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Neiman Marcus CMO Answers 4 Questions for Marketing Innovators

Ernan Roman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Wanda Gierhart is the SVP and CMO for Neiman Marcus, the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise in the U.S.

The Management Consultant's Guide to New Years Resolutions

Michael Ruderman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

How do you pick just one resolution for the new year? Exercise more? Save more money? Spend more time with family? The list of potential resolutions is quite overwhelming.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

3 Questions You Need To Ask Now For 2015 Success

Ernan Roman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Ernan Roman

Right now is the time to re-evaluate your marketing in terms of the new expectations your customers have developed in the past 6 months.

Who Runs the Democratic Party?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There must be a national Democratic strategy comparable to that developed by Karl Rove for the GOP. This is more than a compelling populist message.

Get Reconnected to Your Why

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Tolleson

Often, we spend so much time talking about strategy, that we neglect some of the fundamentals. So I'm going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the most important things in your career, your motivation behind your goals, also known as your why.

The Office Party From Hell

Michael Ramah | Posted 02.08.2015 | Media
Michael Ramah

This holiday season, let's remember that only amateurs get roaring drunk in front of their bosses, managers or clients. Much less a global audience of fans, followers, stakeholders, critics and commentators.

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies continue to come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world.

Three Big Mistakes That Ruin Good Projects

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Where do you start a painting project? Or any type of project? I was refinishing some furniture recently, and found myself thinking about the thre...

3 Reasons You Do Not Need a Video

Joe Boyd | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Joe Boyd

I was shocked when I first started my business that most people wanting a corporate video or commercial had no idea what story they actually wanted to tell. Video is simply one way to tell a story -- it's a medium.

Where PR Fits in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

John Rampton | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Developing a plan for public relations might seem as if it is a daunting undertaking, yet if you do it properly, it may assist in growing your brand, as well as improving profits.

The Reason Why People Fail To Reach Their Goals (And How To Fix It)

Michael Neill | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of the things I learned fairly early on in life is that the fastest way to future rewards is by following present joy. Even when that doesn't seem to be true, acting from a centered, joyful place on a daily basis inside ensures that worst case, you are really enjoying your days

Are You Going to be Blindsided by the Future?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We've all been there. Things are running smoothly, then whack, seemingly out of nowhere you get hit over the head. You lose your job, your competition takes away your best business or someone in your personal life drops a bomb on you.

Brand Strategy for a New Generation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

Figuring out a brand strategy for the new generation begins with understanding who the new generation is.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Leadership Matters: Decision Making Strategies for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

You see, with a solid plan and a strong identity, your decisions are less difficult. When you know where you are going, it's easy to see the right path at each juncture.

CEO Notebook

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Henry Schein, one of the world's largest health care supplies company, delivers consistent and, in some cases, above industry growth in each of its business areas of dental, pet care and medical supplies.

Big Banks Must Dare to Think the Unthinkable

Spiros Margaris | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

My proposal is a business model for big banks that will ensure a truly independent and conflict-free asset management, free from the influence of the bank's House View.

The Best Thing Ever Written About Strategy

Richard Koch | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

This weekend, I've been revisiting my misspent youth, by reading again the musings of Bruce Doolin Henderson and his colleagues from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in its early years

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

2014 and the Strategic Demise of Governance

David Karpf | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
David Karpf

The terrifying thing about last night is not that Republicans won a lot of individual races. The terrifying thing is that last night was a compete vindication of McConnell et al's strategic gamble. And so long as that strategy works, our elected officials won't actually bother to legislate or govern.

Becoming a Fully Invested Dad

Ron Reardon | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Ron Reardon

Nothing. I felt nothing the first time I held my twin boys in the hospital. I was expecting to feel a rush of emotion, a tidal wave of love and dizzying heights of nirvana.

4 Innovation Strategies to Forecast the Future

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Part of innovating is stopping things now so can you make the room to do new things. Stop planning and start acting.

Wake-Up Call

Antonio Diaz | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Antonio Diaz

The phrase "wake-up call" is something that we have heard before whether it is while growing up, in articles, in the news, movies, or even song titles such as "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5. We have even heard the famous phrase during hotel stays.

Strategic Plans Are Obsolete!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Strategic planning is extremely important, but the way we plan, and the plan we create, do not provide the dynamic roadmap everyone in the organizatio...