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The Most Agile Companies Organize Themselves Like A Bamboo

Most companies understand that they have to become more agile if they want to survive and thrive in the long term. Yet, their level of agility often falls short of their aspirations or is never implemented according to desire.<p>Traditional “crystal” structures, whether functional, divisional or …

Innovation

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

The agile manager

Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?<p><b>The agile workplace</b> is becoming increasingly common. In a McKinsey survey of more …

Project Management

Flow-based organizational design accelerates digital transformation

Designing experiences for flow and continuous motion is an emerging trend in its infancy. Designing organizations for flow is not even being …

Why Emotional Courage Is So Essential To Great Leadership

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a career and leadership coach with mid- to senior-level leaders each year, I’ve seen that the vast majority of the “leadership” or “career” challenges that my clients are facing are actually not career-related or professional in nature at …

Blue Cheese

Agile vs Scrum vs Kanban Weighing the Differences

Project management has evolved significantly in recent years, and there are plenty of project management tools to help facilitate those changes, too. …

How to Help Your Team Find Their Higher Purpose

When Gerry Anderson first became the president of DTE Energy, he did not believe in the power of higher organizational purpose.<p>We’re not talking about having a clear mission that focuses largely on how a business will generate economic value. DTE had one that set out the goal of creating long-term …

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

How Millennials Are Changing The Way We View Leadership

In less than two years, Millennials will become the largest employee demographic. They’ve already become a major influence shaping the future of work, and as 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day, they’re quickly advancing in the leadership ranks as well.<p><b>How will leadership change with</b> …

Leadership

Self-Awareness is Essential in Business Leadership

Of all the skills an executive needs to successfully lead a business, self-awareness ranks near the top of the list. Leaders who have an …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

Seven Practices That Will Give Leaders The Time To Lead

At a time when so many roles in organizations are codified it is somewhat curious that there still appears to be so little agreement on what a chief executive is supposed to do. The result can be that CEOs rush around trying to do too much. The notion of newly-promoted managers over-burdening …

Leadership

4 Leadership Methods for Empowering Employees and Building Strong Teams

Realizing your responsibility to lead can be scary, but done right, leadership breaks down to communicating, informing and involving your employees, while never micromanaging them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Deciding to start your own business takes guts, passion …

Employment

Rebooting A Dysfunctional Team: Seven Things To Know

Have you ever joined a team at work where, in the beginning, everything was fine? Then, you begin to realize that something is not quite right, but you are unable to articulate it. After all, the team is comprised of smart, intellectually capable people doing meaningful work. Team conversations are …

How This '30 Under 30' Hutch CEO Empowers Her Team And Gives Women A Seat At The Table

In an era where “there’s an app” for that and Pinterest is the go-to vision board for #decorgoals, the virtual decorating platform Hutch is making waves. Founded by Beatrice Fischel-Bock (along with two initial cofounders) in 2015 after an appearance on <i>Shark Tank</i>, Hutch is an online platform and …

Intrapreneurship Is Vital For Innovation At Larger Organizations | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-04-25 09:53:43 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Open Innovation, Product Innovation <b><br>Title:</b> …

5 ways to establish a strong leadership brand

A brand is that indistinguishable factor that sets something apart from the rest. Marketers try to develop a brand that sticks and engages people to …

Self-awareness

Want A Purpose-Driven Business? Know The Difference Between Mission And Purpose

Young people want to work for purpose-driven businesses–but your purpose has to be something more than just rephrasing your business model.<p>Over the past decade, leaders in business, education, and the social sector have become more interested in the development of purpose. Leading social …

Lessons Learned From One Year Of Mobile Growth Experiments

The story of an app being born, going viral and making its founders billions is a modern legend. While that is popular startup mythology, the reality is that before this happens, a team works hard to fine-tune the product and its offering.<p>“At some point things could go viral without marketing, but …

4 Ways To Create A Workplace That Embraces Innovation

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-03-27 15:25:58 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Strategy <b><br>Title:</b> 4 Ways To Create A Workplace …

Innovation

Introducing the next-generation operating model | Digital McKinsey

March 2017 – Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model.<p>March 2017 …

Agile With Rigour

I was working with a team when someone mentioned that they wanted to do “Agile with Rigour”. This made me very curious, so I discussed this with …

Project Management

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

​How to build a data driven culture in your business

Making decisions based on the right data is key, but success is not just about number crunching.<p><i>Video: The rise and rise of the chief data …

14 International Accelerators Speak Out on the Top 4 Components for Startup Success

Accelerators have a vested interest in startups succeeding and a front-row seat for observing why they do and don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If anyone could unravel the mystery of why some startups succeed and others fail, it would be the business accelerators. …

Startups

Here’s Why Your Customers Don’t Care About Your Products and Services

<i>We all know that business success is not just about having the best products and services. Well beyond that, it’s not all about finding your</i> …

User Experience Is the Most Important Metric You Aren't Measuring

Though critical, user experience is often overlooked in website and app design.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>User experience is often overlooked in website and app design and, indeed, the design of many things. How many times have you felt compelled to push a door …

UX Design

4 things I learned from launching 3 startups in 20 years

From my experience, your 60s are a great time to be an entrepreneur. You finally know enough about yourself and business to make entrepreneurship’s tough calls a lot easier. Here are four lessons for any entrepreneur.<p>Build investor confidence.<p>A lot of entrepreneurs resent the investor’s desire to …

Startups

Struggling to Grow Your Business? Keep It Simple With This 1 Powerful Strategy

Here is a simple but effective way to transform your organization into a highly focused machine.<p>Several months ago, I was at a crossroads. Our online kids coding startup had been growing, but our growth had slowed despite numerous pivots, marketing tweaks, and website changes.<p>Our social marketing …