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Are Women Good for Business?

Do women or men make better leaders? Recently, McKinsey republished an article from 1976 entitled ‘Sex bias – still in business’ with the following 2014 introduction: Despite much talk of equal opportunity for women, discrimination persists in business. This 1976 McKinsey Quarterly article, part of a series celebrating our 50th anniversary, shows how companies should correct […]

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I’m Your Boss, Not Your Friend: 10 Reasons Why Your Boss Shouldn’t Be Your Friend

Is it ever OK for a manager to be friends with their employees? Believe me, this isn’t just a question brand new manager’s struggle with (and most of them do). It’s an issue a lot of experienced managers are questioned about as well, and many of them don’t think it’s a problem at all. The […]

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Our One-on-one with the World Leading Expert on Family-owned Businesses, Don Schwerzler

Don Schwerzler is arguably the world’s leading expert on family business.  In fact, he has been working and advising in this field since 1967, a track record of almost half a century.  Don has been published in many leading business magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines.  He is also the founder of the Family Business Institute and runs […]

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Everyone Knows Their Weaknesses, Now It’s Time to Exploit Your Strengths

Note from the Editor:  This article was originally published in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly and is re-posted with their permission.  It was contributed by Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof(R). * * * * When companies talk about setting up “shop” overseas or outsourcing certain operational functions (i.e. accounting), they are typically trying to cut costs. […]

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Ethical Leadership, Decision-making, and Organizations

Ethical decision-making and leadership are the basis of ethical organisations, corporate social responsibility, ‘Fairtrade’, sustainability, the ‘triple bottom line’, and other similar concepts This article introduces the concept and reasoning behind ethical leadership and ethical organisations. Ethical principles provide the foundations for various modern concepts for work, business and organisations, which broaden individual and corporate […]

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Innovators or Sheep?

Have you ever notice that so many companies want to be visionary? Able to predict future products and services you need; but yet they also say they respond to market demand by being market-driven. Seems to me that’s an oxymoron. Can you be both market-driving and market-driven? To disruptively break free from reactive business strategy […]

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What Is Dignity?

Editor’s Note:  The author is an expert and practitioner of the growth strategy framework, Delta Model.  The Delta Model is based on the teachings of MIT professors Dean Wilde and Arnoldo Hax.  It aims to change your strategic thinking, identify new sources of revenue, and transform your overall organization.  This article is based on the business principles taught […]

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Business Is a Contact Sport

Too many businesses, young or old, struggle or fail because they never understand that you have to practice, practice, practice, then get in the ring and fight as if your life depended on it! Business is a brutal contact sport for five main reasons, and it’s getting worse.  You will not survive, grow and prosper: […]

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The Organizational Skill: COMPATHY (Part 6)

Note from the Editor:  This is the final piece in a series of  6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu.  The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management.  You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * A New Model for Achieving the Overall Performance and Labor […]

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The Organizational Skill: COMPATHY (Part 4)

Note from the Editor:  This is the fourth of  series of  6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu.  The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management.  You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * What to do, now ? So, this does not seem to […]

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The Organizational Skill: COMPATHY (Part 2: Analysis of the Case)

Note from the Editor:  This is the second of  series of  6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu.  The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management.  You can read part 1 here.  You can find the author’s other articles here. * * * * “So much for the case. Let me start […]

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A Strategic Framework for Lasting Excellence

In my teens and twenties I was an avid hill-walker (hiker) and occasional mountaineer (ice axe, rope and crampons).  Nowadays time, dodgy knees and lack of fitness limit my adventures, but my fascination with mountains and mountaineering history is undiminished.  18 months ago I was lucky enough to make my first trip to Nepal to […]

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