Real Leaders

How Benjamin Franklin Can Improve Your Recruiting Efforts

Is your company or an individual manager’s reputation killing your recruiting efforts?  Potential candidates search the Internet and social media to learn what current and past employees are saying about the company? If you want to enhance the company’s reputation, maybe Ben Franklin can help.  He asked himself two questions that shaped his view for […]

Use This Period of Business Uncertainty to Create Leadership Opportunities

The annual celebration of International Women’s Day, as we saw earlier this month, always invokes talk of change — whether it’s the progress that’s been made in advancing female rights and representation over the years or the extent of the work still to be done. But it’s not often that Women’s Day comes around at […]

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Fundraiser for Ukraine Refugees Aims for $30 Million

Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have raised over $6.8 million toward a goal of $30 million as of 4 March, a day after setting up a GoFundMe page seeking humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees. Kunis, who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983, moved to the United States in 1991. “I have always […]

New Female EU Prosecutor: “I Know There Are no Clean Countries”

Sven Lilienström, founder of the Faces of Democracy initiative, spoke with Laura Codruța Kövesi (48) about democracy, the newly established European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), and her fight against corruption, bribery, and money laundering in the EU member states. Romanian-born Laura Codruța Kövesi was previously the head of the National Anticorruption Directorate in her country. […]

7 Leadership Strategies I Used to Build a $30 Million Tattoo Brand

What led a rock star and a corporate manager to disrupt the tattoo industry and become brand renegades? A steadfast vision, some bravado, a cocktail of caution and cleverness, and finally, hard work — plenty of it.   A lot of people in business shy away from that word: disruption. But to be a brand renegade […]

The Real New Deal: Spend Stimulus Money on Women and Girls

The United States government is about to borrow and spend an unprecedented amount of money to revitalize an economy staggered by a global pandemic, in the hopes of lifting a nation at odds with itself.  There is one sure path to increase the investment’s payoff: spend it on women and girls.  While the Biden administration […]

Qatar Airways Cargo Returns Seven Rescued Lions To Their Natural Habitat For Free

By helping the Ukraine-based NGO Warriors of Wildlife (WOW), Qatar Airways Cargo kept its promise to fly lions to their natural habitat for free. It took six months of hard work involving no less than a dozen departments and over 50 employees to ensure a successful operation. On Thursday, April 29, the Kouga and Swinburne nature reserves […]

How Women in Business Can Speak up and Break the Glass Ceiling

Businesses continue to confront the disruption caused by the pandemic and navigate an economically and socially viable path towards the recovery phase. But as we tackle all the issues, there is a risk that diversity and inclusion may recede as a strategic business priority for many companies. Naturally, this is driven by focusing on the […]