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The Business of Extinction And How To Stop It

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

We see businesses closing their doors all the time and this unfortunate circumstance even hits the businesses that appear to be healthy. How does this happen and how can business leaders stop the inertia that's driving their business into the ground?

The Linchpin To Balance: Boundaries

Jae Ellard | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Setting and communicating clear boundaries is the fulcrum to creating sustainable balance in whatever way you define balance for yourself (and for you...

The Dreaded Annual Review -- 5 Ways To Fix Them

Mike Ettling | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Mike Ettling

The answer to effective performance management in my view is not doing away with reviews altogether. It's institutionalizing effective, actionable feedback - something managers and colleagues should contribute to throughout the entire year.

Only 15% of Companies Have Advanced Marketing Capabilities

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Digital transformation in marketing is simply the application of information and technology to bolster marketer's performance. The marketing technolog...

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

Alex Budak | Posted 08.07.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers. And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those...

There Is No Freedom Living In a State Of Fear

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

We often see freedom as one's ability to move freely. However, we should consider the true essence of FREEDOM! Living in a free society, I once thought that I was able to do as I pleased, live as I pleased and say what I pleased, as long as I did not infringe on others. I have come to the realization that true freedom, is the ability to live without fear.

Disrupting Higher Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Throughout my career as chief customer officer, and chief marketing officer, I've had the privilege to collaborate and serve numerous executives in t...

Leaders Who Park In Their Privileged Parking Spots Don't Get It

Matthew Dicks | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Matthew Dicks

Rather than offering the parking spot to an employee with mobility issues, or raffling your spot off each month at a staff meeting, or awarding the spot to your best performer, you actually park your car in the parking spot. This is a clear signal that you don't get it.

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
Quora

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...