• Embracing Change Means Disrupting Your Day
    HBR - Jul 22
    We recently gave a talk about change. At the start of the Q&A session, one young woman’s hand shot up. She brightly said into the microphone: “I am someone who loves change! I embrace change! I welcome... Read »
    1 day ago
  • The Six Steps From Startup To Thriving Company Culture
    Entrepreneur - Jul 21
    When we think about great companies, like Apple, Google, Ritz Carlton, Zappos and Wegmans, we think of excellence in terms of results and performance year after year. While these companies do a lot of things well,... Read »
    2 days ago
  • This Is How The Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams
    Fortune - Jul 21
    The fast pace and complexity of today’s world means that leaders need to be more purpose driven, supportive, and flexible than ever before. Trends are constantly shifting and shaping companies’ goals. New channels for... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Seven Questions Your Marketing Plan Must Answer
    Forbes - Jul 20
    1. Does the marketing plan support the marketing strategy? Is the “what” of strategy supported by the “how” of planning in a specific fashion? There can often be an uncoupling between the strategy and the plan.... Read »
    3 days ago
  • To Grow As A Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments
    HBR - Jul 20
    Over the course of my career, I’ve spent countless hours talking to and hearing from leaders around the world. I’ve interviewed thousands of candidates for managerial roles and tracked the performance of those I... Read »
    3 days ago
  • How To Know You Have To Change As A Leader
    Fortune - Jul 20
    Encouraging diversity in the workplace isn’t something that you should do. It’s something you must do if you want to lead a successful company. After all, one of the great benefits of having diversity in the workplace is... Read »
    3 days ago
  • To Increase Sales, Get Customers To Commit A Little...
    HBR - Jul 20
    Most sales models include a conversion funnel in which reps try to convert a marketing-generated lead into a prospect and then a customer through sequential steps. In this model, sales people are expected to make the process... Read »
    3 days ago
  • The Connection Between Employee Trust And Financial...
    HBR - Jul 20
    A building surrounded by razor wire. A guard tower looming over the perimeter. Weeds and overgrowth flanking the grim exterior. Inside — drab colors, peeling paint, and dead plants decaying in the common areas. Was this a... Read »
    3 days ago
  • To Drive Business Success Invest In Your Managers
    Entrepreneur - Jul 19
    Arguably, the first-level manager is ground zero for both engagement and results. It is here that individual contributors-turned-managers prove their mettle, cutting their teeth on all things managerial and positioning... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Collaboration Improves Information Security
    Switch & Shift - Jul 19
    Over time, information security can become one of the more frustrating items on a leader’s docket. You can do all of the right things, hire a team of experts, purchase high-quality systems, partner with top-tier vendors,... Read »
    4 days ago
  • What To Do When Your Employee Asks For A Raise Too...
    HBR - Jul 18
    A hungry, driven employee is every manager’s dream. But when you have a direct report whose ambition and desire are greater than his ability or experience, managing expectations isn’t easy. How should you handle someone... Read »
    5 days ago
  • Four Easy Steps To Create A Talent Mobility Program...
    Entrepreneur - Jul 18
    Companies always run the risk of hitting a plateau, where growth halts and stagnation occurs. So how do they avoid this or overcome it and continue to expand? They change their organizational culture to focus on developing... Read »
    5 days ago
  • As Yahoo Sale Nears, Do Women In Tech Get Pushed More...
    Washington Post - Jul 18
    For Yahoo, it's nearly all over but the shouting. Final bids are expected Monday in the protracted sale of the core Internet business at Yahoo -- which will alsoannounce second quarter earnings late Monday -- and... Read »
    5 days ago
  • Modern Mentoring Is The Key To Retaining Millennials
    Forbes - Jul 18
    Among millennials, there is a collective shout to employers to develop them, mentor them, and give them opportunities to lead. Companies that offer their youngest employees the ability to grow within their organization are... Read »
    5 days ago
  • The Long-Term Effects Of Tracking Employee Behavior
    HBR - Jul 18
    How do you get people to do what they’re supposed to do, particularly when it comes to following standard processes that are essential to getting their job done successfully? And does employee monitoring help or hinder... Read »
    5 days ago