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Use Humor That Helps, Not Hurts Your Business

Laughter reduces stress, anxiety and pain. It’s a sign of intelligence and boosts our sense of well-being. Humor, applied appropriately,  increases creativity, commitment and motivation on the job. Ultimately, it benefits business by raising key measures like productivity and innovation. With the case for humor apparently so clear, shouldn’t we make leading with laughter and joking on the …

Tenzin from Tibet

It’s 4 a.m. in San Francisco. Unable to sleep after travelling and working through nine time zones in the past four days, I went down to the front desk to extend my hotel room for another day. The young, soft-spoken night manager handled my request. His English had a footprint that I couldn’t place. I’m …

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SuperCharge Your Strategy

Most strategies fail. Very few leaders are successful at creating, implementing and executing their business strategies. Here are the facts: Only 10% of formulated strategy actually gets executed successfully 85% of management teams spend less than one hour a month on strategy issues Only 5% of employees understand their corporate strategy For leaders, teams and organizations, …