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The Real Value Of Craftsmanship

In the famed halls of Europe, craftsmanship is seen as fine art. They celebrate their artisans and train the next generation so that the art is never lost. Even the most famous fashion brands along with the mechanized processing, depend on the skills of these craftspeople. The methods they use are kept safe as closely-guarded secrets, ideas that are valuable and not easily given away. These old-age traditions and craft include everything from jewellery to leather goods. These crafts are held in high esteem, something that is talked of with pride and extolled. And furthermore, these crafts like the ones mentioned above are highly sought-after and seen as the marking of luxury.

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7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from a Super Successful CEO

In many ways, the current beliefs and thinking around leadership are amazing compared to the leadership beliefs of prior generations. No longer does it feel like leaders have to rule with an iron fist, not care about their people, or be afraid to show vulnerability in front of those people.

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Insider or Outsider — Who Makes a Better CEO?

Ever wondered why many large organisations bring in external CEOs despite claiming they have built capable leaders from within to succeed? Or why some opt to promote only internally? And why certain founders refuse to let go the reins despite the organisation being stagnant?

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The Surprising Thing Richard Branson Looks for in Leaders

As I sat across the table watching the man talk, I could physically see his mouth moving, but my mind wouldn't allow me to listen anymore. I had heard all I needed to hear after 20 minutes of what felt like an echo of "I's" and the importance of the almighty dollar. Truth be told, I had high hopes going into the meeting because I knew what he had accomplished as a entrepreneur and businessman. Unfortunately, he left me disappointed, thinking, "Just because you are a good in business doesn't mean you are a good leader."

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4 Dilemmas You Have to Overcome to Be a Better Leader

It didn't take long for a new employee to ask the question, "Why do we even have Quarterly Business Reviews? No one likes them and most people feel worse about themselves when they are over." It caught me off guard because I expected the question from a long standing team member, but not from a newbie. I paused and thought, "Do I defend our QBR's to the death, stop them immediately, or evaluate their format and/or delivery method?"

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Digital Marketing Strategy Ideas for Startups

There is nothing more exciting than launching a startup. It’s a unique experience altogether when you get to work on an idea and turn it into a reality.

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Why Information Is No Longer Enough

Take a moment and think about a recent conversation you had that was rewarding and useful. You likely had a lot to say, as did everyone else involved. There was a lot of back and forth as everyone took their time to express their opinions while giving others the chance to share their insights.