Management

Here's the Kind of Person You Should Always Be Hiring--No Matter the Job

While some positions require certain skills, these three traits will tell you if someone is going to be a great addition to your team, regardless of their role.<p>Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing …

Leadership

Steve Jobs taught me that before employees can be creative, they have to feel psychologically safe

I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. I was involved in the design of the common dining area at the Pixar atrium at the time, and it was an awesome trust-building moment for the team. We were discussing the look of the exposed steel beams and how they should …

Leadership

Strengthen Your Team by Getting on Your Employees' Level

Work isn't a vacation or a playground. So, de-emphasize the perks. Perks can attract employees, but they won't keep them around.<p>Contrary to what some employers think, it doesn't always take office perks such as Google's nap pods or unlimited complimentary food to keep employees happy.<p>In a study of …

Leadership

How To Build A Team Of Self-Starters

I consider myself a fairly even-keeled person, and it takes a lot to set me off. However, one thing that really makes me angry is when people present problems, not solutions.<p>Anyone can point out the existence of a problem; that’s the easy part. The people who bring solutions to the table when …

Leadership

Want to Talk With More Confidence? Try the 1 Thing Most People Are Terrified Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Leadership

The most important skill every leader needs to succeed, according to a Tour de France team manager

Summer is a nice time to get out and ride a bike and a nice time to sit back and watch the Tour de France.<p>It's also the time of year I get all kinds of questions. <i>How do cycling teams actually work? What does managing a cycling team entail?</i><p>My job, as CEO of a professional cycling team, is a true …

Cycling

The scientific explanation for why so many CEOs act like jerks

In the aftermath of Travis Kalanick’s ouster as CEO of ride-sharing behemoth Uber, Silicon Valley is grappling with an age-old management question. Namely: Do business leaders need to be nice?<p>In the opinion of former US attorney general Eric Holder, the answer would seem to be yes. After Holder was …

Leadership

Under Armour names new president, reorganizes leadership

Under Armour (UAA) named a new chief operating officer and reorganized its leadership to emphasize digital efforts on Tuesday, days after top rival Nike (NKE) took similar action amid intense competition in the sports apparel marketplace.<p>Patrik Frisk, the former CEO of footwear company Aldo Group, …

Under Armour

Pandora’s C.E.O. Resigns, Continuing Company’s Tumultuous Year

Tim Westergren, a founder and the public face of Pandora Media, the company that popularized internet radio, has resigned as chief executive and is exiting the board, Pandora announced on Tuesday.<p>Mr. Westergren’s departure comes a little more than a year after he took over as chief executive, and …

CFOs

Witness Says Real-Estate Magnate Schorsch Played Role in Fraud Scheme

American Realty’s former chief accountant describes all-night discussions about inflating key metric<p>The chairman of a real-estate empire involved in one of the biggest accounting scandals in years participated in a key conversation the night executives finalized a quarterly earnings report at the …

Chief Accounting Officers

4 Reasons You Need a Mentor Who Is Younger Than You

The reverse mentoring trend can help older employees stay up-to-date on skills and trends, and introduce new ideas to your company.<p>When we think of “new ways of working,” what often comes to mind are visible examples like flexible work schedules, new technology to enable remote working and open …

Leadership

What’s Your Number-One Rule for Events?

“All of my client reps, project managers, and crew chiefs start in the trenches. It’s important that everyone understands what they are speaking …

Event Planning

This Is the Secret to Holding Onto Millennial Employees

Six in 10 Millennials—the country’s largest generation—say they're looking for new employment opportunities, according to a recent Gallup poll. The …

Millennials

What Sessions gets wrong about marijuana

Drug abuse is devastating American society. Opioid overdose alone killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. But rather than address this public-health …

Cannabis

5 Skills the Most Effective Managers Have

Being a good manager isn't just about knowing the ins and outs of a specific business, or being in the same industry for a certain number of years. There are some innate skills that separate good managers from those who are simply mediocre. If you're vying for a manager position, or looking to do …

