Valuable Insights for Today's Leaders
Want to better communicate with your employees? Conduct town meetings
Town meetings are a great opportunity for management and employees to communicate with each other on a host of issues and learn from each other.
Tap into your employee’s sense of purpose
An important trait of effective leaders is to appeal to their followers’ sense of purpose to win their hearts and minds, so they are fully invested in the organization’s mission.
Leadership lessons learned from President Donald Trump
Some people judge Trump favorably because he fulfilled some of his campaign promises. I go beyond these and consider more fundamental areas where he has fallen short.
Searching for a new job? What is your value proposition?
How you can differentiate yourself from other job seekers in the job search process? Highlight your power skills, and do your research.
A key leadership lesson from “Challenger: The Final Flight”
In this new Netflix documentary, the lesson is to not let a commitment to achieve a goal cloud your judgment and ignore the risks of going forward.
Do your employees trust the HR department?
HR should serve as a safe place where employees can go to share their concerns about wrongdoing without fear that what they say can be used against them.
Don’t tell me it can’t be done – find a way to do it!
And remember, when you hear from employees that something can’t be done, respond with, “Don’t tell me it can’t be done. Find a way to do it.”
Universal principles for all entrepreneurs
During a group discussion with designers in residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator about entrepreneurship, we review what it takes to build a successful business.
A CEO’s reflections on the 19th anniversary of 9/11
I will never forget. None of us will ever forget. In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy, I remember seeing one of America’s shining qualities: Unity.
The risks of customer and industry concentration in your business
If a large customer represents more than 10% of revenues, the business is exposed to customer concentration risk. So, do the benefits of selling to a such a customer outweigh the risks?
State and local political leaders need to ensure our votes will be counted
And we need to hold the president, our senators and congressmen accountable for any attempt to disenfranchise our right to vote, which is an attack on our democracy.
Missteps at Art Museum and Free Library provide cautionary tales about workplace culture
Two high-profile nonprofit organizations within Philadelphia faced damaging accusations by their employees. What could have been done to resolve the issues before they reached the point that damaged the reputations of these nonprofits?
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