Rodney Roberts

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Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employment

Presentation Tips | DO-IT

Prepare<p>"The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you're born and never stops working until you get up to speak in public." …

7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

Not long ago, one of my employees referred to me as a "bulldozer." It didn't sound great at first, but after listening to his reasoning, it became …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Creativity

The Black Middle Class Is Leaving Its Brothers And Sisters Behind

Your own achievement is not enough.<p>I am a blessed Black man. Against enormous odds with respect to my family background and prospects for economic mobility, I have received great opportunities in my life. Those opportunities have afforded me a good living, a respectable profile in the public square …

The Complexity of Simplicity in Government

Complexity, says Brookings Institution social mobility expert Richard V. Reeves, “is the friend of the upper middle class.” To me, Reeves’ …

Why 2017 is the Year that SIAM Gets Serious

Service integration and management (SIAM) is a management approach that has evolved over the last decade and is now rapidly growing in popularity. …

100 Thought Leaders to Follow in 2015

The tech industry moves fast. From marketing automation to fitness trackers to predictive analytics, business technology is headed for great things …

Broadband is the infrastructure challenge of the 21st Century

Decades ago, small hometown businesses in our country’s heartland formed to solve what was then a leading infrastructure challenge facing rural …

24 Charts of Leadership Styles Around the World

Growing up in three countries (South Korea, Canada and United States), I’m fascinated by how culture shapes different leadership styles. Richard D. …

Top 10 Most Bike Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Cities all over the world — especially Europe — are known for their bike friendliness. But, cities across the United States are making strides in …

HMG Strategy Salutes The 2017 Transformational CIO Award Winners

WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events …

Redirecting

5 Best Meeting Practices Every Leader Should Follow

Wasted or poorly run meetings deaden your team and cost you tens of thousands of dollars a year. Here are 5 meeting best practices that top companies follow...<p>A recent article in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> reported on an international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On,</i> …

Management

Digital disruption will wipe out 40% of Fortune 500 firms in next 10 years, say c-suite execs - Information Age

A study of c-suite executives in Europe and the US has found a strong consensus that many of today’s Fortune 500 firms will be wiped out over the …

C-suite Leadership

What Happened To Google Fiber?

For a long time, Google Fiber was the most exciting US broadband provider out there. Cities wanted it; tech people drooled over it; and, on a loftier …

Telecoms

Working in Technology vs. Working in Other Industries | Inc.com

<i>What is it like to work in the finance department of tech companies? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Peter Lynch, VP at Argenta Partners, Former Analyst at JP Morgan and Rabobank, on</b> …

The First Habit of Highly Successful People

Stephen R. Covey forgot an essential habit of successful people.<p>Don’t misunderstand me. After scanning my copy of, <i>The Seven Habits of Highly</i> …

AT&T, Current, Georgia Power and the City of Atlanta Light the Way for Smart City Innovation

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* teamed with Current, powered by GE and Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, to test …

Why Leadership Is All About Finding an Employee's Most Valuable Contribution

Great leaders look for ways to bring out the best in their employees.<p>Everyone has value.<p>That's a dogmatic statement--some might disagree with me. Maybe you would say there are people who do not have value at all or who make a smaller contribution than others.<p>Without getting too moralistic about the …

Leadership

Exit interview: Former Transportation CIO says team has network improvement plan

The Transportation Department may be without a new chief information officer for now, but its former IT leader says he left behind a plan to continue …

CTO Download: Designing Digital Strategy to Empower Prosperity

Frank Di Palma leads Vaughan, Ontario’s IT Department with a clear focus of encouraging collaboration between IT and the rest of government as part …

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Show Up Like a Leader and Build Culture Every Day

Isolation propagates arrogance in ourselves and confusion about others. The worst things leaders do is disconnect from the people around them. Get …

How to Build a Powerful Network Without $200K in Business School Debt

To build a network, there's a better and cheaper alternative to business school.<p>Every business person knows the value of a powerful network. It can provide anything you need, from the funding for your startup to the customers you have been wanting to meet. Unfortunately, most people have been …

Entrepreneurship

How to Practice Feedback-Seeking and Take Your Career to the Next Level

There is too much emphasis on giving feedback and too little on seeking it. Create a culture where feedback-seeking is expected, habitual, and …

Google Pixel 2 Rumors: 4K Screen, Quick Charge 4.0 And Insane Low-Light Camera

The Google Pixel 2 is one flagship to watch out for. While 2017 appears to be the year when Apple and Samsung would clash once more with the Galaxy …