If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique
An Indian startup was able to raise $30 million because millennials don’t even want to own furniture
People used to dream of growing up and acquiring a bunch of stuff. Now, it seems, dreams are different and millennials prize experience. For a globally connected generation whose only constant is change,
During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often
Craig Blewett, University of KwaZulu-Natal Universities are a "thousand-year-old industry on the cusp of profound change". That's according to a study that explored Australia's higher education landscape
Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the
It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money.
One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books. Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during
The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if
Effective communication takes a deft touch when you’re managing up. If your attempts to persuade are too obvious, they may not succeed. Yet you need to be deliberate in your approach. As you engage with
Being a leader means saying what you think. You can't stay silent, withhold your opinion, and wait to see what everyone else is thinking because that would make you a follower, and completely ineffective.
Andrew Nguyen George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was
“Why?” the CEO of the hedge fund yelled at one of his portfolio managers. “Why would you increase that investment? What were you thinking?” The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO tore
SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry. SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The demand for exceptional leadership skills is vital to unlocking transformational growth in business. Recent research and reports confirm
No one wants to sit on a boring conference call, especially when they have other work to do. But that’s the reality for a lot of people, at least according to recent InterCall research on the rise of conference
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Much of my leadership perspective is drawn on my military experience. In the military, I acquired my first leadership role as a commander
Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular.
While working with a huge Russian hydrocarbon company in Texas last year, our innovation conversation quickly zeroed in on customers. Who was the energy giant’s most important customer? Which customer
Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely the
It’s just not fair. There’s always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me. I feel so helpless. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel like they have a crushing number
Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO. But he has a friend problem. Several of his direct reports
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Wow. Once again I watched an entrepreneur step off a cliff, straight into the abyss of certain business doom. And the sad part? He didn't
Examples and insights for avoiding this can be found in "The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business," a 2014 bestseller by INSEAD professor Erin Meyer (also check out
Ask most people about workplace politics and they’ll say they’d prefer to avoid it. Yet, most also know that developing political competence is not a choice; it’s a necessity. The ones who who manage reach
An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been criticized for implementing the practice of stack ranking, most notably in an excerpt from Nicholas Carlson’s upcoming book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!