Management

Why It’s Time to Retire the Word ‘Millennial’

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Leadership

CEO Secrets: How to make a small business really big

Think about how you can "scale up" your company from the moment you set it up. That's one piece of recurring advice we've been hearing on CEO Secrets, our series where we ask prominent bosses to share their business advice.<p>But what's it like to turn a very small company into a huge, multinational …

Business (UK)

Ten Characteristics Of A Real Team Player

There are motifs in the working world that we have heard so many times we don’t think about them anymore. We think these motifs or themes are unassailable, like motherhood and apple pie.<p>One of the sturdiest and most unassailable themes in the business world is ‘teamwork.’ We all want to be great …

Leadership

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

Product Management

8 Keys To Developing A High-Trust Business Culture

Establishing and maintaining the right company culture is a major key to success in any business these days, especially with the growth of the millennial generation of workers. It has a huge impact on productivity, as well as morale and loyalty to the company. In this age of interactive social …

Leadership

3 Things to Avoid When Reviewing Employee Performance

Traditional year-end performance reviews — as well as forced rankings (such as placing all personnel on a scale of 1 to 5) are becoming a thing of …

Leadership

What Corporate Execs May Be Missing That Business Founders Have In Abundance

If you are a business founder of a private company, what advantage do you have over your cousin who is C-level for a public company?<p>You are probably thinking of a few things that you do better and a few things your cousin does better. But for the purposes of this discourse there is one difference …

Business Strategy

The Relationship Engine Helps Keep Humans in the Business Equation

Usefulness<p>Content<p>Freshness<p>Summary<p>Relationships are the heart of your business, but most of us take it for granted. We assume that leaders know what …

Leadership

Hope Blooms founder glad Arlene Dickinson spoke 'her truth' about Kevin O'Leary

Jessie Jollymore says there's more to business in Canada than profit<p>The founder of Hope Blooms says she was surprised but appreciative to find the …

Business Strategy

How To Turn Risk Taking Into A Marketing Asset Again

The collapse of Lehman Bros. in 2008 and the ensuing financial crisis is seared into the psyche of companies. It is known as the “Lehman Effect”, and it wrecked self-confidence and tolerance for risk-taking. It has manifested itself in the rise of Finance and Procurement and greater emphasis on …

Leadership

Apple's Media Aspirations

It sounds like Apple’s Jimmy Iovine has let the cat out of the bag regarding Apple’s (AAPL) desire to get into original content. That’s great but …

Netflix

Great Mentors Have These 5 Traits in Common

The benefits of a mentor and mentee relationship far exceed expectations.<p>Think back to the beginning of your career in your chosen field. Chances are that you were a little unsure, a little shaky, and very, very green. Thanks to training, you had the technical aspect of your job down, but likely …

Leadership

You're a Real CEO When Your Company Is Bigger Than Your Title

Even if they founded the company, CEO is a pompous title for somebody supervising a handful of employees.<p>Are most CEOs just pretenders? Management consultant Steve Tobak certainly thinks so. In his article ahile ago -- Why Most CEOs Are Frauds -- he laments the trend of so many people giving …

Leadership

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

Incivility can fracture a team, destroying collaboration, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, and hampering team effectiveness. Belittling and demeaning comments, insults, backbiting, and other rude behavior can deflate confidence, sink trust, and erode helpfulness — even for those …

Women's News

The best advice 'Shark Tank' investors have given entrepreneurs

The reality show “Shark Tank” has been helping entrepreneurs live the American dream since its 2009 debut.<p>Now in its eighth season, the self-made sharks have invested more than $66 million — as of season six — of their own funds to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.<p>Each week, …

Business Strategy

7 Tech CEOs And Execs On Why Obama Was Innovator In Chief

As President Obama leaves office, entrepreneurs and tech leaders weigh in on his legacy.<p>Barack Obama was, in many ways, the first president who was truly plugged in. Over the course of his 2008 campaign, Obama famously embraced social media like no candidate previously had, and upon assuming …

