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5 Things 2020 Taught Me About Remote Leadership

Only one year ago, I shared how the trend was moving to remote work. According to a survey from CloudApp, more than 50% of younger generations were working from home at least part of the week, new startups were launching remote, and companies like GitLab were carrying the torch of possibility. Little did I know […]

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I’m Sick of 2020! Start Reading My 2021 List to Feel Better

As business leaders, successfully navigating during normal times can be challenging enough. During times of crisis like we find ourselves in today, maneuvering business can be downright daunting. We are all sick of 2020. Start your reading list, and feel better before 2021. What do your leadership skills look like right now? There is no […]

Kickstarting a Stagnant Company

When done right, it’s hard to identify when your company moves from one growth stage to another. The transition should be seamless and can seem to flow naturally as the company grows. When you’re a business leader, however, it’s clear that this evolution rarely (if ever) happens on its own. Here’s what to do when […]

“But Why?” Ask These Questions to Actualize Innovation Efforts

In this digital age when all the information in the world is readily accessible at our fingertips, the secret to digital transformation and innovation is not data — it’s questions. If you can ask the right questions and reframe the issues your organization is facing in the right light, then you can challenge assumptions and inspire true innovation […]

How Great Leaders Respond to Negative Criticism in the Digital Age

Corporate leadership today is more public than ever before thanks to digital communication and the web. The status quo has been upended by the ease with which critics, pundits, and consumers can communicate with companies and express their dissatisfaction publicly and quickly. The result is a minefield for leaders who must tackle the negative and […]

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15 Years Later, Reddit Could Be the Next Big Thing in Marketing

“Anyone here regret working in marketing?” A Reddit post asking this exact question is just a small piece of a growing pile of evidence: Marketers are finally infiltrating this under-the-brand-radar social media platform. And why wouldn’t they? Thousands of posts like this one spark lively online conversation among Reddit users, Redditors, every day, on a […]

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What Business Leaders Can Learn from Professional Sports

While leading a business doesn’t indicate anything about one’s athleticism, both athletes and entrepreneurs draw from a similar set of skills in order to achieve the same end: a cohesive, peak-performance team. Much of what athletes accomplish on the field has more to do with their mindset than bodies. Over the years, I’ve worked with […]

What does Ford see for the car of the future?

Recently Ford announced the opening of their Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California. To find out more about their plans for the car of the future, we sat down at the recent Women in Technology Summit with Jennifer Brace, Ford’s User Interface Supervisor at the Center. So, what exactly is Ford doing in […]