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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Creating a Successful Fleet Operation Means Investing in Employees

Strategy Driven

Coconino County has enhanced its Public Works fleet operations by focusing on employee development and establishing new business practices. In addition to 18 employees operating three shops in two locations, the Division also manages two fueling sites and a Parts and Inventory Room.


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More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

Great Leadership By Dan

The continuing advancement and convergence of artificial intelligence, bio-technology, nanotechnology, virtual and augmented reality, quantum computing, and Big Data will automate millions of jobs in the United States. We are creatures of habit and operate much of the time on autopilot.

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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? Over the past 25 to 30 years, technology has been zipping along the mainframe to desktop route and the entire tech institution has been riding along with it (and profiting greatly from it). How is technology changing for you?

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

Strategy Driven

New technologies are coming online that are allowing premature babies to make it to maturity when they simply wouldn’t in the past. Anesthetists must understand how to prepare and administer sedatives in a variety of settings, including operating theatres.

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” [.].

Have you ever been through a merger/acquisition process during your career?


Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever been through a merger/acquisition process during your career? Processes, technology, products, operations, financials… those are all relatively straightforward to sort out. Business Toolkit Career Leadership Poll

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

Harvard Business

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. In an era of transformative cognitive technologies like AI and machine learning, it’s become obvious that people, practices, and systems must become nimbler too. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Talent management Technology Digital Article

Why We Aren’t Prepared for What’s Waiting Over the Horizon in 2022 and Beyond

Strategy Driven

We’re on the cusp of a transformative era where the deployment of real-time, event-driven technologies turns vast volumes of data into actionable information, leading to fundamental improvements in everything from commerce to personal security.

Technological Know-How Is a Job Requirement

Harvard Business Review

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. Studies confirm that technology skills will be crucial for future employment prospects. Be an end user: The best way to understand new technologies is to use them.

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Career Bankers Alone Can’t Solve the Financial Industry’s Problems

Harvard Business

Most think banks are part of an elite establishment that’s lost sight of the broader mission to serve customers and would prefer they operate more like nonprofits. Most of the leading financial institutions are still led by career bankers — in some cases the same people who led these institutions through the crisis. It no longer makes sense for banks to be run and operated exclusively by career bankers.

Freelancers – Why Coworking Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

Survive Your Promotion

Before the recent tremendous growth of coworking , freelancers and independent workers mainly operated out of their homes. Some focus on specific industries or interest areas such as high-tech, education technology or nonprofits. Career Inspiration Coworking Freelance Home office Hot Desking Independent Worker Imagine for a minute that you’re a freelancer (it’s not hard for those of us who live it every day).

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

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. Human Capital Leadership Management Executive Search human resources executive search CHRO Career Tips thriving Candidate Management

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Craft a Sustainable Career

Harvard Business Review

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. For a taste of what is usually associated with the word career, check out the Urban Dictionary''s definition , which characterizes a career as "an affliction whose symptoms are loss of life & liberty, general purpose misery, and resentment towards those who are unaffected" and "a euphemism for ''professional labor camp.''". Economic stagnation and unequal access to opportunity keep a sustainable career out of reach of many.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

A career is all about devoting resources to amplifying talents and abilities, with relevancy toward a viable end result. Business evolution is an amalgamation of thoughts, technologies, approaches and commitment of the people, asking such insightful questions as: What would you like for you and your organization to become? Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision? The same analogies apply to personal lives, careers and Body of Work.

The USPS Lesson

Women on Business

The one thing that has stuck out as the most missed element of the situation is the slow response of the post office to technological advances. Now the post office is playing catch up and in the world of technology that means you are already too far behind to play. The post office has operational problems, outdated processes and rigid employment contracts. The post office is nearly bankrupt, the cost cutting is not working.

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Get Ready For The Summer Tsunami.

Rich Gee Group

Figure out what permanent changes will impact your management, leadership, and staff operations. What technologies are changing the landscape? This is the first step in changing your career, business, and life forever We've been in a global lockdown for over a year.

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Business Is Bad? Yes. It’s YOU.

Rich Gee Group

And to top it off, they have no technical experience to operate their own machines. Stop hiding behind the old and antiquated belief ‘you’re above all that mundane stuff’ — you’re too important/elevated to have to know/understand your own technology. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Quotations Social Media Ways & Tips Business Business Cards Excuses Laptop Presentation Rocket Science Website

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

Sponsored by DXC Technology. This approach lets organizations aggregate best-of-breed technologies to develop cost-effective solutions that advance their goals. With data analytics provided by Microsoft Azure and an informational infrastructure developed collaboratively by Industrial Scientific and Cisco, operators now have a dashboard to remotely monitor the people, equipment, and air quality in the mine in real time. They Focus on the Business Challenge, Not the Technology.

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Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Operations are sound, professional and productive. You employ state-of-the-art technology and are in the vanguard of your industry. You offer a promising career and future for people with ideas and talent. Learn to pace and be in the chosen career for the long-run. Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof.

The Mood Elevator

Lead Change Blog

How well we do it impacts our relationships, our personal effectiveness, our career, and our experience of life. Larry Senn, father of corporate culture and author of The Mood Elevator , provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement.

