Fri.Dec 14, 2018

The Best Leadership Books of 2018

Leading Blog

The Mind of the Leader : How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018) The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution to solve the leadership crisis.

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There’s Still Luck

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you stumble upon the right thing. There’s a phrase a lot of people like to toss around. I’ve even tossed around the phrase. That phrase is: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This phrase on luck is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca. While I agree with this phrase for the most part, I’m beginning to think it’s not only […] The post There’s Still Luck appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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10 Advantages of Using OCR in Business

Lead Change Blog

With OCR processing , businesses can achieve operational objectives and ensure they render excellent services to customers. Increased accuracy and data utility add value to information, ensuring organisations make better decisions. For customer-based businesses, ensuring customer satisfaction encourages customer retention. OCR is an excellent application that should be included in an organisation’s marketing strategy, as it has significant ROI.

Working In The Oil Industry: Finding Jobs

Strategy Driven

Finding a job in the current day and age is a lot more difficult than it ever has been before. Ever since the recession occurred, employment has been on shaky ground. The jobs on offer are scarce, yet there is a huge supply of individuals seeking work. The issue that has arisen is evident.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

3 Questions to a Decision When Things are Uncertain

Leadership Freak

Ambiguity is always present in a world filled with people, change, and opportunity. Only the dead are certain. In praise of imperfect decisions: Clarity and confidence develop as you go, not before you… Continue reading → Decisions Growth Leadership Development

Turning Your Back On Paper In The World Of Business

Strategy Driven

People have been aware of the issues which come with using paper for a long time. Unable to keep water out, protect from the elements, or fight off any large animals, the materials used in the modern world aren’t always designed to do a job well.

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How to Create a Front Office that Everyone will Love

Strategy Driven

The reception of the office is one place that the management should never ignore. It should be a combination of form and function. The reception area must be able to create a positive first impression and make guests satisfied when they leave. How is this possible?

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Weekly Round-Up: 15 Internal Comms Tools for 2019, Ensure Your Leadership Message Sticks, Make Dialogue Thrive In Your Organization, How to Keep Your Leadership Fresh & Powerful


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Top 15 Internal Communication Tools You Need for 2019 By SnapComms ( @ snapcomms ) “So you need to improve your organization’s internal communications? Great. And you’ve got a plan for how to do it?

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Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business Review

Yagi Studio/Getty Images. For startups, 2009 was a good year. More than 20 companies launched at that time , including Uber, Slack, Pinterest, and Blue Apron, eventually achieved $1 billion-plus valuations.

How to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Underperforming

Harvard Business Review

Tim Macpherson/Getty Images. It’s normal to underperform on occasion. After all, everyone has an off quarter — or even an off year — from time to time. But don’t just sit back and wait for that painful performance review.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Building a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Without Alienating Your Distributors

Harvard Business Review

Three Images/Getty Images. Companies increasingly use digital technologies to circumvent distributors and enter into direct relationships with their end-users. These relationships can create efficient new sales channels and powerful feedback mechanisms or unlock entirely new business models.

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Stopping Data Breaches Will Require Help from Governments

Harvard Business Review

Martin Child/Getty Images. Not a month goes by without a major corporation suffering a cyber attack. Often state-sponsored, these breaches are insidious, difficult to detect, and may implicate personal information relating to millions of individuals.

Study: When Leaders Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees

Harvard Business Review

thatsval/Getty Images. When it comes to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, employees demand leadership accountability. Consider the recent Google walkout , which employees staged to protest the lofty exit packages paid to men accused of misconduct.