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How to Attract Graduates to Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, the younger demographic has a highly defined set of generational workplace preferences that may make it hard for some companies to tap into their labor. If yours is one of them, here are four things you can do to start drawing in more of that promising new talent now. Invest in Technology. It may be hard to predict exactly what jobs will be in demand in the future, but it’s a safe bet that they will involve high levels of technology.

How To Improve Your Business Productivity While Working From Home

Strategy Driven

From your children to household chores, your productivity may be suffering. If you are looking for ways to improve your business productivity, here are some helpful tips that will help you get through the day getting everything done on your to-do list. Know When To Delegate.

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Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new YouTube channel.

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.

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 Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

Educational Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Pamela Price

Survive Your Promotion

We homeschool, my next door neighbors homeschool, the family two doors down are going to start homeschooling a middle schooler. From 1999 to 2007, the number of homeschooled students increased by 74% according to the National Center for Education Statistics (2007 is the most recent data they have) and now includes about 4% of school-aged kids in the United States. Living in the epicenter of the homeschool movement, Pamela is the author of How to Work and Homeschool.

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Vacation Policy in Corporate America Is Broken

Harvard Business Review

There is a growing body of evidence about the benefits of vacation to our physical, mental, and fiscal health. New research from Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage , also shows that contrary to conventional wisdom, vacation just might be great for our career , too.

Access to Digital Technology Accelerates Global Gender Equality

Harvard Business Review

In every industry, digital technologies are transforming the status quo. Now we have evidence that they are also bringing us closer to workplace equality. Digital fluency is helping to level the playing field between men and women at work.

Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

Culture, and how to build and sustain one, is one of the toughest challenges for managers, especially in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive organizations. Here at Workday, these questions have been central to our existence from day one.

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?

How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers

Harvard Business Review

Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. This was Diane’s (not her real name) experience following her early return to work from parental leave. Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images.

How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

Harvard Business Review

Today’s great paradox is that we feel the impact of technology everywhere – in our cars, our phones, the supermarket, the doctor’s office – but not in our paychecks. The remedy, they say, lies in policies to redistribute wealth.

10 Guaranteed Ways That Can Get You Fired

Lead from Within

Nobody starts a new job hoping to be fired. The most important thing, of course, is to do good work without making trouble—but there are lots of factors that can make or break your success. If you disrespect those in charge, you shouldn’t be surprised if they ask you to leave.

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How to Negotiate Your Parental Leave

Harvard Business Review

Few people pay attention to their company's parental leave policy until they're about to become a mother or father. But once that happens, it's critical to know how much time you can take off, and with what pay. There will be limits to what you can negotiate.

Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

Why does the media always have to dredge up the Willy Lomans of the world every time the sales function is covered? Yet there’s been nothing traditional in sales for the past 15 years thanks, in part, to women making it a successful career path. When it comes to tradition, the challenge today is how to motivate the next generation to work in old-fashioned (read: unsocial as in media and societal interactions) work cultures.

8 Barriers Worth Questioning

Lead Change Blog

Do you hold on to opinions like a pit bull, even when new information suggests it’s time to rethink your position? Are you quick to say no to new ideas? Do you hold tightly to corporate policies and procedures, even when it’s clear they aren’t working well?

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QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer In Pursuit Of “Customer Delight”: Getting The Basics Right A lot of companies have the phrase “delighting our customers” in their well-crafted mission statements and quality policies. To what extent?

December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided How to Tell Someone You Don’t Trust Them Without Destroying the Relationship. The key is to not focus on trust itself, but on the behaviors causing low trust.

Boost Your Career with Social Media: Tips for the Uninitiated

Harvard Business Review

There is a lot of advice out there about keeping your online activity from hurting your career. You can use it to enhance your personal brand, establish yourself as an expert in a field, or demonstrate fluency with all things digital. The key is to be proactive about managing your activity and image. It used to be that people were deemed to be experts based on their titles, years of experience, or length of their CVs. How it works. How to start.

John Chambers: Connecting the Dots

Leading Blog

That experience has led him to write Connecting the Dots as a way to help others to learn from the key events in his life and career as they navigate business and life. Experiences early in life taught him to be calm under pressure.

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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.

To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss’s Boss

Harvard Business Review

Your relationship with your boss is critical to your success. But there’s another person who often has just as much influence over your career: your boss’s boss. How often should you interact with her? And how do you foster a connection without undermining your direct manager? Moreover, having your boss’s boss on your side gives you professional leverage, says Karen Dillon, coauthor of How Will You Measure Your Life? Principles to Remember.

