• Management Tip: Expect Excellence
    Forbes - Jul 17
    Over my years in management, one of the most powerful things I learned about driving strong performance was one of the simplest: Expect excellence. If as a leader all of your actions and behavior consistently convey that... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Avoid Change Leadership Narcissism
    Switch and Shift - Jul 17
    I recently had someone from my teen years pass. Damn – did that blow off the hinges of Pandora’s box that held so many memories from this time and forced a pretty harsh moment of reflection. And talk about a time that... Read »
    1 week ago
  • 5 Simple Ways To Raise Your Company’s Diversity...
    Inc - Jul 16
    Silicon Valley has a bad reputation when it comes to diversity, but they certainly aren’t the only ones with a problem. If you want your startup to be a place where everyone, regardless of heritage, wants to work and... Read »
    1 week ago
  • The Entrepreneur’s Two-Letter Money Maker: No
    Entrepreneur - Jul 10
    YES! It’s a positive word, bursting with energy, aggressiveness and forward motion. It’s a word that conjures up cashflow, clients, power and skyrocketing sales. The word no, is viewed as the opposite -- a depressing... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Why It’s Important To Fly Outside The Formation
    CEO.com - Jun 25
    Geese fly in formation one behind the other. Their "V" shape or "echelon," allows them to operate efficiently in all kinds of difficult conditions. But one problem remains: Wherever the lead bird goes, others instinctively... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Managers In The Digital Age Need To Stay Human
    HBR - Jun 18
    The technological advances of the digital age have allowed the global workforce to be better connected, more collaborative, and have greater personal impact than ever before. More information is immediately available,... Read »
    1 month ago
  • FireEye’s CEO And The Meaning Of...
    CNBC - Jun 18
    On May 21, the CEO of one of the hottest companies in the booming cybersecurity sector appeared on CNBC and highlighted a new credential that would help to separate his company from its hard-charging rivals. In an... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Understanding The Rise Of The Chief Data Officer
    CEO.com - May 14
    Last week, Time Inc. made headlines when it hired its first chief data officer in an attempt to better tap its print and digital audiences. "I want to reach the right people with relevant messages that resonate," said... Read »
    2 months ago
  • The 8 Essentials Of Innovation
    McKinsey - May 8
    It’s no secret: innovation is difficult for well-established companies. By and large, they are better executors than innovators, and most succeed less through game-changing creativity than by optimizing their existing... Read »
    2 months ago
  • The 5 Requirements Of A Truly Innovative Company
    HBR - Apr 27
    Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real pro­gress has been harder to come by. By now, your company probably... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Employees Will Use Tools They Helped Build
    HBR - Apr 22
    To build new technologies your frontline employees will use and trust — tools that will actually improve the customer experience — you need to ask for their feedback at every stage of development. For example, at... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Reviewing Your Corporate Life In Real Time
    NYT - Apr 8
    A long-anticipated product from a showman of business technology made its official debut Wednesday. Its ambitions, and weaknesses, say much about the current state of a fast-changing market. Short version: Domo, as the... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Convincing Skeptical Employees To Adopt New Technology
    HBR - Mar 19
    Bringing new technology and tools into your organization can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you make better, faster decisions. But getting every employee on board is often a challenge. What can you do to... Read »
    4 months ago
  • The Dangers Of Online Anonymity
    BBC - Mar 10
    Stephen Pickhardt noticed a disturbing trend on the review page for his walking-tour business a couple of years ago. All of a sudden, with no warning or change in the way he operated his tours, reviews from customers on an... Read »
    4 months ago
  • 7 Lessons In Leadership And Innovation From Top Tech...
    Fast Company - Mar 9
    Mastering the art of leadership takes time, dedication, and a willingness to fail, and we all need some inspiration from time to time. Here are some valuable leadership lessons from seven of today’s top CEOs. 1.... Read »
    4 months ago