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Published on: Monday, March 24, 2014

To Increase Innovation, Take the Sting Out of Failure

Posted By: Doug Sundheim
Filed Under: leadership, innovation, motivation, doug sundheim, business failures
"We need more innovation around here. We need people to think more creatively and be more entrepreneurial. I've been saying this for the last couple years, and yet very little seems to be changing. It's very frustrating."

This was a recent lament from a client, a senior leader at a medium-sized professional services firm. He was frustrated that even though his organization was encouraging people at every turn to take chances on new ideas, too few were actually stepping up to do it.


Published on: Friday, March 21, 2014

Six-Figure Hotline: Connecting on LinkedIn with HR Rep

As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.

In one such teleconference, I was joined by executive career strategist Harriette Lowenthal, and a member asked us, "Is it appropriate to ask an HR rep at a company to which one has applied to connect on LinkedIn?"


Published on: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Productivity for Leaders

Posted By: Laura Stack
Filed Under: leadership, productivity, teamwork, laura stack
Personal productivity is one thing. But once you take on leadership responsibilities, productivity is a whole new ball game. Suddenly it is no longer just a matter of being the best you can be, but of bringing out the best in those around you.

This can be hard! Priorities compete. Personalities conflict. And let's face it: some folks just won't always be as committed as you are to putting in a productive day's work — bad days happen (even to the best of us).

So how do you go about creating a productive team environment that contributes not only to individual productivity, but also to that of the group as a whole.


Co-authors of the The New York Times bestseller Freakonomics and its sequel SuperFreakonomics, Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner shared the stage at the World Business Forum and through engaging real-world stories offered sage business advice.

Steve Levitt, winner of the distinguished John Bates Clark Medal for the most influential economist under 40, led with how decided to become an academic economist despite struggling in math (though he was in AP classes). There he was foundering in MIT graduate school when he went to his parents for advice. His father, an award winning medical researcher, told him, "If you want to succeed in a profession for which you have no talent, the only hope you have is to take on a set of subjects which are so embarrassing and degrading that no self-respecting member of the profession will have anything to do with it." Amid the attendees' laughter, there was a simple message here from the professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, involving dedication and finding one's place within a field.


Published on: Friday, March 14, 2014

The High Cost of Lies at Work - and What Leaders Can Do About It

Posted By: Carol Kinsey Goman
Filed Under: leadership, carol kinsey goman, workplace lies
Lies in the workplace are expensive. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenue to fraud — a potential global loss of $3.5 trillion dollars.

But the cost of out-and-out fraud pales in comparison to the monumental cost of the erosion of trust that occurs when workplace deception is condoned, tolerated or ignored. This loss of trust is expensive and damaging for any organization, but it is especially devastating for organizations trying to transition from hierarchy to collaboration.

Here's why:


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