Management

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Leadership

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Self-improvement

Your Brain Has 2 Ways of Solving Problems. Which Is Best?

Fascinating study compares flashes of insight with careful analysis.<p>Think about the last time you solved a business problem, such as coming up with a new product idea, formulating a new marketing plan, or deciding which job candidate to hire. How did you do it. Did you sit down with the facts and …

Creativity

Be a PAL: 5 ways to make workplace meetings enjoyable for everyone

Here’s one thing executives, managers and employees can all agree on: Meetings have got to change<p>Workplace meetings should be the time of day everyone looks forward to most: a chance to get together with your team members, show off your latest projects and receive valuable feedback. That’s in a …

Leadership

How Booking.com Managed to Ditch Its Annual Performance Review

Within its self-steering teams, Booking.com found that without a formal manager or HR-led structure, its employees weren't receiving feedback from their peers. It moved to change that.<p>With more and more companies moving away from the annual review and toward continuous conversations and check-ins …

Employee Engagement

7 ways leaders can think differently to achieve strategic goals

It’s not good enough to rely on traditional methods; leaders must think differently to create value for their organizations.<p><b>The “silver bullet” for</b> …

Leadership

A founder who sold his startup for $200 million paid for all 160 employees to party with him in Vegas — 'On a scale of 1 to OMFG, it was probably a 10'

If you're in your twenties, and you sell your company for more than $200 million, what do you do to celebrate?<p>For the three cofounders of Bleacher Report, the answer was a trip to Las Vegas. But they didn't just buy their own way. They also paid for all of their 160 employees to join them in …

Business Strategy

The Software Engineer’s Essential Time Estimation Guide

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. — Douglas Hofstadter<p>A Product Manager …

Product Management

5 Keys to Promoting Accountability in Your Business

Start by making sure you are a good role model for your employees to follow.<p>It’s easy to emphasize accountability with your team, but not so easy to tell them <i>how</i> to be accountable. It’s even harder to make them want to be accountable -- especially since many business leaders forget they are the …

Leadership

Are you emotionally intelligent? It's a big help in the workplace

<b>Q: Why does it always seem there is one person at work who just doesn’t get it? No matter where I work, big office or small, there always seems to be someone who is either loud, obnoxious, rude, boorish, clueless – or all of the above! Why do bosses hire people like this?</b> — <b>Amanda</b><p><b>A:</b> It does seem …

Emotional Intelligence

This 24-year-old CEO Has A Vision Beyond Sight

They are the 35 boldest entrepreneurs of India who are changing the game in various industries and together they represent the optimism, inventiveness and boldness of India's millennial entrepreneurs. They have not just questioned the conventional wisdom but answered it with their fiery and risky …

Business Strategy

Teams Only Grow When They Evolve Together

As a kid, I always gravitated to disruptors in the music I listened to: Elvis who disrupted the sound of the 1950s; Michael Jackson who disrupted the world of videos in the 1980s. Not surprising since disruption was in my blood. Shortly after he graduated college, my dad left a career in …

Leadership

Focus on Value | Silicon Valley Product Group

I have a little heuristic which I find useful. If I see a particular issue going on in at least three companies at the same time, I figure it’s a …

Product Management

Why It’s Fine If Your Grandma Finances Your Startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

For Marketers, TV Sets Are an Invaluable Pair of Eyes

While Ellen Milz and her family were watching the Olympics last summer, their TV was watching them.<p>Ms. Milz, 48, who lives with her husband and three children in Chicago, had agreed to be a panelist for a company called TVision Insights, which monitored her viewing habits — and whether her eyes …

Advertising

Virtual-reality system for the elderly wins health care prize

Virtual reality is quickly gaining steam in the gaming industry. But an MIT startup is now aiming the technology at a different demographic, putting …

MIT Sloan

4 Tips for Expanding Your Business Globally

How to break into an overseas market.<p>The dream of every small business is to grow beyond your own shores, but it comes with many challenges.<p>Not only will you face language barriers and time differences, but your business model can take a different shape when it expands globally. For a business to …

Small Business

Tesla's CFO Exit Story Doesn't Add Up

Tesla is losing another major executive, adding to a massive executive exodus that has taken place over the last 2 years.<p>The story of why he left so …

CFOs

Feedback Is Different For Men And Women Leaders, Here's Why

Did you know women are 32% less likely to receive any feedback from male superiors.<p>Have you ever been blindsided by feedback, or thrown off course because no one gave you feedback you needed?<p>Feedback is the ongoing formal and informal input you get from the sources all around you. It includes the …

Leadership

So You're a Startup CEO? In Fact, Your Job Is More That of 'Chief Myth-Buster.'

Have you employed the "myth-busting approach" yet? Here are four ways to do that.<p>It’s funny how the end of a busy week causes us to pause and reflect on exactly what we've accomplished. Your calendar, like mine, is most likely filled with meetings, product review sessions and updates on the …

Leadership

Team Trump's Mistake On Regulations - The Bureaucracy Won't Cut The Bureaucracy

Donald Trump’s administration is most certainly talking the right talk on cutting regulation. The costs of that administrative state in terms of lost growth and wealth have been put, by some of the more contentious calculations to be sure, up as high as the total tax costs of the country. Those …

Public Administration

Project #SaveTalent : 200+ Jobs Across Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Product Management

The Project #SaveTalent has seen more than 200+ jobs posted on the site across different areas (Engineering, Design, Product Management, Sales, …

Product Management

Full Show: Bloomberg Technology (02/24)

Full episode of "Bloomberg Technology." Guests include: Bill Harris, Personal Capital Corp.'s founder and chief executive officer, Peter Rawlinson, …

CEOs

MIT startup creates camouflage solar panels

<i>Founded at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sistine creates custom solar panels designed to mimic home facades and other environments, with aims</i> …

MIT Sloan

How to Develop an Ongoing Conversation on Social - Digital Leadership Associates

<b>By Tim Hughes | @Timothy_Hughes</b><p>One of the biggest mistakes that people make with social, is they think it’s all about posting.<p>They start posting, and …

Leadership

3 Lessons From a Business Retreat That Changed My Life

The lessons that are changing my life after attending my first business retreat in Old San Juan.<p>I recently attended my first business retreat with five other amazing female entrepreneurs. We spent a weekend staying in a villa in Old San Juan while we learned how to put online sales funnels together …

Success

How Outsourcing Can Save Your Business (And Your Sanity)

How relinquishing control and accepting help can help you grow<p>When I first left my corporate role and started my business I felt this tremendous pressure to handle everything myself. Having just jumped ship from a series of high-profile corporate jobs with major companies, I felt like the pressure …

Business

6 brilliant ways to slice user stories

Some time ago on my personal blog I was writing about Impact Mapping, a tool to evaluate your assumptions regarding your product. The result of this …

User Stories

3 Steps to Build a Strong Team

An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. The thinking is, when the team advances as a whole, so, too, does …

Leadership

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How.

Use these 2 techniques to set the right course.<p>Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so …

Leadership