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The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

Management

How to Integrate Data and Analytics into Every Part of Your Organization

Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the significance of the people and organizational components required to build a successful D&A function.<p>When that …

Management

7 Tools For Learning More About Your Customers

Learning about your customers has become a priority in business, informing everything from product development to marketing and customer service. It’s important that brands remain aware of the customer perspective as they make crucial decisions.<p>This has given birth to a surge in experiential …

Marketing

Why Behavioral Analytics is Your Company's Secret Weapon | Inc.com

In recent years, companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on web analytics software, support, and personnel. But surprisingly, only a small percentage of those investments have translated into positive returns.<p>It's not that companies aren't compiling web data. In fact, they're gathering …

Big Data

Why CRMs Of the Future Will Transform Today's Systems Into Databases Of Opportunity

CRMs are an essential platform for any B2B business. Salesforce is the most successful CRM of our era and has amassed massive market share with two key innovations, CRM delivered through the cloud and a powerful bottoms-up customizable sales process tool with every intention of helping accelerate …

Customers

Integrated Data Technology - Your ERP system is saying a lot. Are you listening?

<b>Your ERP system is saying a lot. Are you listening?</b><p>“I don’t know what I need to know.”<p>It’s a funny little sentence, but it’s amazing how often we …

It's never too late to become independent.

Those born to become businessmen will do that at any age. These graphics by Anna Vital show us how important it is to always keep being yourself and …

Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, “Heart of a Leader”, that each person has different motivations for the work they do or …

Employment

Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

According to Korn Ferry unpublished data, there has been a 74% increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years.<p>It’s no wonder CIOs are the fastest-growing addition to the boardroom: They can help address a host of issues of crucial importance to boards, including …

Management

Microsoft breaks through in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms - The Official Microsoft Blog

Today I’m thrilled to share that for the second year in a row, Microsoft has been positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within …

Big Data

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Employee Engagement

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out

Hint: Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid of expressing their feelings clearly and directly.<p>One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ …

workimprovement

Five ways to build a happy and engaged team

Managers should develop their teams, not just lead them. Here's how.<p>Every CIO can help their staff make the most of their abilities. "I don't think …

The Future

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

Management

Top four trends in enterprise technology in 2017

Photo: Shutterstock<p>These are exciting times as technology experiences exponential growth in reach and scope. Although 2016 had its share of ups and …

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Photography by Joe Munroe<p>Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of …

Management

The best way to do agile project reporting | Zephyr

Accurate reporting is a key element in fostering quality communication within an organization, especially large, complex, global enterprises. Without …

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying

You are not a team because you work together, you are a team because you respect, trust and care for each other.<p>When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have …

Leadership

Project management is like serving tables?

Quite an unusual analogy you might say. But, trust me these two things are not too far-off. Both need you to be adept at handling your resources; and …

Project Management

The 56 Point Checklist To Innovate Your Company

How do you start innovation? The high failure rate and the frustrations shared by so many lead to the conclusion that the start of innovation is full …

Innovation

The Reality of Data Management and the Future of Business Intelligence

Mark Perlstein, CEO, Datavail<p>It no longer matters what industry you work in, how many employees you have, or whether your company markets to …

Big Data

Project Evaluation & Planning Canvas

Project planning should not be facilitated in a vacuum. In such circumstances the environment, the customer, the values, the goals, and the history …

IDG Contributor Network: A new Digital CIO must emerge from digital economy disruption

Technology has been changing the world as we know it, and in a quite fast pace. Companies that were born with a digital DNA are now taking over the …

How to Give Feedback to People Who Cry, Yell, or Get Defensive

There’s no denying that performance review season can be a headache for managers. The process of writing reviews and delivering feedback takes a lot of time (especially if you do it thoughtfully) and can be particularly anxiety provoking if you have someone on your team who tends to have a …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Identify the Employees You Should be Promoting

Smart organizations build leaders from within. Research shows it’s significantly cheaper and produces far better results than hiring leaders from …

Employee Engagement

Simple things that successful people do differently

Successful people don’t do different things, they do things differently. Throughout my career I’ve studied the lifestyle of hundreds of successful …

Self-improvement

What you need to know about business intelligence

Business intelligence, like military intelligence, is sometimes jokingly described as being a contradiction in terms. But in fact, in the era of big …

Why People Quit Their Jobs

Paul Garland<p>Imagine that you’re looking at your company-issued smartphone and you notice an e-mail from LinkedIn: “These companies are looking for candidates like you!” You aren’t necessarily searching for a job, but you’re always open to opportunities, so out of curiosity, you click on the link. A …

Employment