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Dear Dan: My Direct Report Leaves Me Out of the Loop

Leadership Freak

This is a "Dear Dan" post. What suggestions do you have for a manager who feels out of the loop. She has a direct report that goes over her head. I offer a 7-step plan. What are your thoughts?

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7 Effective Ways To Improve a Cross-Functional Team

Lead from Within

Cross-functional teams are essential in today’s multifaceted business environment. They bring a blending varied of expertise to spark innovation and address complex challenges. Yet, the task of guiding these teams to work in harmony is not without its hurdles, as differences in background and departmental objectives can complicate collaboration. Harvard research reveals that about 75% of cross-functional teams tend to underperform, often due to a clash of interests and conflicting loyalties amon

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Six Business And Leadership Principles From Payam Zamani

Eric Jacobson

At age 16, Payman Zamani fled Iran and made his way to America as a refugee. At 28, he secured a billion-dollar IPO. Today, he is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and business leader. In his new book , Crossing the Desert: The Power Of Embracing Life's Difficult Journeys , Zamani tells his harrowing journey and gives readers an intimate look at how the paths we choose, the values we embrace, and the systems we decide to participate in (or not) can make or break us, not only financi

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Your Data Isn’t Lost Forever: A Guide to Data Recovery Services

Women on Business

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Leadership Communication: 6 Skills That the Best Leaders Apply

leaderCommunicator

The best leaders are exceptional communicators. That’s always been true and even more critical now, at a time when employees and other stakeholders are bombarded with information and often look to their leaders for what’s most important. Leaders who earn the trust and support of their team get there because they believe in the power of great communication in all forms – speeches and presentations, team meetings, one-on-one check-ins, town halls, and written communication.

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Your Data Isn’t Lost Forever: A Guide to Data Recovery Services

Women on Business

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Riding the Intelligence Tsunami: A Fosbury Flop for Your Workplace

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creative individuals in your organizations operating with clear standards and accountability can use advancing AI technology to innovate and supercharge productivity. Today’s guest post is b y John Warner, author of The Intelligence Tsunami: Get Off the Beach, Ride the Wave, or Get Washed Away. As early as the 1906 Olympics, high jumpers knew that the “flop” technique allowed them to jump higher with their backs arched and their heads first over the bar.

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Family Businesses Thrive Under Female Leaders

The Horizons Tracker

Family businesses make up over 70 percent of the global GDP, and surveys reveal a noteworthy trend toward female leadership in these enterprises. Approximately 55 percent of them have at least one woman on their board, and an even more significant 70 percent are contemplating a woman for their next CEO. While many experts attribute this gender parity in family businesses to a focus on long-term strategies or family values, a study from the Universidad de Extremadura in Spain proposes a different

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Building Team Bonds in the New Remote Work Era: The Critical Challenge for Modern Workplaces

CEO Insider

The shift to remote work, accelerated by recent global events, has profoundly reshaped team dynamics and employee engagement. This transformation poses significant challenges in preserving the informal, spontaneous interactions that are vital for team spirit and cohesion. The Isolation of Remote Work and Its Impact on Team Dynamics A study by PLOS highlights a critical […] The post Building Team Bonds in the New Remote Work Era: The Critical Challenge for Modern Workplaces appeared first

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The Right Kind Of Training Can Improve The Bond Between Gig Workers And The Platform

The Horizons Tracker

Training programs that focus on general skills for individuals employed through flexible arrangements can enhance the relationship between the company and the worker, proving advantageous for both parties. However, for this mutual benefit to occur, it is essential for these programs to receive robust support from both managers and workers. A study conducted by Western University revealed that the framing of training programs using relational terms is crucial.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Reconsidering the Impact of Systems

Deming Institute

In this guest post, Dr. Doug Stilwell explores a transformative encounter with a student on the dual nature of systems, and how his thinking shifted.

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Researchers Argue AI Can Help Better Serve The Underservered

The Horizons Tracker

Artificial intelligence has become like a handy Swiss Army knife for businesses—great for boosting sales, improving efficiency, and connecting with customers. But new research from Texas McCombs looks at another way AI can be a force for good in society. It can help businesses serve people who face challenges in accessing and controlling important resources, like those with limited options in the marketplace. “AI is widely recognized for its operational and financial benefits, but it also

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Redefining Coaching and Management

CEO Insider

As CEO, so the adage goes, you have two jobs—hiring the right people and making sure you don’t run out of money. In this increasingly turbulent world, providing the leadership that sets the tone for the rest of the company is also critical if it’s to stay the course. Yet so many CEOs tend to […] The post Redefining Coaching and Management appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Making the Time to Build Your Side Hustle

Harvard Business Review

Fifty percent of Gen Zs want to ditch the corporate world to become their own boss. However, this can be challenging when you lack the funds and flexibility to leave your day job. As a result, many ambitious young people begin by balancing full-time work with a side hustle — but managing both commitments can be challenging. You might feel drained after work or find it difficult to be consistent.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Richmond’s Top CEOs Saw Pay Rises in 2023

CEO Insider

CEOs of Richmond’s largest publicly traded companies generally enjoyed pay increases in 2023, according to a BizSense analysis of recently filed proxy statements. Most of the top executives at the 22 biggest firms in the region saw their total compensation rise, with an average increase of 14% from 2022 to 2023. However, the average compensation […] The post Richmond’s Top CEOs Saw Pay Rises in 2023 appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Hybrid Work Has Changed Meetings Forever

Harvard Business Review

More than four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, what do we know about how meetings have (or haven’t) gotten back to “normal,” particularly amid calls back to the office? An analysis of 40 million virtual meetings from 11 organizations suggests that some habits, like using virtual meeting options even when in the office, are sticking. Further, data shows that meeting participation and camera usage correlates with retention.

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Elon Musk’s Compensation Sets Unprecedented Record Compared to Other CEOs and Tesla Employees

CEO Insider

The median pay package for a U.S. CEO last year was nearly 200 times the salary of a typical employee at their company, yet Elon Musk’s Tesla compensation far exceeds even these figures. On Thursday, Tesla shareholders voted to reinstate Musk’s 10-year pay plan, valued at $44.9 billion in April. This plan, which is entirely […] The post Elon Musk’s Compensation Sets Unprecedented Record Compared to Other CEOs and Tesla Employees appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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How Retailers Became Ad Platforms

Harvard Business Review

Major retailers are today, most notably Amazon, are creating and operating their own advertising platforms — and they’re making millions doing it. McKinsey estimates that by 2026, retail media will add $1.3 trillion to enterprise values in the U.S. alone, with profit margins between 50% and 70%. In this article, the authors introduce readers to the main kinds of retail media, discuss three strategic challenges that they present, and provide guidance for effectively managing those challenges.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Authenticity in All Things—Exploring LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Businesses

HR Digest

We’re squarely in the middle of Pride month and we’ve seen LGBTQ+ inclusion in business marketing campaigns take on a more downplayed approach this year. Instead of the vast, colorful, month-long advertising campaigns we’ve seen over the last few years, things have been more understated due to societal pressures and the complexity of determining the most effective ways to show support for Pride Month.

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How to Manage: Selling Your Ideas to Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Don’t let the opportunity you’ve identified come to nothing.