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innovation through culture

Make Culture Your Strategic Advantage For Breakout Success [VIDEO]

Have you noticed the prevalence of the word “culture” in business discussions lately? This is my passion – to me, culture is 98% of what actually matters in…
don't say these things

101 Things To Never Say Again

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher There are some terms that just have to go away…
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Does Your Work Suck? Make It Into A Game!

Do what you love. The rest comes. – Southern Comfort ad campaign, mid 90’s. Just last week I found a new favorite radio show on NPR: Snap Judgment, hosted…
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The Four Most Important Questions A Leader Must Ask

Startup founder. Enterprise CEO. Author of one of my favorite books ever. And one of the most generous leaders I know. That just gets it started describing today’s guest, Vineet…
we love social media

The @ShortyAwards Business Influencers Get Social [VIDEO]

“I think the most important tip I can give people for social media is you should always be adding value.” – Guy Kawasaki  Last week a bunch of us came together for a really interesting thirty-minute Google Hangout. We’re
billionaires' hands shaking

8 Leadership Lessons From Billionaires

Being rich doesn’t mean you’re wise, and it doesn’t mean you’re good. All it means for sure is that you’re rich. With that caveat firmly in place, let me share
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Klout And Kred Are AntiSocial. Opt Out With Me.

I opted out of Klout years ago. Before I was ever listed, ranked, or nominated by Forbes, Huffington Post Tech, The Shorty Awards – before any of that….
man reacts to fascinating person

How To Be Fascinating In 5 Easy Steps

If you watch Switch and Shift TV, you already know my favorite hobby: I collect fascinating people! I’ve been doing it my whole life, though since my first tweet in 2009… let’s just say, social has been
woman gets concerns about conflict heard

3 Tips To Move You From Overlooked To Understood

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.  Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts. Don’t…
man rises above self-doubt

Self-Doubt Is Overrated

“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson