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January 25, 2013
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Leading Edge 
  • 3 reasons you shouldn't flip out
    Too many bosses throw epic tantrums when things don't go their way, writes Scott Eblin. Freaking out will certainly get your workers' attention, but at the cost of lost productivity, a more toxic business culture, and a sharp decline in your employees' enthusiasm and energy. "When the freak out is an executive's go to move, the people around him or her eventually disengage," Eblin warns. EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Strategic Management 
  • Why companies should start investing in women
    Businesses should be investing more in women, write U.S. ambassador Melanne Verveer and Women in the World Foundation chief Kim Azzarelli. Women are the "third billion" -- an underserved global demographic with growing spending power and plenty to offer back to businesses and their communities. "As corporate leaders look for resilient dynamism and growth in 2013, there are no better partners poised to deliver profits and progress across geographies," Verveer and Azzarelli argue. The Daily Beast (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Companies help their workers catch more Zs
    Too many workers are running on too little sleep, therefore many companies are now partnering with sleep experts to help their workers to get enough shut-eye. Companies such as Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble are installing melatonin-regulating lighting and testing other sleep-friendly strategies in a bid to boost overall productivity. "If we treated machinery like we treat the human body, there would be breakdowns all the time," notes sleep psychologist James Maas. The Wall Street Journal (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Innovation and Creativity 
  • Arianna Huffington's guide to failure
    Failure isn't the opposite of success; rather, it's a stepping-stone to better things, says new-media mogul Arianna Huffington. It's important to remember that when your company begins doing well, and to keep taking risks, Huffington says. "Now that Huffington Post is successful, we try not to let that stop us. We constantly iterate," she adds. Inc. online (free registration) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 3 things holding back your company's innovation
    Companies aspire to perpetual, unrelenting innovation -- but few ever achieve that, writes Gerard Tellis. Instead, firms are held back by fear of cannibalizing their existing products, a focus on the present rather than the future, and risk aversion. "These three traits ... constitute what I call, the 'incumbent's curse,' " Tellis writes. Management-Issues (U.K.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Global Perspective 
  • Political failures are stifling India's economy
    India's economy is growing at its slowest rate in a decade, Hemal Shah writes. The real tragedy is that politicians haven't been able to deliver the labor and foreign-investment reforms that everyone knows are a prerequisite for economic strength. "Indian politicians have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. A billion people are worse off for their incompetence and venality," Shah writes. Foreign Policy (free registration) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • Lousy leaders will get their comeuppance
    Bosses who escaped being named and shamed on the end-of-year listings of the country's worst CEOs shouldn't get too comfortable, writes Dan McCarthy. The lists tend to judge leaders by their firms' financial performance, therefore many boorish and incompetent bosses won't show up on the lists until their behavior drives their company into the ground. "Just give them a little more time, and they'll end up on a list at some point," McCarthy writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Daily Diversion 
  • Rise of the haggis bootleggers
    Haggis -- the iconic Scottish delicacy dubbed the "great chieftain o' the pudding-race" -- is illegal in America, where regulators have banned the culinary use of sheep lungs, one of the dish's key ingredients. Some aficionados try to smuggle authentic haggis into the country, saying that lung-free versions simply aren't the same. "Without the sheep's lung it's not authentic. ... It lacks the lightness the lungs help create," one expat explains. BBC (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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SmartQuote 
Very often, success stops people, because they're afraid of taking a step that leads to failure. Success generates fear."
--Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, as quoted in Inc.
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