Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Successful leaders seize the moment with what-if planning
    Successful leaders seize the moment
    Did you ever wonder why some leaders can just accept more responsibilities, stacking up and maximize team performance while keeping their own career on track at the same time? Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson figured out that the secret of...
  • How to be a first responder in business
    How to be a first responder in business
    This week, Jake Wood, CEO and cofounder of Team Rubicon, publishes his new book, Take Command - Lessons in Leadership: How to be a First Responder in Business. Wood is a former Marine sniper.In his book, he weaves together his hard-learned lessons...
  • Kansas City small business award nominations due October 14
    Kansas City small business award nominations due October 14
    Thinking Bigger Business Mediais accepting nominations for the2015 25 Under 25® Small Business Awards. Nominations are due byOctober 14, 2014.The awards programsalutes the small business owners who are driving the Kansas City region’s...
  • Going out they way that he came in
    Obama style: Management-by-wait-to-see
    One could see it coming from before he won the first term. Obama has political transparency that is evident in how he operates. He is an organizer, but not a manager. He is a thinker and not a doer. There are moments when Obama’s...
  • Aerospace industry
    Leadership behaviors in aviation and aerospace industries
    Robert Mansfield, Jr. Executive Director, Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership shared information about a new research study initiated by Dr. Linda Pittenger “to provide aerospace firms insight into behaviors that best leaders...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Hide Inside Trojan Horses
    Whether Greeks bearing gifts for stalwart King Priam of Troy or a malware computer virus masquerading as a can’t miss offer, the Trojan horse has come to represent a manipulative strategy of trickery and deception. Virgil’s tale of...
  • mentor
    Mentoring Bosses Can Be Insightful, Not Frightful
    Once worked for a great Mentoring Boss whose best quality about him was to stop the meetings and brain storming sessions and tell us all to GET OUT OF HIS OFFICE.But it was not meant in a bad way; he had the foresight to see that look and...
  • New Leader's 100-day Action Plan
    The new leader's 100-day action plan
    There areseven major onboarding land mines that you are likely to come across as a new leaderand there are specific points in thefirst 100 dayswhere you are most likely to encounter them, explain authors, George Brant, Jayme A. Check, Jorge...
  • How analyzing your current customers helps you find new customers
    How analyzing your current customers helps you find new customers
    As a sales leader, it's important that you analyze your currentcustomers to help you identify the best places to focus your energies for finding new customers. That's the advice of Brian Tracy in his new book,Unlimited Sales Success.And,...
  • 10 successful traits of a productive workplace culture
    10 successful traits of a productive workplace culture
    Contemporary leadership is the art of creating an empowered environment where team members have the ability to use individual and team skills for their organization’s success. It involves cultivating an environment conducive to productivity...
  • Nine tips for delivering excellent customer service
    Nine tips for delivering excellent customer service
    Leading a customer service team? Have the team members use these9 tips for delivering excellent customer service:1. Rely on winning words and soothing phrases.A simple but sincere “Thanks for your patience” or “I’m...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Hedge First, Optimize Later
    There is a sequence to growth, an implicit order. Consecutive development activities are initiated and concluded by the forward and aft positions. We look out to discover opportunities and threats to our growth before we may streamline our actions...
  • Leading With Purpose
    How To Lead With Purpose According To John Baldoni
    “Purpose is the why behind everything within an organization,” says author John Baldoni, of thebook,Lead WithPurpose.Baldoni also believes thatit is up to leaders to make certain that organizational purpose is understoodand acted upon....
  • How to listen and learn
    How to listen and learn
    In John Baldoni'snew book,The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence, he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader:WhenListeningAs ALeader:Look at people when they are speaking to you. Make eye contact.Ask...
  • Emerge Broward September Meet & Greet
    Emerge Broward hosts September Meet & Greet networking event
    On Wednesday September 17, join the young professionals of Emerge Broward at Fork & Balls of Fort Lauderdale for a September Meet & Greet. Attendees will enjoy an evening of networking and socializing, and a complimentary cocktail and...