2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. How to market your podcast & grow your audience”. He is well known for his transparency and honesty in the online marketing field. The Great Business Project by Ralph Quintero. Blog Marketing Academy by David Risley.

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Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

This is a post by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow. Try customer relationship software, project management programs, or whatever captures your ideas and helps transform them into action. Marketing

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5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more. If you don''t market your business, you won''t have one. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Guest Post by Elizabeth Dillon of Digital Marketing NOW (Learn more about Elizabeth at the end of this post). If not, you could be throwing away significant money on ineffective marketing initiatives. Many businesses conduct their marketing without calculating CLV.

Why Creativity Thrives Under Constraints

Tanveer Naseer

There’s always excitement around a new project. We run into constraints around people, the market, the interests of stakeholders, and more. Just about every influence on our once new and exciting project also brings a constraint. The following is a guest piece by David Burkus.

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. For instance, a business wants to expand its social media marketing.

How To Embrace Change In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

That’s why Taylor also had boards placed throughout the plant that showcased projects put forth by his employees that improved the plant’s productivity/cost-effectiveness thanks to the lessons his employees learned while working on the plant floor.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Here’s why: “Most organizations see leaders'' as drivers of results - exceeding sales quotas, deepening market share, boosting profits, etc. Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival !

Playing with Words: No More Buts!

Great Leadership By Dan

An example: “Mary, I love your idea to write a story for our newsletter on the team’s new R&D project. Guest post from regular Great Leadership contributor Rich Wellins: About a decade ago, I heard the words for the first time: “ I don’t necessarily disagree with you ”.

Hackers and Hummingbirds: Leadership Lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Terry Starbucker

The company encourages its workers to form teams around projects they’re passionate about, because Facebook’s leaders clearly understand that great work comes out of doing what you adore. She sits on a Board of Directors of Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA).

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The Most Overused Word in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

If the retailer’s unique position in the market is lowest prices for brand name items, then all pricing tactics must support that image. This company managed to harness the resources of 72,000 employees to introduce and successfully market a slew of breakthroughs.

How to Encourage Team Members to Lead

Lead on Purpose

Allowing people to co-lead projects reduces anxiety and creates a more positive leadership experience by giving team members someone to lean on for assistance. Define the goal — Unclear goals can create huge obstacles for those attempting to lead a project. Be sure that you clearly define the task, objectives and goals when assigning a project to assist your team members in their leadership efforts. Guest post by Lindsay Traiman.

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Executive Presence: What’s Your “Talk Track”?

Great Leadership By Dan

So I told him that the only way to do that is to turn up the volume on a very different talk track—one that captures the brand and presence that you want to project. It’s such a difficult environment/project/client/travel schedule…”.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

As a new project manager at Hewlett Packard I found that I interacted with a lot of brilliant people, many of who had been conditioned by higher learning institutions to compete rather than collaborate.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

engineers, pilots, sales managers, marketers, teachers, and bankers. He is responsible for launching DDI’s new products and services, leading DDI’s Center for Applied Behavioral Research (CABER) and its major research projects and developing and executing DDI’s global marketing strategy.

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Employee Empowerment: A Key Force in Leadership

Lead on Purpose

This disenchantment is painfully clear in the Gallup 2013 State of the American Workplace survey. Delegating these tasks to employees allows managers to focus on improving company morale and advancing workplace projects. You need people who focus on getting the right products to the right market at the right time. Guest post by Ken Myers. Empowerment is an important skill to learn as a leader.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

How To Have A Perfect Day, Every Day.

Rich Gee Group

In addition, one of my dear friends, BJ Flagg, president of Nurenu Brand Marketing , was my guest (her team developed and runs this site). The project? Did you ever have a day not only hit your expectations, but surpass them? Yesterday was one of those days for me.

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25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Sales or Marketing Manager : s elling leadership programs and services. Project Manager : m anages large, complex organizational leadership development programs and systems. Interested in a career in leadership development?

Leading Like Manwani in a VUCA World

Great Leadership By Dan

I am not surprised he picked this topic as he is charged in growing Unilever’s businesses in emerging and highly VUCA-prone markets.

Trust in Leadership – 5 Key Practices to Earn Trust

Lead on Purpose

As a leader, people will trust you more if they feel that they can bring up negative points about you, your team, a project you’re working on, or whatever. Trust is key to understanding your customers and your market. Guest post by Daniela Baker. One recent article in Forbes magazine examined the interesting phenomenon behind a shift in today’s leadership principles.

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

Working from home can be one of the most satisfying business endeavors a person can embark on, particularly if they find success while within today’s unsettled economy and weak job market. It is important to give equal increments of time between like projects.

The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

They also provide more than double the market average in training time for entry-level employees, and offer clear paths for advancement into management. Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees.

