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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2015

Faculty, alumni, and guest speakers share insights on leadership, innovation, and more.<p>View the most-watched videos on our YouTube channel this …

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss

Most leaders receive surprisingly little development before assuming their first supervisory roles. In fact, many get no leadership training at all until they’ve been in the executive ranks for nearly a decade—reaching, on average, age 42.<p>But whether you’ve had formal training or not, there’s one …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

No more features on product roadmaps — Have themes or goals instead!

You might have read my one of my previous posts about the so-called goal oriented roadmap. I prefer goal-oriented roadmaps over their more …

Level up! 5 levels of becoming a great product manager.

There are a lot of sources that tell you what a great product manager is made of. But how to get there? From being somewhat ok to really great. It’s …

8 Trends Shaping Modern Product Management

A brief post to list eight trends that are shaping modern product management. This is based on my personal observations. Your observations may</b> …

The Lifetime ROI of Thought Leadership Content

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly consuming information about your industry — current trends, best practices, forecasts — and finding …

5 Habits Of Truly Disruptive Leaders

Disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. Here’s how the best leaders reconcile the two.<p>On its face, leadership’s goals don’t seem to line up with dictionary definitions of disruption. Here’s <i>Merriam-Webster</i>‘s:<p><b>disrupt:</b> (<i>verb</i> dis·rupt \dis-ˈrəpt\) to cause (something) to be unable to …

Sick of meetings? Ditch them

Stuck in back to back meetings? Here'show to ditch them and just get on with your job.<p>It slowly dawned on Ian Hughes that at least half of the meetings he attended were a waste of time. So he rewrote the rules.<p>Now, if someone schedules a meeting at his research company, Consumer Intelligence, they …

3 Steps to Landing any Product Manager Interview

In my role as hiring manager for Product Management at Pivotal Labs NYC, I’ve been at the receiving end of hundreds of resumes.<p>Mikael Cho’s post …

4 Roadmapping Secrets From Successful Product Managers

Product managers need a visual roadmap. Why? If you do not know where you are going, you cannot expect to get there -- or build a great product while you are at it.<p>A roadmap is a key product document. It aligns with the vision for the product and lays out a plan to achieve that vision. It shows …

The Curse of the Platform Product Manager

On a group bike ride yesterday, a fellow rider shared an interesting perspective. He has spent the last several years at a well-known technology company and was recently promoted to VP of Product Management for Mobile Platforms. He shared with me how difficult the transition has been adjusting to …

The Organizational Apology

The <i>Washington Post</i> called it “creepy.” The <i>Atlantic</i> said it “might have been illegal.” One privacy advocate wondered if it could have made people suicidal. Those were just some of the reactions to the disclosure, in June 2014, that Facebook had allowed academic researchers to manipulate the news …

Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new professionals readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge …

Management

How Visual Systems Make It Easier to Track Knowledge Work

Walk into any fitness center, health club, or gym in the country and you’ll see yourself. Or rather, reflections of yourself. It doesn’t matter whether the gym is one step up from a cave or a posh Park Avenue fitness emporium — you’ll see mirrors, and lots of them. The mirrors aren’t a …

Flip The Org Chart – 5 Qualities Of Great Managers

In most organizations, high-performance individuals are promoted to managers. A great individual contributor is not necessarily a great manager. But …

Stop Using Your Inbox as a To-Do List

Do you leave emails in your inbox so that you remember to read or tackle them? If so, you’re using your email to manage your tasks—and those are actually two very different things. Using a separate task manager, one that ties in closely with your email, can help you spend less time sifting through …

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

Leadership Quotes

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch<p>Management …

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

Time Management

Marketing 101: The Art of Storytelling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Market Like You Mean It<i>, marketing expert Al Lautenslager explains how you can engage your customers, create brand believers and gain fans for everything you sell. In this edited excerpt, the author discuss the importance of</i> …

Marketing

What Recruiters Look for in Hiring a Manager and How to Ace That Interview

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Interviews for management roles are challenging not only for job candidates but also for the decision makers of the hiring company. Human resources managers and executives from the departments involved in the recruitment process need to …

Employment

Good executive/Bad executive

This post was inspired by Ben Horowitz’s Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager.<b><br>-</b><p>A Good executive plays a critical role in the performance of the …

Management

Themes: A Small Change to Product Roadmaps with Large Effects

I’m in love. I’m in love with an idea. A quite simple idea, really. But one that has amazing effects when put into motion.<p>It’s Bruce McCarthy’s idea. …

Product Management

If You Are These 5 Things, You Are Destined to Be a Leader of the Future

The coveted leadership qualities of the past don't work with the changing world. The future leader needs to develop these five traits in order to be great.<p>The business world is changing. The coveted leadership qualities of the past--being experienced, decisive, authoritative and focused on command …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

3 Qualities That Make Great Leaders Truly Unforgettable

You can become an unforgettable -- and remarkably effective -- leader by consistently doing a few things.<p>Great leaders leave the world better than they found it. This implies that they take responsibility and commitment in everything they do. They make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives …

Forbes Welcome

4 Things All Great Bosses Do

Credit: patpitchaya/Shutterstock<p>While hard work, dedication and skill make a great employee, these traits alone don't necessarily make a good boss. …

Employment

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which affect the chemistry of their relationships. And if you throw in the pressures of …