Chris Duran

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Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

April 27th was all about cookbooks at the TODAY Show!<p>Treating a bed bug infestation at home is difficult. Here are the steps you should take to …

If Your Company Is in Crisis, Escape by Going Forward

Good management often requires that you go against all your instincts because, according to my experience, what we call instincts are often unreliable and even dangerous.<p>Consider what happens when a company gets into trouble. Managers typically respond by reverting to doing what they feel most …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Where Young Entrepreneurs Meet and Start Up | Young Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur.com

Feedback can be an incredible tool to help your business grow.<p>Rose Leadem 2 min read<p>BOXFOX co-founder and COO Sabena Suri wants to help other young women find their confidence.<p>Nina Zipkin 10 min read<p>Melanie Perkins, the co-founder and CEO of popular design platform Canva, and her team are …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”<p>Some thirteen years later, Tom Peters …

13 Reasons You Aren't As Successful As You Should Be

You’re smart and creative, but for some reason you just never seem to get ahead in life. But whether or not you want to see it, there are very real …

Nine skills in a Curriculum for Social #Leadership

The ideas around Social Leadership are gaining momentum and, as i’m gathering more feedback from different organisations, I’m starting to design a …

Social Media’s Leadership Challenges

What is the single most important driver of success for a company to turn the commercial promise of social media into solid dollars? To find out, we studied 34 organizations from a variety of industries, ranging from providers of telecommunication services, to pharmaceutical manufacturers, to …

6 Questions to Shape a Healthy Organizational Structure

One of the three core areas of consultation that The Unstuck Group provides to organizations is a staffing and structure review. Because we produce a …

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

<i>Ed</i><i>itor's Note: Medium has since changed the way it runs the organization as it's scaled. You can read about how they're approaching manag</i><i>ement now</i> …

Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

For Entrepreneurs, Passion Can Become A Pitfall

Entrepreneurs need to love their products. But passion can blind you to what you really should be focusing on: results, and how to successfully pivot your business if necessary.<p>When I graduated from college, I was dead set on making positive change in the world. My passion was international …

Nine tips for success in the collaboration economy

Would Jack Welch, who led General Electric for 20 years until his retirement in 2001, succeed as a CEO today? His management style, so often lauded, was based on the premise that the CEO's role was to maximise shareholder value and to command and control a company's path to high performance. His …

Leadership

10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reigning theory in business has long been that "alpha" leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control and insist on a hierarchical organizational model. Yet I am seeing …

Kakao Launches KakaoPage, a Marketplace for Anyone to Publish Digital Content

Back in February, we wrote that the Korean messaging app KakaoTalk had launched KakaoPage, a tool for individuals and brands to create and distribute …

With Pulse, LinkedIn Is Becoming The Newspaper Of The Future

LinkedIn, the professional network people use to maintain an online resume, find jobs and job candidates, and network, is sending a clear message with its acquisition of news-reader Pulse: It’s a media company, and it’s not ashamed of that.<p>Pulse makes an app that allows readers to browse articles …

Flipboard Adds 3 Million Users Since Launch Of Personalized Magazines, Over 500,000 Magazines Created To Date

Mobile magazine Flipboard revealed today that over half a million personalized magazines have been created on its platform since the launch of the new feature just two weeks prior. During this time, the company also added 3 million new users to its service, bringing its total user base to now 53 …

How Walmart Wants Brands to Fuel Its Content Engine

Walmart is revving up its "content engine," and it wants brand marketers to supply the fuel, though it can also come from consumers or even the …

The future of business: Six layers of customer engagement

<i>By Mark Schaefer</i><p>Over the past few years I have been giving a speech about the “six layers” of customer engagement. It has been a hit with my …

How To Use Flipboard's User-Generated Magazines To Promote Your Own Content

It’s no secret that Flipboard is a resounding success among people (50 million of them) who want to consume a wide range of organized content. But in the two weeks since Flipboard announced their user-generated magazine feature, more than 500,000 personalized magazines have been created. For most, …

Get Ready to Reboot Your Life

Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image and Author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss …

What's the Future of Content for Marketers? #whatthefoc

Future of Content – Retro image from Shutterstock<p>It’s a pretty compelling question: What is the Future of Content? What’s in store for content …

Michael Moeschler on Twitter: "I don't worry about Google's self driving cars, I worry about the people tweeting pics of them from the road."

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Inside IBM’s Social Content Strategy

Forget Facebook; IBM claims it’s been doing social media for two decades now.<p>Back in the early 1990s, IBM employees had access to collaborative …

Advertising Industry

The Rapidly Diminishing Authenticity of Social Media Marketing

Join me in a journey back to a simpler time; a time of innocence, hope and more than a little naivety. I'm talking, of course, about 2008. Facebook …

Future of Content Tips, Teams & Upcoming Trends #whatthefoc

On Wednesday evening in downtown Minneapolis, marketers gathered to hear the answer to a burning question: #whatthefoc? (AKA what is the future of …

How to Build a Content Marketing Machine: Part I

Content marketing is the new darling of Internet Marketers. After years of trial and errors marketers have at last understood the value of having an …