How to be More Creative at Work

This year's Global Leadership Summit included a session with author Fredrik Haren (author of The Idea Book).  Haren is a business creativity expert from Sweden who, according to Forbes, lets people stay on his private island for free. His session during the summit got me thinking a little more about business creativity. He made an …

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Learning and Innovation

Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to lead pilot projects related to Learning and Innovation. The exposure that these projects have provided in terms of Knowledge Management has been significant. Innovation is often connected with big inventions, technological breakthroughs, and super smart people even though we know that in reality that …

Nonprofits: It’s time to design your fundraising strategy

Does your nonprofit have less than 1000 donors, then this post is for you. The beginning of the year marks the beginning of financial years for a large number of nonprofits. As a nonprofit, your organization must have set aside a fundraising budget for the year. Now is the time to set a strategy in …

Entrepreneurial Employees

Entrepreneurial employees - the one consistent wish on every manager's list. Not everyone with an entrepreneurial mindset end up starting their own companies - some of them work for other companies and are probably part of your team now.  Habits of employees with an entrepreneurial mindset: They don't hesitate to take initiative and display strong …

Business Books on our 2017 Reading List

Business books that you need to put on your reading list too! Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home.     Deep Work by Cal Newport Deep work is the …

What to expect during a career change

Sometimes moving overseas is accompanied by a shift in career paths. Are you ready for a career change? This article is not meant to discourage you but presents the harsher side of career changes so that you can prepare and persevere through them. Career change is one of those things that could work out great …

Rebellion in the workplace that works

Can you think of someone you consider a workplace rebel? Someone who likes to break all the rules, do things differently in a stupid way, and usually get into trouble with 'management'? I can too. In fact I can think of several rebels who ended up being unsuccessful in their roles because they crossed some …