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Are You Blockbuster?: Tech & Pivoting

The year is 2000, and Blockbuster CEO John Antioco just wrapped up an executive meeting with the founder of a new tech startup. During this meeting, Antioco was pitched on a potential groundbreaking partnership with an up-and-coming online fledgling company. The startup’s founder, Reed Hastings, saw an opportunity for Blockbuster to pivot away from its…

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Planning for Potential Crisis

Crisis comes in many forms and is often unpredictable. There are, however, several things leaders can do to be prepared to manage whatever crisis may arise. One crazy day for me meant leading my team through an Afghan prison and managing the Taliban. I was tasked with taking a media team to conduct interviews in…

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How to Manage in a Crisis

Most people can remember where they were on September 11th 2001. This is known as a day that lived in infamy in the World, as the day that the world changed. In that time frame we learned of the public portion of leadership, as the media shared the public face of New York City’s Mayor…

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Leading vs. Managing

Maybe you have been waiting for this opportunity? Possibly you absolutely dread the idea of running your own team in the workplace? Either way, taking charge of a group of co- workers or project is a responsibility one must be prepared for at some point in your professional life.  Understanding the difference between leading and…

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The Benefits of Learning Outside the Traditional Classroom

You’re striving to build a company that’s different. You want your in-house employees to maximize their talents. Maybe you’re wanting them to follow the processes you’ve outlined for them more carefully. Perhaps you want to encourage them to think on their feet with certain situations. How can you get them to reach their full potential?…

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How Transformational Leaders Improve Productivity and Company Culture

The term “corporate culture” or “company culture” itself hails from the 1980s. However, the concept has been around for much longer — it references the simple idea that each company has its own unique character. But understanding the concept of company culture is one thing. Understanding how to shape and influence it in your own company…

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‘Why’ Organizational Training Builds Company Culture

Being the CEO of a company is an enormous task. When you look back at the creation of your company and how far you have come, you most certainly deserve that pat on the back, that pom-pom cheering squad and all the accolades that arrive from your success. The fact that you began a journey…

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Inspiring Motivation with Transformational Leadership

The Healthy Effects of Transformational Leadership Theory Like beauty, real success starts from within. It also starts at the top. Inspired and motivated leaders can put strategic steps in place to encourage their workforce toward greatness. Yet, rather than proclaiming authority and mandating change, they lead by quiet, powerful example. The result? An impact too…

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