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How to Evaluate Whether You Made an Effective Career Decision

Lead Change Blog

Tom made a major career decision 3 months ago: he decided to leave his position as chief information officer at a large manufacturing firm to become an entrepreneur and start a company to provide software that helps manufacturers improve the quality of their manufacturing process. He made his choice after talking to his friend Dave, who left his chief technology officer position in a high-profile manufacturing company to become an entrepreneur six months ago.

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? I use my iPhone and look forward to the iPad2. How To Make Wonderful Mistakes.

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Who Knew There Were So Many Financially-Rewarding Nursing Careers?

Strategy Driven

But getting to that point is by no means easy. And they develop specialisms to rival those of any fully-trained physician. The opportunities to help people who have psychiatric disorders, for instance, are considerable.

Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. To become a CEO of your own destiny.

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How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

Career Development: Climb That Ladder in 8 Steps

Strategy Driven

It used to be that there were certain industries you could rely upon to be easy to break into. You need to be the best at what you do to get the job you want. Not only that, you need to stay ahead of innovative ways of working.

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Unless you are a very large enterprise it is unlikely that you have the time, money, staffing, or external professional relationships to execute a brand management strategy such as the one outlined above. Solid advice that anyone interested in marketing and branding should pay attention to.

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How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch.

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How To Grow Your Business In A Competitive Industry

Strategy Driven

The business world is one which is highly competitive, which means that a company must always be looking for ways to grown order to stay ahead of the competition. One of the most obvious ways to grow a business is to expand into new areas. How to guides.

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. As I stated above, having an underexposed brand, or what I like to refer to as having a brand in stealth mode, means that you really don’t have much of a brand.

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. I started my career in executive search right out of college over 13 years ago, so recruiting is work that I’ve always done and always loved. While in the second year of my profession the great recession hit and had a significant impact on my area of expertise including venture capital, and private equity-backed technology companies.

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Technological Know-How Is a Job Requirement

Harvard Business Review

As the internet has grown from 70 million users in 1997 to 2.2 billion , entrepreneurial companies with technology at their core have disrupted entire industries and threatened or eliminated incumbents. A 2011 IBM study of over 3,000 CIOs revealed that CIO-CEO alignment is stronger than ever, with traditional companies aggressively investing in technology innovation. The New York Times and other traditional publishers are launching digital products tailored to the mobile web.

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The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Unleashed : The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder.

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3 Keys to Engaging Young Professionals

Lead Change Blog

How would you describe the young professionals in your organization? How are their needs and desires different than the seasoned veterans on your team? The answer lies in your ability to engage them in three meaningful ways. Connection to Purpose. Connection to Each Other.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. Wanting something that encouraged more-frequent conversations between associates and partners, the senior lawyer read about what companies like Adobe were doing, and then asked his firm to help him create a new approach. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations.

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Business Is Bad? Yes. It’s YOU.

Rich Gee Group

Once a month, I go to an incredible meeting of 100+ successful executives who get together to talk business. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch. And to top it off, they have no technical experience to operate their own machines.

The Mood Elevator

Lead Change Blog

How well we do it impacts our relationships, our personal effectiveness, our career, and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted—but what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top? Larry Senn, father of corporate culture and author of The Mood Elevator , provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement. We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day.

3 Ways to Break Out of a Zero-Sum Game of Growth with Your Competitors

Leading Blog

How true disruptors use innovation, including digital, to grow the market and create new business models. Many digitally native startups seem to find a third way - a digitally enabled non-disruptive creative growth.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. I watch them to experience the magical energy of live performances. This is not meant to suggest putting off sequential steps and daily tasks. Get Your ‘to do lists’ in order.

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Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Harvard Business Review

Getting to the top of your field is a challenge, but it’s easier with the support of a strong peer network. Here’s how she structured her groups to be a positive force in their members’ lives for more than two decades. Collaboration Career planning Article

How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

The biggest problem with our business in our society, in a capsule sentence: People with one set of experiences, values, wants and perceptions make mis-targeted attempts to communicate with others in trying to get what they want and need. Yet, we often fail to see it coming.

Why and How to Build an In-House Consulting Team

Harvard Business Review

Today, many high-profile companies— Cisco , Google , IBM , Samsung , Siemens , Disney , Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank , to name a few—contain such roving consulting groups to help solve the most critical strategy and operations problems throughout the business. Here’s what we’ve learned about how to establish a successful internal consulting group. But the key was knowing when to stop growing.

How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa

Harvard Business Review

If you knew how to help feed the hungry — would you? Most of us would, but often we just don't know how. So, it was difficult at first to see how General Mills, half a world away in North America, could play a meaningful role in addressing hunger in Africa.

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Have You Earned the Right to Lead? Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them)

Strategy Driven

Often, and unfortunately, their employees beg to differ. Oh, they don’t say it directly, not to the boss’s face, anyway. Unusually Excellent explains why your employees may not see you as a leader…and what you can do to change their hearts and minds.

