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Flex Power:A Capital Way to Gain Clout, Inside and Out (washingtonpost.com)

This is a fascinating article on the social networks of some individuals in the current US administration. It also gives a feeling for how the NGO, private sector, and government power networks all inter-relate. Flex Power: A Capital Way to Gain Clout, Inside and Out (washingtonpost.com)- via [...continue reading]

Inspiring: Japanese gang leader builds global-logistics/teriyaki conglomerate

Lucky JunkiHe has 20 thriving companies, a fourth-degree black belt, and a plan -- always a plan. Which is why this former Japanese gang leader is a teriyaki-sauce-making global-logistics magnate.Only Junki Yoshida; only in America.Inc.com: Lucky Junki [...continue reading]

How to Manage as a First-Time Boss

Fortune.com - Careers - How to Manage as a First-Time Boss'Most companies really don't do a very good job of supporting and developing new managers.'By Anne Fisher [...continue reading]

If at First You Don't Succeed, Believe Harder

via Sanjay Kadaveru:Interviewed about her new book, Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End, Profesor Rosabeth Moss Kanter asserts that talent, intelligence, and knowledge are nice, but confidence is essential. Someone who has it will win out most every time over an equally [...continue reading]

Do You Know When to Delegate?

HBS Working Knowledge: Career Effectiveness: Do You Know When to Delegate? [...continue reading]

Tools to manage small project teams

All of life is one big To Do list. I personally spend most of my time managing project teams for the various projects that I am responsible for.I have been looking for some time for a more efficient way to track the progress of my teammates. I have used Microsoft Project in the past, but it is [...continue reading]

Leveraging Your Team's Interpersonal Skills

HBS Working Knowledge: Career Effectiveness: Leveraging Your Team's Interpersonal Skills: What does it really mean to be good with people? This Harvard Business Review excerpt examines the "relational" aspect of business. [...continue reading]

Effective Leaders Follow These Eight Practices

CareerJournal: Effective Leaders Follow These Eight Practices [...continue reading]

Why Global Business Needs Kinder, Gentler Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Why Global Business Needs Kinder, Gentler Entrepreneurs and Leaders"Manners, however, may be an underrated asset. "Friends come and go,?? said one panelist. "Enemies accumulate. My ability to recruit in 2004 has everything to do with how I treated my partners in 2003, in 2002 - and in 1976,?? he [...continue reading]