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Your Top Responsibility as a Leader

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree—and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.” President Lincoln understood something that few leaders buy into and even fewer practice today. It’s the art of development. Even in his day, when change happened more slowly…

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Why Empathy Is Not Wimpy

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently spoke to an employer who hired several recent college graduates. After 90 days, he met with each of the new team members to assess how they were doing. In a meeting with a 23-year-old young man, the employer reviewed his positive qualities, then proceeded to challenge him to…

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Four Ways to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Did you know that today’s teen leaders and inventors are part of a long line of young entrepreneurs throughout history? Believe it or not, many of the world’s most incredible minds started displaying their brilliance very young, coming up with television, telephones and trampolines, as well as braille, calculators, popsicles and ear muffs—all before their 20th birthdays. So,…

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The Return of the Classic Apprenticeship

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn What goes through your mind when you hear the word, “apprentice”? Outside of the reality TV show, Celebrity Apprentice, I instantly think about an old English blacksmith or a shoe cobbler who invites a young adult to shadow him, to learn the tricks of the trade and to eventually master…

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Why Not Knowing Anything About an Industry Could Be Your Biggest Advantage

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on September 28, 2017. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as…

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12 Things That Are in Your Control and Require No Talent

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn These days, it’s easy for students to become consumed with gaining a competitive advantage over their peers in college or in their career. They belabor their GPA or their SAT score, their IQ and whether they took an AP course, all the while missing some fundamentals that can completely differentiate…

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How Generation X, Y, and Z Across the World See Leadership Differently

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today, there are more generations working together than at any point in modern history, primarily because people are living and working longer than in the past. Recently, “Universum” surveyed three generations of current and future employees to study their needs, views, and competencies relating to workplace leadership. They analyzed responses…

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