YPO Southeast U.S. and Caribbean

CEO Fadi Ghandour Named 2019 Social Innovation Thought Leader

In September, the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 2019 Social Innovation Thought Leaders. YPO member Fadi Ghandour, Chairman and CEO of Wamda Capital, a platform that invests, nurtures and builds entrepreneurship ecosystems across the Middle East and North Africa, was among the 40 awardees recognized for their innovative approach…

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5 Essential Leadership Skills to Master

Great leaders master manners. Small acts of kindness communicate respect for others, engage hearts and ultimately, increase your influence. I didn’t learn this valuable piece of leadership advice through years of experience as an entrepreneur. My first teacher, my mom, instilled it in me. I grew up in a household where “please” and “thank you”…

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CEO Insight On How To Talk To Media

Like celebrities, CEOs are always on stage. Wherever they go or whatever they say — good or bad — is gobbled up quickly and disseminated. And in today’s ever-changing world of social media, this information spreads at rapid speed and is picked apart by a larger audience than ever before. Good Or Bad: What’s the…

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To Be a Great Leader Invest in Your Growth: Here’s How

In 2011, I reached a crossroads in my leadership journey. My business was growing, but I had completely maxed myself out in the process. I had a small team around me, but I was filling multiple roles and resisting delegation. This is common behavior for an entrepreneur, but for me, it was also a dodge.…

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Managing Your Anxiety Creates More Resilient Children

Life without worry or a one-size-fits-all solution to manage your anxiety is impossible and, according to internationally recognized psychotherapist Lynn Lyons, not recommended. She asserts there’s no growth without some level of worry. “It is OK to feel uncomfortable and uncertain,” she explains. “It is the price you pay for moving into new territory; and…

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A Roadmap for Survival in the Digital Age

Every day, there seems to be a new doomsday workplace prediction. Retail stores across the U.S. are shuttering. Traditional manufacturing is becoming a thing of the past. And, soon, worker-reliant industries — from textile mills to fast-food chains — will be taken over by automation. As a more than 40-year-old print and marketing company in…

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5 YPO Members Make “Female Founders 100” List

The five female entrepreneurs on Inc.’s second annual “Female Founders 100” list are transforming every major industry in the United States. We salute these 5 YPO members who are building innovative and ambitious businesses.   All Things Consumer Category Amy Errett, Founder & Managing Partner at Madison Color After starting her career in investment banking,…

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Latest Salesforce Report Takes the Pulse of Customer Expectations

Salesforce released the third edition of its “State of the Connected Customer” report, incorporating responses to surveys from over 8,000 consumers and business buyers worldwide. In the 2019 report, the goal was to gauge customers’ expectations in four areas: engagement, emerging technologies, trust and companies’ values. The resulting data comes from a double-blind survey that…

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Integrating Impact in Business

Companies, at different stages of growth and in different industries, are embracing various business models to create positive impact for their customers, employees, communities and the environment at large. “While impact has become a loaded and widely used term, we are seeing creative leaders evolving the concept to cover a full range of business activities,”…

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A Tailored Plan for Retailers to Successfully Combat the Disruptors

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are facing significant challenges in today’s evolving digital retail landscape. But all is not lost. YPO member Antony Karabus, CEO of a leading retail consulting firm, HRC Retail Advisory, explores the obstacles and offers solutions to sustainability in these tumultuous times.   As digital shopping continues to grow at a rapid pace,…

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