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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Since Michael Porter’s seminal work in the 1980s we have had a clear and widely accepted definition of what strategy is—but we know a lot less about translating a strategy into results. Books and articles on strategy outnumber those on execution by an order of magnitude. And what little has been …

Corporate social media needs to be two-way communication

A few years ago a new bakery in an inner Sydney suburb had a novel idea.<p>Every time it baked some rolls or cakes the owner sent a tweet to announce it.<p>…

How Do You Start Over After Building a Successful Blog?

<i>By Jason Falls, {grow} Community Member</i><p>What if I told you I knew someone who built a blog and its subsequent community from nothing into the top blog …

Marketing

The Unexpected Consequences of Success

Everybody loves a winner, right? No, unfortunately, not always. In my coaching practice, many executives and entrepreneurs vent their frustrations with the unexpected negative consequences of their success — such as their anxiety over being able to maintain their winning streak, the fear that they …

Ten Ways To Become A Digital Master Without Ever Setting Foot In Silicon Valley

But what about the other 90 percent — the manufacturers, service companies, and government agencies cranking away every day to keep the economy moving? Digital mastery is within their grasp as well. That’s the word from George Westerman, Didier Bonnet and Andrew McAfee, who spoke to many of these …

Biz Ladies: 9 Ways to Build Your Biz as an Introvert

Charge Up is about proactively managing your life and career and filling your tank full of delicious alone-time goodness, so that socializing, …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Waiting For the Human Workplace

In the fall of 2011 I was going crazy. I was looking for something — a point on the arrow to tie together the big and small ideas I’d been writing and speaking about for decades. My friend Molly said “Enlarge the lens, Liz. Go meet some new people.” I started to have coffees and lunches with people …

What’s the Secret to Leadership Presence?

Leadership presence—the skills and characteristics of a leader that can improve performance, both in the person and in the organization he or she …

Communication Skills

The Greatest Salesman in the World Kindle Edition

<b>What you are today is not important . . . for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about</b> …

7 Uncommon Ideas to Save Time

No, this article will not cover any time management tips. If you are looking for such ideas, you can get a few of them in this free ChangeThis …

6 Strategies For Transitioning From a Corporate Role to Startup Culture

Fed up with your job?<p>You're not alone. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.8 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs …

The Formula for Better Business Productivity

For your business to truly prosper and ultimately achieve its goals, you must look for ways to increase productivity or, simply put, find ways to get …

Time Management

4 Facebook Marketing Skills Every Business Should Master

Navigating the Facebook waters can be a challenge.<p>Especially when you're just getting started.<p>If you read blogs about Facebook marketing, you'll find …

Facebook Ads

CEM Toolbox: Empathy, Journey Mapping, and the Platinum Rule

<i>Image courtesy of appoulsen</i><p><b>Got empathy?</b><p>There's been a lot of talk this year about empathy and the customer experience; Bruce Temkin even advocates …

Always Start Your Sales Conversations With These 2 Questions

Discovery, to me, is the most important part of the sales process because it’s where the sales professional has the chance to add value. Discovery is …

Understanding Branding: An Origin Story

Share with:<p>Understanding branding:<p>Just where does branding come from, and what does branding mean to your organization?<p>Today, branding means so much …

Public Relations

8 Tips For Creating Office Spaces That Make People Want To Go To Work

The first office I ever worked in was in a windowless basement with about a dozen people crammed into enough space for six. The most exciting facility was a kettle which was also a health and safety hazard. Such a cramped, impractical environment might well make Monica Parker’s hair curl – Parker …

Launching a Business Website Using WordPress

WordPress has quickly become the preferred content management system around the world for both start-ups as well as established businesses.<p>Many …

Web Design

Providing Value-Unique Innovative Service

To humanize the way your business delivers innovative service you need to find ways to connect with customers as people. Innovative services are the …

Customers

ANZ chief Smith puts social media at the heart of the bank's future strategy

16 April 2014 | 11668 views | 0<p>ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has committed to making social media engagement and digital services a "key business …

It’s just not possible to be a good mother and be married to your job

Allison Pearson took on a gathering of ferociously ambitious Chinese businesswomen to argue this proposition. Would she be howled down?<p>Dear God, how on earth did I get myself into this? That’s what went through my mind as I walked towards the podium. It was International Women’s Day and I was in …

Bedtime Stories

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a …

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

The Most Common (And Harmful) Ways People Sabotage Their Own Success

Working with mid- to high-level career women who’ve achieved great things in their lives, I’ve watched professionals build and sustain tremendous success over time, and also witnessed behaviors that crush success, leaving dreams and goals shattered in pieces on the ground.<p>The behaviors that …