Sarah Chen

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Keeping Meetings on Track When You’re Not in Charge

Meetings frustrate everyone. There are too many of them, they take too much time, and not enough gets done during and after.<p>It’s easy to blame this on others – the higher-ups who invite us, arrange the agendas, and chair the meetings. We just show up, make our presentations, and try to sound …

Management

7 Inbound Marketing Strategies That Guarantee Quick Results

Inbound marketing has become the marketing strategy for brands to truly succeed.<p>Inbound marketing has become <i>the</i> marketing strategy for brands to truly succeed. In fact,'The Ultimate List of Marketing Statistics' by HubSpot states that 54% more leads are generated through inbound tactics, and that …

Marketing

The 100 Best Business Books of 2015

Which books made the list? More important, which authors should you be listening to?<p>Ultimately we're all products of our influences. Even groundbreaking business thinkers use the ideas, perspectives, and advice of others as the basis for their own thoughts and actions.<p>Since much of that acquired …

businessbooks

Control the Negotiation Before It Begins

Countless books and articles offer advice that can help deal makers avoid missteps at the bargaining table. But some of the costliest mistakes take place before negotiators even sit down to discuss the substance of the deal. That’s because people fall prey to a seemingly reasonable—but ultimately …

Management

Big Data Is Only Half the Data Marketers Need

For marketers, truly valuable customer data comes in two forms: thick data and big data. Thick data is generated by ethnographers, anthropologists, and others adept at observing human behavior and its underlying motivations. Big data is generated by the millions of touchpoints companies have with …

Management

Shoppers, not stores, are reshaping Chicago's grocery industry

For those bemoaning The Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Mariano's and asking why such a thing would happen, the answer's actually quite simple.<p>It's you.<p>Grocery shoppers today are a finicky lot. Across demographics, consumers are increasingly reaching for food they trust to be natural, fresh and …

10 TED Talks that will make you smarter about business

Thought leaders from around the world discuss how to be a more effective leader, how to motivate yourself and your employees, and how to launch a successful business.<p>Each one challenges conventional notions about the way we work.<p>We rounded up 10 talks that will make you a smarter, more curious, and …

The Seven Skills You Need to Thrive in the C-Suite

What executive skills are most prized by companies today? How has that array of skills changed in the last decade, and how is it likely to change in the next ten years? To find out, I surveyed senior consultants in 2010 at a top-five global executive-search firm. Experienced search consultants …

The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Enterprise IT is in crisis — no doubt about it. Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT …

Twelve Rules for New Grads

What advice would you give new college graduates about launching themselves into the workforce? Beginning May 12, 2013, I facilitated a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The hundreds of responses offered a wealth of advice and insight about what it takes to make a successful transition …