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Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Leadership

Alan Mulally Or Jack Welch: What Type Of Leader Do You Want To Be?

Last April, Maggie Lake was interviewing me at CNN’s studio in New York about Alan Mulally, who was about to announce that he was retiring as CEO of Ford Motor Co.<p>Lake has interviewed a lot of big-name executives. She’s seen them up close. And after the cameras stopped rolling, she told me that …

Want to Build a Great Company? Do This One Thing

Great companies know what has to flow through your lifeblood.<p>I'm learning a lot about what makes a company great.<p>Recently, I started testing two different services at the same time. They are remarkably similar. They both involve having a real person help me achieve a goal. In one case, the goal is …

When Things Get Really Bad, Here's The Leadership Skill You Need Most

Recently, the folks at NBC News – and more broadly at NBCU and Comcast – have been going through what, for many of them, is the most difficult passage of their professional careers. The firestorm in the media around the situation with Brian Williams and his misrepresentations of his experience in …

Price Competitor to Value Competitor

Emerging market companies have to graduate from competing with multinationals on price to building their own global brands.<p>China has quickly become …

The 50 Best Free Responsive Web Templates

Many web designers share free responsive web templates so that others can either learn from them, take inspiration from them, or simply use them as a …

Republic of Quality - Responsive Web Design Process

Responsive Web Design Process<p>Every project, big or small, goes through our patented (not really patented) process. We call it the four Ds: discovery, …

Web Design

Always Take 'No' for an Answer

"Never take no for an answer" is some of the worst advice about selling that you'll ever get.<p>Salespeople are often told to never take no for an answer. If you follow that advice, however, you're setting yourself up to sell less rather than more. Here's why.<p><b>1. Some people simply aren't going to …

The Anatomy of a Successful Responsive Website

Businesses must decide whether to build a native mobile apps or a responsive site for their digital presences. Should you invest in separate iOS and …

Today’s CIO Needs to Be the Chief Innovation Officer

Enterprise IT as we have known it is rapidly becoming obsolete, and the traditional role of the CIO is increasingly irrelevant. As game-changing technologies transform every business process, they also give us the ability to create new products and services that were impossible just a few years …

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18 Email Templates For Web Designers And Developers (PDF, ODT, TXT)

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader

Sometimes the things you think you need will lead you down the wrong path. Here's what you need to know.<p>We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven …

How You Too Can Be An Unstoppable Entrepreneur

We all know at least one entrepreneur who always gets things done, and appears unstoppable in his quest. All of you probably know many others who talk incessantly about their great ideas, but never seem to even get started, or they give up at the first obstacle. What are the attributes that make an …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

3 Reasons Most Presentations Fail

Make your sales presentations more compelling and interesting.<p>When sales presentations and pitches fail, it's almost always because the presenter made one of these three basic (and fortunately correctable) mistakes, according to Dean Schantz, CEO of DNA Field Branding:<p><b>1. Presenting Too Much</b> …

The Two Things You Need To Build A Successful Company: A Case Study

We have talked repeatedly about when you set off to the build a successful company, you don’t begin with THE BIG IDEA. Big ideas are a dime a dozen, and what’s worse they may not solve any known problem. (Think no further than all those products cluttering “close out” retailers. Each and every one …

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