What’s the Secret to Strong Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

However, over time, I started to see patterns emerge- patterns of behavior. Great leaders operate using similar principles to guide their actions. Connection provides the spark that gets others to willingly follow your lead.

How to Succeed in Business by Bundling – and Unbundling

Harvard Business Review

Now, digital-education upstarts are trying to unbundle the university. Yes, digital technology enables a lot of unbundling. Well, maybe because there are “only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is unbundle.” It’s a line that venture capitalist and Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen has trotted out a few times lately, attributing it to his former colleague Jim Barksdale. And said, “We’ve got an airplane to catch.”

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery” to its branches late in life. None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company).

Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

While many equate strong personal branding only to powerful leadership, there's a lot more that goes into crafting a personal brand statement. In business, your personal brand needs to leave a lasting impression or you risk being ignored. What type of impact do you want to make?

How to Reduce Primary Care Doctors’ Workloads While Improving Care

Harvard Business Review

There is still a need for accountants and face-to-face meetings, but typically accountants now require such visits for only the more complicated cases that can’t be managed with software or a call. Health care has proved resistant to a similar transition, although everyone would benefit. While some aspects of care clearly require doctor and patient to be in the same place at the same time, many demonstrably don’t. Barriers to Transformation.

Motivating and Rewarding Your Global Workforce

Chart Your Course

Here are three steps to help you effectively build, manage and motivate a cohesive, efficient global business team. When crafting job descriptions, it’s important to keep your company culture in mind and seek suitable soft and hard skill sets. 20 Ways to Reward and Recognize Employees.

From the Rubble of Dreams: Resilience to Be Reborn

Lead Change Blog

At 5:50 AM on Feb 2, 2020, flames leapt from the 26,000 square foot building of a non-profit that provided training and work attire to over 105,000 job seekers in Orange County, CA, in their first 30 years. Yet while all physical assets had turned to cinders, founder and CEO Jerri Rosen was devastated but determined. “We My brothers and I volunteered to sort clothes hanging on racks. Others went to work locating office supplies and computers.

Why Accountability Is So Muddled, and How to Un-Muddle It

Harvard Business Review

As such, organizations spend enormous amounts of time and energy defining jobs, roles, and goals — and then figure out who to reward or punish when things go well or poorly. Finally, the third and most significant reason for fuzzy accountability is that people work hard to avoid it.

How to Build a Strong Relationship with a New Boss

Harvard Business Review

Your boss has decided to move on, and someone else is taking his place. How should you establish a positive, productive working relationship with your new manager? How do you get to know them without seeming like a kiss-up? And what’s your role in getting them up to speed on the job? It’s important to start off on the right foot with your new boss. And it’s on you to make sure those first impressions are positive.

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

Harvard Business Review

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea , your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? “Very few parents say they want their kids to grow up to be a salesperson,” he says. “Many of them tell me that sales is something they never want to do in their careers.”

How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin

Harvard Business Review

At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be. Of those who do, about half have to fundamentally redefine at least a part of their core business in order to save themselves. At first, the causes of free fall appear to be external: a global financial crisis, a banking system collapse, government deregulation, or, more common, a new business model or technology harnessed by a nimble insurgent competitor.

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How to Lead During a Data Breach

Harvard Business Review

Now six years later, an actual event has occurred that is eerily similar to that fictional scenario: a trusted retailer’s point-of-sale system security was breached and a large amount of customer data may be compromised. The breach is reported to have started just before Thanksgiving and continued until December 15 – right in the heart of the most important selling season of the year. The investigation by law enforcement officials will determine who is to blame.

Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Further, some of the world’s biggest companies are family-owned—News Corp, Samsung, Tata Group, and Walmart to name but a few—and more than a third of Fortune 500 companies are family-owned. How to Fix the Problems.

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Right Leadership, Right Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Then in the late ‘90s, early 2000s, we had the tech bubble, and the old business model began to come apart. A pendulum tends to swing too far at first, and pretty soon we were in the second Wild, Wild West. In my long career, 45 years of it as a CEO, I’ve lived that change.

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Lead from Within

Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be–in your business and in life. Learn to recognize your strengths and work on your weaknesses. As a leader is it important to have a personal sense of mission crafted into something you can reflect on daily and measure your performance against. It’s your job to always get from where you are to where you need to be, and it’s your goals that are your roadmap for success.

January 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Mary summarizes: “As leaders, when we are connected to our noble intentions to support what employees are capable of, even their capacity for trying, we elevate the often-avoided task of offering feedback. Are you listening to the upper register?

November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Maybe it’s not your fault, but it is your problem to figure out how to navigate into a more appealing work situation. Unlimited provided A Simple Suggestion to Reduce Your Email. Bernd Geropp shared How To Give Feedback.