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Five ways to better lead virtual teams

With more and more people telecommuting and/or managing groups across borders and seas, let's take a look at some resources that bring out the best in long distance leaders.

By Joe Frontiera | August 2, 2010; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

A rotten Apple? Leadership follies from antennagate

While few would argue that Apple has been consistently ahead of the curve with their smartphone technology, the folks at Apple fell behind this story early and had trouble catching up.

By Joe Frontiera | July 18, 2010; 04:14 PM ET | Comments (8)

Breaking out of self-defeating narratives

We often cripple ourselves unnecessarily by believing the doomsday narratives about our business or industry. Here are three tools for breaking out of that rut and crafting the narrative you need.

By Allen Schoer | January 14, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (17)

Uncovering alignment with authentic stories

Yes, you can repair your reputation, deliver more effective messages and have a greater impact on your people. But, ultimately, storytelling also enables you to create a more powerful organization.

By Allen Schoer | January 7, 2010; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (14)

Crafting the irresistible narrative

"Marley was dead: to begin with." Dickens' dramatic opening to 'A Christmas Carol' immediately grabs our attention. Here are three tips for making your speeches great narratives.

By Allen Schoer | December 17, 2009; 06:14 AM ET | Comments (17)

Five leadership lessons from 'Invictus'

When transformation is required, the leader must not only believe in the vision but also communicate that vision in tangible terms.

By John Baldoni | December 16, 2009; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seven secrets of a Steve Jobs presentation

Steve Jobs has transformed the typical dull, plodding, technical presentation into a theatrical experience, and you can too.

By Carmine Gallo | November 4, 2009; 04:49 AM ET | Comments (9)

The High-Tech Future of Body Language

The visual technology revolution is making body language more important than ever. Here are five new advances in technology and research that show how non-verbal cues will remain as significant -- if not more significant -- in our digital future.

By Carol Kinsey Goman | October 22, 2009; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (4)

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