Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018 appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development 2018 trends employee skillsIf you work, you are an employee.

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2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

N2Growth Blog

While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea. As we approach 2018, it’s important you recognize your role as a leader in your organization.

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The One Question for 2018

Leadership Freak

Your personal plan for 2018 begins with: Exploring ROE (Return on Energy). What jazzed you up in 2017? Exposing things that didn’t work. What sucked the life out of you in 2017? Forgetting about… Continue reading → Success Decisions

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How to Make a Personal Plan for 2018

Leadership Freak

A good plan is like new shoes. You’re excited to have them but they’re uncomfortable. Safe plans waste time, energy, and talent. Good plans disrupt. Real plans disturb the status quo. How… Continue reading → Failure Values mission & vision Growth Leadership Development

Why Smart Female Business Owners are Hitting Social Media Harder than Ever in 2018

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Infographics Reader Submission infographic social media customer care

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18 Quotes To Inspire Leaders In The New Year (Part 1)

Leading in Context

This series is an annual tradition and this year's post includes 18 quotes (each linked to a post with leadership guidance) to inspire you to grow your leadership skills to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring. . By Linda Fisher Thornton Are your leaders prepared for the year ahead? Each day will bring new challenges, and to succeed within ethical boundaries, they’ll need a clear picture of “good leadership.”

A Fresh, Fast, and Fun Way to Focus Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Ask each member of your team to write you a letter, as if it were January 2018. If you’re like most managers, you’re neck deep in performance agreements, stretch goals, and the dance between managing your boss’s expectations and warning your team not to sandbag.

Pre-New Year's Resolutions

Execupundit

Instead of assembling a list of resolutions for 2018, how about setting some goals to be completed before the end of 2017? The new year approaches. We still have time for some remarkable stuff. Watch this space

All I want for Christmas…is $10

Surviving Leadership

In February 2018, I will be participating in the Hustle Up the Hancock in Chicago, IL. This event, which raises money for an excellent cause, sees almost 7,000 participants climb 94 floors of the Hancock Building in Chicago. That’s a lot of stairs.

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A Twitter of a Test

Execupundit

Tweet Tweet On Thanksgiving I decided to boycott Twitter until January 1, 2018. It is just an experiment to see if Twitter avoidance makes any noticeable change in my life. If the change is significantly positive, then the boycott will continue. Photo by Francisco Moreno at Unsplash

The Twitter Fast

Execupundit

I said the other day that I've decided to go without Twitter until January 1, 2018. Some of my blog posts automatically go to Twitter but that doesn't count.] Update: I miss reading some people on Twitter but a plus - and this is a big plus - is the time that is saved. By New Year's Day I'll know if I really should go back or if time would be better spent on such life-enhancing activities as Esperanto and banjo lessons

Start Spreading The Word: How To Get A New Product Noticed

Strategy Driven

In the US, around 70% of small businesses have a website, but over 90% of those that don’t have a site plan to have one up and running by 2018. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably noticed that putting your business on the map is no mean feat.

Improve Marketing Emails to Boost Sales

Strategy Driven

Business users sent and received on average 121 emails a day in 2014, and this is expected to grow to 140 emails a day by 2018.

Holiday Business Book Sale: Get 30% off No Cape Needed & You Can’t Not Communicate!

leaderCommunicator

From now until January 1, 2018, my books, No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds , along with You Can’t Not Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions that Power the Fortune 100 , and its follow-up, You Can’t Not Communicate 2, are on sale for $12.59 With the holiday season upon us, why not give the gift of leadership and communications tips to a colleague, friend or your team?

New Ways to Minimize Financial Concerns that Erode Employee Performance

Strategy Driven

A 2013 Towers Watson survey found that the percentage of employers expecting voluntary benefits to be very important to their rewards strategy will jump from 21% in 2013 to 48% in 2018.

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

Another 24% of companies plan to make the transition by 2018. Is the next statement true or false? Enterprise-wide analytics is REALLY difficult. It’s difficult to set up, difficult to maintain, and difficult to determine its impact on the business. What do you think?

Top 10 Posts from 2017

Nathan Magnuson

If you’re not a subscriber yet, sign up to receive my free content in 2018 and I’ll send you my ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor as well! 6 years. That’s how long this Everyday Leadership blog has been running.

4 Ways to Manage through Turbulent Times

Marshall Goldsmith

In 2018, Marshall plans to select an additional 100 Aspiring Coaches. [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss]. In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times.

FORBES LIST OF 20 MOST MISERABLE CITIES: THE MIDWEST IS HIGHLY REPRESENTED, BUT…

Women on Business

million new small business jobs” by 2018. There is no greater demonstration of the impact that businesses have on cities and regions than what has been occurring in the Midwestern Unites States.

The Secret to Setting Yourself Up for Explosive Growth!

Marshall Goldsmith

In 2018, Marshall plans to select an additional 100 Aspiring Coaches. [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss]. Character evolves. Our circumstances change. We are constantly bombarded with opportunities to grow, be better, and develop as human beings.

What a Changing NAFTA Could Mean for Doing Business in Mexico

Harvard Business Review

Mexico’s fast-approaching July 2018 general election, of which the populist leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the current frontrunner, is further making the case for incremental investments by multinationals corporations. YOY in 2017–2018. In this case, NAFTA negotiations remain undecided beyond Mexico’s 2018 elections, but the populist surge fails to materialize in the country and the center-right PAN narrowly defeats López Obrador.