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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 Be a Family-Friendly Boss

Harvard Business Review

His career has always been demanding- long hours, lots of travel, ultra-high performance standards (which he always has met or exceeded). Several years ago, when his daughter was quite young, he was considering changing employers due to the incompatibility of his work’s demands with his need to be a present father. He promised to continue to put in equivalent hours, maintain his performance, and, of course, respond to work emergencies.

How to Prepare for Maternity Leave

Harvard Business Review

It can be stressful to step out of your job for three months, no matter how happy the occasion. How can you be sure that you’ve prepared those around you for your absence? And how can you set things up so you don’t return to a complete mess? How much do you rely on others versus putting things on hold? Do you need someone to replace you? Even if there are no formal guidelines that apply to your particular situation, all is not lost.

Why Leaders Need to Think More Like Professional Gamblers

Leading Blog

O NE OF the unfortunate side effects of living in an age of accelerating technology is having to deal with increased uncertainty. When faced with uncertainty, how should leaders react? To answer that, he constructed a thought experiment.

The Future of Our Partnership With Machines

Skip Prichard

How long until the human race declines? And how many jobs will go away? One new book that thoughtfully approaches these topics of how we will work symbiotically with machines and how we can all evolve to benefit together is HUMAN/MACHINE: The Future Of Our Partnership with Machines.

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May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Art Petty submitted How Integrative Thinking Promotes Creative Problem Solving. Whether real or imagined, boldness signals to customers they are dealing with a winner.

Stuck as a Leader


At first you blame it on the company, then it may turn to blaming it on your people, and finally it seeps in ever so slowly that it may be you. You may think that there is nothing you can do about it because you have tried everything you know to get your careers moving again.

Stuck as a Leader


At first you blame it on the company, then it may turn to blaming it on your people, and finally it seeps in ever so slowly that it may be you. You may think that there is nothing you can do about it because you have tried everything you know to get your careers moving again.

AARP – The Last Membership Card You Will Ever Need!


I remember when I was at the beginning of my career and calling on AARP as a direct marketer to do their work. My wife, Chris , thought it would be quite amusing to put the direct mail on my desk, yes, including the membership card. Have you been invited to join the club yet? How do you feel about it? Technology and its role in travel 2.0

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But they are facing a critical deficit: They lack people with the know-how, experience, and confidence required to tackle “wicked problems.” The first step is to find them.

Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Hooker : Everyone knows that an organization can’t function without physical infrastructure communications, transportation, computer technology, and the rest. It consists of the social practices that allow us to relate successfully to coworkers, customers, investors, and the community at large. Building and maintaining physical infrastructure requires a certain kind of know-how, which we call engineering.

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by admin in Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth How dumb is your business? At the risk of drawing the ire of corporate elitists, I submit to you that the dumber your business is, the better off you are.

It’s Time to Make Business School Research More Relevant

Harvard Business Review

One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous and applicable to practicing managers. In an Academy of Management Journal editorial, we described two problems that contribute to this challenge. Relatedly, managers tend to hold on to long-held assumed truths that often management scholars’ studies have dispelled. Business education Personnel policies Digital Article

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Technology. Comments Policy. Perhaps you can return back to the sites homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Comments Policy. Technology. How to Handle a Seagull Manager.

My Great Leadership Discovery: The Utter Simplicity At The Heart Of Any Business

Terry Starbucker

Fortunately, late that year a dedicated field technician in Grand Junction, Colorado and my faulty memory during a morning shower in Billings, Montana were the catalysts to finally lead me to the answer, and my greatest leadership discovery. I always wanted to raise the bar.

Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you are a regular reader of this blog and feel it has added value to your growth and development as a leader I would greatly appreciate your vote. That said, you should also reach out to Kevin Eikenberry as he is currently taking nominations for next years contest.

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But My Business Is Different… | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve had a CEO tell me that certain immutable business principles just don’t apply to his/her business because, “this business is different.&# How about competing for the attention of your prospects and clients?

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Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Often this meant trying to read Mapquest directions while driving on a highway or in the dark. The biggest challenge, however, was having Mapquest dump me some strange place that was not where I wanted to go. How comforting is that? It is common this time of year to set goals.

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? Regardless of where you are in your life and your career, I can promise you one thing; you will consistently be faced with challenges and obstacles along the way. How can I make the most of this situation?

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