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Combining top-down and bottom-up management methods allows leaders to embody a leadership style that prioritizes shared power and put the needs of employees first to drive performance. There are three traits, in particular, that you should embody to successfully implement a management style that lends itself to effective workplace culture....
If you're hoping to make your brand more purpose-driven in 2023 and beyond, you don't have to go so far as donating your company to charity. However, it's important to state your purpose upfront, get employee buy-in, and partner with the right people. With the right purpose and actions, you...
As an investor, I see a lot of business plans and hear hundreds of great pitches. Contrary to what Shark Tank implies, investment decisions aren’t made in just a few minutes. Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of having all the kinks worked out of their business plans when lobbying for...
The most common mistake businesses make in recessionary times is failing to plan their post-recession strategy Many leaders look back at 2007 through 2009 as a tough time to be in business. But 2010 was even harder.  We were emerging from The Great Recession sparked by the housing and subprime...
Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields. Bridging the gap requires attention and investment from both educators and employers. Much ink has been spilled about the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). It’s clear in the numbers: only 21% of engineering majors and 19% of computer...
Since the pandemic, there has been a massive shift in the way we work. Now that the biggest threat seems to have passed, leaders are trying to decide what option is best for their workforces: working in an office, remotely, or a mix of both? It’s a tough decision but...
The relationship that exists between producers and consumers, both striving for well-being, is what guides a fascinating subject known as economic behavior. This subject comprises the psychological, emotional, financial, social, and cultural views of the transfer of wealth. The fact that each individual is unique and has free will means...
When I was an architecture student in Delft over 20 years ago and working at my first job, I remember the moment I started using AutoCAD. It was like switching on a light. Although the 2D software had been around since 1982, most of the drafting was still being done...
My clairvoyant told me I needed to spend more time amongst trees. You mean - out in nature, I asked. No, she responded quite specifically - you need to find some trees and sit with them and just be. Just be. That’s a hard one for me. From the moment...
China is a market of one billion consumers becoming ever most prosperous. We have to access that market. It’s where much of our future growth will come from. To access the market, we have been willing to do what it takes – embark on joint ventures, share intellectual property –...