Communication Goals: Two Things Helping Me Keep My New Year’s Resolutions

Rewind the clock back to January and I was among more than half of us making a list of New Year’s resolutions. Mine focused on how I wanted to change my communication patterns: to be less reactionary and more reflective in the way I interact with everyone in my life. I decided to write about this, and when my piece attracted the attention of more than 17,000 people, I knew I had to make good on those goals. I worked hard and am happy with my progress, so I thought it would be fun to write a little... Read more →

Finding the Light after Lahore

A few days after the horrendous terror attacks in Pakistan, the spotlight is moving away from Lahore. Yet the impacted families are forever changed. Terror anywhere affects all of us in our interconnected world. Just five weeks ago, I joined more than 10,000 enthusiastic people at the colorful Lahore Literary Festival that took place a few miles from Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, where the Easter blasts occurred. I have visited Pakistan more than 30 times over the past 15 years and feel a sense of home... Read more →

April 7 – 301st 1M/1M Mentoring Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 301st FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat. You can learn more here and register to pitch or attend... Read more →

An Exciting Next Step for Mashable

I’m so excited to share that Mashable has unveiled a big next step for the company. Today, we announced a new $15 million round, led by Turner. Below is the memo I sent to the team. *************************************************** Team Mashable, I have some very exciting news to share. Tomorrow we will announce that Mashable has raised $15 million in Series C funding. The round is being led by Turner and includes a partnership with TBS and TNT, two of the top rated U.S. cable networks. All... Read more →

Honoring Brussels

News of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels was a big shock to Europe and the world. Like most people, I found the situation disturbing and extremely sad. My heart goes out to the families of those killed and those injured. While it’s hard not to feel threatened by such incidents—no matter where in the world you live—I think the best way to honor the victims is to refuse to feel terrorized and carry on with life as normally as possible. This was not the first such incident in Belgium... Read more →

10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Blogging

Unbelievable! I just hit my tenth anniversary for this blog. I can’t believe it. The days are long, but the years are short.  Certainly, when I started, I had no idea that I was embarking on a project that would become such a big part of my day, my identity, my writing career, and my relationships. In fact, I remember thinking, “Yes, I’m stressed out about writing these first posts, but that’s okay, because no one will ever read them. That first post, “The Blog Begins,” is here, if... Read more →

52 Women, 52 Weeks: Whitney Keyes Wants to Propel Your Small Business Forward

Whitney Keyes is a marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world through the U.S. Department of State’s programs to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. Whitney serves as a fellow for the Center for Strategic Communications and professor of Global Reputation Management at Seattle University. She is also on the board of the National Women’s Business Council and author of Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Marketing and Accelerate Business. 1) Where... Read more →

What Bad Leaders Should Learn From Good Parents

I believe that many of the qualities that make you a good parent are the same that will make you a great leader, and many of us would do well to look to dear old mum and dad for an example of how to lead any organisation well. Here are 10 traits good parents and great leaders share: Personal power is more important than positional power. If you’ve ever found yourself shouting, “Because I’m your mother/father!” you know how hollow leading from positional power can be. While it might work... Read more →

Is It Time for China to Buy the UK’s Steel Industry?

Back in 2007, Tata, the Indian conglomerate, acquired most of the UK’s remaining steel industry from the Anglo-Dutch company, Corus, which was itself a descendant of British Steel. Yesterday Tata announced that it wants to sell its UK steel assets and to do so quickly.  Today the UK steel industry produces about 12 million tons a year, China produces close to 800 million. Moreover, China exported around 100 million tons of steel last year, which inevitably had the impact of lowering steel prices... Read more →

Transplanting a Uterus: Teamwork Required

 Innovation is more than having a great idea; it’s having the expertise and wherewithal to transform the idea into a reality. On Feb. 24, a team of Cleveland Clinic caregivers perfectly illustrated that concept by performing the United States’ first uterus transplant. The teamwork required to make this effort a success cannot be understated. In all, about 70 Cleveland Clinic caregivers have been part of the uterus transplant process, including transplant specialists, obstetricians and gynecologists,... Read more →
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