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The Social Age Is The Age Of Participation [VIDEO]

“Make meaning at work, not just money.” – Chuck Blakeman The Industrial Age is so dead its ghost is gathering dust. But what’s next? To answer that question, I’d like to take you to TEDxMileHigh – to a talk that’s already…
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The Two Dumbest Words You Can Say

Trust is an aspect of leadership that is central to The Human Side of Business – as you’ve probably noticed by all of the world-class thought leaders participating in our current series on the topic.

For Lasting Success, Get Your Hiring Down To A “T”

I study fascinating organizations for a living, and there are about fifty of them in our upcoming book, A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive. Want to know my hands-down favorite in a “this company…
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The Three Evils Of An Old School Workplace

“Work saves us from 3 great evils: boredom, vice, and need.” – Voltaire But some work is better than others, isn’t it? Leader, this post is for you. Does your company’s work save your workers
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Leadership Ethics: It Doesn’t Depend

Do you want high morale at work? Be ethical. Imagine recent outcomes at GM, and Toyota before it, if some frontline engineer – or even assembly line worker – used the…
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What’s Your Be Be Do?

You know those BS statements you see wherever you go? The stupid mission statements, lame values statements, and epically unimpressive purpose statements on posters all over your company…
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How To Measure Success $20 At A Time

Do you want to know how to identify a truly successful person? It isn’t the car they drive, the title on their business cards, or the heft of their…
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Be The Leader You Wish To Follow

There is nothing more valuable to a leader than to enjoy the trust of those she leads. When our employees trust us, they will do great things to achieve the goals we set with them. When our stockholders and…
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An Overlooked Lesson From America’s Greatest Leader

“I thought then as now I had never beheld so superb a man.“ – Marquis de Lafayette What could you, a Social Age business leader, possibly learn from a man who…

The Most Important Word In Leadership

If you had to sum up everything you believe about leadership, your core philosophy, in just one word, what word would you choose? Would you choose Accountability? Vision? Inspiration? Resolve? Those are all…