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Louis’ writing enlightens, inspires, teaches and entertains audiences around the world. His articles have been featured in top publications including Forbes and Huffington Post with articles achieving #1 on Forbes, Twitter and LinkedIn reaching millions of readers globally. You can also find his work and thought leadership in hundreds of global publications including textbooks, magazines and online publications.

When Managing Talent, Don’t Let Michael Jordan’s Failure Become Your Failure

By Louis Efron, M.S. | May 16, 2013

Several years ago I had the pleasure of working with a certified R&D rock star. I’ll call him Tom. Tom had led teams that had created an endless string of top-selling products. The company saw so much promise in their golden boy that they put him through a top executive MBA program, eventually promoting him…

Why You Should Never Wait For The Perfect Resume

By Louis Efron, M.S. | May 6, 2013

A friend of mine told me a story about a Nike employee who was laid off not too long ago. Over 14 years, he had designed innumerable shoes, t-shirts and other apparel – including outfits for US Olympians. With a deep resume like that you’d think he’d get another design job quickly, but instead he…

The Bad Consequences Of Good Work

By Louis Efron, M.S. | April 23, 2013

A couple of years ago I was facilitating an employee engagement planning meeting for a business team in Johannesburg, South Africa. The session was designed to put actions in place to increase the engagement of the team based on the results of a Gallup Q12 employee survey they had taken. During the meeting, one question…

Shoehorning Employees

By Louis Efron, M.S. | April 17, 2013

A friend of mine told me a story about a Nike employee that was laid off not too long ago. Over 14 years, he had designed innumerable shoes, t-shirts and other apparel – including outfits for US Olympians. With a deep resume like that you’d think he’d get another design job quickly, but instead he…

The Matchstick Man’s Secret

By Louis Efron, M.S. | April 11, 2013

During the early 1920’s a Swedish engineer named Ivar Kreugar launched a plan to corner the matchstick market. He offered loans of millions of dollars to post-WWI rebuilding and cash-desperate European countries in exchange for the exclusive rights to sell matchsticks within their borders (remember, this was before electric stoves, disposable cigarette lighters or health…

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