To CEOs: How to Get Your People to “Buy In”

On a business trip recently, I ran into a man who had been in the Human Resources industry for a very long time. He told me he had just received a new job offer from a large corporation that had over 9,500 stores in the U.S. (If I mentioned their name, you’d know it.) Then…

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Become a Soft Skills Expert

Sometime back, I emailed Professor James Heckman—Economist, Nobel Laureate, and an expert in the economics of human development. I requested permission to quote him regarding his research into soft skills. He graciously granted it, and here is his quote: “We now have very hard evidence that you have to have soft skills in order to…

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Don’t Just Make a Difference. Make a Difference for the Better.

“Keep your feet on the ground—but have your head in the clouds. Strive to achieve great things, not just for yourself, but for the betterment of mankind.” This is how Dr. Alfred Barrios describes idealism, which is a characteristic of geniuses. There are actually 24 characteristics that the world’s greatest geniuses have in common. I…

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