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Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

Management

HBR Guide to Coaching Employees Ebook + Tools

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>December 09, 2014</b><p>Succeed as a manager by learning how to coach your employees. As a manager you are only as strong as your team. But you can't just tell your direct reports what to do: you need to guide them to make their own decisions, …

Management

Get Your Employees to Make Better Suggestions

Leaders often have a hard time getting their employees to speak up honestly about what’s really going on in their organizations. Far too often, employees willfully choose to self-censor out of a fear of negative repercussions to their career or social standing. Yet, when employees do choose to …

Employment

If You Want to Be the Boss, Say “We” Not “I”

The royal “we” has a long and interesting history. Many attribute its first usage to King Henry II, who in 1169 used it to imply he was speaking for both himself, and for God. Over time, leaders began to use it to imply them and their constituents (a distinction that got a little blurry when …

Psychology

3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works

What can leaders learn from improv comedians?<p>For five decades, The Second City comedy theatre and school of improvisation has been a launch pad for the leading comic performers of our times, from Alan Arkin to John Belushi, Gilda Radner to Tina Fey, and Steve Carell to Stephen Colbert, and many …

Leadership

From drug addict to multimillionaire: 10 business lessons from Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon

She went from being a “functioning addict” to running a global brand, going through three private-equity deals, surviving a hostile takeover and …

Entrepreneurship

PUBLIC APOLOGY: Social Selling Doesn't Work

After much debate internally, Sales for Life and all employees would like to issue a formal apology to our clients, partners, and the general public.

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

How to Identify Relevant Hashtags for Your Business

Identifying the right hashtags is critical when it comes to social monitoring and engagement. This allows us to find the conversations where our …

What to Expect From Twitter in 2014

We recently rounded up Twitter in 2013, and now it’s time to look forward to this year. What can we expect from everyone’s favorite 140-character messaging service in 2014?<p>The answer is really much of the same. Twitter is not a company that makes drastic changes, especially now that it is a listed …

What Really Makes People Click | Inc.com

Professionals in direct marketing have spent years testing headlines against each other, trying to find the perfect formulation that will catch consumers' eyes. Now academics are getting into the hunt. Here's what they found: a study in the peer-reviewed research journal <i>Social Influence</i> suggests …

Peer-Reviewed

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

Profit

22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014 - Jeffbullas's Blog

There was a tipping point last year that has major implications for business and brands. It will impact publishing and marketing strategies and …

What to Listen to this New Year's Eve, Courtesy of Afrojack

Photo: Pablo Delfos<p>Afrojack knows a good pop song where he hears one. Keep in mind, the superstar Dutch DJ, born Nick Van de Wall, has produced some of the most memorable ones of the past few years, from Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," to Eva Simons' "Take Over Control." On the eve of his …

Online sales of coloured and print dresses eclipse the little black dress

Matchesfashion.com and Asos report rise in sales of bright dresses driven by attractiveness on Instagram or Facebook<p>It was once the failsafe option for the party season, but the peerless status of the little black dress is now looking less certain. If sales of the LBD used to dwarf those of braver …

Meet the Growth Hacking Wizard behind Facebook, Twitter and Quora's Astonishing Success

7 years ago, when Facebook and Twitter were just getting started, the primary magic trick to high growth rates involved creating a product that connected people to people and people to content. Back then this type of network effect gave the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world unexpected primacy over …

Shopping search engine TheFind surpasses 1B shopping searches (exclusive)

Shopping search engine TheFind is furiously crawling the Internet so you can find those vintage Nike shoes you’ve been eyeing, or a pantsuit appropriate for a wedding.<p>The company revealed impressive traction today.<p>TheFind crossed the “1 billion shopping searches” mark, and shoppers have browsed …

Nike’s 5 Lessons On Innovation By Design

How Nike thinks about design helps the company find new ways of success before the old ways fail. Here are five takeaways that can be translated to any business.<p><i>The 2013 Innovation By Design Conference kicked off this morning as</i> Fast Company <i>Editor Robert Safian sat down with Nike President & CEO</i> …

Shoes

The Invisible Future Of Wearables, According To Jawbone

There won’t be an iWatch or Jawbone Up on every wrist, or Google Glass on every face. Instead, wearable technology will be baked into all our (very individual) fashion.<p>The future of wearable devices is one of the hottest topics at the 2013 Innovation by Design Conference, but according to Jawbone …

Wearable Tech

Marketers Should Take Note of When Women Feel Least Attractive

Identifying the right audience is critical for marketers, but pinpointing the right day and time to talk to that audience can be just as important, …

Advertising Industry

Three ways for marketers to grow, maintain and drive business with mobile CRM

<b>Consumers use their mobile devices to comparison shop, get directions to a business, or make reservations at their favorite restaurant. But often the</b> …

The Single Best Way for a Startup to Measure Progress During the First 18 Months

In business, everything revolves around people.<p>For any startup, the most important people in question are prospective customers, and for the startup …

Startups

New Facebook Marketing Research Shows What Works

Shares 8K<p>Are you wondering what works with Facebook and what’s a waste of time?<p>Do hashtags make a difference?<p>What about sponsored stories?<p>There’s …

The José Mourinho guide to fashion

The immaculately dressed Chelsea manager shares his style wisdom with the world<p>• A fashionable guide to the Premier League • José Mourinho: stylewatch • Follow Guardian Fashion on Twitter<p>For the launch of the AW13 collection from Porsche Design Sport, José Mourinho – the brand's ambassador – …

The companies successfully delivering the dough in online retail - SmartCompany

Yesterday, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that online purchases below the $1000 GST limit topped the $7 billion mark in 2012-13, …

Can Internal Crowdfunding Help Companies Surface Their Best Ideas?

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have proven adept at channeling funding – millions of dollars in cases like the Pebble watch – to innovative new products and projects, often by previously unknown inventors and designers. Can larger companies employ the same type of system to …

Bridging the Gap Between IT and Your Business

For the past several years we have watched with increasing dismay at the increasing chasm between information technology (IT) groups and their business counterparts. From where we sit, both sides have legitimate beefs: IT complains that, despite the increasing penetration of technology into every …