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The Seven Characteristics Of Successful Company Cultures

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Successful company cultures manifest seven distinct characteristics as well. These are company cultures that indicate growth and an upward dynamic, and they are typically characterized by a high level of teamwork and engagement.

21 Ways To Win The Hearts Of Your Employees

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

Business owners who genuinely lead with their heart -- not just their head -- are more equipped to connect with the emotional needs of employees. They understand that people want to be valued, respected, listened to and involved. Leaders who consistently show their employees that they are appreciated possess the wisdom and capacity to run thriving, profitable businesses.

Panic vs. Peak Performance

Heather Wagoner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Heather Wagoner

When is a crisis not really a crisis? When you've got organizational panic. Some organizations perceive that they're at their best only when they're...

The 4 Keys to Fixing Your Productivity Challenge

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Alex Charfen

As a leader, you could be the biggest cause of lost productivity in your whole organization. For 20 years of my career, I was a consultant. When comp...

Setting Expectations That Support Team Balance

Jae Ellard | Posted 07.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jae Ellard

When expectations are shared, everyone is on the same page. It doesn't mean everyone will agree, but it does mean everyone has the same understanding and clarity about what is expected to move forward.

New Metrics for a New Reality

Dov Seidman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Dov Seidman

This article was originally published in Forbes. In modern business, perhaps the most sacred management adage is that what you measure is what you...

The Learning Leader: Put Your People Center Stage

David Peck | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
David Peck

Too often a leader chooses to be the spokesperson for their people's work. Whether a CEO goes solo with her Board, or a creative director pitches his ...

7 Common Characteristics of Unicorn Executives

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The total number of unicorn companies is at 168, according to a list compiled by CBInsights. The total value of these unicorns (private companies valu...

How Incumbent Companies Can Remain Relevant In A Startup-Driven World

Clark Valberg | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Clark Valberg

As fast-moving startups continue to disrupt incumbent companies, more "traditional" organizations will smartly begin to consider how to stay relevant in a world that's now more customer experience-focused than ever.

Night 3 Of The RNC And A Negative Lesson In Management

John Paul Rollert | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

Whatever else you might say about Donald Trump, in the primaries, he impressed upon Republican voters that he has the strength, decisiveness, and sheer moxie for leading the country. After this convention, however, one wonders what they will make of his aptitude for managing it.

How To Manage Millennials (or A very very very long article about change and how scary it can be)

Rena DeLevie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

In 1991, I was a 26-year-old art director at a huge advertising agency. The mac had just entered mainstream, and I asked my supervisor if I could lear...

Innovating During Tough Times

David B. Nast | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

When should you innovate? When times are tough, most organizations cut costs and hope to weather the storm. As we've discussed in previous articles, hope is not a strategy, and the best time to innovate is ALWAYS.

Are Job Titles Important?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Does it really matter what our title is? Do we perform better because our business card has the word Senior Vice President or Director preceding the other words on the card? Hmm. What if our business card didn't have those fancy hierarchical words at all? Will you instantly become not productive or valuable? Some companies refrain from having titles at all, this is becoming more common, especially in the start-up world.

3 Powerful Forces That Are Completely Changing the Way We Lead

Quora | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business

How should leadership style change over the course of a person's career? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

The Best Way to Make Employees Hate You

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Alex Charfen

There's simply no way around it. If you want a constructive company, one that grows around you and benefits everyone involved, you have to understand...

How to Create a Company Culture of Communication

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Do people in your company feel heard? Are leaders within the company open to new ideas? Is it acceptable for everyone within the company to come up wi...

Where Are Your Children?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

It is not a secret that Stalin's daughter, Svetlana, moved to the United States. So did Khrushchev's son. It does not end there. It is little kn...

Idiots, Explorers, and You: Improve Your Organization by Widening Your Perspective

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Edward Muzio

As an external advisor and consultant, I'm often cast in one of two roles: the blithering idiot, or the exotic explorer. Before you too hastily choose a label for me -- a prospect I don't relish, given the odds -- allow me to explain by way of a small example.

5 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.14.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

1. Time Is Money College is basically high school on steroids when it comes to managing your time. The first thing you should do after being accepted ...

Best Strategies for Evaluating Employee Engagement

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Employee engagement is a tricky subject, and even trickier to measure. Being tricky, though, does not excuse leaders from constantly monitoring it, due to the tremendous impact it has on performance.

When To Quit

David B. Nast | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Unless you are giving up cigarettes, quitting carries a negative connotation. When does it make sense to give up on your goals? Goal-setting is impo...

4 Powerful Management Lessons I Learned From My Kids

Quora | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business

In what ways is people management similar to parenting? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are an...

They Got Fired! Would Mentoring Have Saved Them?

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

We scoured through the comments and there were interesting debates on corporate culture, etiquette, and who was the party to blame. But we realized that bottom line, our Millennial and Generation Z workforce are coming to us to learn and be mentored so we want to equip you with 8 recommendations on being an effective mentor:

How to Increase Employee Engagement?

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

In a recent report, Gallup Research founds that the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were "not engaged," while another 17.2% were "actively disengaged." The results showed little to no improvement in employee engagement compared to the previous year.

The Power Of The 90-Day Plan

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Typically people tend to think about how to get to the goals faster than what is currently happening. Although this is good, it may not always be the best for a 90-day plan. Here are 9 things to think about the next time you are asked to create a 90-day plan for your company.