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Stepping Into a Strategic Leadership Role: Lessons from Ancient Chinese Philosophy

David Brendel | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
David Brendel

A daunting challenge facing many workers is developing the skills necessary to function as effective managers and strategic leaders.

Recruitment: How to Pick the Right Person

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Finding the right people for your company is a difficult and time-consuming process. But it done right, your time and energy is well spent: Good recru...

Why No One Cares About Your Product Strategy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The group returns exhausted from the 48-hour huddle with the "master plan" in hand. (And for some, with an even more inflated sense of self-importance.) And then everyone promptly forgets about it.

Job Dissatisfaction Has a Visible Impact by the Time You're 40

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Douglas LaBier

No surprise, here: Yet another study has demonstrated that unengaging, insufficiently meaningful work -- and the overall work and management culture -- have negative impact upon mental health. And, it becomes apparent by the time you're 40.

Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors

David Hassell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
David Hassell

For decades, business leaders believed that simply focusing on performance management was the key to building a successful company. If they just had t...

Meaningful Corporations? Business Schools Can Help Us Get There

Jonas Haertle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Jonas Haertle

The recent international conference of the Academy of Management posed a challenge to scholars and educators from around the world, just by choice of ...

2016 State of Digital Transformation

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.20.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Efforts in customer experience often serve as the heart and soul of digital transformation." - Brian Solis In the age of the customer, the next gene...

The Boomerang Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn't met before. It didn't take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let's see if you catch it.

Why The Adizes Symbergetic Methodology?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

As far back as we look into history, organizations have been structured hierarchically, like a pyramid. Pharaohs had their empires organized this way, and even our ancestors, the primates, are organized like this.

Change Management

David B. Nast | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change happens. New products, markets, technologies, and trends emerge. Mergers, acquisitions, new regimes, and new directions take over. We've discussed mastering change and how best to respond and prepare as an individual. But how can we prepare an entire organization to respond?

Business 101: AIM2Flourish

Roberta Baskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Roberta Baskin

Parachuting into my first Academy of Management conference in Anaheim, California last month was exhilarating; much like the first time I blasted off ...

Management, Spirituality, Gen Z

Chris Laszlo | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Chris Laszlo

Photo: I.Rimanoczy In 2016, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management brought together close to 10,000 scholars on the theme, "Making Organizat...

The Next Generation of Customer Experience Will Be Powered by AI

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -- Albert Einstein The entire planet of people...

The Best and Worst Management Traits for Employee Engagement and Organizational Agility

Sarah Deane | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

Managers play an incredibly important role in the lives of employees at work, in how much the employee feels positively about their workplace, and, in...

Mastering Change

David B. Nast | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change is constant, inevitable, and can be relentless. You can choose to be a victim of change or you can use it to your advantage and become a maste...

Selfish Donald Trump versus Selfless Mother Teresa

simon confino | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
simon confino

Mother Teresa has this week become a saint. A saint of Selflessness. At the same time, in the US, we have the Saint of Selfishness, Donald Trump with his red ties and bellicose divisive style. In echoes of Gordon Gekko, Donald once proudly declared; "You can never be too greedy"

Love Those Referrals

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In writing my last article about the value of the referrals our company receives, we heard from some of my business associates. They wanted to chime in on the topic.

Making Corporations Meaningful

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy Between August 5 and 9 in Anaheim, California, close to 10,000 people from 88 countries gathered to live out a different Disneylan...

Quick: What's 15 Percent of $129?

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

I've met lots of successful business owners, and many of them share similar traits. Many are hardworking and optimistic. Many are also intelligent and creative. Some have a good way with people. Most lead with self-confidence. Others are disciplined and fair and goal-oriented. Not all of them share all of these characteristics. But there is one trait that they do share. Math.

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

Evidence-Based Happiness: Starting Small

Kimberly Connor | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

In a recent blog post I described how scientifically based mindfulness training can help improve employee performance by building the capacity to sustain compassion and promote happiness.

Workday CEO: 10 Powerful Business Leadership Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.31.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

If the problem you're solving is not hard, it's not worth doing. - Aneel Bhusri, CEO of Workday In 2005, two longtime friends and software visionarie...

CEOs Must Create The Business Model Innovation Sandbox

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.23.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The worst place to develop a new business model is from within your existing business model. - Clay Christensen The top 10 industries that are being...

3 Management Styles That Never Work in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There are dozens of management styles out there, and more if you blend them into unique hybrid styles. For the most part, there are advantages and disadvantages to each, but there are a handful of management strategies that simply don't work in startups:

How Successful Remote Companies Keep Employees Engaged

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

One "checked-out" employee may not cause a major ripple throughout the organization, but they can have a negative effect. You want everyone on your team to be excited and committed to achieving a shared goal.