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A Recipe For Success

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How Creole Chef Ann Marr Brings All The Right Ingredients to the HR Table. On the morning of Tuesday, March 8, 2011, as the producers of the CBS Early Show were busy prepping news reports of Prince William and soon-to-be Princess Kate’s surprise trip to Ireland and editing the tape of a sit-down interview with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, …

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Today’s Marketers Are Soccer Players, Not Football Quarterbacks

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The business game has changed. In order to score goals with consumers, CMOs need to start thinking like soccer captains.  Everyone knows that the world is changing at a rapid pace and that it is affecting all parts of business, from supply chains to how consumers interact with brands. Nowhere are these changes more evident than in the C-Suite, particularly …

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#realtalk Advice for Millennials in the Workplace

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Andrew Krause and Timothy Parker, CEOs of AKA Media, give Millennials tips on how to rise to the challenges of today’s workforce As two Gen Xers who started our video communications company in the late nineties, we’ve embraced youth as our company has grown. Embracing youth today means working with millennials. From a management view, millennials in the workplace represent tremendous …

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The Business of Culture

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 Michelle Joseph, Talent Acquisition Expert and CEO of PeopleFoundry, explains why culture is the best investment you’ll ever make. Any buzz you hear about company culture always seems to feature legendarily successful businesses like Google or Facebook. Their employees work on exercise balls, nerf guns in the office and draft beer on tap. Their work life seems like a college …

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Mentorship Menagerie

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Tron Jordheim, Chief Marketing Officer at StorageMart and Director of Operations at PhoneSmart, shares how various mentors have modeled effective leadership and achieved executive success. By Jill Yarberry-Laybourn As a young boy in Brooklyn, New York, Jordheim had an entrepreneurial spirit that shined brightly.  This entrepreneurial spirit has since elevated into corporate management. Jordheim partly attributes his executive success to …

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Disappointment Moments are Coaching Moments in Disguise

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Alesia Latson, founder of Latson Leadership Group, gives leaders tips on how to effectively respond to disappointment. Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times, your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances when you disappoint others. So the fact that disappointment occurs isn’t the challenge. The real issue to address is how you respond to it. Unfortunately, …

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Elephant in the Boardroom: How Depression and Stress in the Workplace Are Killing Productivity

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As companies strive to compete in a global economy, they become high-stress incubators for mental health problems. By Graeme Cowan In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. They relentlessly push to get ahead and stay ahead—working longer days, emailing after hours, taking fewer vacations—often …

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Spreading Acts of Kindness Through Workplace Introductions

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Here’s a new recipe for Random Acts of Kindness: giving much-needed workplace introductions for friends and colleagues. By Sunny K. Lurie We’ve heard about Random Acts of Kindness spreading around the world. Recently, I was the lucky recipient of a random act of kindness when a car in front of me at a drive-through paid for my coffee –wow, impressive! …

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You Can Negotiate Anything: Part 2

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Everything is open for negotiation—even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. This is part one of two of 13 techniques that are taught at the Wharton School of Business. Editor’s Note: Yesterday, we explored Steven Blum’s first seven of 13 tips to negotiate anything. Read the first part here.  These are his last tips on how you …

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You Can Negotiate Anything: Part 1

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Everything is open for negotiation—even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. This is part one of two of 13 techniques that are taught at the Wharton School of Business. Life is a series of negotiations. While we may realize this in theory, we probably don’t realize how often it applies in practice. Your work schedule, your …

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