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Collaboration: An Essential Element of a Winning Formula

As senior leaders, we can expect great things from our organizations when we focus on and emphasize collaboration.

James M. Kerr Collaboration/Teamwork May 30 2014

4 Ways Leaders Can Solve and Manage the Toughest Paradoxes

Nearly every business challenge can be classified into two groups—puzzles and paradoxes. While puzzles can be tricky, paradoxes are always complex and multifaceted. Most leaders approach paradoxes as if they were puzzles with little or no success. As a result, they get stuck. Here are four ways to solve and manage your toughest paradoxes.

David Dotlich Leadership , Personal Effectiveness May 30 2014

Lessons in Navigating Global Growth From the Experiences of Former Avon CEO Andrea Jung

One of the most critical challenges today’s companies face is how to successfully navigate global growth. I saw first-hand the complexity of this challenge during my six-year tenure at Avon, where I worked alongside the highly acclaimed CEO Andrea Jung.

Deborrah Himsel Leadership , Strategy May 30 2014

Collaboration: An Essential Element of a Winning Formula

As senior leaders, we can expect great things from our organizations when we focus on and emphasize collaboration.

James M. Kerr Collaboration/Teamwork May 29 2014

Now Is the Time to Score That Perfect M&A Deal

Activity in the M&A market is picking up speed and generating a lot of buzz. So if your firm is seeking a specialty acquisition to shore up or grow a specific area of your business, now may be the best time to make that strategic purchase.

Lynn Russo Whylly Mergers & Acquisitions May 23 2014

Consider Lawsuit Risk When Switching States

Companies are most likely to be sued by employees in California and least likely to be targeted in a cluster of states that includes traditional union strongholds such as Michigan, according to a new study of the issue.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

3 Comedy Techniques That Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

After one year of doing stand-up, I noticed I was a better presenter and much more engaging in client and prospect meetings. It dawned on me that the comedy skills I was learning for fun were actually helping me be a more effective CEO.

Steve Cody Chief Humor , Strategy May 23 2014

Overcoming Executive and Worker Pay Issues

The issues of “equal pay” and “just compensation” are hitting CEOs and business owners at every level, fed by an anxiety-producing brew of “inequality” politics, “living-wage” considerations and gender jealousies that has boiled over into an increasingly urgent matter demanding the attention of upper management.

Dale Buss CEO Compensation May 23 2014

Why You Should Hire U.S. Military Veterans

More U.S. companies are proactively seeking to hire military veterans due to the valuable experience they can bring to their new job.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

5 Ways to Learn From Target’s Latest Publicity Scandal

It seems that Target can’t catch a break. The big box retailer’s culture was the subject of public scrutiny recently when a mid-level employee from Minneapolis sent an anonymous email to e-zine Gawker lambasting it. In response, Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones wrote the following on his LinkedIn blog.

Colin D. Baird Corporate Reputation , Crisis Management , Public Relations May 23 2014

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