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10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Bill Donius | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

If so, here are 10 actions you can take to dislodge your organization from its conventional thinking rut.

How to Convince the Boss Your Idea Is Incredible!

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Before you begin, your presentation, remember; go slow and leave room for your boss to ask questions. Sometimes silence and pausing can be very effective. That means thinking is happening.

The Future of Work: Creating Purpose-Driven Organizations

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

It's time to change the way we work.I don't mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I'm talking about integrating purpose into the workplace.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

Gartner: Solving The Seller's Dilemma

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.

Millennials: Underuse Them at Your Peril

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The bottom line is that not all 20-somethings are self-entitled, job jumpers who expect the world to be handed to them. In order to break those stereotypes, companies must start seeing the leadership potential of people at every level in their organizations, regardless of age or tenure.

Does Your Writing Reveal Secrets About Your Leadership?

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Vision, attitudes, and personality generally come through loud and clear in your writing. Your challenge: Make the revelations intentional!

Employees in Creative Roles Deserve Strong Managers Too!

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

What if the nature of the employee's job is to be creative and innovative? This requires that an employee be willing to take risks and make mistakes. Should you still manage that employee closely? Should you still tell him what to do and how to do it? Should you still monitor, measure and document?

Post-Traumatic Job Disorder

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

The name will make you giggle and giggling is good. But the affliction is real and many suffer from it. Fear-based management is prevalent. Think a...

Turn a Personal Attack Into a Statement of Fact

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

It's how we separate the emotion from the fact that gives us the ability to stay focused on the topic and not get caught up in the spiral of emotion.

How to Inspire Your Team

David Dye | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
David Dye

When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.

Lessons From Pope Francis in Managing a University

John Petillo | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
John Petillo

Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Giving Advice Doesn't Work. Here's What Does.

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

As human beings who thrive on connection, we are naturally inclined to try to help people to be happy and to eliminate their suffering. We can truly help others by putting ourselves at their service to help them think through their own challenges, building their brains, and empowering them to grow.

Cincinnati Bengals Use Marketing and IT to Improve Customer Experience

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

For more insight into how marketing and IT can work together on data analytics, I spoke with Pat Nieser, senior corporate sales manager for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Get Bigger, Not Dumber: Tips to Grow Output instead of Bureaucracy

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Small organizations and startups proudly tout their size, they boast about how they're more nimble, and they decry the evils of their large, monolithic counterparts.

Leader, Take a Walk for a Difficult Talk

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Walking loosens the tongue. Think back to your childhood. Do you remember any long walks with grandparents, aunts, or uncles when you bonded as you bounded through the neighborhood or countryside?

How Large Companies Can Leverage Startups to Innovate

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

While the word "innovation" means different things to different people, our expert panel agreed that startups can help large corporations develop and offer new products, new processes and ultimately cultivate a more innovative mindset.

Retaining Employees and Their Sanity!

Dayna Steele | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Dayna Steele

These tips could apply to just about any business looking to retain employees in a competitive and 'churning' market...

Contractors Can Be Unprotected Resources

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

If employers do not have documented, communicated, and enforced operating standards to protect contractors, then these individuals can be at the mercy of an employee's decency and professionalism without any realistic remedies to address workplace misconduct and sometimes abuse.

Don't Get Fired. Get Feedback.

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

It happened on a Wednesday. I was in my cubicle preparing for a meeting I felt unqualified to lead, nervously scribbling down an agenda. I was pumping myself up with the freshest single at the time, Like a G6, when I heard my boss shouting over the sea of cubicles, penetrating my ears over Far East Movement's fresh beats.

I'm Sorry I Was A Horrible Manager

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Dear people who reported to me when I first started managing, I'm sorry.

New Leadership Choices: Are You the Leader This Moment Requires?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The future of work calls for an overhaul of business and work design. Each company's needs are different, but the overall trend is moving away from 20th-century hierarchies to a wirearchy -- leveraging the power of networks and communities to organize work and responsibilities.

Reinforce Your Company Values Through All Five Senses

Casey Wright | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Casey Wright

Company culture is a sensory experience that works best when it is reinforced through all five senses all day long. When you commit to making your employees see, hear, smell, taste, and feel your company's values, the big stuff takes care of itself.

Is It a Story or Anecdote--and Why It Matters Which

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Steve Jobs told stories to launch his Apple products successfully. Warren Buffet tells stories about his investment strategies and philosophies. Presidents and world leaders tell stories about what they've achieved while in office and where they want to take the country in the future.