Shawn McDermott

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We Visited Amazon's New Bookstore. The Innovations Made Us Rethink the Possibilities of In-Store Retail

Amazon's latest brick and mortar bookstore in New York City breathes new life into the traditional retail model.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past two years, <b>Amazon</b> has opened 11 bookstores across the country, and its most recent one is in the heart of New …

Amazon adds 'Instant Pickup' in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

BERKELEY, Calif (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail.<p>The world's largest online retailer has launched 'Instant …

The Future Of Retail: How We'll Be Shopping In 10 Years

You’ve probably heard that brick and mortar retail is in trouble. Even industry giants are closing hundreds of stores.<p>Given retail’s steady migration to mobile and e-commerce, you may be wondering what retail will look like in the future. As predicted by futurist Faith Popcorn, we can continue to …

eCommerce

The Employee Experience Is The Future Of Work: 10 HR Trends For 2017

In 2016, I wrote about the transformation happening in human resources and I called it the “Consumerization of HR,” referring to how companies create a social, mobile, and consumer-style experience for employees. Now, as we enter 2017, the next journey for HR leaders will be to apply a consumer and …

Human Resources

The Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

Everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and traits that lend to their success in different areas.<p>Personally, I love the analytical, data-driven …

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

3 Tricks Facebook Uses to Shut Down Toxic Office Politics | Inc.com

Humans are political animals, so there's probably no way we'll ever completely stop building alliances, tracking power, and lobbying for resources. And why should we? Getting along in groups and making your voice heard are essential skills for success.<p>But there is definitely such a thing as too …

5 'Soft' Skills You Need to Succeed in Business | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>When it comes to to succeeding in the workplace, a college degree isn't necessarily enough. Nor is years of experience on the job.<p>That's because the most in-demand skills that employers …

Emotional Intelligence

Future of Car Retailing Frost Sullivan

In a futuristic scenario automotive retail will be influenced by social media, fashion, apparel and the consumer electronics industry. While new cars today are sold via traditional bricks & mortar dealerships, a revolutionary, omni-channel approach will evolve, operating one unified integrated …

What does 'innovation' in retail look like? 8 leaders weigh in

“Innovation” in itself is a broad word, one that joins “disruption” in its attractiveness to retail conference speeches and CEOs’ forward-looking …

Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

<b>The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are</b> …

Managing a Powerful Work Force: Performance Analytics, Not Time Tracking

In the future, not everyone will work on-demand, but time tracking and hourly billing will give way to real-time performance analytics. Think Uber ratings for projects.<p>During the Collision Conference, I had a distinct pleasure of meeting and speaking with Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone …

Why Mobile Is The Solution To An Omni-Channel World

For a generation that’s come to demand an Uber-like experience for everyday tasks, today’s customer expects their journey from online to in-store to be seamless, fast and convenient. This concept of omni-channel, or what was once called multi-channel, is not new, yet retailers have been struggling …

eCommerce

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT

The digital marketplace has created a business imperative that every company be — in some way — a technology company. This means that IT departments are being pulled out of their traditional “gate keeper” role of protecting the core technology infrastructure to collaborate across the enterprise to …

4 Ways Employees Lead With Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

There's plenty of literature about "Big L" Leadership in the workplace. Employees naturally look up to see who that literature may affect and how it could be helpful. But it's overlooked far too often that "Small l" leadership has very little to do with position for modern professionals.<p>It doesn't …

The Secret to Better Work: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

“The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not,” say Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr in <i>The Power</i> …

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.<p>In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when …

10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Drive Operational Accountability During Your First 100 Days in a New Job

Team milestone management is the single most important operational leadership skill you can develop. It is the critical link between theoretical strategies and plans and activities that actually have practical, value-creating impact.<p>The basics of milestone management are indeed basic: What's …

10 Ways Digital Technologies Can Create the Ultimate Shopping Experience

Digital transformation can create the ultimate holiday shopping experience. To see how retailers are already embracing digital technologies, view our customer stories: http://cs.co/9000Buktp

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead | Inc.com

Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be such a process? Not always. Publishing and materials that once …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Lead a Truly Exceptional Life? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do These Things | Inc.com

<b>You might also check out these posts:</b><p>Jesse Itzler is an entrepreneur several times over, most notably with Marquis Jet, which he sold to Berkshire Hathaway, and Zico coconut water, which he sold to Coca-Cola. He's also an extreme distance runner with a 100-mile race to his credit and the husband of …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Every now and then, we need a little something more than words on a page to get inspired. Hearing someone talk to us--or even just hearing someone's voice--is really all that's necessary to get our gears turning and make us more motivated to change. Here are five TED Talks that'll inspire you to …

This Is How Millennials Will Change Management

Each generation brings a new set of values. Here’s how the growing number of millennial managers are changing the face of the workplace.<p>Baby boomer managers can be credited with creating employee support programs. Generation X managers can be credited with making the workplace more informal, making …

How Ford Is Using Big Data To Change The Way We Use Our Cars

<i>Cloud computing has had a profound effect on many industries, including the automotive business, which is rapidly moving toward a world in which cars are connected to each other and to the world around them. As I wrote in the November 2, 2015 issue of Forbes magazine, Ford’s CEO Mark Fields is</i> …

Car Tech

Airports and the Internet of Everything

If work takes you through a lot of busy airports, you’re likely familiar with long lines, crowds and that nervous feeling that you’re missing some …

Internet of Things

5 cutting-edge retail technology trends

As retailers rev up for their busiest shopping season, they know some things never change: Holiday deal-seekers <i>will</i> race like mad through store …

10 ways to improve your emotional intelligence and become a better leader

It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the chance to develop.<p>I remember my first day in this new role, one of my direct reports came to see me, and she said she wanted to talk to me urgently.<p>So trying to be a good boss, I took her …