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As a Leader, Your Effectiveness Depends on the Strength of Your Relationships

As much as it pains some of us, we are all in the people business. Until the robots take over, we are always engaged with another person, be it a customer or a coworker, a loved one, or a stranger on the street.  Relationships are the core of leadership because...
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A New Frontier of Work-Life Flexibility

The pandemic reignited the debate surrounding the need for society to visualize a new world of work. Empathy for people’s exhaustion is driving C-suite discussions on alternatives to the five-day, 40+-hour week. In response, the California state legislature which represents the world’s fifth-largest economy introduced legislation that would mandate a...
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3 Ways CEOs Can Benefit By Thinking Like Designers

Most organizations typically relegate creatives, especially designers, to their marketing departments, where they can create pretty logos, brochures, and marketing materials. As a result, it is highly unusual to find creatives (right-brained individuals) leading large enterprises or organizations.  The last well-known creative/right-brained CEO the world remembers is Steve Jobs. That's...
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Look at the Whole Board

During Season 3, Episode 14 (Hartsfield’s Landing) of the hit TV series The West Wing (1999-2006), President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) talked about a foreign policy dilemma and how to negotiate a way forward that would avoid military conflict. While the two were playing chess, Sam...
Dr. Chip R. Bell
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Understanding the Luxury-Seeking Customer

The high-end customer segment is one of the fastest-growing components of today's marketplace. According to a recent study by Technavio Research, the luxury goods market is predicted to grow $33 billion over the next five years.  Even as the economy proclaims inflation, wealthy (and wannabe wealthy) consumers have shown little...
Ed Chambliss
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The Big Business Opportunity in Sanctions

While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may feel like a giant leap backward for civilization, how business has responded may also mark the beginning of a huge leap forward. Hundreds of U.S. companies have curtailed or entirely stopped doing business with Russia in response to its indiscriminate war on Ukraine. These...
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