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To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out

After careful review of her harried work life, Charla, an IT manager, discovered that 20% of her time over the previous two months was spent managing escalations. It seemed that each interaction with her team ended with her feeling a need to exercise her authority to rescue them from a crisis. For …

Digital Transformation: A Product Approach To Leadership

Organizations today are facing a difficult challenge as they pivot to answer the digital call and become technology driven. Strong leadership, with a clearly articulated vision supported by concise goals and messaging is key to execution.<p>It comes down to three core tenants (equal measure of …

As Venezuela's Crisis Deepens, Multinational Companies Need A New Strategy

BOGOTÁ – Venezuelans continue to fill the streets in what have been largest anti-government protests in the country’s history. And as the economy continues to implode, the ruling Chavista regime is increasingly looking to make a scapegoat of foreign businesses.<p>President Nicolás Maduro last week …

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.<p>Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader …

What People Analytics Can’t Capture

After I gave a talk at a global consultancy about how to better handle the strains of extensive travel and demanding clients, one of the consultants took me aside and confided that it’s not just the clients who make them crazy – her own boss was a tyrant and bully who screamed at people for the …

What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers

The idea of “co-creating” with customers has been circulating for years, but until recently few companies effectively exploited its power or understood its contribution to the bottom line. True, customers can customize their M&Ms, build their own bikes with Trek Project One, create unique doors for …

Comparing the ROI of Content Marketing and Native Advertising

Many companies today rely on content marketing and native advertising to gain visibility for their brand — after all, 70% of people say they’d rather learn about products through content rather than through traditional advertising. But is either content marketing or native advertising a surefire …

There's a 'new normal' in America's job market, and it isn't pretty

Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one.<p>Yet in the face of global and demographic shifts, this may be what a nearly healthy U.S. job market now looks like.<p>An aging population is sending an outsize …

Economics

What Makes a Great Chief Strategy Officer

Creating good strategy is more important (and more challenging) than ever. Powerful global forces—game-changing technologies, unprecedented growth in emerging markets, and rapidly aging populations, to name a few—are transforming the world economy, and with it, the way companies plan for and …

Former MySpace CEO and LA tech guru explains Facebook’s brilliant strategy to avoid disruption

Now on the outside, Jones has a unique perspective on the challenges facing Facebook. According to Jones, Zuckerberg and company are succeeding due to one crucial strategy.<p>"What they've realized is that Facebook the website and Facebook the company are distinctively different things," Jones told …

Social Media

Baseball's Next Home Run: Chatting Cage

MLBAM, baseball’s internet and technology arm, is one of the greatest entrepreneurial success stories of the digital era. BAM, owned by the league’s 30 teams, is worth at least $6 billion as it operates the most successful streaming business in sports. BAM’s At Bat 12 application, made in-house, …

Deal Between ESPN And SEC Likely The Richest Ever

On the YES Network’s current Forbes SportsMoney show, media expert John Mansell discussed the media rights deal between ESPN and the SEC that was announced earlier this month.<p>The new deal begins in 2014 and is an extension of their current 2.25 billion, 15-year contract. Although financial terms …

Obama likely to wriggle out of Benghazigate; Clinton less so

Team Obama has come up with its excuse for converting the Benghazi talking points into a false narrative. It was a purely bureaucratic matter, you …

Will San Francisco 49ers Naming Rights Deal Keep Levi's Hip?

When Levi Strauss & Co. acquired the naming rights for the new stadium that is being built for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for $220 million over 20 years, the company went against the big trend in recent years: the denim manufacturer is privately owned.<p>As the table at the bottom of this post …