8 Essential Principles of Effective Leadership

Gayle Beebe has written a book on how effective and moral leaders develop and more importantly, how they must continue to develop. Too often leaders think they have made it and stop working on themselves. Eventually they become leaders in title only. He writes in The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Our understanding of leadership…

Negotiating for Wimps

How to ask for what you want — and get it. Eleven tips for the confrontation-shy. I admit it. I hate negotiating. (Hate negotiating.) To me, a negotiation always feels at least a little confrontational, and I’m a confrontation-averse kinda guy. Unfortunately, negotiating is a fact of business life. So if you’re like me—a negotiating…

5 Tricks from a LinkedIn Jedi

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. David Gowel has made many career transitions:from civilian to military, from military to academic, and finally from academic to entrepreneurship. Along the way, Gowel used LinkedIn to achieve each step; an experience, he says, that has made him…