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Apple’s Tim Cook is arguably the most influential person and CEO worldwide currently. Cook regularly features in various global rankings for the most influential people and CEOs. One such ranking is TIME’s 2021 influential persons, which ranked Cook in the “Titans” category alongside other influential people such as Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Shonda Rhimes, Swizz
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The keynote speaker is introduced. He or she begins with some introductory remarks and then launches a Power Point presentation while carefully reading, word-for-word, from a script. The speaker seldom looks up from his or her notes to “read the room.” The audience intuitively picks up on the disconnect. The speaker – and the audience
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Starting a business from scratch isn’t always the right option for everyone. When starting a business from the ground up, there are several obstacles one must overcome before generating large profits is a reasonable goal. From finding a foundation to discovering the dos and don’ts of running a business, building a well-known, trusted company can
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The pandemic brought many problems facing the business community to the forefront of people’s consciousness – owners, leadership, managers, and employees. As a result, the traditional outlook of having people work long hours and perform tasks without asking questions met a severe roadblock. Due to people changing from working in an office environment to working
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One of the greatest challenges of a CEO is changing strongly held biases of employees, investors, or customers. The most important initiatives can’t be accomplished through sheer force or position. Rather, to break through and influence someone to embrace a radically different point of view requires a very counterintuitive approach. The bottom line—your intellect, facts,
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The concept of distance education was already commonly known, but what Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did, was to ensure accessibility to everyone and anyone in the world. Of course, digital literacy is a major driving force behind the rise in the popularity of MOOCs so there is still a long way ahead. However, the
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Predictions were rightly cancelled in 2020; instead, benefits professionals look to 2022 with thoughtful planning. One of my new year’s resolutions is to never make another prediction. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that predictions don’t hold much water. Instead, I’ve learned to make flexible plans rather than firm predictions. So, it’s with that mindset
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Many workers remain teleworking due to the pandemic, and many companies don’t plan to return to the office until 2022. Because the shift to remote work was so successful for many organizations, some workers will be reluctant to head back to in-person work. When approaching the return to the office, leaders need to keep these
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These are unprecedented times. Changes in working conditions, legislations and “flexible working” are on an entirely new level. How we operate and must lead today, is like nothing we’ve experienced before. COVID has turned whatever plan we might have had completely on its head and now suddenly companies are making community and government type decisions.
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Good leaders understand that people are their greatest asset.  Prioritising the needs and well-being of your people can have a remarkable impact on the organisation and your bottom line.  In this profit-driven world, we live in today, it’s no surprise that sales, margins, shareholder return and revenue is at the forefront of most leaders’ minds. 
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Did you know there’s two definitions of collaboration in the Oxford dictionary? The first is “the action of working with someone to produce something”. Which is what we mean when we say we want collaboration. The second is “traitorous communication with an enemy”.  Which is sometimes how it feels when collaboration isn’t working. Even the
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When, as a young man, I set my sights on the future and imagined what it would feel like to have achieved my ambitions, I always pictured a serene version of myself, surveying his achievements with satisfaction, certain of his place in the world. While some of my youthful hopes remain unfulfilled (scoring in the
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While we are in college, we do worry about the future from time to time. However, it takes us a while to realize that the end is approaching and many decisions will have to be taken. What happens after graduation becomes a defining phase of life. What you thought you would be by the end
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Chilly winds, sweaty summers, irritating humidity of monsoon, all of these are different climates or you can say weathers. Most of you must have read about topics that quotes ‘ How climate change is affecting the health of humans’ but I am not here to talk about the same and stale topic. Recently I came
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