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  • Is There Anything Left to be Said About Leadership?
    7min

    Yes, we know. There are thousands of books on leadership released every year. How to be a better leader, how to train better leaders, how to lead leaders with more leadership. etc. So it begs the question – is there anything left to be said about leadership? The three books we’re featuring in this newsletter […]

  • Let’s Get Emotional: Work, Leadership, & Emotional Intelligence
    7min

    The days of cheering on the emotionless entrepreneur, ruthlessly cutting out all feelings so that they can be more effective at meeting their bottom line, are long gone. But is it possible that we still don’t have a complete grasp on the role that emotions should play in the workplace? Maybe the way we think […]

  • Love It or Hate It, Selling Matters
    7min

    Ask anyone in business what they think of sales, and you’re likely to receive a strong reaction. For some, selling is the life blood of a successful business, a thrilling adventure into the mind of customers as you seek to outmaneuver the competition and conquer your market. For others, sales may as well be a […]

  • The Job Market is Changing. Our Concept of Career Success Should Change With It.
    7min

    We are currently experiencing one of the most unique and uniquely challenging job markets in recent history. Companies are struggling to retain workers, and workers are searching for jobs and careers that will not only fulfill their salary needs in an ever-more-expensive world but also give them fulfillment, flexibility, and yes, even joy in their […]

  • When the New Normal Is Constantly New (and Never Normal)
    7min

    We entered 2020 with naive optimism, having no idea of the disruptive forces of the pandemic that were soon to come. In 2021, many of us thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier – until they did. Now, many of us carry a certain cautiousness. But even as many of the sources of upheaval that […]

  • What If Leadership Isn’t What We Think?
    7min

    Is there any more charged word in business than ‘leadership’? Just the mention of it probably elicited some sort of emotional response in you as a reader. We’ve all read the guides to leadership that tell us to act a certain way around others, follow certain steps, and create environments that lead to results. But, […]

  • Want to Make A Transformation? Start with Changing a Mind
    7min

    When it comes to setting our life and career goals, it’s often our tendency to focus on the “easily measured thing.” We identify metrics, KPIs, and timelines that we feel will help make our goals a reality. But what if the ultimate barriers to achieving our goals aren’t outside, but within us? What if by […]

  • Women in Business: Not Just a Classification, but a Movement
    7min

    Four out of every ten businesses started every day are started by women. This number has risen dramatically in recent years, and is expected to reach roughly five in ten before long. And yet, female entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles in turning their visions into realities. Fortunately, there are more and more insightful, educated, and […]

  • Hybrid Work: What It Means, Why We Need It, and How We’re Doing It Wrong
    7min

    A year ago, hybrid work environments – where employees split work time between in-person offices and remote setups – were reserved for forward-thinking startups, certain lucky employees, and unique companies with employees scattered around the world. Now, hybrid work environments are the norm. But are we doing them right? Has simply switching from demanding employees […]

  • Want to Accomplish More? Start by Doing Less
    7min

    We all want to achieve more. We want to meet our goals, we want to impress our bosses and peers. We want to check more items off our checklists in less time. Meanwhile, there are thousands upon thousands of books promising to tell us exactly how to do it. But in this issue, we’re focusing […]

  • Diversity in the Workplace: From Feel-Good Buzzword to Daily Action
    7min

    Are you an inclusive leader? In this issue, we’ll touch on three excellent books released this year, The Inclusive Leader’s Playbook: The Work of the Inclusive Leader, Corporations Compassion Culture: Leading Your Business toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond “Diversity” – Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations, that all hone in […]

  • Defeating the Competition, Bad Habits, and Self-Doubt
    7min

    As we approach the halfway point of 2021, some of us may find that we’re settling back into some bad habits that defined our lives before the shake-up of the last 18 months. So, how do we confront challenges, stagnant habits, and a lack of inspiration or motivation to excel in our professional goals? In […]

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