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The 3 T’s of Authority Building for Women

The 3 T’s of Authority Building for Women

As a female director at a marketing authority company, I am unquenchably curious, both professionally and personally, as to how women secure themselves a place at the table – how they distinguish themselves in their fields and become the go-to experts. It’s tempting to think that since its 2017, women do it the same way […]

Why Compassionate Objectivity is Important

Why Compassionate Objectivity is Important

Have you noticed leaders who have mastered the art of compassionate objectivity? Do they stand out in your mind? What is it about their style of leadership that proves so very effective? When dealing with people, employees or customers, they seem to have the ability to understand things from another person’s perspective while they also […]

What’s The Difference Between An Advisory Board And A Board of Directors?

What’s The Difference Between An Advisory Board And A Board of Directors?

Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by the differences between an advisory board and a board of directors. So, to explain in one sentence: advisory boards are voluntary and have no fiduciary responsibility. I recommend a small one for every startup, starting at inception, prior to a major investor or key business scaling initiative. This board is […]

Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

1. Leverage the knowledge within their teams They know that the reason that they have been put in charge is to get the best out of the resources in their team. So when it comes to deciding strategy, solving problems, or resolving issues, they look to identify the best resources available to get to a […]

The Quiet Success: How Going Off Grid Can Stimulate Entrepreneurial Growth

The Quiet Success: How Going Off Grid Can Stimulate Entrepreneurial Growth

There’s no Internet in classified intelligence training in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). That meant Narkis Alon had to learn to operate without the benefit of smartphones or instant access to the world’s knowledge. To her surprise, she realized that the pace of learning and connection with others was actually accelerated in that environment. Inspired […]

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

When you think of an “entrepreneur,” which personality traits do you think of? For many, the idea of an entrepreneur conjures the image of someone who has risked it all to pursue their passion. Someone who quits their day job, sleeps on friends’ couches, works out of a garage, and eats ramen for breakfast, lunch […]

10 Ways To Get More Done

10 Ways To Get More Done

Do you sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by your inbox? Do you find yourself tightening when your phone dings? In today’s world, it’s easy to get bogged down and distracted by emails, text messages and endless social media posts. But the cost of putting off what you need to accomplish only grows with every passing hour. […]

Forecast 2017: Workplace Learning Trends to Watch

Forecast 2017: Workplace Learning Trends to Watch

    As we get ready to put the wraps on 2016, many of us are still processing the literally world-changing events that have transpired. Nonetheless, we need to prepare for 2017, and that requires making educated bets on what the future holds. Here are some workplace learning trends I expect to gain steam over […]

Silicon Lagoon: Africa’s Tech Revolution Heads West

Silicon Lagoon: Africa’s Tech Revolution Heads West

Across the street from a church and in front of a dilapidated school is a grimy, sand-colored building that looks like any other here in Lagos, a prominent Nigerian port city. But inside is something far from ordinary: the center of West Africa’s burgeoning tech scene. On the walls, posters preach disruption: “Move fast and […]

Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

The key to success, according to Richard Branson, is not only productivity and motivation — but intention. “A day without intention is a day wasted,” the Virgin Group CEO writes in a recent blog post. “Without intention, there can be no productivity, and in turn no success.” Whether you’re simply going on a morning jog […]

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