Innovation

3 ways to use questions to become a better leader

Recently while working with a midlevel leader, I noticed that, even though this manager was using questions to coach his employees, his curiosity worked against him.<p>Sometimes his questions seemed disingenuous, and at other times he seemed to use curiosity as a way to point out a flaw rather than to …

Leadership

How to Speak Up If You See Bias at Work

Many people can recall a time when they were exposed to workplace behavior that made them or others uncomfortable. Can you think of a time someone in a meeting joked about another group of people, evoking laughter from everyone else in the room? Or have you worked on a team in which the men seemed …

Leadership

How Well Can You Trust Your Boss? Here's How To Tell

When your boss says, "Trust me," should you?<p>Here's the funny thing about integrity: It's one of the most crucial ingredients of effective leadership, but it's notoriously hard to measure. One reason is that integrity is somewhat contextual; psychologists have found that the same person may act with …

Leadership

These 5 Invoice Tweaks Will Finally Get You Paid on Time

Banish cash flow worries for good with tiny changes to how you invoice.<p>For a small business owner or freelancer there are few things more annoying to think about than how well you'd be doing if only your clients actually paid you on time. How many minutes of your day are taken up with picturing …

Business Strategy

What Do You Do? 'I Run An Open Source Learning System Used By Millions'

<i>There are some truly fascinating jobs out there.</i> <b>What Do You Do?</b> <i>aims to highlight unique jobs and the interesting men and women behind them. The goal? To encourage the next generation to pursue work that inspires them through relatable role models.</i><p><b>Martin Dougiamas is the CEO of Moodle.</b> <b><br>Can you</b> …

Education

7 Events No Product Manager Should Miss This Year

← Back to Blog<p>Beth Harvey<p>January 20, 2017<p>Product Management<p>The beginning of every quarter feels like crunch time as teams rush to budget and plan for …

Product Management

5 Investment Rules Millennials Should Follow (To Build Long-Term Wealth)

Maybe don't blow it all at the bar.<p>I am a Millennial. And one of the first things I did upon entering the "real world" was reach out to successful bankers and traders for insight as to how to manage money. It's a skill that doesn't get taught in school (at least, not very well), and as a …

Wealth

Why You Should (Sometimes) Celebrate Your Sales Team's Failures

Try having your sales team members write down the circumstances of their failures. You'll be surprised at the insights that emerge.<p>As often as experts offer counter-intuitive lessons about the amazing, life-changing results of failure, the fact of the matter is that most listeners don't really …

Success

Event Detail

Event Details<p><b>Five Core Practices to Drive IT Innovation</b><p><b>11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time</b><p><b>To register for this event, please click here.</b><p><b>This</b> …

Innovation

Why Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Is Not The Next Donald Trump

When you think of an ego-driven business mogul turned reality TV star with designs on the highest office in the land, it used to be only a single name came to mind. Not anymore. Following in the footsteps of Donald Trump, <i>Shark Tank</i>’s Kevin O’Leary has decided to leverage his small screen fame for …

Business Strategy

How Media Agencies are Leading Industry Transformation

2016 may prove to be one of the most pivotal years in advertising history, and 2017 the most important. We will look back upon transparency issues, data miscalculations, over-the-top video advances, mergers & acquisitions, and economic fluctuations as by-products of a transformational shift in …

Business Strategy

Pessimists Aren't All That Bad

Most of us know that pessimists can be a challenge to deal with in the workplace. As a leader you need to manage pessimists by coaching them to see other options and helping them to reflect on the impact they have on those around them.<p>While pessimists can be a challenge to teams and leaders there …

Leadership

To beat populism, blend democracy and technocracy, S'pore style

January 21, 2017 5:00 AM<br>As shocking as Mr Donald Trump's victory in the United States presidential election was to most of the world, it did not …

Democracy

Why The McDonald's Story of The Founder Made The Perfect Entrepreneur Movie

Ray Kroc wasn't really a founder. But "The Founder" gets at the arc of a successful startup better than almost any other film.<p>Today, we are all connoisseurs of the entrepreneurial arc.<p>A comedy such as HBO's "Silicon Valley" only works if the audience gets what it's sending up. But if much is …

Business Strategy