We are interconnected today more than ever. Businesses no longer only manage inputs and outputs. They are now part of an ecosystem of interdependent relationships
As an executive living in the digital age, communicating your value is an essential task if you want to establish yourself as a credible authority and build trust with potential customers.
Let's celebrate this great achievement of Captain Griest and Lieutenant Haver. Let's pull for the remaining third woman to complete Ranger School. And let's allow them to do their jobs, as members of a team, without the media attention. They already stand as incredible role models for young women everywhere.
You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.
As someone who studies human motivation, here's what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly quite stressed.
Each of these stories point to the need every business has for strategy. And even if you think you don't have one and can coast along without one until you have time, guess again - you do have strategy, it's just by default.
Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...
Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen. Biogen was founded in 1978 by a group of visionary scientists. Today Biogen is one of the oldest independent biotechnology companies in the world.
Somewhere along the line I became fascinated with the term "founder perseverance." As a fan of human performance, I have the highest admiration for those entrepreneurs who absorb risk and stretch themselves to the limits in pursuit of a business goal.
Servant leadership not only enables others to understand their true potential, but can also lead to them taking on these practices and become servant leaders themselves. This "pay it forward" mentality and process not only makes teams better, but translates into your product and your customer service.
The day before our 12th anniversary was a glorious "pure Michigan" day; a cool, crisp blue-sky morning, the leaves of the white spruce and oak trees rustling in a slow breeze, the red-winged blackbirds flitting around our deck. Our celebration would appear to be an odd one to an outsider: two people sitting indoors, Starbucks lattes in hand, hunched over spreadsheets and laptops.
Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.
It is a painful truth that too many people today speak about the toxic environment of their workplaces where they experience their spirits, imagination, self-expression, self-authority and vision for a better world continuously squelched by the system.
The truth is, our peers, friends, family and staff can provide helpful insight, and you don't want to discount the importance of their advice. But, you also want to seek out formal trusted advisors who have a deep understanding of your business, along with the wisdom you need to compensate for your blind spots.
The importance of getting instructional design right cannot be stressed enough. Don't fall victim to the cart before the horse scenario. If you or your school has the ability and funds to purchase technology, don't rush to get it into the hands of staff and students.
Leaders have the power and influence to address some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time. The exercise of this power begins with entrepreneurship since it serves as an indispensable tool for advancing social change.