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How to Create a Personal Brand Strategy Statement

In the CEO Afterlife

In this post I want to help those of you who are keen to create your personal brand. To do that, you’ll need a brand strategy. To most of you the objective is to advance your career. So let’s get to it. Firstly, understand the constraints.

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How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

A great idea may not be enough to build a great business. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. to 6 p.m.,

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How to Revitalise Your Business When You’ve Hit a Slump

Strategy Driven

Even the most dynamic and driven entrepreneurs and professionals can find themselves falling into something of a professional slump at some point in their career. Many businesses end up bringing in consultants in order to inject new ideas into their company.

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Harvard Business Review

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?

How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview

Harvard Business Review

When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. And how should you ask for more help if you need it? ” John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of The Success Code , agrees.

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s hard to take the long-term view when we have to do the mundane. Learning to take the longer view is not easy. It is a way of thinking about people that applies to any organization. A problem to be solved.

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How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

Harvard Business Review

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? Ask your direct report to do the same.

Leadership Lessons On Listening, Questioning, And Moving Others To Act

Tanveer Naseer

But as organizations become more diverse and complex, and as everyone is called upon to work more independently, refining these skills has become an imperative. Schein, is a testament to the importance of asking questions in a way that enables others to feel comfortable giving honest answers.

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Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There has been no shortage of information published on the topic of Emotional IQ or what’s referred to as EQ in recent years. After all, being in touch with your emotions, as well as being in tune with the emotions of others is an important trait for any leader to possess.

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Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My experience with most executives & entrepreneurs is that they are totally committed to and focused on success. As a result, many of them tend to have a major blind-spot (translation: weakness ) when it comes to the anticipation of set-backs.

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Why would we want to institute yet another bureaucratically mandated one size fits all solution that addresses the symptom and not the problem? Why would you ever want the person in charge of corporate leadership, vision and strategy to be a lame duck right from the get go?

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Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In fact, when striving to come-up with this list I quickly came to the conclusion that while I attempted to use objective logic in making my assessments, the reality is that a list like this is mostly subjective based upon personal preference.

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A History of the Job Listing and How It Just Died [Infographic]

Kevin Eikenberry

The largest generation of people in the workforce today (millennials) has come to value different things; you can’t convey how thoughtful a team is, how inspiring a workplace is, or what a company actually stands for in a job listing alone. Careerbuilder hit the market in 1996.

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Mind the (Skills) Gap

Harvard Business Review

A bachelor's degree used to provide enough basic training to last a career. Yet today, the skills college graduates acquire during college have an expected shelf life of only five years according to extensive work we've done in conjunction with Deloitte's Shift Index.

A Process for Empathetic Product Design

Harvard Business Review

The discipline of product management is shifting from an external focus on the market, or an internal focus on technology, to an empathetic focus on people. We conducted the same form of research with recruiters, watching them speak to candidates and work through their hiring process.

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Performing market assessments. Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa. These PMs excel at reflecting on where each of these competencies contributed to the success or failure of their products and continuously adjust their approach based on customer feedback. These PMs also know when to take a breath and step away if needed, to regroup.

Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. In fact, at the risk of being controversial I’m going to take the position that perfection does not exist. link] mikemyatt Thanks for bringing your post to my attention.

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Uber-Style Talent Poaching Happens in All Industries

Harvard Business Review

How much does it cost you when your employees are chatting with recruiters from other organizations, polishing up their LinkedIn pages, or just networking with employees at rival organizations? Ambassadors “request rides from Lyft and other competitors, recruit their drivers, and take multiple precautions to avoid detection.” With millions of drivers in every major city, should Lyft and Uber really be concerned about losing a few to their competitors?

Managing Designers on Two Different Tracks

Harvard Business Review

You also have to retain, direct, and eventually promote them — something that managers from other backgrounds can find daunting. Creative professionals do fare better when they’re given flexible schedules , meaningful work, and license to fail — but then, so do the rest of us. The good news is that the curiosity-driven creatives who come out of these programs can make excellent leaders, well-suited to the kinds of collaborative teams that spur innovation.

The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

This conversation has generated a lot of interesting conversation via blog comments, emails, and face-to-face interactions at conferences and meetings and has revealed a few more insights that should factor into our evolving thinking. As IT steps up as mentor, it needs to mature as well.

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Is Your Business Biased Against Innovation?

Strategy Driven

Many people do not typically think of metrics and accounting as roadblocks to innovation, yet you call these out as potential problem areas. Many conventional metrics we use to estimate value are based on faulty assumptions. The logic of NPV is to project cash flows into the future and then discount those flows back into today’s dollars at a given cost of capital. Discovery-Driven Growth : A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity by Rita McGrath.

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Executives’ Biggest Productivity Challenges, Solved

Harvard Business Review

I recently asked him about how demands on executives — and CEOs in particular — have changed over the years, and how today’s leaders can best navigate their busy days. What are the most pressing productivity issues executives are facing today, and how can they tackle them?

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Research: Low-Status Men Hesitate to Negotiate Their Salaries

Harvard Business Review

It’s become a popular explanation for the gender-wage gap: Women are less likely than men to self-advocate for a pay raise. If we can get women to negotiate more like men, then the gap will shrink. For example, in 2015, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh launched a five-year partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to offer free salary negotiation workshops to women in the city of Boston. How to Bounce Back After a Failed Negotiation.

Trump Is About to Test Our Theory of When Leaders Actually Matter

Harvard Business Review

I will not pretend that this is an easy piece for me to write. I was absolutely certain that Hillary Clinton would not just win but win handily, and equally certain that Donald Trump, were he to be elected, would be a disaster as president, both because I disagreed with his policies and because I felt that his combination of erratic decision making and ignorance about the basics of government spelled nearly certain catastrophe. That should have made me able to foresee his victory.