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Dealing With Deadbeats

Damian Bazadona | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

Today I crossed paths with a deadbeat. No, it's not the first time. Or the last. But it always surprises me when it happens. I have a pretty positive outlook on life, so it stings when I run into lousy people.

Leaders Who Serve Their Employees Have Greater Business Success: Here's Why

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

When bosses put employees' needs over their own, measurable improvements result: Greater customer satisfaction, higher job performance, and lower turnover. This type of leadership suggests that if businesses lead by caring for their people, the profits will take care of themselves.

Formula 1 CIO: 11 Ways to Build a High Performance IT Organization

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.

8 Keys to Successfully Move Your Way Up the Work Totem Pole

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

Contrary to popular belief, working the hardest and the longest hours is not the path to management. Sure, in some companies maybe, but if that's the way to get to management in a company, I'd swiftly exit said company. In that type of environment, the "higher up" you get, the more doggish hours you're working.

The Product Manager Is the Product Owner

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The best product leaders thrive in complex environments where they are responsible for leading the success of a product. And they do so with grace.

Avoid the 5 Biggest Management Mistakes

David Finkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Sometimes the most effective thing you can do is to slow down and spend a little more time with your team instead of rushing them out the door so they can get back to work.

4 Surprising Lessons for Emerging Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Excellent leadership is like good health. Everyone wants to experience it. And if you are interested in reading about becoming a great leader you have 150,000 titles to choose from on Amazon -- take your pick.

The REAL Part You Play in Other People's Lives

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recognize that you are not the star of other people's shows. Stand up for yourself when you need to, but do it with less anger and resentment.

Getting Fired Is a Universal Experience

Rena DeLevie | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

In the spirit of laughing at the outrageous, and misery likes company, I thought I'd share the three most common stories of how people get fired in this day of Fear Based Management and one totally new approach that will make you fall off your chair.

ISIS: The Latest Bean Counter's Folly

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Overreliance on myopic analytic models that support wishful outcomes have brought a litany of historical failures, the emergence of ISIS in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, and huge territorial gains for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

A Little Music Theory for Your Management

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

Teams will be as versatile and adaptable as their leadership. In some cases, strong and specific direction is called for -- allowing each person to expertly play their part while following within narrow scope and under well-timed guidance might be the best course.

The 'Do Whatever It Takes' Attitude Gone Wrong

Russ Warner | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Russ Warner

In 2000, KPMG began conducting an annual integrity survey to highlight changes and attitudes in the workplace. Sadly, the survey continues to reveal that in spite of all the transparency demanded by society, it looks like there are many improvements to be made.

Diversity, Divisions, and the Politics of the Taco Bar

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Diversity and debate work for us; isolation and comfort work against us.

Five Ways to Build the Best Team

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

Yes, there really are only five things you need to do to build a terrific team. Hundreds of management experts will posit as many theories, but no matter the thoughtful insights and creative infographs, in my 30 years working with high-performing teams I consistently see five actions that matter:

Striking the Right Balance: From Manager to CEO

Women’s iLab | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Women’s iLab

CEOs of early stage startups typically do not have the luxury of hiring a manager and are thus tasked with overseeing work product and daily operations themselves. So, how does one manage and lead at the same time?

Inner Fabric of Leadership

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Dr. Antonio Pérez

Leadership is directional - leaders lead somewhere! And to lead somewhere, you need to be going somewhere. Put simply, to lead anyone anywhere we must first know where we're going, and why we're going there.

Pre-Decision Making: How to Make Better Decisions Under Stress

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A critical decision is one that shapes your future, things that affect your career, your relationships, and your reputation.

IBM Systems CMO: 10 Ways For Marketing To Deliver Business Value

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.12.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Doug Brown, is Chief Marketing Officer for the IBM Systems Group, part of IBM Systems and Technology, which generates annual revenue of $20 billion.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Great leaders are out there. You just do not hear about them because they are rare, stay out of trouble, and avoid the spotlight. The lessons that make them who they are today are rarely shared.

How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success.

How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

It always feels the same. You can tell by the tone in her voice. The VP of Sales is angry, very angry. That is because the latest release did not have the random feature that her sales manager in New York needed to close the deal that was needed at the last second to save the quarter.

CEO Insight: Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Anger

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

When we make the choices that allow us to preserve our inner peace, the reward is that the sweet savor of success isn't marred with the bitter aftertaste that comes with lingering anger. And isn't that why we began this journey of entrepreneurship in the first place?

3 Critical Elements for Building a Phenomenal Company Culture

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Although this is my first stab at scaling a company, I'm no stranger to leadership and teamwork. Throughout my lifetime as an athlete, I've been on all types of teams that ranged from less-skilled but fundamentally sound and hard-working, to highly-talented yet dysfunctional and toxic.

3 Steps to Stop Letting Yourself off the Hook

David Peck | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
David Peck

If you tend to let yourself off the hook on certain things you know you need to do, you're in great company. Selective avoidance is a time-honored trait of the most successful people.