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September 2015

Sep, 1 2015 9:26 PM
Nicki Weiss

It's a contradiction, I know. How can habits - doing the same thing again and again - be the basis for change?

Well, sometimes you need a habit (creative) to jolt you out of a habit (not productive) that's got you stuck.

Having one...

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March 2015


Mar, 25 2015 9:06 AM
Nicki Weiss

Managing the hornets in your hive
In my spare time, I am one of three co-chairs for the Toronto Beekeepers Co-op. We are a 40-person organization of volunteer urban beekeepers who build and care for 40 hives around the city. We are also committed to educating the public about...

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December 2013


Dec, 17 2013 10:19 AM
Nicki Weiss

Do you want to be liked?
 
Most of us do. But wanting to be liked by everyone can have a chilling effect on your happiness and success.
 
As an example, I don't believe leaders need to behave like arrogant jerks to be successful. But...

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September 2013


Sep, 19 2013 10:08 AM
Nicki Weiss

What makes a boss great? I’ve been thinking about that issue for awhile, and talking with teams and their leaders to gain more understanding. Then I read an article by Dr. Robert I. Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and author of  The No Asshole Rule:...

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August 2013


Aug, 15 2013 9:51 AM
Nicki Weiss

Searching for a new way to engage your employees? Try asking them to read the same business or management book in the next 30 days. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to freely share their passions and ideas....

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May 2013


May, 23 2013 9:19 AM
Nicki Weiss

 You may know that I am an urban beekeeper. As the weather warms up, we beekeepers are chomping at the bit to get into the bee yard to inspect and tend the colony hives. A few weeks after it is warm enough for the bees to start foraging they begin...

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April 2013


Apr, 9 2013 9:20 AM
Nicki Weiss

Miri McDonald shares the wisdom of business magnate David Grossman, a founder, CEO, and former communications director of two well known companies.

The new role of the communicator according to Grossman includes helping leaders define the culture of the business, shape their leadership style and find ways of creating greater...

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Apr, 2 2013 9:16 AM
Nicki Weiss

As an HR expert and leader her the field, Meghan Biro discusses the importance of developing leaders and having loyal, happy employees as the most important aspect of today 's best business practice.

Biro presents the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management survey about challenges facing HR in the decade...

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March 2013


Mar, 26 2013 9:18 AM
Nicki Weiss

 On the day of his resignation, former Goldman Sachs executive, Greg Smith publicly discloses his reasons for leaving after 12 years with the company. The central issue in Smith's disdain for GS is the pervasive culture of greed and impudence in the organization. They strayed from their core values.

Although...

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Mar, 12 2013 9:10 AM
Nicki Weiss

Professor of management, Nathan Bennett of Georgia State University surveyed his social network to uncover his top 5 new year's resolutions for every leader.

Topping the list are management skills like; practicing what you preach and leading your employees by example. Other ideas for the best 2013 business leaders include...

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