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  • JCCC Continuing Education
    JCCC offers three continuing education courses for leaders in January
    The Johnson County Community College Continuing Education program is offering three courses for leaders during January. Each four-hour course costs $149 to attend. Registration is required. All the courses will be taught at the Regnier Center on...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Need to Get Creative? How to Create an Idea Space
    Where you work is how you think. Your immediate surroundings determine your mindset, the way you generate ideas and solve problems. You can't break institutional barriers within the walls of your everyday workspace. If radical change is what...
  • Kansas City's Nonprofit Connect launches new InternLink portal
    Kansas City's Nonprofit Connect launches new InternLink portal
    Kansas City area nonprofit professionals and those wanting to enter the nonprofit sector rely on Nonprofit Connect for training, education, networking, career development and job hunting. Now, individuals seeking internships at nonprofits in the...
  • Dirty Deeds
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    We will call him David. David was hired as a Consulting Manager for a company in the Puget Sound Area to help streamline and raise the level of proficiency in a specific department for this large corporation. The department handled customer...
  • Business Networking
    December 11 BIG Breakfast features four Kansas City entrepreneurs
    Thinking Bigger Business Media Inc.'s next quarterly BIG Breakfast is on December 11 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo. The event will feature four Kansas City area...
  • Kansas City, Missouri skyline
    KCBJ Capstone Real Estate Award Nominations due by December 12
    Nominations are due by December 12 for the tenth-annual Kansas City Business JournalCapstone Real Estate Awards. The program honors companies that have been involved in real estate development projects and transactions that enhance the Kansas City...
  • Suspicious boss
    Leadership empathy and employee attendance go hand-in-hand
    A good leader of people has many important traits. One of those traits may arguably be the most significant and quite possibly the most overlooked or undervalued when it comes to qualities of leadership: empathy. According to Merriam-Webster,...
  • Sharenote
    Sharenote Launches ‘Lead or Lose’ Training Calls
    December 01, 2014 - Sharenote, one of the nation’s leading web-based software solutions for the behavioral healthcare industry, has announced a special weekly leadership conference call designed to help those in business and leadership roles...
  • 3 Competencies of Leadership
    Who Is Pushing Your Buttons Now?
    “How to" lists give good advice and not much to really get to the core of leadership competencies.It’s kind of like dieting, stopping smoking, or raising kids. We all know not to eat lemon meringue pie and hot fudge sundaes as our...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Weed Out Projects That Aren't Worth Your Time
    Forget what you've heard about comparing apples to oranges. It's often helpful to put your organization's diverse projects alongside each other and compare them. This is the point of maintaining a portfolio: to treat initiatives like...
  • How To Think Like A CEO
    How To Think Like A CEO eBook
    Understanding how others think is critical to influencing them and getting results. "Because, once you know what someone is thinking, you're in the best position to be able to persuade them and move them to action," explains...
  • Daniel Burrus
    The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes — Part 2
    Last week I talked about how people are thinking too small when they think about the Internet of Things. When we truly consider the ramifications of connecting a vast array of data-gathering sensors, devices, and machines together, what’s...
  • The 100-Mile Walk.
    A father and son walk 100 miles to find the essence of leadership
    Sixty-five-year-old Sander A. Flaum, and his 35-year-old son, Jonathon A Flaum, embarked on a six-month-long, 100-mile walk in their quest to find the essence of leadership.Their journey took them down the streets of New York and New Orleans,...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Jump-Start Radical Change in Your Company
    When Steve Jobs developed the iPod in 1997, he assembled a diverse group of thinkers with different points of view and areas of expertise. They didn't invent something new. Rather, they brought together disparate technologies that no one had...
  • Positioning your leadership role
    Positioning your leadership role
    It’s amazing how many people desire to become a leader, but lack the understanding, qualifications, and responsibilities of a leader. A leader is in a position of power; power to influence the behavior of people, yet many leaders struggle...