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Ruben Gonzalez

Commit to Win [VIDEO]

By Ruben Gonzalez, Posted October 31st, 2014


Some people are interested in reaching their dreams and others are committed to reaching their dreams. The key to success in life is going from being interested to being committed. Once you are committed you will produce results. At the point of commitment, you mentally "burn all the bridges" and... READ MORE

Polly LaBarre

Exploring The Future Of Work At The MIX Mashup 2014 [VIDEO]

By Polly LaBarre, Posted October 31st, 2014


There’s probably no tougher—and no more important—question on the plates of leaders today than: are you capable of changing as fast as the world is changing? In a world where change is relentless, multifaceted, and occasionally shocking, is your organization... READ MORE

Chad Carden


By Chad Carden, Posted October 31st, 2014

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There are times when writers, including those writing movie scripts take poetic license and, invent a word to make a point. Under-demeciated is just such a word.

As far as I know, the word was invented for the movie Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler, who uses it to describe to his niece and nephew, how he feels about his... READ MORE

Chip Bell

From the Other Side of the Lectern

By Chip Bell, Posted October 31st, 2014

Keynote speakers are an odd lot. Most of us have egos the size of Texas and quirky requirements that can drive a meeting planner absolutely nuts. Our superstitions about how to get a standing ovation may outnumber the attendees in your audience. We can be as finicky as rock stars and as unpredictable as teenagers.... READ MORE

Lisa Bodell

How to Take Smart Risks

By Lisa Bodell, Posted October 30th, 2014

Written by: Will Yacowicz

Are your employees averse to taking risks to create your company's next new product or service? The problem may be misguided leadership.

Every company says that it puts a premium on innovation, but in practice many have a culture that is intolerant to risk.

Ron Ashkenas, a managing partner of Schaffer... READ MORE

Mark Sanborn

5 Times When it Pays to Focus on the Negative

By Mark Sanborn, Posted October 30th, 2014

“Focus on the positive, not the negative.”

That’s pretty good advice…most of the time.

There are times when it pays to focus on the negative and when doing so is necessary. Here are five examples:

1. When it could turn into disaster.

Ignoring a threat is dangerous. Denying... READ MORE

Michelle Singletary

The Many Perils of Student Debt

By Michelle Singletary, Posted October 30th, 2014

Someone said to me that I make too big a deal of student loan debt.

I heard similar comments before the housing crisis. We now know how that turned out.

Next month, thousands of college graduates will see an end to their six-month loan grace period and will have to start making payments. Many will easily... READ MORE

Don Peppers

Trust Pays Off

By Don Peppers, Posted October 28th, 2014

USAA, The direct-writing insurance company that specializes in handling the auto and property-casualty insurance needs of military families, has built a reputation over the years as the most trusted financial services firm in the United States, and probably in the world. The USAA culture is built around empathy and reciprocity,... READ MORE

Nika Maples

To Have a Friend in Every Decade

By Nika Maples, Posted October 28th, 2014

It stung when the teenage girl hung her head, blonde curls falling into her eyes, “I wanted to talk to someone older about it,” she said, “but I really don’t have anybody.”

Days afterward, I was still thinking about what a tragedy that was. She was part of a church.

How is it possible... READ MORE

Tony Hall

NKorea’s Release of US Man Surprised Negotiator

By Tony Hall, Posted October 28th, 2014

North Korea’s release of an Ohio man this week was a surprise to a retired American ambassador who negotiated with Pyongyang for Jeffrey Fowle’s freedom.

Tony Hall, a former diplomat and congressman from Ohio, said on Wednesday the U.S. push for Fowle’s release also included efforts... READ MORE

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