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6 Digital Trends Are Poised to Transform How We Work

In addition to the digital tools entering the workplace now, several technologies and trends on the horizon have the potential to further transform the way we work and interact with others.Artificial intelligence.Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use throughout the web and increasingly …

31 Simple Marketing Cheat Sheets For Business Owners That Don't Understand Marketing

Marketing your business can be tough, and it helps to have excellent resources to keep you up-to-date and effective.<p>This list covers 31 of my favorite guides, checklists and cheat sheets that cover the basics of marketing: everything from SEO, to email marketing, to social media, to blogging. Add …

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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

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#Leadership : 5 Must-Read Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School...Don't have Time and Money for an MBA? Try this Workaround. - First Sun Consulting, LLC | Outplacement Services and Career Transition Firm

Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks. But …

Winning in consumer packaged goods through data and analytics

Our 2016 survey of North American companies highlights best practices in customer and channel management.<p><b>Consumer-packaged-goods (CPG)</b> companies …

Making digital strategy a reality in insurance

Digital transformation is challenging in insurance, where change must happen without interrupting the flow of daily business. Here’s how savvy …

How Solar Software Can Save The World

Jake Saper Contributor<p>Jake Saper is an investor at Emergence Capital.<p>VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1 GW per year. Five years later, …

Break Your Industry’s Bottlenecks

If you want to create a successful business, you have to do more than win your share of customers or control costs—you have to break the rules and overturn the received wisdom about how things work.<p>Consider the airline industry. High-priced landing fees are just a cost of doing business, right? …

12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and …

A virtuous cycle for top-line growth

New data and better coordination can create value in the sales channel.<p><b>The CEO of an auto manufacturer</b> was puzzled that its market share had been …

Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit 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 to reach the inner circle are at a great advantage. They get more done, but they are also …

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

If you’re like most successful leaders, you were, in the early stages of your career, given plenty of guidance and support. You were closely monitored, coached, and mentored. But as you moved up the ladder, the sources of honest and useful feedback became fewer, and after a certain point, you were …

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Get the Boss to Buy In

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 manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Anna Parini<br>“Virtual” teams—ones made up of people in different physical locations—are on the rise. As companies expand geographically and as telecommuting becomes more common, work groups often span far-flung offices, shared workspaces, private homes, and hotel rooms. When my firm, Ferrazzi …

The Art of Aggressive Social Sharing

At its foundation, social media is simple: if you share good stuff, people will reshare it, and you’ll get more interaction and more followers. Everything else is optimization (or delusion). This article (an edited excerpt from our new book) explains what it takes to create perfect posts that will …

How To Outsmart Your Competition When You Can't Outspend Them

Bruce Poon Tip embodies Peter Drucker’s adage: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”<p>As the founder of the Toronto-based travel company, G Adventures, Poon Tip has created a culture that has enabled him to take on larger competitors and win.<p>Earlier this year, Bruce hired my firm to help him …

10 Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

There are a lot of ways to get tripped up while building a company. Failing to understand financial jargon shouldn’t be one of them.<p>It’s not that investors and venture capitalists are evil or anything. It’s just that their interests don’t perfectly align with those of entrepreneurs. You want to …

Discover Your Personal Narrative

I recently had coffee with a senior partner at a large consulting firm. He’d just had a “milestone birthday” and now hoped to shift into roles that felt more meaningful to him — speaking, writing, teaching, and becoming a thought leader. He had great contacts; newspaper columns and teaching …

How to develop your presence as a leader

By Tom Fox<p>Tom Fox<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Executive presence is an essential element of effective leadership according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su, co-authors of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence. Wilkins spoke recently with Tom Fox, guest writer for</i> …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

The Management Revolution That's Already Happening

<i>“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”</i><p>Steve Jobs<p>What on earth is happening to management? Formerly self-evident truths are being cast aside. The sacred goal of maximizing shareholder value is now “the dumbest idea in the world”. The search for the holy grail of “sustainable …

Leadership In The Three-Speed Economy

Is the economy in a recovery? The question today is almost meaningless. That’s because “the economy” is an aggregate of three very different economies, each going at its own speed, each with its own dynamic and each with its own very different trajectory.<p>Each of the three economies faces a …