Brainstorming, the darling strategic planning management tool that dates back to the late 1930's, oftentimes in today's world comes up short of producing new, exciting and workable ideas.
While it's certainly an oversimplification, it would be reasonable to say that the number of email subscribers you have is a direct indication of your business' overall health. In other words, the more email subscribers you have, the more likely it is that you're pointed in a successful direction.
It's incredible to consider the number of companies that have adopted the fail-fast philosophy. But this is not just a bad idea; it's actually a dangerous one. Failing fast hurts individuals and the companies they work for.
I'm a firm believer of women supporting women, but not when it means compromising our values and beliefs. That would mean we are nothing more than sheep following the pack instead of independent, strong and smart leaders.
Katrine Sharp is Vice President Group Head of Sustainable Development and Gender Diversity for Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.
Whether you're the President of the United States making an address to the nation or a business manager writing an announcement to his employees, when you have news to deliver there's one key choice at the outset: should you state the decision first and then explain the reasoning or build up to your decision, making the case as you go along?
Did you know that developing your strengths -- those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing -- makes it eighteen times more likely you'll describe yourself as "flourishing" at work? Given most of us report we're just getting by when it comes to our jobs, how hard can it be to start doing more of what we do best?
LONDON -- Humanity is everybody's business, and an education is everybody's right. So it shouldn't fall only to governments and international agencies to provide aid during a crisis. Inside the humanitarian tent we need charities, philanthropists, businesses and social enterprises all working together.
While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.
Small business owners may find it challenging navigating through the fast-paced world of social media. Their resources are valuable and they don't want to waste any of it. Here's a list of free social media tools that will save them both time and money.
To have an amazing shift in your life, you need to have less confidence in yourself and more confidence in your systems.
You have more potential to be an authentically engaging, and impressive presenter than any polished fake. The key is to break the rules that keep you hamstrung and reconsider what's important. Yes, we're going to break rules! And then find out how to get to the passionate, effective presenter I know you can be.
Most Americans are not vulnerable to losing pensions in this way for the simple reason that most no longer have pensions. They instead have 401(k)s and IRAs. But they too are vulnerable since those account balances are also targets for financial operators.
So, you're running a business and understand that selling is your lifeline. Without sales, your business has no chance of survival. Still, when you think about selling your product or service -- UGH! -- you cringe. Sales are not your thing. No problem!
Retirees who counted on "living off their interest" have grown impatient with a long period of almost zero interest rates on safe savings like bank CDs and money market funds.