5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates.

Doing Business in a Post-Fidel Cuba

Harvard Business Review

mid-term elections in November 2018? Does the new Cuban leader , who takes over in February 2018, accelerate economic reforms? President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba in March 2016 drove excitement for businesses considering the market that the island could become. The move made it possible to imagine an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba (which remains firmly in place) and a consequently sharp improvement in Cuba’s economic conditions.

CFOs Don’t Worry Enough About Cyber Risk

Harvard Business Review

And, once the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force beginning in May 2018, data breaches could lead to fines of up to €20 million, or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year. Mitch Blunt/Getty Images. Every executive team and board of directors is asking themselves the same question in regard to their cyber risk right now: what can we do differently to avoid being the next Equifax, Yahoo!

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2 Big Opportunities for Incredible Change!

Marshall Goldsmith

The Ethiopia Experience is one of the initial projects and begins January 2018 in Addis Ababa. In addition, selections for the 2018 Coaching Grant will match pioneer Ethical Coaches to Ethiopian organizations.

America's Education Problem

Harvard Business Review

By 2018, if today's college graduation rates hold as steady as they have for decades, the U.S. As Harvard Business Review has focused this month on U.S. competitiveness , one theme has been the challenge of training the next generation of leaders.

How Do You Know Someone Will Do a Great Job?

Marshall Goldsmith

In 2018, Marshall plans to select an additional 100 Aspiring Coaches. As an executive coach, I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better.

6 Reasons to “Fire” Clients!

Marshall Goldsmith

In 2018, Marshall plans to select an additional 100 Aspiring Coaches. [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss]. Americans are passionate consumers and acquirers of things. The Los Angeles Times once reported that our homes contain an average of 300,000 items! [1]

When Should Multinationals Move Back into Venezuela?

Harvard Business Review

For example, in a downside scenario, in which Venezuela resembles Cuba, the current government could decide to cancel presidential elections slated for December 2018 indefinitely and take control over private sector activities with the aid of the military. In a slightly less pessimistic scenario, President Maduro’s government would maintain presidential elections in 2018, only to allow hand-picked candidates from its own ranks and the opposition to run for the presidency.

What’s Holding Women Back in Science and Technology Industries

Harvard Business Review

Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that SET jobs will increase by 17% between 2008 and 2018, a growth rate nearly twice that of non-SET employment. Virginia Rometty at IBM. Marillyn Hewson at Lockheed Martin. Meg Whitman at HP. Ellen Kullman at DuPont. Marissa Mayer at Yahoo.

To Make Better Decisions, Combine Datasets

Harvard Business Review

Stringer’s website observes that “These costs are projected to rise over the next four years to $782 million by FY 2018, a figure that is greater than the FY 2015 budget for the Parks Department, Department of Aging, and New York Public Library combined.”.

The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

million new jobs to be created in the SME sector by 2018 will be created by woman-owned SMEs. Women''s entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point.

How Machine Learning Can Help Identify Cyber Vulnerabilities

Harvard Business Review

billion in 2017, growing to $93 billion in 2018, all in an effort to improve overall security and education programs to prevent humans from undermining the best-laid security plans. Pedro Pestana/EyeEm/Getty Images. People are undoubtedly your company’s most valuable asset. But if you ask cybersecurity experts if they share that sentiment, most would tell you that people are your biggest liability.

How AI Will Change Strategy: A Thought Experiment

Harvard Business Review

” (Harvard Business School Press, April 2018). How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more frequently and widely, and the value of complements to prediction – like human judgment – will rise.

Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care

Harvard Business Review

For example, we had a high-performing clinic that reached the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s “ 80% by 2018 ” patient screening goal. shaunl/Getty Images. Providing health care in rural regions presents unique challenges. For some patients, the closest doctor may be a three-hour drive. Clinicians seeking an expert consult may find there’s no appropriate specialist within 100 miles.

EU Proposes 40 Percent Quota for Women on Supervisory Boards

Women on Business

State-owned companies would be required to introduce the quotas by 2018 to set an example for other firms.” NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: A European Union (EU) proposal could require that corporate boards include 40% women by 2020.The draft law is expected to be published in October and includes sanctions for companies that don’t comply, including fines, exclusion from government tenders, and a ban on public subsidies. Aoife White explains on Bloomberg Businessweek: “Some 13.7

EU Proposes 40 Percent Quota for Women on Supervisory Boards

Women on Business

State-owned companies would be required to introduce the quotas by 2018 to set an example for other firms.” NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: A European Union (EU) proposal could require that corporate boards include 40% women by 2020.The draft law is expected to be published in October and includes sanctions for companies that don’t comply, including fines, exclusion from government tenders, and a ban on public subsidies. Aoife White explains on Bloomberg Businessweek: “Some 13.7

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business Review

The owners meeting and his comments were a reaction to the anthem protests — players kneeling or raising their fists during the national anthem in protest against police shootings of black men — that have been increasing in intensity during the 2017–2018 NFL season. John Leyba/Getty Images. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

What’s Wrong with the FAA’s New Drone Rules

Harvard Business Review

According to the Consumer Electronics Association , drone shipments will increase from 250,000 units in 2014 to nearly a million by 2018.

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

Harvard Business Review

The Volkswagen leadership set a new overarching goal for the company: to become the world’s largest automaker by 2018. jennifer maravillas FOR HBR. In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich.