Five Things the Business World Learned from 9/11

The September 11, 2001 attacks not only had a huge impact on the US economy and society, but also affected businesses worldwide. About 18,000 small businesses in the Lower Manhattan area were destroyed or had to be relocated because of the attacks. Besides mourning the loss of employees and their family members, companies also had…

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  • Five Ways a Leader Can Prepare Their Team for an Unplanned Change

    Unplanned changes are usually a result of unforeseen circumstances. Since they come unannounced, it’s important to have contingency plans in place to deal with them without causing panic across the board. This is where leadership comes in. Leadership is all about taking risks others would avoid taking. It’s also about making quick but correct decisions…

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  • Three Actionable Ways to Foster a Culture of Empathy in the Workplace

    A growing number of organizations—small and big—are recognizing the benefits of embracing a culture of empathy in the workplace. Empathy reduces stress, improves mood, promotes self-esteem, helps develop trust and comfort, and unlocks creativity. In most cases though, leaders are the ones carrying the torch of cultural transformation through empathy. But can they do it…

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  • Five Lessons That Failure Teaches

    Do we highlight our trials, tribulations, and setbacks with the same amount of passion that we expend when celebrating our successes? Not so much. Success comes with a sweet-sounding ringtone, whereas failure is almost always in silent (and sometimes, desperate) mode. Failure, no matter how much it hurts, is an important part of life. Failure…

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  • Being Sensitive to People on the Autism Spectrum

    Autism spectrum disorders affect the way a person’s body and brain work. People with autism may have trouble speaking or communicating in a social situation. Nearly 30% of individuals on the spectrum are nonverbal. They often don’t communicate as much as others do; are sensitive to noise, light, and textures; and may prefer to sit…

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  • History and Significance of Autism Awareness Month

    Organizations and individuals across the world, every year, observe April as Autism Awareness Month. Events are held to raise public awareness and educate local communities about autism spectrum disorders. The first National Autism Awareness month was held by the Autism Society in 1970. Over the past 50 years, autism has emerged as the fastest growing…

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  • How Similar or Different are Management and Leadership

    Management and leadership are often considered the same in many organizations. Though the two share a number of similar traits, they differ in the sense that while all leaders are managers, not all managers are leaders. Managing and leading are two complementary qualities that are linked to each other. Extricating one from the other is…

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  • Self-Promotion Isn’t Necessarily Bad (And How To Do It Well)

    Most parents tell their kids that it’s uncouth to brag. However, when it comes to designing marketing and branding strategies, a moderate indulgence in self-promotion isn’t entirely a bad idea. While there are no one-size-fits-all rules, we’ve found out four that work in most scenarios: 1. Build a great product or service, and let your…

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  • Remembering the League of Extraordinary Women

    They waited. As their husbands fought a debatable war, they waited. The battle ended, they waited. Recognition came, a bit too late, and they still waited. During the long years of the Vietnam War, many American pilots were shot down in North Vietnam, and were taken as prisoners of war (POW) or were reported missing…

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  • Whether or Not to Disclose Autism at Work

    From filling out lengthy application forms to mustering up confidence for an interview, job hunting can be stressful. It can be a little more stressful for people with autism as they are faced with the perennial dilemma of whether or not to disclose their diagnosis. Most experts say that disclosing autism in the workplace is…

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