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The Middle East seems to the casual observer to always be in crisis, and even more so in recent months (and years) in places such as Egypt and Syria, with numerous other countries grappling with spillover effects or domestic crises all their own.

Despite this, Christopher M. Schroeder argues, the seeds of entrepreneurialism have already been planted, are already bearing fruit, and while nothing is certain, the energy, youth and technological advantages that mark the region’s entrepreneurs cannot be ignored.[…] Continue Reading »

More than ever, modern leaders of small businesses, large corporations and nonprofits must manage multiple departments and sustain working relationships within organizations more efficiently. Leading an engaging, technological and profitable business model requires constant challenge and improvement at all levels.

Most successful large and middle-market company CEOs prefer to be challenged. They actually seek out and pay well for harsh analytical truths.[…] Continue Reading »

In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day (ILD) as part of an effort to raise awareness of worldwide literacy needs. UNESCO estimates that even today, 774 million adults — two-thirds of whom are women — still cannot read or write. Furthermore, there are roughly 123 million children who lack these same skills, and who are often denied any access to education.[…] Continue Reading »

We read a lot of articles to winnow down each business day’s SmartBrief on Leadership newsletter. That means hard choices, and sometimes intriguing, excellent content is left out.

Here is some of what I’ve been reading lately that might not seem directly applicable to most business leaders but may offer outside-the-box lessons. At the least, they’re good reads.[…] Continue Reading »

Erin Osterhaus is the managing editor of The New Talent Times, a Software Advice blog. She focuses on the HR market, offering advice to industry professionals on the best recruiting, talent management and leadership techniques. Erin recently interviewed Anitra Collins, Twitter’s recruiting programs officer, to find out how the social network uses its own platform to recruit new employees.[…] Continue Reading »