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10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work | Inc.com

In management literature over the years, thought leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement, and lead to positive business results.<p>But what's the starting point to trust? Well, like anything else involving …

Thought Leadership

Four Logics of Corporate Strategy

Corporate strategy is the set of choices that diversified corporations such as IBM, Walt Disney, and Tata Group make to create and capture value …

Innovation

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose

Most companies have articulated their purpose — the reason they exist. But very few have made that purpose a reality for their organizations.<p>Consider Nokia. Before the iPhone was introduced, in 2007, Nokia was the dominant mobile phone maker with a clearly stated purpose — “Connecting people” — and …

Innovation

The Trouble With Under Armour

Amid declining sales and structural changes, the sportswear company continues to face desirability issues and increasing competition.<p><b>BALTIMORE,</b> …

Tom Brady

British chef and fitness guru Robert Irvine opens a namesake pub on the Vegas Strip

The list of celebrity chefs who open restaurants along the Strip just grew longer with the arrival of English fitness guru and TV host Robert Irvine.<p>Robert Irvine's Public House at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino welcomed its first guests July 27. "Vegas is the land of celebrity chefs and …

Restaurant owner leaves brilliant response to Trip Advisor complaint about his 'integrity'

When a restaurant received a brutal review on Trip Advisor , its owner didn't get angry, he got even.<p>Dad-of-three Anthony Gray had a brilliant …

Restaurants

Do You Have a Marketing Problem, or a Market Problem? | Inc.com

After years, often decades, of battling over market share and swapping customers back and forth, many companies lose perspective of their market. They know their market too well, ironically, which cripples their vision of new ways their categories could potentially grow or be disrupted.<p>Instead of …

Innovation

Muhammad Ali's Life In Quotes: 20 Quotes Honoring The Legend

Muhammad Ali is easily one of the most captivating public figures to have ever lived. Not only is he considered to be one of the greatest boxers to …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

Toppling the Idol of 'Shareholder Value'

Once it was a good idea to link CEO pay to the stock price. But the practice has gone too far.<p>"Maximizing shareholder value" is one of those concepts that falls under the adage, "Be careful what you wish for." I know this because, a long time ago, I was one of those wishing for it.<p>It seemed like …

American Airlines

To Set a Great Company Strategy, Avoid These 7 Traps | Inc.com

In a well-run company, a clear strategy drives actions and decisions at every level of the organization.<p>Unfortunately, getting to that ideal state can be tricky. The path to strategic clarity is marked by a few traps that I've seen many a CEO fall into (and perhaps fallen into myself over the …

Management

If You Think Downsizing Might Save Your Company, Think Again

During the Great Recession of 2008, companies around the world downsized their workforces. American firms alone laid off more than 8 million workers from the end of 2008 to the middle of 2010. Even in healthier financial times, such as now, firms often downsize because it is seen as a way to reduce …

Retirement

Once you learn these 9 brutal truths about life, you'll be much wiser (according to Ancient Sanskrit)

Ever heard of Sanskrit? It’s an ancient language that underpins Hindu and Buddhist thought. It’s had a huge impact on many lives through Central and …

6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Several years ago, colleagues and I were invited to predict the results of a start-up pitch contest in Vienna, where 2,500 tech entrepreneurs were competing to win thousands of euros in funds. We observed the presentations, but rather than paying attention to the ideas the entrepreneurs were …

Body Language

The Different Approaches Firms Use to Set Strategy

<i>What is your strategy?</i> Most senior executives can confidently answer this question. <i>How has that strategy changed over time?</i> This one usually gets a quick answer too. <i>How do you make decisions about changing that strategy?</i> Now it gets much more difficult. The fact is, many senior executives struggle …

Management

How to Develop Leaders Who Can Drive Strategic Change

Image courtesy of Korn Ferry.Developing leaders to drive financial performance and operational excellence has always been important. However, given the unrelenting pace of technological change and globalization, plus an anemic world economy, organizations now need leaders who can effectively …

Human Resources

9 Things That Make Good People Quit

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees …

The Workplace
Management

Want to Transform Your Organization? Here's Your Roadmap. | Inc.com

When human resources executive Chris Buhl took the HR helm in North America for Kuehne + Nagel, a leading global logistics company with nearly 70,000 employees in more than 100 countries, he walked in with one big question: How open was the company to the large-scale changes he hoped to lead? When …

Customer Service

Is It OK to Get Paid More for Being Lucky?

Consider a case where two employees have worked on the same task, but one has performed better than the other. Would it be unfair to give only the high performer a bonus?<p>In a large-scale experiment with a representative sample of Americans, we found that most people accepted inequality when it …

Corporate Culture

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of an important decision not going our way. The feeling is far worse when you feel that the decision was somehow “rigged” against you — that you never had a chance, that your input wasn’t given its fair due, or that only some of the data was considered. You …

Management

Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little

Organizations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on employee engagement programs, yet their scores on engagement surveys remain abysmally low. How is that possible? Because most initiatives amount to an adrenaline shot. A perk is introduced to boost scores, but over time the effect wears …

Employee Engagement

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a …

Employee Engagement

Boards Must Be More Combative

Boards of directors play two roles. They must protect value by helping companies avoid unnecessary risks, and they must build value by ensuring that companies change quickly enough to address emerging competitive threats, evolving customer preferences, and disruptive technologies.<p>With technology …

Leadership

What Matters More to Your Workforce than Money

Economists have long argued that money doesn’t buy happiness. But compensation is still a major factor for us when we’re considering where to work. What do we know about how more pay influences employees’ motivations?<p>That slice of information can be the difference between a workforce that is …

Employee Engagement

What does it take to be a great leader in times of change? We asked six experts

<i>Watch a Compact for Responsible Business Leadership and Responsive and Responsible Leadership in 2017 from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting</i> …

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

Healthy Eating