The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

The wise employee has the building of knowledge a part of their career path… sharing with others what we most recently and most effectively learn. The irony is that its principal corporate contributor (Eastman Kodak) fell by the wayside, a victim of changing technologies.

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. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

These Human Resource leaders represent the top 25 human resources leaders shaping careers, culture, and talent at the world’s most innovative people driven companies. Remember, it’s the people and culture who enable technology and marketing success – not the other way around. ?.

Traits for Uncommon Success

Coaching Tip

Within a decade, despite not having seen a computer until age 17, she was designing and launching satellites into deep space with a NASA project, heading up a satellite communications team for Boeing, and pioneering digital cinema technology for LucasFilms that redefined the distribution method for major motion pictures. When you operate in that space, you''ve found what you''re here to do.

Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career

Harvard Business Review

The great thing about careers in the 21 st century is that you get to decide what you want to do. Managing your career requires coping with ambiguity and uncertainty and learning some basic navigation skills. After years of research and coaching people on career transitions, here’s what I recommend: Follow your energy and interest. Energy and interest are to your career path what the North Star is to celestial navigators.

What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

Leading Blog

He knew the economics of his business and was able convert his skills into practical technology and process solutions. As a result, Tommy was able to step back and let his team sort out operational problems without his involvement.

Speak Your Truth So That Others Can Hear It

Leading Blog

Since founding Co-Creation Partners in 2010, he has designed and led programs and workshops for private, public, and social-sector clients across multiple industries, including financial services, basic materials, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology.

The Benefits of a Chief Transformation Officer for Growth

N2Growth Blog

Vrio Corp has been committed to following market trends and increasing its value proposition through transformation: investing in technology and content aligned with the consumers’ habits, emphasizing the next generation. Step 4: Operations alignment.

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Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Harvard Business Review

For example, some may not need to focus on confidentiality if the topics discussed aren’t personal, or referral fees may be encouraged as a part of the group’s operating model. Anderson has benefited professionally from the group in many ways, from learning about new technologies that improve her business to staying abreast of industry trends. Collaboration Career planning Article

4 Strategies To Overcome the Executive Hiring Challenges of Today

N2Growth Blog

Many corporate HR teams are operating in a legacy model, bogged down with hiring downstream talent and struggling to quickly and efficiently source top-shelf talent. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that wage caps doubled for corporate and technology workers.

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. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Look in the mirror and own your natural-born strengths and fix any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies. The author will inspire readers to examine the effectiveness of their current strategies, using the model that has served him in his distinguished career.

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Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

Matt Sweetwood, branding expert, defines personal branding as: " Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands -- the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others about an individual." Unlike a business, your personal brand doesn't have hours of operation, it simply is 24/7/365. John Purkiss ​"I help people to transform their businesses, their careers and their lives."

3 Keys to Engaging Young Professionals

Lead Change Blog

Where past generations tended to pursue career options for more practical reasons (e.g., One study by Cigna even went so far as to call loneliness an epidemic—despite young professionals being the most technologically connected generation in history.

Improving Leadership Bench Strength

N2Growth Blog

When the business environment in which leaders and organizations must operate has changed considerably. With exponential technologies, multi-Generations at the workplace, new off-industry competitors challenging incumbents, the Covid-19 New Reality….

Being a Self-Aware Leader: Tasha Eurich


Because only when you operate from strengths can you achieve true excellence.” – Peter Drucker, Managing Oneself. Technology and Being Human : Arianna Huffington.

IT infrastructure jobs that will command the highest salaries in 2022

Strategy Driven

To be good in the role, you should be knowledgeable about all applicable networking technologies, including firewalls, cryptographic tunneling and routing. If you take a Network engineering job , you will need to stay up-to-date with the latest technology.

Change Your Habits

Great Leadership By Dan

A few years ago a printing plant client installed a new $20M high-technology press which could deliver speeds of 50,000 impressions an hour. Strategic Clarity – leaders must constantly assess how well their organization’s strategy is understood across operations staff.

Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans

Harvard Business

For Tesla, adding more human labor to the mix means extending traditional jobs with additional responsibilities that would help ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Alien Dreadnought. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Moreover, it’s not just technology-related jobs that are being reimagined with AI. Technology Career planning Analytics Digital ArticleYagi Studio/Getty Images.

How To Maintain Business Relevance In A Changing Market

Strategy Driven

A product and service improvement operation is in order if you experience low product demands and sales, increased production costs, and changes in regulations and laws. Likewise, appreciate their hard work and create career growth and development opportunities.

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Lead from Within

Keep current on technology and social media platforms so you can push your organization to the next level. Leading others to do great things is part of setting goals, expanding your company, and running a successful operation. Lead From Within Business Career Inc. Over the next 90 days, you can build not only your business but also your personal leadership beyond what you may have thought possible.

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

Harvard Business Review

As a group, we saw the need to fully embrace technology in a way that would easily allow skilled volunteers to transfer their knowledge to our partners in Africa. PFS volunteers were able to provide Nyirefami with the technical expertise needed to install a quality control lab, and improve washing and pre-drying operations. But I believe the role General Mills is playing is exactly the role we can play best: lending our technological expertise. Embrace technology.