Practicing Positive Leadership

Unleashing Positive Energy As a part of University of Michigan’s course on Practicing Positive Leadership, Dr. Kim Cameron shares how you can re-train your brain and go a step further to unlock the potential of your organization. Studies show that positive leaders live longer, earn more money, and elevate the performance of their teams. Take... Read More »

Mending the Broken Bridge Between Employers and Job Hopefuls

Despite a 5.5 % national unemployment rate which translates to nearly 8.5 million people, approximately 5 million jobs remain unfilled, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why are these jobs still open? It’s not a shortage of workers, but a shortage of skilled workers. This is according to many experts who have pointed to... Read More »

Three Ways to Become a Great Supply Chain Leader

The demands and pressures on today’s supply chains are greater than ever.  Ensuring a secure, efficient end-to-end supply chain has become mission-critical across many industries. At the same time there’s a huge gap in available talent, with the demand for professionals now exceeding the talent pool by 6 to 1. How will supply chain leaders... Read More »

Orchestrating an Integrated Supply Chain

This past Easter weekend I witnessed an extraordinary performance at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin led the Philadelphia Orchestra in Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew. The piece has only been performed a handful of times in the city over the past 30 years, and once the concert started I... Read More »

A Thousand Leaders, One Process

In a recent meeting with a group of managers at a large telecommunications organization, one employee commented that he always felt like he knew good leadership when he saw it and tried to emulate it. However, it wasn’t until taking the Positive Leadership course I teach that he realized he had a hard time defining... Read More »

Will Your Stress Help or Harm You? You Decide

Stress is bad for you. Everyone from executive coaches, to doctors, to writers of popular magazine articles, and from the American Psychological Association to the World Health Organization, can tell you that. And if you don’t reduce your stress, it will eventually kill you. Right? Well… it’s not the whole story. Shawn Achor studies happiness... Read More »

Supply Chain Leaders Must Negotiate Mutual Gains To Safeguard Long-Term Value

The challenges facing supply chain leaders in today’s highly connected and networked global economy have never been greater.  Companies rely increasingly on raw materials that are in short supply, and work with suppliers in locations where stakeholders have a major impact on access and production. There are potential pitfalls for supply chain leaders at every... Read More »

Like Plants to the Sun, People are Drawn to Positive Leaders

Research has shown that our negative experiences tend to overwhelm the positive ones, leading us to over-focus on problems. How can you fight this bias toward negativity to become a better leader and build a stronger organization? Kim Cameron, a professor of management and organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of... Read More »

Manage Change? ROFLOL (Rolling on Floor Laughing Out Loud)

Successfully managing business change can sometimes seem as unattainable as managing a teenager, says Sue Todd, Chief Strategy Officer for CorpU. As with your teenage son or daughter, you can try to teach, or lead by example; find out who’s influencing behavior; adapt to the unexpected; and keep an open mind. But good luck feeling... Read More »