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leadership | Apr 1st, 2020

“Hourly Workers Represent a Hero Class”: VC Tony Tjan Joins LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale

Hourly workers around the world are experiencing severe financial instability due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the co-founder of Boston’s Cue Ball Capital, Tony Tjan oversees a portfolio of purpose-driven companies that employ hundreds of hourly workers, from nail techs to servers. In the latest... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 30th, 2020

Former Honeywell CEO David Cote Reveals How He’s Approaching the Coronavirus Crisis in Fortune

Few CEOs navigated the Great Recession as skillfully as David Cote. In a new interview with Fortune, the inspiring corporate leader offers guidance for businesses managing the coronavirus crisis today.  When David Cote inherited Honeywell in 2002, the company was teetering on the brink of failure... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 16th, 2020

Legendary Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field Shares How We Can Reinvent Success on NPR

During her 29-year tenure as UCLA’s Head Gymnastics Coach, Valorie Kondos Field led her team to an astounding seven championship victories. Now, the Pac-12 Coach of the Century shares why creating a supportive environment, rather than a cutthroat one, was essential to her success.   When... Continue Reading →
leadership | Dec 24th, 2019

“Start the New Year with a Simplification Month”: Adam Bryant Explores How Leaders Gain Clarity

New Year’s resolutions like changing your diet, fitness, and lifestyle can often be fleeting. So why not take a page from leadership expert Adam Bryant’s book and tackle something at work that’s well within your control? In his latest article for Strategy+Business, Bryant makes a compelling... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 14th, 2019

Think Like a CEO: Adam Bryant Explores the Number 1 Quality of Successful Leaders

Over the last decade, Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 500 CEOs for his landmark column in The New York Times. From brains to ambition to humility, Bryant discovered the list of qualities that make up a successful leader is long. But what is the elusive trait at the top? In a new article for... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 13th, 2019

The Science of Praise: Forbes Covers New Management Research by Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Some bosses manage their employees through negative reinforcement, while others prefer positive reinforcement. But which managerial style is more effective? New research by Lauren Eskreis- Winkler reveals that encouraging management yields far better results than those that focus on failure.... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 23rd, 2019

Athlete and Activist Waneek Horn-Miller Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Having been an inspiring athlete and Indigenous activist for decades, Waneek Horn-Miller has been breaking barriers and records her entire life. Her latest achievement is being inducted into the elite Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame—making her the first water polo player to be honoured.  The... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 22nd, 2019

Cracking Trump’s Code: Steve Martin and Joseph Marks explain Who We Listen to and Why for Slate

Steve Martin and Joseph Marks—authors of Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why—join the Slate podcast The Gist to explain why the ‘expert’ isn’t always the best spokesperson, the power dynamics involved in trust, and why Donald Trump can get away with fake news.   One of the most... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 21st, 2019

Why Structure Eats Culture for Lunch: Safi Bahcall with Roger Dooley

Loonshots author Safi Bahcall joined Neuromarketing founder Roger Dooley for a conversation on why smart teams kill great ideas—and how paying attention to structure, over culture, can reverse the trend.  Why do good teams, with excellent people and the best intentions, kill great ideas? It’s a... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 18th, 2019

Navigating Business Trade-Offs: The Financial Times Reviews Sarah Kaplan’s The 360° Corporation

Based on professor Sarah Kaplan’s Rotman business school course, The 360° Corporation offers us a new way of understanding modern business. Trade-offs can’t be avoided, especially in today’s socially conscious environment—so how do we deal with them?  Different stakeholders want different things... Continue Reading →
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