Leadership

Learn core project management tenets and enhance your resume

Study Agile, Scrum, Lean, and much more across over 100 courses.<p>Project management is a growing field across a variety of industries as companies …

Project Management

How Blockchain Could Revolutionize The Internet Of Things

, Dell Technologies<p>The billions of smart devices coming to the internet of things could transform homes, cities and lives. But they also could create a serious security headache.<p>The centralized security model common in the enterprise today will struggle to scale up to meet the demands of the …

Internet of Things

Why Having a Short Commute Is One of the Best Things I've Done for My Company and Family

Honest Tea co-founder shares why this is the one piece of advice he'd give to his younger self.<p><i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out and to put it in a letter to their younger selves. Seth Goldman is a co-founder of Honest Tea, a 5-time</i> …

Yale School of Management

How PwC’s Tim Ryan Creates Trust-Based Leadership

The head of the massive accounting firm is trying to create a diverse workforce that can bring change to its clients.<p>In his first week as the CEO of PwC, one of the largest professional services firms that provides audit, tax, and advisory services to Fortune 500 companies worldwide, Tim Ryan found …

Leadership

10 Lessons I Learned From YCombinator’s Startup School

I recently completed the first online version of <b>Startup School</b> through the heralded <b>YCombinator</b>(YC). I can honestly say I loved every minute of it.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

Why Acting Defensively Can Hold You Back And How To Overcome This Behavior

We all know that communication is of paramount importance. But it’s not just what you say and how often you say it. It’s also — perhaps even more so — about how you listen. This is especially true when you’re in a leadership position. Stephen Covey famously advised, “Seek first to understand, then …

Leadership

The Basics of Restaurant Finances

The success of a new restaurant depends heavily on how well the finances are managed. Often times people who want to open a new restaurant like …

Small Business

What's Happening to Early Startup Magic?

Profit margins are becoming more important than values.<p>Lately I've been wondering if I have become irrelevant. I have been wondering how startups, once known for driving economic innovation and social change, continue to find new ways to make our heads shake and mouths drop. I’m looking at you, …

Entrepreneurship

BBH New York names new CEO, CCO and chairman amid exec reshuffle

BBH New York has announced that Anthony Romano, formerly SVP and head of client services in the US at R/GA, has joined the Publicis shop as chief …

Chief Creative Officers

How To Manage A Supplier That Is Bigger Than You

A question that I am frequently asked from buyers relates to the management of suppliers that have more muscle power than you. As hard as you may try, you cannot lower the quoted prices in the face of a considerably more powerful adversary. Are you doomed to face forever constant inflation?<p>There …

Business Strategy

Management Consulting Tools – 5 Ways Consultants Use Spreadsheets (That Could Be Improved)

Of all the management consulting tools out there, the spreadsheet is possibly the most prevalent. Consultants use spreadsheets on a daily basis in …

Management Consulting

How to Reduce IT Costs Without Going Offshore

A new model is evolving in IT services, where teams are onshore and offshore to provide high quality and moderate costs.<p>When we're talking about significantly cutting IT costs, we're typically talking about tapping offshore markets where labor costs are significantly lower.<p>But going offshore always …

Project Management

Should You Get A Six Sigma Green Belt?

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>+1<p>Stumble<p>Pin<p>Shares 0<p>Six Sigma is a methodological approach to help an organization achieve a measurable level of near perfection in a …

Project Management

New Hires Are Begging You to Stop These Onboarding Trends

And it's time to listen to what they're saying.<p><i>Trending.</i><p>It's an important word in the business world, however, it needs approached with caution. While some HR and business trends are necessary to creating motivated, successful, and even happy employees, many become major fails.<p>Tanya-Marie Nichols, …

Business

June 27, 2017: How Competition From Airbnb Is Leading to Hotel Design Changes, Trump Event Planner Defends Her New Role as Housing Official, Milwaukee Music Festival Plans to Expand Brand After 50-Year Anniversary

<b>1. HOW COMPETITION FROM AIRBNB IS LEADING TO HOTEL DESIGN CHANGES:</b> More hotel brands are redesigning properties to make rooms sleeker and smaller and …

Event Planning