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Managing the Four Challenges of the Dispersed Workforce

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Employees are demanding faster, uninterrupted access to data; and the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, at the device of their choosing. While it is ...

This Professor Uses Slave Narratives To Teach Empathy To Future Public Servants

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.07.2015 | College

When public policies go into effect, they don't always seem rooted in empathy and compassion. That's one reason an educator at the University of San F...

How Will You Manage in 2015?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

It's the beginning of a brand new year --- New Year's Resolution time! If you want to have much better results on your team this year, make a resolution to become a much better boss.

Reinventing the Workplace at 150 Fathoms

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The dynamics of top-down structures are very clear: The leaders give the orders and the followers do what they're told. In traditional organizations, compliance is the ultimate virtue. One former submarine captain, however, doesn't agree.

Business Innovation: How to Succeed and Stay Ahead of the Curve

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Of all the buzzwords utilized in business today, innovation and disruption rank among the most popular. What you may be surprised to learn is that they also rank among the most widely misunderstood. Were you to look up either term's definition, you may be surprised what you'd find -- and the resulting implications.

5 Key Essentials Needed for Business Success

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to start or grow a small business and find some small measure of success? Be sure to keep the following five elements in mind as you go about drafting a game plan -- each essential to achieve your goals for the business.

How Successful CEO's Keep a Great Team

Amy Wright | Posted 03.02.2015 | Small Business
Amy Wright

One of the top complaints of successful business owners is that it's hard to keep good people. That revolving door of mediocre help is taking precious time and money and it's frustrating as Hell.

Improvisational Innovation and 'The Risk Factor': A Chat With Deborah Perry Piscione About Her Newest Release

Christian Josi | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Christian Josi

It's a new innovation methodology -- Improvisational Innovation -- which she introduces in her new book out this week, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure. Here is our quick chat...

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

What Your Children Already Taught You About Sales

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.21.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Good sales people don't have all the answers to customer's problems, but they do everything they can to find them. They don't win your trust and throw you over to an account manager after meeting quota on your dime.

Two Responsibilities a CEO Should Not Delegate

Mike Harden | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

You are responsible for growth and value, and for creating worth within your organization. If it's a task other than the aforementioned, get out and don't let it pull you back in.

Ability, Skill or Will?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Some employee performance issues stubbornly persist even when the manager has been diligent in addressing them with regular high structure, high substance communication. At that point it is important to take a step back and ask yourself if you are missing something.

The Secret of Ugly Sweater Day

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 02.16.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

This type of outpouring of creativity, fun and group effort is what makes a company a great culture. It's what proves the point that employees are more than the roles they fill in any company.

CEOs: Can We Talk?

Bonnie Low-Kramen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Bonnie Low-Kramen

To empower your staff by putting policies in place to end workplace bullying will improve your company on every level, including profits. Don't waste one more minute.

Educating the First Generation of Sustainability Managers

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Today, as our growing economy stresses the ecosystems that make human life and wealth possible, CEOs must manage what I have termed the physical dimensions of sustainability.

5 Ways Dining Out Can Improve Your Management Style

Kristine Boyden | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Kristine Boyden

Well, when you find yourself dining at a restaurant that's at the top of its game, ask yourself: what makes your overall experience so satisfying?

5 Signs You're Not a Good Leader: What You Can Do About It Now

Greer Wignall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Greer Wignall

Far too many managers in business these days send an email and think that's the end of their involvement in the matter. Not so, my friend.

How to Make Team Goals That Work

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Think back to your early experiences as a manager - your "Management 101 class". You were probably given some training or direction on goal setting. It was likely a variation on the SMART acronym, and you would have been told that goals are good because having targets motivates people.

The Future of All Business Is About Storytelling

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. As the the world's largest encyclopedic museum representing...

Exploring What the Future Of Work Won't Look Like

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We spend a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like (myself included). However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Almost every large company understands that it needs to deal with ever-increasing external threats by continually innovating. To ensure their survival and growth, corporations need to keep inventing new business models. This challenge requires new organizational structures and skills.

The Real Barriers to Nurturing Emotionally Engaged Employees

Anneliza Humlen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Anneliza Humlen

Discussions regarding employee engagement must evolve beyond the narrow focus of how employees need to change. And instead, expand discussion to include greater focus on an organization's commitment (or lack thereof), to facilitate employee engagement opportunity.

Remember to Be Grateful

Jo Tinyow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jo Tinyow

As many people are frantically shopping for Christmas presents and awaiting the launch of new stores to open, I request that you take a moment out of your lives to just be grateful for what you already have in your life and give a moment to those that don't.

Evolution of the Manager

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Today, their stereotypical role focuses on constraint, control, order, diligence, and sticking with the common assumptions that have long guided how we work. Instead, managers must heed the word of the band Prodigy to become "fire-starters."