Leadership

By Duri Chitayat | leadership strategy and tactics

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

How can organizations leverage data as a strategic asset? Data comes at a high price. Businesses must pay for data collection and cleansing, hosting and maintenance, salaries of data engineers, data scientists and analysts, risk of breach and so on.<p>The line items add up. However, if done well, a …

Big Data

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively<p>A significant majority of women -- 63 percent -- have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without saying that everyone in the global-business community can …

Leadership

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

Harvard Business Review

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager. Technical Expertise Came in Dead Last

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help it decode the …

Management

Building a technical career path at Spotify

Spotify launched a career path framework for individuals last year. Since then, I’ve spoken to leaders at several other companies about it. This …

The Top 6 Priorities for Building High-Performance Organizations of Tomorrow

The global business landscape is changing faster than ever before. Don't get left behind. Prioritize and execute.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, we were always operating in VUCA (volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous) environments. That acronym is now widely used in the global business environment, and it's …

Leadership

Don’t Coach, Lead

<b>Perhaps a third option to coaching vs mentoring?</b><p>One of the biggest challenges I face as a manager is to decide when to coach and when to mentor. On …

Leadership

5 Top Books Every Leader Should Read

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Leadership

Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers

Here's how to creating a company of equals.<p>Warren Buffett has stated, "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire …

Leadership

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

Philosophers and psychologists have been discussing the importance of self-control for ages. Plato, for example, argued that the human experience is a constant struggle between our desire and rationality, and that self-control is needed to achieve our ideal form. Likewise, Freud suggested that …

Leadership

How Storytelling Can Make You A Better Leader

Can a simple story advance your career?<p>You might not remember the list of to-dos you left at home, but you’re probably still laughing at the story you heard in the break room. That’s because stories are more memorable to us, since they connect directly to our emotions. Is there a way to utilize …

Storytelling

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership

Veeam's co-CEO Structure Explained

Backup company Veeam recently re-structured to promote COO Peter McKay and co-founder (and CTO) Andrei Baronov to be co-CEOs of the company.<p>I’m not the only one to raise their eyebrows over this arrangement. Having multiple people in charge makes it tricky to know who is responsible for making a …

Leadership

What to Do When You Have a Dysfunctional Team Member

<b>By Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>Every team seems to have an alpha member — someone who is naturally dominant. Every team seems to also have a problematic or dysfunctional team member. Let’s …

Management

Walking Promotes Divergent Thinking, Find Stanford Scientists

Humans have a complicated relationship with walking. This wasn’t always so. British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey identified marks of bipedalism …

Creativity

11 Keys to Being a SuperMentor (the Kind of Mentor Every Mentee Worships)

With mentorship comes great responsibility. Here's how mentors can do it - greatly.<p>Every superhero franchise needs a trilogy.<p>In my first installment of this series (the origin story, if you will), I talked about finding and approaching a mentor. The sequel was on how to be a great mentee--what I …

Leadership

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.<p>Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly

The art of asking questions is the source of all business success.<p>Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Be a Leader, Not a Manager

Ask your employees for the good, the bad and the ugly<p><i>Commentary by Kammi Skrzypek, head of northern territory at Farmers Insurance</i><p>As a small business owner, you likely play many roles in your company. Unless you work entirely on your own, one of your most important roles is to lead your team.<p>And …

Leadership

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end of the road.<p>But all of a sudden an unexpected problem stops …

Motivation

'It's not about the job title': A Marine explains how to lead when you're not the boss

Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran who is a coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of the new book "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success." Here Morgan explains how you can lead when you are not the boss. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So leadership is about</i> …

Leadership

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace - Are You Ready?

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1900s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Millennials

3 Measures of Momentum

Momentum is like a booster rocket that when when ignited makes obstacles easier to overcome. When a team has momentum, they are “in the zone”. Things …

A Good Leader Does This Before Firing or Chastising an Employee

Sure, your personal and business lives need to be separate. But could your personal ethics help you become a better leader?<p>On a daily basis, and with increasing frequency, we witness those in business commit ethically questionable offenses. As the stories inevitably unfold, these poor judgment …

Leadership

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Shutterstock<p>Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just …

Marriott International

Why Good Employees Don't Stay

You're thrilled to have employees who are productive, get along with others, and rarely complain. So why are they quitting?<p>When your team's star players are performing at a high level, it's easy to assume that everything is fine. However, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of these …

Employment

If Your Boss Has a Lot of Integrity, You May Be More Likely to Compromise Yours

The idea that leaders should follow a set of sound principles and support policies that reflect their own values is a widely held standard, and for good reason. But there is a downside to integrity. In our research, we have found that when leaders behave with high integrity, their followers may …