Chris Colbert: Networking Is a Choice

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, has some advice for young people starting out in business: the keys to effective networking are courage and content.

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Volunteers Are a Crucial Resource for Nonprofits

Without volunteers, your average nonprofit wouldn’t be able to function. Veteran nonprofit fundraisers talk about the organization’s most important resource.

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Smaiyra Million: On Innovation in the Service Sector

Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, says that innovation in service industries is trickier than in the technology sector – but "it touches a lot of people’s lives when it works well."

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Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Should Be Open to Innovation

Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, advises IT project managers to discourage adding new code haphazardly – but says they should still be open to innovation that can improve the project.

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D. Quinn Mills: What You Should Think About Before Assuming a Leadership Role

D. Quinn Mills, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, cautions those who aspire to a leadership role: think about whether you have what it takes to be a good leader, and whether you are willing to commit for the long term.

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Opportunities and Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising

Social media have created new opportunities for nonprofit fundraisers. But the greatest challenge remains the same as ever: finding ways to build lasting relationships with your donors.

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Ann Chao: Leadership Skills Come With Experience

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, talks about how to develop leadership skills, and advises would-be entrepreneurs not to be faint of heart.

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Chris Colbert: Every Connection Matters When You’re Networking

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, advises networkers to be rigorous in pursuing their goals – and to remember that every connection matters.

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Rich Maltzman: The Best Approach to Problem-Solving

Should project managers seek to solve problems through consensus or compromise? Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, suggests a third approach.

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