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The Changemaker's Guide to Managing

Alex Budak | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
Alex Budak

From my experience advising social entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, I've learned three simple things changemakers like you can start doing right now to make managing people a responsibility that empowers, rather than a chore.

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to the Individual? Ivy Capital Management: A Look into the World of Young Financial Entrepreneurs

Nelson Dong | Posted 01.31.2017 | College
Nelson Dong

"The early bird gets the worm." At no point in history has this time-tested idiom been more relevant than it is today. Millennials are a generation of...

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women -- Have the Will!

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Willingness to change means we have to examine our company's results, acknowledge they are not acceptable and choose to do something about it. Below is what the average company looks like for women and men by level.

Bringing Big Company Culture Wins to Smaller Teams

Amanda Mock | Posted 01.29.2017 | Business
Amanda Mock

Company Culture and its impact on companies bottom line is not a new area of discussion. It's a core focus for larger companies like Google and Facebook, of which they attribute a large part of their success.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

Don't Outsource Your Brain to Consultants

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you have worked in a big company -- you can almost smell it in the air. The big boss has some thorny problem or is afraid to actually make an important decision. And rather than digging in and getting bold -- here come the consultants.

5 Things Strong Communicators DON'T Do or Say

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Dianna Booher

Strong communication is not about the bluster, but the luster. As a leader, your everyday conversations should shine.

People Leave Bosses, Not Companies. But Maybe That Boss is You!

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Our employees are our greatest assets, and a company is only as good as the people it keeps. As leaders it's our job to protect and keep those great assets by being the best boss that we can be.

Don't let the New Year's Resolutions for your Small Business fade away

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Shampa Bagchi

I walked into the gym yesterday and found it overcrowded... filled with men and women of all shapes and sizes sweating it out. Can't wait till February, I thought.

What Happened When This Major Company Got Rid Of All Its Bosses

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business

Wouldn't it be great to have the stability of a corporate job without having the annoyance of a boss? Not so fast. You may dislike your boss, but you ...

Does Procrastination Inspire Creativity and Innovation?

Jane Shure | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Jane Shure

Irony of ironies, it turns out that procrastination might help with everyday creativity.

Why I Stopped Trying to Join the Boys Club

Jodie Matthews | Posted 01.25.2017 | Women
Jodie Matthews

Why not me? Just because I'm a woman and I may have children in the future, am I not worthy of a senior management position? Am I not worthy of managing staff? Am I not worthy of a large salary just like my male counterparts?

The One Trait Successful Managers Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

Successful managers have a visceral dose of empathy for those they lead. That's according to John Gerzema, businessman and co-author of The Athena Doc...

Positive Snark Management

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you ever had a snarky client? I can hear you laughing. Yes, it's a natural rite of passage for a creative leader to be faced with managing snarkiness. You can snark back at her or you can choose professionalism and, perhaps, even take the relationship to a higher level of partnership.

The Dance, The Music and the Lyrics

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Sharing information with people is an everyday event in the business world. The challenge for most Creative Executives is to communicate in a way that allows their team to hear and understand.

Seven Frequently Asked Questions From Those Who Manage Generation X and Generation Y

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Anne Loehr

This is a real question I received while facilitating a workshop on engaging every age in the workplace. I love it! Curious what other questions I am often asked? Today I'll be giving you the inside scoop.

Leaders: 3 Easy Flexwork Strategies You Can Implement Today in Your Organization

Emily Morgan | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Emily Morgan

Technology has created a world in which we don't need to come to work in order to actually get work done. As leaders, this creates a diverse opportunity to re-imagine and re-design a more flexible, happier workforce, which values connection to work and strategic results above all else.

Team Morale: How Leaders Zap It!

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Dianna Booher

Disrespect cuts to the core because it's a direct blow to a person's self-esteem or to the value of the team as a whole. How does that disrespect display itself? Several ways.

What I Learned From Not Being a Boss

Cameron Craig | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Cameron Craig

If you're a people manager and you have an opportunity to take part in a project or experience, work or non-work related, that puts you in a setting where you are not a leader, I highly encourage you to take it. At a minimum, you will develop more empathy and be more capable and willing to build authentic connection with your team.

Stop Worrying about "Job-Hopping" Employees and Continue to Invest in Their Career Development

Sue Townsen | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Sue Townsen

We know millennials are eager to advance in their careers. And 80 percent of the millennials reported they were willing to put in a great deal of effort beyond what's normally expected to help their organizations succeed. Those are not the kind of employees an organization wants to let go.

Rise of the Chief Robotics Officer

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Adi Gaskell

With robots and other automated services becoming an increasing presence in the workplace, it begs the question of how long before this automated workforce is represented at board level.

One Secret Every Great Manager Knows About You

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Lately I have noticed a trend in business magazines: Talking about management like it is a game, with rules and strategies for winning. Some articles ...

Cofounder of Addepar Explains How It's Different From Other Startups

Quora | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business

I shouldn't speak directly for Wealthfront and Personal Capital and other great wealth management companies, but they seem to have started to compete with low-level RIAs (registered investment advisors) or else to farm off some of their work into a smarter, low-fee passive investment strategy. It is clear the industry is going to and should shift this way and I support what they are doing for the most part.

Managing Technology to Keep You in the Game

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Erica Keswin

My daughter, Caroline, plays on a girls' travel hockey team that takes her all over the country. We often use technology to stay connected when I can't attend the games--facetime, calls, texts and emails.

Why I Lead My Staff Like a Parent

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

I lead because I have grown to learn the hard and valuable way that no vision will ever be accomplished in my business on my own. You can't do it all by yourself. There is power in numbers and collective intelligence so success is measured in how well you make that work.