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Make Creativity a Habit

Creativity is an essential skill for navigating an increasingly complex world. And yet the path to innovative thinking can …

Assert Yourself and Influence Your Organization

Assertiveness often gets a bad rap. People who are self-confident and forceful can be cast as pushy and annoying. But when …

Communicate Your Charisma

Charisma is not innate. True, no amount of practice will turn you into Winston Churchill or Martin Luther King Jr., but you …

Connect with Your Audience

Great speakers help listeners understand, relate to, and remember a message by telling stories and using analogies. Narratives …

Encourage an Open Discussion of Risk

You can monitor and control preventable risks — such as those resulting from employees' actions or breakdowns in routine operational …

Nick Kalikajaros 2017