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Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

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Leadership styles for directing small teams

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Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Three steps toward creating market-leading products

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The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. Creating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

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Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that. For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission vision

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

How new technology is affecting SMBs

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Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

Building a Culture of Accountability

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Guest post by Fred Halstead Accountability can be thought of as a punitive word with an implied threat-as in “I’m going to hold you accountable.”

The impact of poor leadership in an organization

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Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title. You must have the capacity to motivate your team to enable them to deliver their tasks in a timely manner and in line with … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication expectations morale responsibility

Why customer success matters

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Think about a product you use regularly. Why do you use it? Why do you love it? What keeps you coming back? When creating a product or service, you want your users and buyers to answer these questions with positive … Continue reading → Innovation Product Management #CustomerSuccess customer retention markets product service technology

Developing high-performance product teams

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It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

Leading with love and trust

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Leadership can be difficult to understand, to measure and to carry out, and too often the term ‘leader’ is used for someone who manages a group but doesn’t necessarily lead.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Motivating and influencing your teams

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You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

The Link Between Sleep and Effective Leadership

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Guest post by Jenn Clark A survey revealed that out of 180 business leaders, four out of 10 do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. If you catch yourself yawning at your desk or nodding off … Continue reading → Leadership business focus health performance productivity relationships

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3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

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Guest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer. Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy vision

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Changing the game with decisive action

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You have created the vision for your products; you’ve built trust among your teams; you’re working hard to motivate team members to do great things; and you’re working to develop your teams with insight and direction. The final step in … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management action build change decisiveness influential leadership market sell service success

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

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Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building decisions gratitude productivity self-coaching success

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Developing team member skills

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As you progress on the journey of building great teams, you create the vision, build a strong foundation of trust and motivate your team to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. The next step is to … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building decisions development influence Innovation Knowledge market market expert skills

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Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

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Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

Building effective communication channels

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The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

Building effective communication channels

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The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

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Whether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it seems. There are numerous factors to … Continue reading → Leadership structure teams

Why it’s important to think bigger, and play bigger

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Creating great products and building successful companies takes a tremendous amount of work, insatiable initiative and a penchant for perseverance. It requires thinking differently than others think, and even differently than you have thought in the past.

Developing Your Team Purpose

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Guest post by John Izzo, PhD and Jeff Vanderwielen PhD Today’s product managers wear many hats and are required to be motivators, counsellors, mentors, and enforcers. It’s difficult to balance competing job priorities and some leaders do a great job … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose mentor motivator teamwork

“Self-Made” is BS

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Guest post by Rick Miller The widely-held belief that success is available to everyone, simply with focus and hard work is one among many positive messages regularly reinforced in our Western culture. But in my view, our “cowboy culture” also … Continue reading → Purpose focus gratitude humility impact success

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How to effectively transition into a new role

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For most organizations, individuals starting a new job have 90 days to prove themselves. What happens during this critical time can make or break your career. Your goal is to get as rapidly as possible to the break-even point. This … Continue reading → Team Building balance preparation strategy success transition

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Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

How do you define your purpose?

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Among the most important discoveries you will make in your life is finding your purpose—the reason for your being, the core principles you espouse, the intent for which you get out of bed every day. Thinking about the life before … Continue reading → Purpose commitment happiness impact likeness metrics progress success

Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

Are you a leader or a manager?

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Business owners and entrepreneurs are often asked this leader vs. manager question regarding their management style. For many, these two words are synonymous; both are important for motivating people to work towards a common goal. Each is different, yet both … Continue reading → Leadership balance management motivation

5 Tips To Re-Engage and Retain Valuable Employees

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Guest post by Brett Farmiloe The two-year itch. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the feeling you get after being at a job for a couple of years. You start looking around, and the little voice in your head … Continue reading → Trust employees engagement goals

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The 3 C’s for success

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Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

How to manage time effectively

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A common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day. When someone … Continue reading → Purpose entrepreneur productivity time management

How to create product vision

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One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

Building trust with your teams

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Another key element of a successful product management organization is creating trust with your teams, the teams you work with to build your products. Creating relationships of trust sets a foundation for the work you and your teams will need … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Trust dedication global economy partnerships products

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How motivated leaders leave a legacy

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The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

10 tips for new leaders

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Leading a new team comes with challenges. You have a group of people who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. They may or may not have liked their departing manager. You may or may not have worked … Continue reading → Leadership Learning Uncategorized motivation relationships

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