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Microsoft’s next act

CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.<p><b>In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft,</b> making him …

Innovation

The fairness factor in performance management

Many systems are under stress because employees harbor doubts that the core elements are equitable. A few practical steps can change that.<p><b>The</b> …

Management

9 New Podcasts That Will Be Your Next Obsession

Over the past few years, podcasts have become as much a part of our entertainment habits as watching TV, reading books, or listening to music. Every day, more talented people with stories to tell are getting into the game, and while the result is an industry that’s always fresh and flourishing, it …

TV

Make This Ridiculously Easy Instant Pot Soup to Eat All Week Long

If you only have 20 minutes for your nightly meal prep and an Instant Pot (AKA man’s best friend after Fido), then look no further than this hearty and healthy Tuscan white bean soup recipe. As a bonus, this one-pot meal will only become more and more delicious as the week progresses. Make it vegan …

Food Preservation

It’s Time To Regulate Big Tech, Says VC Who Helped Create It

In his new book Unscaled, Hemant Taneja says the era of regulation-free growth is coming to an end, and entrepreneurs need to adapt.<p>There was a time when tech companies could grow to be unbelievably massive while facing little interference from the hand of regulation, but venture capitalist Hemant …

Internal Combustion Engine

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

The Right Way for Companies to Publicize Their Social Responsibility Efforts

“Why don’t we get credit for all the good things we do?” the CEO of a major global corporation asked me recently. After all, the company has innovative and impactful programs to ensure safe working conditions; training programs to help low-wage workers in its supply chain increase their earnings; …

Sustainability

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the …

Two Ways to Clarify Your Professional Passions

Have you ever noticed that highly effective people almost always say they love what they do? If you ask them about their good career fortune, they’re …

Research: What Happens to a Startup When Venture Capitalists Replace the Founder

Entrepreneurs often seek external capital to accelerate their growth. This is especially true in hotly contested markets where fast growth can be the difference between success or failure. And yet this outside funding may come with strings attached, which can (and perhaps should) give entrepreneurs …

Venture Capital

Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances. My research …

Management

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Framing

How to Easily Create Marketing Videos From Images

Wondering how to market with video without being in front of the camera? Have you thought about creating video from product and brand images you …

Infographics

SEO Marketing Strategy: Tips for Success in 2018

Businesses should use 2018 to break the bad habit of viewing aspects of an SEO marketing strategy as a one-time exercise. Too often, some companies …

Marketing

Content Marketing Optimization: The Ultimate Guide

Did you know content marketing optimization is more than just search? It's appealing to your 5 key audiences. The ultimate content marketing …

Content Marketing

How AI marketing can help brands right now

To find out, Econsultancy recently held a gathering of over 400 marketers for Digital Outlook 2018 in Singapore and invited subject matter experts to …

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Marketing News: Instagram Gifs, Google AutoML, App Spend hits 86 Billion

Image source: Instagram<p><b>Instagram Adds Gifs to Stories and, Yes, It’s a Direct Shot at Snapchat.</b> Instagram announced users can now add GIF stickers to …

Google RankBrain: The Definitive Guide

If you’re serious about SEO, you NEED to optimize for RankBrain.Why?Well, Google recently announced that RankBrain is Google’s third most important …

SEO

How to Use SlideShare for Lead Gen With E-Books

Many marketers are familiar with SlideShare, the popular presentation platform with over 80 million users. SlideShare allows users to upload videos, …

Marketing

The State of Social 2018 Report: Your Guide to Latest Social Media Marketing Research [New Data]

<b>What’s in store for the social media industry in 2018?</b><p>The way consumers use social media channels is constantly evolving and as marketers and …

Public Relations

Nelson Cabin

Located on a sloping site overlooking the Mazama meadow this home creates a year round retreat for family and friends to gather. The structure stretches along the topography separating the garage and office from the public spaces with a bridge which allows the landscape to flow through the …

How Branding Is Fueling The Cryptocurrency Craze

The creators of many new currencies are shrewdly marketing their coins by tying them to everything from weed and porn to Donald Trump.<p>Everyone’s heard of bitcoin, sure. But the ballooning cryptocurrency has over 1,000 competitors. There’s a coin for pot smokers called Kushcoin. A coin for betting …

Cryptocurrency

These Eight Phrases Are Killing Your Chance For A Promotion

Sorry, but I honestly just think you should read this.<p>Words matter more than you might think, especially if you are one of the 43% of employees who works remotely. If coworkers or your manager can’t see your body language, they have to rely solely on conversations you have over email or the phone, …

Transparency

2018 Fashion: We Drop “Plus Size” And Evolve Past The Retail Apocalypse

Brick-and-mortar stores make a comeback, clothing gets recycled, and direct-to-consumer labels take on the big brands in our 2018 fashion crystal ball.<p>Forecasting in the fashion industry can be tricky. There are momentous changes taking place, so the tides can turn quickly, rendering my predictions …

eCommerce

This Is How To Change Careers Without Spiraling Into The Unknown

Visionary designer Albert Lee has a method he calls “flooring the downside” to help him navigate the uncertainty of making big changes.<p>Our careers have a momentum to them that is self-perpetuating. But what happens when we take dramatically different paths? How do you do it without risking it all …

Career Development

6 Ways To Do More With Less This Year (Without Breaking A Sweat)

These low-tech habits can help you adapt and thrive at work when you’re strapped for resources.<p>More help, more brainpower, more time, more cash: You may need all four to accomplish everything on your agenda this year, but chances are you aren’t going to get them all. No matter how big your …

Startups

How The Top 10 Philanthropists Of 2017 Are Reshaping Giving

As tech moguls start to dominate the list of largest givers, the forms of the gifts are shifting.<p>In 2016, the country’s top 50 philanthropists combined to give roughly $5.6 billion to various causes, according to an analysis of publicly made gifts by the <i>Chronicle of Philanthropy</i>. In 2017, the top …

Silicon Valley
Marketing

The 2 Most Common Career Hurdles

When you ask many people who are dissatisfied in their career what the issue is, they’ll often cite something like the salary, management, or growth …

Work-life Balance

How to Raise the Standards for Your Life, and Why You Should

The Raise Your Standards Manifesto<p>I have never been more sure that the time has come to raise the standards for my life. For what I do, how I do it, …

Happiness