You've just graduated from college and are (justifiably) proud of your accomplishment. But as you head into the workforce, don't expect your new credentials or your great GPA to do the heavy lifting for you. Geoffrey Tumlin warns they don't...
"Old school" communication skills - they're not just for grownups anymore!
Though the article focuses on the need for recent grads to hone their communication skills, I think it's save to say that we could all stand to do a little self-improvement.
In a technology-satiated society, we often overlook the personal side and etiquette that has fueled relationships for centuries before twitter and texting were ever created. It's incredible how far a bit of self-control, professionalism, and good listening can take you.
If someone comes to you with a problem, you start thinking of a solution. That's natural — everyone does it. But as soon as you start thinking of a solution, you unconsciously begin shutting off po...
When looking to problem solve through innovation, try to remain in the "problem space" as long as possible. Focusing on the solution will only lead to expected results, binding you to existing conventions. Understanding the problem thoroughly may open you up to new perspectives and subsequently new approaches (such as divergent collabaration) to resolve the issue.
The UN Foundation had plans to increase nonprofit awareness of, access to, and capacity for utilizing online, digital, and social tools to enhance their performance. Digital dexterity may be lacking in the social sector and inhibiting organizations from maximizing their impact.
#1 Tell everyone your idea. As many people as you can, especially people not in your industry. Tell your mom’s friends. Do not make them sign an NDA. What are they going to do, steal your idea? Not a chance.
No matter how great of an idea you have, it won't go anywhere if you don't start. Sam Potts offers 6 tips for jumping in, head first!
World-class regulation helps the development of world-class industry. We need more of it.
"Regulation has the ability to enhance business success and build more competitive economies. Yes, businesses will always tend to argue for the status quo. That is part of the inherent laziness that effects all of us in one way or another. But uncertainty is more damaging to business than good regulation. When faced with good, well-designed regulation, businesses adapt rapidly and continue on their profitable way. They become better businesses and more competitive in the long-term, compared to their counterparts in unregulated markets.
The reality is that high-quality, forward-looking, and clear regulation forces businesses to strengthen themselves. The result is the emergence of industries that are ahead of the game."
I used to think corporate culture didn’t matter. Discussion of vision, mission and values was for people who couldn’t build product or sell it! We had..
Oftentimes, management deviates from company culture and values to meet short-term objectives, not realizing the long-term, damaging impact it has on internal operations, morale, performance, and engagement.
" 'Do What You Love' distracts us from the working conditions of others while validating our own choices and relieving us from obligations to all who labor, whether or not they love it. It is the secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment."
The greatest truth is this: if the health of the individual is not cared for then all the big ideas die when the thinker becomes too ill or tired or burned-out to carry them out. The big thinkers are going to need health on their side to get it done.
Your ideas can't survive without you. Don't forget to take some time for yourself every once in a while.
Facebook and Google may be the new poster children for shared value, but is Internet access a critical social issue?
Just call it like it is...shared value is a good thing, as it allows corporation to justify solving (though not always the most pressing) social problems as it will also benefit their bottom line. But shared value is not philanthropy ... and calling it is a disservice to all.
To avoid the procrastination that will inevitably set in when you get an extension, try setting intermediate deadlines, take your past experiences into consideration, and anticipate things that could go wrong.
True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less...
"Iconoclastic thinking demands a brain that functions differently from the standard model in three areas: perception; the fear response; and social intelligence." -George Burns on innovation, creativity, and leadership
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
Scale is the answer to solving global social problems. But the current structure and thinking about the nonprofit sector doesn't allow for such growth and scale to occur!
How many people will be using the internet in 2016? Are women more likely than men to choose the brand of potato chip the family buys? What percentage of the world's population will speak Spanish in a decade?
Don't play the numbers game with your customers. Focus on quality and the individual and you'll create a customer and support base for life!
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