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How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …

Should organizations have a PMO or a PMD? مع تسجيل صوتي بالعربي

Ah – abbreviations – abbreviations. PMO, PMD, PMF, PM, OPM, what do all of these things mean and should we care? Well, let us start with the last …

Trello Pricing

Banking Needs a Customer Experience Wake-Up Call

Report on customer experience in banking provides insight into strategies, investment, effectiveness, challenges and measurement of CX.

What Differentiates Banking and Fintech?

Can traditional financial services firms learn from the fintech start-ups before it is too late?

Megaprojects: The good, the bad, and the better

Building big infrastructure projects is always risky, but there are ways to improve the odds of a smooth landing.<p><b>Infrastructure megaprojects</b> are …

Project Management

Is Your Business Bleeding Money? Here's How to Stop It

“We need to talk about the project budget…”<p>No phrase can strike fear into the heart of junior and senior management alike quite like an urgent email …

Project Management

30 Project Management Software Online Solutions

Projects can get complicated, with endless streams of email threads and client meetings that seem to pop out of nowhere. All the members of a team …

Successful Branch Transformation Goes Beyond Technology

Evaluating the future of branch delivery goes beyond technology upgrades to include all elements of an enhanced consumer experience.

Career Bankers Are The Industry’s Biggest Threat

Banking organizations can only succeed if they understand the willingness of their employees and managers to embrace change.

The Importance of the Project Management Software Dashboard

What does it take to choose the right project management software? Should you focus on the price or should you pay attention to the feature? The …

Project Management

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

Report Uncovers 2015 Global Digital Banking Trends

The 2015 Digital Banking Trends and Predictions Report combines the insights of over 60 industry leaders with in-depth industry research.

The Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market

What is the cost to an industry that misses the lessons of leadership diversity and ignores inclusive behaviors? In the case of the financial services industry, the penalty could be more than $5 trillion in the U.S. alone.<p>Earlier research from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) proved the …

Should Your Company Start a Podcast?

If you haven’t heard, podcasting is having a moment. As podcasts move from niche to mainstream and more hits seem likely, the medium may very well be entering its own “golden age.”<p>Since podcasting’s initial popularity—roughly corresponding with Apple’s inclusion of podcasts in iTunes in 2005—both …

The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior

One of the things I love about my synagogue is its commitment to inclusiveness. The community welcomes people of all faiths and integrates practices from other traditions.<p>This year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Repentance, the most solemn day in the Jewish Calendar, after several hours of prayer, I …

Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values

We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another?<p>I think we do, and I’ve pulled together a typology of sorts to help distinguish all …

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FCC Will Allow Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion plans to move ahead with reg­u­la­tions that would al­low In­ter­net ser­vice pro­viders to charge …

Net Neutrality

Reconn Radio: Podcast #19 – Week of 04/21/14

<b>The Sky is NOT Falling Issue: Economic Review, Disruptive Banking, and a Better Bond</b><p>This week on the program, we begin the discussion on disruptive …

04/28/14 - Our weekly perspective on the economy

© Graphics1976 | Dreamstime Stock Photos<p>Last week saw additional losses in the both the broader market and in the banking sector. For the week ending …

Reconn Radio: Podcast #20 – Week of 04/28/14

<b>The Adult Issue: Economic Review, From Competency to Creativity, and Mr. Bourdain</b><p>This week on the program, we turn our attention to scale within the …

Number Of Homeless Declines Again, But Gains Aren't Universal

The number of homeless people in the U.S. shrank from 2012 to 2013, according to a large government study that found the number of veterans and others who are homeless declined for the third straight year. But homeless numbers rose in New York and other states, according to the Department of …

This Isn’t Capitalism — It’s Growthism, and It’s Bad for Us

You know the alien cults that announce to their followers that next year, on October 28th, at precisely 4:05 pm, the master race will arrive, and save humanity? Of course, the aliens never arrive. But that doesn’t stop the cult from believing. It only strengthens their belief.<p>If, as I’d bet you do, …

Why Hasn't The Internet Blown Up Cable TV's Business Model?

The Internet has a history of blowing up business models. Now we buy music by the song, and who needs the newspaper for classifieds? But cable television hasn't budged much. You're still forced to buy a bundle of channels, whether you watch them or not.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>This is ALL …

Episode 471: The Eddie Murphy Rule

On today's show, we talk to commodities traders to answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?<p>We know something crazy happens on the trading floor. We know that Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd get rich and the Duke brothers lose …

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …