The Importance Of Carefully Crafting A Mission Statement 

I learned a new term this weekend: Yoga babble. It’s a phrase that explains something I hear all too often when it comes to corporate mission statements. I just didn’t have a good way of describing it—until now. What is yoga babble? “It’s as if my yoga instructor went...

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Leaders Who Spark Action Focus On The Power Of Words

A day after I finished reading a new book about American revolutionary war writer, Thomas Paine, a 16-year-old Swedish activist named Greta Thunberg gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations on the topic of climate change. Her angry, tearful speech went viral,...

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Serena Williams’s 3-Step Tutorial On Peak Performance

If you get nervous before a big presentation, it might be comforting to know that the world’s greatest athletes share the same feelings before taking to their stage. In her Masterclass on tennis, Serena Williams, the winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles,...

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Legendary Investor Offers Five Essential Pitch Tips

Scott Kupor, the managing partner and CEO of famed venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), is behind some of the biggest names in the startup world. The firm's portfolio of investments includes multi-billion dollar ‘unicorns’ that have gone public or are...

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Learn From Lyft’s Clear and Consistent Mission

I don't work for Lyft but I know the company's mission better than many people know their own company's own mission statement.Mission statements serve as a company's North Star, pointing everyone in one direction. A short, powerful and consistent mission...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Audience’s Attention

Cognitive scientists have a reasonably good idea of when audiences will stop listening to a presentation. It occurs at the 10-minute mark. According to molecular biologist, John Medina, people seem to get bored after approximately ten minutes—and it occurs...

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Warren Buffett Captures His Readers Through Story

Warren Buffett has two people in mind when he drafts his annual letters—his sisters, Doris and Bertie. They’re smart, he says, but they are not active in business and they don't read the business pages every day.How does Buffett communicate a big idea to...

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