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The Impact of a Thank You Note

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.18.2017 | Business
Dianna Booher

Super salespeople excel at writing thank-you notes. That's why they stay at the top of their game and drive BMWs.

How to Manage Millennials

Andrew Lee | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Andrew Lee

So what is a Millennial? And, what is all the fuss about? It seems as though every article written about the future of the workforce involves some discussion about Millennials. You can't discuss social media, TV viewing habits or the state of the workforce without an in-depth analysis of this group. Can one group really command this much attention? The answer is a resounding yes. So again, who are they?

Are You 'Checked-Out' On the Job? Here's Why

Douglas LaBier | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Companies would do well to recognize the role that a negative management and leadership culture plays in creating the conditions for disengagement and stress. Otherwise, the company will generate a demoralized, de-energized atmosphere.

The Job Search -- 3 More Things You Need to be Doing (Once You're at the Meeting)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

You're getting out there... out in the market and out of your comfort zone. You're doing the networking thing and getting some traction. Your activities have resulted in you having a breakfast meeting... tomorrow.

Managing Millennials: 6 Musts For CEOs Who Want To Get Ahead

Ashley Stahl | Posted 02.17.2017 | Women
Ashley Stahl

Many companies -- and their older employees -- are frustrated by this new class of worker, who they perceive as being entitled, disloyal and non-conformist. But in light of the recession we lived through, is it really so surprising that we aren't interested in using our education to man the copy machine or brew coffee?

Good Leadership: The Changing Role of Management

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

One thing we will need much more of in the future, that we need much more of now, is good leadership. Leaders who understand what people now want from work, how to get the best from their employees, how to engage, motivate and retain them.

10 Things Managers Do That Make Top Talent Quit

Ahmad Raza | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Ahmad Raza

Until we hired a consultant to help us understand why our company was losing our best talent, I had no idea. "Stop driving away your top t...

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFM...

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2017 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

Disrupt Yourself - 7 Steps To Achieve Mastery And Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Vala Afshar

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ― Peter Drucker Companies do not disrupt, people do. You drive corporate innovation and disrupt...

If Shakespeare Wrote About Business Today

Randy Pennington | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Randy Pennington

You may not remember Dick the Butcher. He was a rather forgettable character in William Shakespeare's play, Henry VI, Part II. The chances are good, h...

From Brainstorming to Ideation

Bill Donius | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Bill Donius

Brainstorming, the darling strategic planning management tool that dates back to the late 1930's, oftentimes in today's world comes up short of producing new, exciting and workable ideas.

Communicating: Making Your Case to Employees

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Whether you're the President of the United States making an address to the nation or a business manager writing an announcement to his employees, when you have news to deliver there's one key choice at the outset: should you state the decision first and then explain the reasoning or build up to your decision, making the case as you go along?

Business Lessons From Beyond The Shark Tank

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.

4 Habits You Can Start Today to Unlock Your Success

Daniel Horgan | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Daniel Horgan

It happens to us all. We get to that point in our lives where we feel as though we have weights tied to our feet. Despite our best intentions, we can'...

Space With Purpose

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

A workplace that sounds, looks, feels great and reflects the individuality of the people in it, while meeting business needs, will be more efficient and morale-boosting. When space is designed with people and purpose in mind and has a clear narrative, it can make our life at work more meaningful.

It's Not Beyond Your Pay Grade

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Saying "It's beyond my pay grade" is almost always a self-imposed -- and self-limiting -- statement. And while it is often used to avoid a request or duck out of hard work, it always hurts you in the end even if you think you are suggesting that someone higher up in the organization should handle the request.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Creating a Marketing Strategy or Managing It -- What's More Important?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Scott MacFarland

"Thinking" in the introductory phase is really like a pre-implementation phase of a marketing strategy. This is a critical phase because it is the basis for how you move forward

The Case for Having Employees Work through Mistakes

Melissa Garvey | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Melissa Garvey

Here is my call to action for all managers of people--remember that no matter what your title, if you have people report to you, you are also a coach.

The One Soul-Crushing Mistake Leaders Make

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Leaders have a responsibility to move their organizations forward. But they also have an opportunity to inspire their team to greatness.

X's and O's: Management Lessons From the Carolina Panthers

Andrew Lee | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Andrew Lee

Proper management is not only taught in the halls of business schools, or from bad managers you intend never to immolate. On the contrary, management lessons can be found on the football field as well. The 2015-2016 Carolina Panthers is a case study in successful management.

What Father Boyle of Homeboy Industries Can Teach Future Business Leaders

Kimberly Connor | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Kimberly Connor

Humility, kindness, and accompaniment are all expressions of the higher purpose that serves as a kind of counter-imagination that prevents a corporate culture from only looking inside.

10 Signs That Your Boss Is a Manager vs. a Leader

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Candidly Kim

A leader invests in you for the long-term. He or she wants to see you grow and become the best you, you can possibly be. A manager invests in you for the short-term. He or she is more concerned with making sure you don't fall short on your tasks assigned.