Management

4 Things the New Leader of an Organization Should Do Right Away

Earning the trust and loyalty of an entire organization is a challenge, but there are things an incoming leader can do to hit the ground running and earn support.<p>Changing leadership is an adjustment process. It’s a period of excitement, growing pains and hope. While earning the trust and loyalty of …

Leadership

Why Managers Rarely Improve Over Time (and how to be Different)

3 simple techniques to try now before it's too late<p>Management is like driving: Managers tend to rate their skills higher than average. But from surveys, we know that there is a disconnect between this perceived skill and actual skill. This disconnect is a problem, because when we believe we're …

Leadership

How to Stop Saying Yes When You Want to Say No

Here are 17 smart ways to say no when you need to.<p>It's a problem that many of us share, we tend to say yes, when we mean to say no. This is the reason we get stuck chairing a committee or taking on projects we cannot handle.<p>Saying no, is an important skill--not just for getting out of the things we …

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An entrepreneur shares 5 behaviors that make you a bad boss without realizing it

Being a leader means many things: big picture thinking, a strategic mindset, and the ability to make tough calls.<p>But all of leadership is easier if you know how to manage.<p>From department supervisors to the C-suite, we've all dealt with terrible bosses in our own careers, and we all want to believe …

Leadership

This 1 Ability Will Make or Break Your Success As An Entrepreneur

To build a successful startup, you'll need to pivot. Here's how to do it right.<p>Entrepreneurship is an emotional roller coaster ride. Day in and day out, you can never really know what to expect.<p>But there is one thing you can count on. At some point in your career, as an effective entrepreneur, …

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Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications, Save 96%

We have a great deal on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, it is available with 96% …

Lean Six Sigma

How to Mentally Prepare to Fire Your First Employee

For new entrepreneurs, firing that first employee can be difficult. Get yourself psychologically ready with these tips.<p>Firing someone never gets easier (unless you're getting paid big bucks to yell "You're fired!" at people). Even if you're happy to see someone go, you know that by firing them you …

Leadership

The Most Ambitious Startups practice Anti-Lean? On the Contrary…

Lean Startup is critical for Moonshots too. NASA proved it 50 years ago. Literally.<p>I read a popular article recently arguing why anti-lean startups …

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Building a start-up from scratch Pt 1 : Identifying the problem

I am not sure if anyone has done this before or will do anything as crazy as this 🤔 . I am going to write about my start-up while I build it from …

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Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This Question

When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I doing well?”, “Is there anything I could …

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How a Business With No Office Has One of the Best Company Cultures in America

When and where people do their work isn't usually important -- how, why and what they do is.<p>In February, <i>Entrepreneur</i> and Culture IQ released their second annual list of the Top Company Cultures in America, featuring 153 companies with “high-performance cultures.” For the second year in a row, a …

Entrepreneur

The Six Worst Ways To Brand Yourself

One evening when my daughter was twelve I asked her to grab my car keys from my desk.<p>She came back with the keys. We got in the car to drive to her piano lesson.<p>“Mom,” she said, “I saw a resume on your desk.”<p>“Was there something about the resume that struck you?” I asked her.<p>“Yes!” she said. “This …

Forbes

Everyone Knows Tech Workers Are Mostly White Men—Except Tech Workers - Bloomberg

The lack of diversity in the tech industry is pretty well understood by now—by everyone except those who work there, it would seem. According to a …

Bloomberg

Measure What Matters

Many people are aware of the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.” But what people don’t often consider is that what’s …

Product Management

5 Books Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Read Right Now

The Facebook founder's list focuses on such big ideas as nurturing creativity and combating global poverty.

Inc. Magazine

Full Show: Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas (03/22)

Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas hosted by Jonathan Ferro and Alix Steel. Guests include John Hourican, chief executive officer at Bank of Cyprus, Rep. …

Bloomberg

Training to be a Better Product Manager

By onMarch 22, 2017<p><b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>7 years ago, I started working at my first tech startup. I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named …

Product Management

How to Make the Most Effective To-Do List Ever

Angie Morgan, founder of leadership-development firm Lead Star, offers three simple-but-effective tips for getting more done every day.

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There’s a reason this sponge is the most successful 'Shark Tank' product to date

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since its debut in 2009, "Shark Tank" has produced its fair share of start-up success stories, but its most successful product is a …

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The Downside of Digital’s Explosive Growth? Too Many Marketers Are Failing to Think Long-Term

The marketing industry has many similarities with Wall Street, namely because marketing is essentially an investment based on risk tolerance, goals …

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How Core Values Can Influence Behavior in Your Business

If you could wave a wand and have all of your employees behaving in certain ways, how would you want them to act?<p>It’s easy to get frustrated when an …

Leadership

Splitting agile stories | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

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Why Power Brings Out Your True Self - Issue 46: Balance

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama told the crowd, “Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you …

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Uber Was Right to Hustle, but Here’s Where its Leadership Blew It

These are confusing times for corporate culture custodians, be they heads of HR, hiring managers, or leaders who simply want to create an environment …

Leadership

Why are managers such lousy motivators

My team and I went to SavvyRoo, a cool site where people can enter their question and rank other people’s posts, and we asked leaders for their top …

Leadership

How To Find A Good Mentor

I recently received the question below from a reader. I figure if one person asked it, others may well have it too. A good mentor can be an excellent career asset in helping you navigate the sometimes choppy, confusing waters of sizable organizations. If you feel the need for a mentor, I highly …

Leadership

22 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Ask

Gone are the days of having to field 101 technical questions in accounting interviews with the Big 4 (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC). Today, it's all …

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Leading the Meeting: 6 Tips to Commanding the Meeting Environment

Bring healthy boundaries and encourage discipline of focused attention.<p>In the Digital Age where data is worshiped, it is all too tempting to focus on things that are easy to quantify. To that end, when it comes to meetings, it's all too easy to focus on making them as short as possible. The length …

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What Kering's Cartier Deal Means for the Eyewear Market

Kering Eyewear has signed a partnership to develop, manufacture and distribute eyewear for Cartier, its first external deal at a time of radical change in the sector.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — On Tuesday, Kering Eyewear announced a strategic partnership with Richemont to handle the development, …

The Business of Fashion

How to Innovate for the Next 100 Years

Focus on the customer, have a passion to create great products, and solve big problems in big markets.<p>Entrepreneurs doing VC pitching are providing solutions to a problem they solve in a market. When you are really good at entrepreneurship, you begin to see how things that are not even close to …

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