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3 Key Elements for Engaging Work Cultures

Adam Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

Today, millions of Americans will go to a job they hate at a company with a vision that was not conveyed clearly. These three critical keys to changing the work environment and improving team morale will ultimately increase profits and productivity and result in happier clients.

2015 STATE OF SERVICE - 15 Key Business Findings

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In a knowledge sharing and hyper-connected economy, where on-demand services are fueling business growth and customer advocacy, companies must differe...

Here's One Succinct Takedown Of Donald Trump's Management Style

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Donald Trump has landed on yet another magazine cover.  Bloomberg Businessweek, with predictably clever cover art, published the roughly 5,...

Why Do So Many Gen Zers Seem to Lack That Old-Fashioned 'Critical Thinking?'

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

They have never had the need. Today's information environment offers infinite answers to every question under the sun and they've always had powerful easy to use information-technology at their fingertips all the time.

How to Get What You Need at Work

Rena DeLevie | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

What do you need to meet or exceed expectations? If you're not being handed what you need, and who is, it's your job to ask for it. Oh the intimidation of asking for what we need! Here's a cheat sheet.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

If You're Unhappy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

Joe Burton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Joe Burton

When you're building a career, it's easy to get caught up in the corporate game. Each industry and company has its own flavor and politics, but they usually align around a few key themes like 1) always win (even better when someone else has to lose) 2) never show weakness and 3) make sure you get credit (or as 2Pac put it so many times, "I gotta get mine. You gotta get yours.").

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Do You Know How to Give (and receive) Feedback?

Josh Bersin | Posted 08.29.2015 | Business
Josh Bersin

Feedback is a tricky subject. When someone bugs you or does something you don't like, there's a natural tendency to want to say something to them. But as everyone knows, if you don't find the right way to say it, they won't listen and you'll probably just hurt your relationship.

Spratly Islands: Burying Coral Reefs Alive

Michael Webster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science
Michael Webster

If we are serious about saving coral reefs and the many benefits they provide to wildlife and people, we must resist the temptation to engineer small platforms of land aimed solely at flexing geopolitical muscle. Instead, we must prioritize conservation and management actions that allow corals to thrive.

The Best Leaders Are Not "Born Leaders"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I have been a team captain for as long as I can remember. It started in my youth in athletics, carried over to student government, and continued on as I started working. I am grateful for these opportunities.

Digital Business Transformation Is a Team Sport

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Matt Preschern is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of HCL Technologies, a US$6.0 billion global information technology services company.

The Product Manager vs. Project Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It was a big day. I was presenting a new product idea to the executive team. After speaking with dozens of customers, the product team knew that we had touched a nerve. This idea would be an excellent way to increase our market share against our competition.

Strategy: Now Is Not a Good Time, But Now Is Always the Time

Amy Radin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

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.

The Best Question You're Not Asking

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What frequently gets lost in the exchange of competing drafts is honest-to-God, real life communication -- not between the lawyers, but between the people who really matter.

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

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.

Leadership Is Freakin' Hard

Bill Treasurer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

One global study of 2,422 millennials showed that less than 20% of them desire to be a leader at a large organization. Why? Because they view the traditional role of a leader as one that places too much emphasis on profits and production, and not enough on developing people or contributing to societal good.

5 Ways Great Leaders Avoid Abusing Their Power

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We all know of leaders who start off well, but squander that opportunity. What happens along the way? They let the power go to their heads, or they take advantage of their position and decide to further their own interests. They veer off course, and ultimately fail to behave with dignity and respect.

Achieve Your Greatest Pursuits By Leading From the Inside-Out

Kathy Andersen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Kathy Andersen

Essential pursuits -- those that are purpose-driven -- will lead us to our ultimate and authentic success. We must carefully distinguish between those pursuits and other pursuits that are merely distractions and simply keep us "busy."

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

Just Promoted to Manager? Here Are 5 Strategies for Success

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Being a manager is about so much more than just producing stellar results on your own. You've already proven you can do that. It's about teamwork, trust, and professional leadership, and those traits can't develop if you're treating your new role simply as a higher-profile version of your last one.

The Day I Became an Average Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Managing product is not an easy job. Everyone is constantly vying for your attention. Your CEO is telling you about their next big idea. Sales teams are requesting features to help them win the next big client. Oh, and engineering still needs your insight on that upcoming feature.

Organizational Heaven, Managerial Hell

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

How would you like to work in an organization where you have a lifetime appointment? You can be fired only for some extreme violation of ethics. You choose what to work on. If you do not like your assignment, you can refuse it until they give you something you want to do.

Gartner: Successful Sales and Marketing in the Empowered Customer Era

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don't. --Seth Godin Tiffani Bova is a vice p...

Don't Be Someone Else's Raw Meat

Liz Wainger | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

Many clients have told me that, at every board or management committee meeting, they feel as though they are facing a pack of lions waiting to pounce on every word. If you feel like you are being eaten alive, here are a few tips.