For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great
,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology.
Although being a leader requires many strong traits, it could be argued that the most important of them all is empathy--the ability to understand and react correctly to what other people are feeling. fact,
Being a good designer is only a start. Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience,
If you are one of those people who gets out of bed every morning to make a difference, your commitment to entrepreneurship is alive and well. And if your energy is rooted in audacity, you're ahead of game.
The term can take on a shaming tone-like it's all just a matter of sheer individual will and not at all connected with our archaic work environments where "quality of life" is just as much a myth. "Balance"
Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone.
Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing
When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”
We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge,
You can say that you value work-life balance, but your actions speak louder than your words. Melinda Lehman was busy. As one of the founding partners at Happen, a global innovation strategy agency, she
To catch up with changing consumer behavior, physical retailers are adopting digital technologies — from beacons to interactive fitting rooms — to keep customers engaged and coming back for more. These
Innovation is widely regarded as important to long-term business performance. However, CEOs often don’t have the career background and education that would equip them to personally lead the process of
Just as The New York Times’ scathing indictment of Amazon and its workplace culture hit the internet earlier this month—before the print edition was even in many readers’ hands—Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos
Many people suggest that rates of new product introduction and adoption are speeding up, but is it really, across the board? The answer seems to be yes. An automobile industry trade consultant, for instance,
Think about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point. They don't
Career advice is in no short supply. In fact, you could probably spend the duration of your working life simply reading through the tips and advice already online. But as in all areas of life, the more
It takes more than one person to make a company successful--great businesses thrive because of outstanding teamwork. It might be easy to bring a group of people together, but creating a cooperative and
Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor for
It will work on contact lenses that can monitor your health and magnets that swim in your blood Google co-founder and Alphabet president Sergey Brin published a blog post this morning announcing Life as
You don’t lead alone, so stop pretending you do. Isaac Newton famously said that if he had seen far, it was “by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Dramatic as that statement is, it’s a poor model for
The dog escaped and you had to corral her back into the house before you could get on the road. Argh! Road construction. Add another 10 minutes to the trip. You spilled coffee on your pants -- now you'll
It’s one thing to create a great looking product that’s easy to use. It’s another to create a great experience that continues to improve, delight, and expand in scope over time. The first is user experience.
Here are the top five sectors Inc. 500 CEOs say are ripe for disruption: Health Care It’s hard not to see the potential. Americans spent $2.9 trillion on health care in 2013; how many people do you know