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7 Ways Successful Product Managers Track Their Competitors

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.14.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Product managers may understand why competitor research matters. But it is possible to internalize this and still not know what to look for during you...

Building Better Teams

Brian Hughes | Posted 05.14.2017 | Business
Brian Hughes

Image Source: PhotoDune A few years ago Google became interested in their team building operations. Can a perfect team ever be built, they wondered. ...

What Does Your Company Culture Code Reveal?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.13.2017 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Photo Credit: Pexels CC0 License Have you figured out the culture code in your company? I mean really... do you know what it is and why it's importan...

Ready to Go the Extra Mile for Your Summer Interns?

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.11.2017 | Business
Julie Kantor

I want to ask corporate America, I want to ask you manager and leader, to dig deep and remember what it was like to step into the big shoes of your first job or internship. Who helped you?

Is Big Data Killing The Humanity In Our Companies?

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.11.2017 | Business
Dov Seidman

Unless you've been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years, you've probably noticed how radically our world has been reshaped by ever-expanding technology. Perhaps no part of our world, however, has embraced this shift as fully as business.

So, What Does a Creative Director Do?

Janet Odgis | Posted 05.11.2017 | Business
Janet Odgis

When the AMC show Mad Men became a smash hit, it made millions of people aware of the creative director's importance. Every week for seven seasons, Don Draper convinced skeptical clients to follow his creative vision for their products.

Boss Management 101

Lauren Mackler | Posted 05.11.2017 | Business
Lauren Mackler

In today's world, a manager's workload is likely to encompass one that was shared by three or four people twenty years ago. Between that and the fact that many leaders lack effective time-management skills, chances are your boss is overextended and overwhelmed.

It Doesn't Matter Where You Start... As Long as You Start

George A. Santino | Posted 05.11.2017 | Business
George A. Santino

What's wrong with starting at the bottom? What's wrong with an entry level position? In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with it. I started at the bottom at almost every job I've ever had. My attitude is very simple; it doesn't matter where you start as long as you start.

Kinder Gentler: What if Our Modern Parenting and Management Practices Are Making Our Children and Employees Too Soft?

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.10.2017 | Parents
Michael S Solomon

It occurred to me that these and many other questions are relevant both as parents and as managers. Do we make sweeping corrections of the tone and structure of an employee's prose, or make only modest edits for fear of undermining them? Do we harshly enforce punctuality, or do we "treat them like adults" and let them set their own schedule?

Bad Hiring Is A Choice

David B. Nast | Posted 05.10.2017 | Business
David B. Nast

A mistake made once can be learned from. A mistake made twice is a choice. How many times have you interviewed a candidate you thought walked on wat...

Why Bad Employees Never Leave

Michele Cuthbert | Posted 05.06.2017 | Business
Michele Cuthbert

I am often perplexed when a company that is clearly struggling recognizes there is a problem employee and some are not performing to the level they are looking for, but still retain them. There are often a variety of reasons for this

Working With Freelancers: 4 Steps For Success

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.06.2017 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Over the course of placing hundreds of freelancers in contract positions at some of the biggest and smallest companies in the world, I've observed that certain companies know how to work with freelancers more effectively than others.

Empathy: One of the Keys to My Business Success

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.05.2017 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Empathy. It's one of the biggest things to which I attribute my success. It's the reason I believe that I am one of the great salespeople out there. What a lot of people don't understand about empathy is that it's not just about being caring, but it's also the ability to understand people.

What Is a Manager's Role in Work-Life Balance?

Jae Ellard | Posted 05.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

One role of a manager is to lead, and it's difficult to lead cultural transformation if managers are not willing to talk about some of the real blocks to building a sustainable, profitable organization. Change will not happen overnight. These types of behavioral shifts take time to interrupt, and can only happen one behavior, one authentic conversation at a time.

6 Stages of Digital Transformation [Research]

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.03.2017 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Six Stages of Digital Transformation (Research) from Vala Afshar Definition: Digital Transformation The realignment of, or new investment in techn...

Engagement: Turn Mercenaries Into Missionaries

David B. Nast | Posted 05.04.2017 | Business
David B. Nast

I have met with over one hundred business owners in the last year or so. When asked what their biggest challenge is for the coming year, over 85 percent of them said it was related to the talent shortage.

The Current Interview Format is Dead and Here's Why

Andrew Lee | Posted 05.03.2017 | Business
Andrew Lee

The modern incarnation of the interview is out of date and no longer speaks to the needs of companies and the candidates they would like to hire. The current interview has outlived its usefulness and in many ways hinders the hiring process. Simply put, the current interview is dead.

True and Happy Stories of People Who Have Learned to Not Take It Personally

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.03.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Hey! Want to read some true and happy stories of people who have implemented the formula for Not Taking It Personally? They've set themselves free fro...

Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2017 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

How to Stay Productive and Connected on a Remote Team

Marisa Morby | Posted 05.02.2017 | Business
Marisa Morby

The New Way to Work Quick: name three jobs you are positive can't be done remotely.Maybe you came up with marriage counseling, copyright law, and inve...

Open Dialogue and Sustainability Education

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.03.2017 | Green
Steven Cohen

For academics, the month of May signifies the end of the year, a time to assess the work of your students, and the start of revising courses for the next academic year.

Popcorn Leadership

Javier Saade | Posted 05.01.2017 | Business
Javier Saade

Someone reached me out of the blue. It was a high-flying executive recruiter calling to get acquainted, no specific role in mind. She had heard from...

Breaking Through: Stories and Best Practices From Companies That Help Women Succeed

Martine Liautaud | Posted 04.30.2017 | Women
Martine Liautaud

I want to see more women challenging themselves and testing their mettle. When they do, companies prosper: Fortune 500 firms with the best track records in raising women to prominent positions are significantly more profitable than average.

Does Your Boss Want to Fire You?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.29.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You cannot shake that feeling that something is going on at work. And that something seems to have a lot to do with you. Your radar is up and it has you assuming the worst -- that your job may be on the line. You cannot ignore your spidey-sense, because it often proves to be right.

You may be taking things personally if...

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.28.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Last week I posted the article "You Can't Piss Me Off Anymore Because I Learned How to Not Take It Personally." A lot of people thanked me, and more t...