Author: Courtney Barnes

Unlatch Your Assumptions: The Danger of Getting Trapped By What You Take for Granted

Doubt–we all have it at times–but the bigger question is what is the “right amount” and when does doubt work for you rather than against you. While having too much doubt can be paralyzing, a little doubt can be a lifesaver. This is a simple lesson I had to relearn recently when faced with the […]

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How Startups Can Attract the Right Investors

If you have a great idea for a business, you are likely not alone. Entrepreneurship is currently on the rise. In fact, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, in 2016, an average of 0.31 percent of the adult population—approximately 540,000 people—switched into self-employment each month. With entrepreneurship rapidly growing across sectors, if you are currently looking for […]

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Fortune: Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Find a Good Mentor

At all stages of one’s career, mentors play an important role. Unfortunately, for many people, finding a great mentor remains a challenge. Read tips from Camille on Fortune.com on finding your own mentor.

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Open Offices: In pursuit of innovation, have companies gone too far?

Most people agree that workplaces need to change. How we work has been radically disrupted over the past two decades, largely due to the introduction of new technologies; work environments have had to change in response. But in our quest to rethink where we work, have we sacrificed too much? Has the desire to innovate […]

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Ten Characteristics of a Great Leader

In my work, I’m privileged to encounter great leaders everyday. These women and men come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some have spent their lives leading startups and others have focused on supporting established enterprises. Some work in the private sector and others have spent their careers leading non-profit organizations. They possess expertise in everything […]

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CLO: Corporate Tax Cut: What It Means for L&D

Camille talked with Chief Learning Officer magazine about how she thinks learning and development strategies will change based on the new tax cut. Read her thoughts on clomedia.com

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FastCompany: Laws Banning After-Hours Email Won’t Fix Our 24/7 Work Culture

In a recent FastCompany article, Camille discusses the proposed law that could make it illegal for employers in New York City to require their employees to check their email accounts outside of official working hours. Is something we need legislation for, or should that be an individual’s responsibility to disconnect? Read more on FastCompany.com

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What are the qualities of a good leader?

We know the world is changing. Businesses are being disrupted, entire industries are becoming obsolete, and some jobs will be lost. Indeed, a 2016 study by the World Economic Forum predicts that if current trends continue, we could see more than 5.1 million jobs lost to disruptive labor market changes by 2020, primarily but not […]

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