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Leaders Open Doors

March 27, 2013 | Bill Treasurer | HCI

Leadership is the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. Many leadership experts, myself included, make the topic of leadership far too complex, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead.

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Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction

March 21, 2013 | Forbes

Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent it’s often not even recognized as problematic. Many corporations just desire leaders to go along and get along more than they ...

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De-Stress Your Thinking

March 14, 2013 | Andy Lee | HCI

In general, thinking is a good thing. After all, rational thought is one of the hallmarks of being human. Being thoughtful means having considered something thoroughly, while thoughtlessness implies careless or rash behavior. This is especially true at work. Thinking is often equated with intelligence: smart people think more and better than others, and therefore have greater insight and make better decisions. 

 

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Becoming a Trustworthy Leader

May 9, 2013 | Amy Lyman, Hal Adler

Learn how to become a trustworthy leader yourself, and to encourage trustworthy behavior in others. This session – filled with stories and practical examples - will take you through the 6 elements of the Virtuous Circle of Trustworthy Leadership, providing you with guidance to enhance your own trustworthy leadership practices.

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Improving Global Front End Innovation

March 7, 2013 | Charlotte Hughes | HCI

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” - Bill Gates
 
As the co-founder and current Chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates is a proven authority on the topic of innovation. He acknowledges that over the years Microsoft has had huge hits and misses in product innovation.

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In Grand Command of the Titanic... Are You?

February 22, 2013 | Huffington Post Impact

What is it about our careers, our businesses or our life goals that is going wrong because we have stopped paying attention to all the indicators around us? We may be at a point in life where we are either constructing our career to do good work ...

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HCI Summit Spotlight: Liz Wiseman

February 6, 2013 | Katherine Ratkiewicz | HCI

In just under two months, we’ll ditch this winter snow and bask in the warm sunshine of Orlando, FL for HCI’s annual Human Capital Summit. By now you’ve probably heard about the Summit theme: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment (VUCA – describes an environment characterized by: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity); and you’ve also started monitoring the list of rock-star keynotes as it continues to grow each week. 

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Women in Leadership Today and the Men Who Opened the Door for Them

February 6, 2013 | Lexy Thompson | HCI

Should women open the door for other women to walk through? Growing up in the 80’s, I always assumed the answer would be “Yes.” Literally speaking, opening and holding doors for others is commonplace, usually expected and most certainly polite. However, in the professional world, it appears today’s female leadership did not walk through doors held by other women.

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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy

January 28, 2013 | McKinsey Quarterly

This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note.

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