must hazardous to your health! But, is it really harming your health? Well, turns out, that’s your choice, actually. Healthy Behaviors Genetics aside, lifestyle choices play a huge role in determining longevity….

13 May

Know Your Hot Buttons

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Know Your Hot Buttons Warning: Your hot buttons can be dangerous to your health. To quote from our CEO Bob Rosen’s new book, Grounded: “Feelings such as fear, anger, greed, envy, pessimism, frustration and shame can sap your energy and distract you from consciously engaging those around you and from focusing on what’s truly important….