Insure the Fairness and Integrity of the Financial Industry

Coaching Tip

Mary Jo White and her lieutenants project confidence that the SEC and the financial industry can march forward together into a secure and prosperous future. Source: The New Yorker, November 11, 2013. . Stock Market What is

10 Practices That Drive Innovation


Fund Outside Projects. It might sound counterintuitive to allow funding to develop projects that are technically outside your organization, but as market boundaries continue to blur, strategic innovation partnerships become even more important.

Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Organizations have to think differently about how they relate to their markets. Correspondingly, 90 percent of the Top 20 companies reported that senior leaders communicate that the firm’s survival depends on adapting to evolving market trends, compared to 70 percent at all other companies. “In Leaders work hard to connect people with projects that are personally meaningful to them.

The Honest Truth About Teams

Lead from Within

Every organization in every industry pursues ambitious projects, works hard to get and serve clients and customers, and tackles new markets, new ideas, and new innovation. There’s a good reason we spend so much time thinking about teams.

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Wild West Days of Social Media Are Over: Time For Some Discipline, Communicators


Project management skills particular to social media ; such as search engine optimization (SEO), blogger influencer outreach, media buying and more.

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Succession Planning Development Plans: Skill Gaps or Experience Gaps?

Great Leadership By Dan

To create a development plan to address this skill gap, we might have the candidate take an executive development course in strategy, be mentored or coached by someone who’s really strategic, and assign them to lead a project that will require them to be strategic. That’s the nature of development – no two people will learn the exact same thing taking an identical course, being coached by the same individual, or leading the same project. Led a six-sigma project.

Complimentary Resource – Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition

Strategy Driven

The fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide® was released and once again the profession of project management moved forward. Complimentary Resource – Data Quality: A Survival Guide for Marketing. Change Is Constant : PMBOK Guide 5th Edition. by Global Knowledge.


Paradigm Flip – New Book Releases Tuesday December 10th

Modern Servant Leader

I’ve been working on a big project for you, that I’m excited to say is finally ready to share: Paradigm Fl i p : Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution. Marketers. As a marketer, you influence consumers. Advance Praise Marketers. Greetings Modern Servant Leader readers.

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The Strategy Confusion


If the retailer’s unique position in the market is lowest prices for brand name items, then all pricing tactics must support that image. This company managed to harness the resources of 72,000 employees to introduce and successfully market a slew of breakthroughs.

A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste


How do new discoveries challenge your markets? It’s also why it has overtaken Nokia in many markets, because it notices and responds to market trends fastest - before crisis turns to disaster. [Editor's Note: This post is adapted from Max's book The Truth About Innovation.].

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Three ways to be more influential at negotiating

Lead on Purpose

Let’s assume that your prospect can’t make a move for 30 days because they’re waiting on financing for some other project. Kurt Smith has extensive experience in sales and marketing. Guest post by Kurt Smith. Your palms start to sweat. You’re thinking about this quarter’s benchmark. You can’t remember what your purchasing agent said about your most recent vendor, but you know that you need this sale. Actually, you need the next couple of sales.

The Top 5 Ways Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Boost Organizational Productivity

Strategy Driven

Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions , brings over 25 years of experience in sales, staffing, and IT project management for clients throughout the world. Marketing & Sales agreeya solutions Ajay Kaul social media strategydriven

Re-Imagining New Leadership Possibilities in 2014:

The Empowered Buisness

Example 1: “To be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve.”. 7 Secrets to Creating a Vision That Pulls Your Company Forward. It’s that time of the year!

Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Data Quality: A Survival Guide for Marketing. Complimentary Resources business management complimentary resource complimentary whitepaper Project Management project planning Rally Software strategydriven teamwork Iteration Planning Guide.

3 Ways To Fix Your Hiring Process


Go check your website out today, and look for things like: Pictures – Show off your team at work, your latest projects, stellar office space, fun off-site meetings, and anything else you’ve got to offer. Speak at conferences, send engineers to meetups, have marketers host a happy hour.

How To Answer a Wake Up Call

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The company did not continue to tolerate her behavior despite her marketing brilliance. She could have asked for more information to better understand the feedback or even asked for their thoughts on how to proceed with the current project.

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Organizational Design and Social Networks


2) The organization uses internal prices, markets, and marketlike devices to coordinate the complexity of multiple teams. (3) A person can market him or herself to their immediate network, and those people can then recommend that person when they know someone who might need their services.

The Value of Vision Series – Daniel Burrus

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Futureview is your ability to project yourself into the future and then look back at your present position from that future point of view. Futureview: A Roadmap for Growth and Prosperity. by Daniel Burrus.

Unintended Consequences

Coaching Tip

Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades. Hirschman and the power of failure" by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker, June 24, 2013. It doesn''t have to be an expensive, complicated project.