'Tis the Season for (Product) Camping

Lead on Purpose

Are you taking advantage of the many Product Camps or “Un-Conferences” offered this year? Product camps are a great place for product management professionals and leaders to step away from the day-to-day and engage in a day of learning and networking.

3 Reasons You Should Listen to Those Pesky Millennials

Lead Change Blog

Work Ethic. “I I nodded and she continued: “What about their work ethic? Sitting at your desk doesn’t relate directly to productivity. In many cases it actually means you’re less productive. Why shouldn’t they travel and invest in their relational health?

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Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business Review

And socially focused companies like Toms, which appeal to consumers with their “buy one, give one” promise, also praise consumers’ purchasing behavior with their altruistic tag (e.g., “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need”). For example, seeing that Starbucks cup might make consumers care more about products made from recycled materials. Ethics Marketing Customers Digital Article

Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

It was at that moment I realized the real power of one of Starbucks key business drivers, if not their most critical business driver – Starbucks sells products that cater to peoples addictive tendencies. What about companies in the luxury products sector?

Communicating with customers

Lead on Purpose

Travel budgets are typically flush with cash, optimism abounds and your desire to discuss company direction is high. A lot of suppliers are spending time internally focused, curtailing travel expenses.

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Why I Love Starbucks.

Rich Gee Group

A new product or service is introduced. I’m regularly on the road to travel, meet new people, network, and bump into friends and colleagues. Their products are consistent from store to store, so I always get my Venti Zen Green Tea (with only one teabag) for $2.07 (a deal).

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Guest Post: Market Sensing is not Crop Dusting

Lead on Purpose

Jim’s passion is enabling product marketing teams. With a lifetime of experience, he has a fresh and unique perspective in guiding and managing product teams and has a knack for sensing markets, synthesizing ideas and turning them into reality.

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace. Muda is waste and Kaizen is the process of reducing that waste made most famous by Toyota’s Production System.

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4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. One needs to know how to negotiate with vendors, sell to customers, and lead productive teamwork across regions – often in multiple countries at the same time.

Three reasons pms need an iphone

Lead on Purpose

In only a few short weeks I have come to depend on its functionality for my work in product management and product marketing. I have come up with the following three key functionalities that make the iPhone imperative to the work product managers and product-marketing managers do every day: Camera: PMs often have ‘white-board’ conversations with development and other groups where they map out requirements and other valuable information.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist.

10 Gifts For You To Succeed In 2011.

Rich Gee Group

I commute every day on I-95, the most travelled highway in Connecticut. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

It’s a provider that a customer or client favors in the purchase of a product or service versus its competition. Effective leaders set the right tone at the top, which becomes the organization’s ethical standards. Trust is built on honesty, ethics and integrity. Be You.

Are You Late, Again? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

I buffer adequate amounts of travel time between appointments. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Motivate with a Memorable “Vision Phrase” that Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

Examples include healthcare services, food and beverage products, lawn care, construction, clothing, lodging, entertainment and travel services, utilities and police protection. Our vision at E Pluribus Partners is “unlocking productivity and innovation for good.”.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Ideas about How to Take a Break

Let's Grow Leaders

Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about productivity-enhancing workspaces. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Eileen McDargh of The Energizer reminds us that the American work ethic may not be ethical.

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5 Mistakes You Make With Business Cards. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

It can tell you a lot about that person and give you speaking trajectories to ask more questions — “I see you have an office in Hong Kong, do you travel there often?&# “I see that your company is a subsidiary of Pixar, what is it like to work with them?&#

6 Ways Green Businesses Make a Difference

Women on Business

Green is here to stay , and if you want your business to succeed in the 21st century, I believe that you must take steps to encourage your company to become more socially responsible, more ethical, more sustainably-minded (measurably so), and more focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Green and eco-friendly businesses take advantage of recycled primary resource material to create their products.

Want To Be Successful? This Is What You Do.

Rich Gee Group

Standing up and speaking on a topic commands respect — for you and your product. You can guide them to other products you offer. And most of the speakers’ circuits don’t pay you a penny, nor do they pick up travel expenses.

See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Additionally, they must be able to forecast the future demands of the customers and clients to create products and services. Emphasize ethical values. Travel to different places and meet new people as it enables you to integrate different experiences to develop a broad mindset. Guest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture.

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The May, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

I once heard Tom Peters saying that if you are a business traveler, you learn the most not from the corporate executives but from the cab drivers. How can we help leaders deal with complexity and respond to it with ethical behavior?

Why Networking Is Dead – Part Two.

Rich Gee Group

You connect with people in a mutually productive and pleasurable way. You plant the seed of your capabilities, service, or product but you don’t overtly go for the kill. Bi-plane - Do you travel for business? How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

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How To Say No.

Rich Gee Group

Say ‘Yes’, but change their request around so it better suits you and the direction you’re traveling in. It’s hard when we run into those who try to manufacture their own ethics and then press them on their colleagues.

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Walking into these organizations is often like traveling back in time 20 years. Reward talent, innovation, loyalty, attitude, creativity, work ethic, contribution, and leadership ability…not tenure.

Employee Recognition Ideas

Chart Your Course

When your customer service team loses their drive, it’s detrimental to productivity, profits and personnel. Join us for this 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover: Strategies to Boost Morale and Work Ethic Among the Front-Line Staff. Our live web based DISC training program is a popular choice for those who would prefer to avoid travel and enjoy the convenience of a webinar format. Employee Recognition Ideas Drive Motivation and Job Satisfaction.

The Man Who Is Changing The World.

Rich Gee Group

I am far from discouraged, I just find it amazing that the farther I travel away from the ‘safe-city-life/ or the secure 9-5 company trak’ – the deeper and darker the jungle becomes. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

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Employee Recognition Ideas

Chart Your Course

When your customer service team loses their drive, it’s detrimental to productivity, profits and personnel. Join us for this 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover: Strategies to Boost Morale and Work Ethic Among the Front-Line Staff. Our live web based DISC training program is a popular choice for those who would prefer to avoid travel and enjoy the convenience of a webinar format. Employee Recognition Ideas Drive Motivation and Job Satisfaction.

CEOs Face Off Against Trump (or Not)

Harvard Business Review

Within hours of President Trump ordering a 90-day halt on travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries, CEOs — primarily in the tech industry — began criticizing the new president. ” In the reactions to the travel ban, Toffel sees nuance in exactly how CEOs are voicing their disapproval of the policy. A Twitter user misinterpreted the tweet as a move against taxi drivers, who’d briefly stopped service to protest the travel ban.

How Unethical Behavior Becomes Habit

Harvard Business Review

Many of the biggest business scandals of recent years — including the News of the World phone hacking scandal, billions in rogue trading losses at UBS, and the collapse of Enron — have followed a similar pattern: The ethical behavior of those involved eroded over time. billing their employers for personal travel expenses) that they initially would not have considered. Ethics Managing people Managing yourself

Your Place in the World of Things

CO2

What is equally amazing is that is where much of the stuff is made too (so if their is pollution or a stretch in ethics of how something is made we might be able to turn a blind eye)! Read about what Starbucks is doing to recycle their coffee grounds, paper cups and other waste by product.

Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Mills Scofield

Weddings are a $50 billion industry in the US and green weddings are growing rapidly (about half of all brides choose at least one “eco” product or service at their wedding) but there are few options for eco or socially-responsible wedding dresses.

Fashion Friends Make a Fresh Start :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Both Katie and I had, and still have, a great love for travel, and in our travels we had developed an appreciation of the brands of both established and emerging designers from around the world.

John Wooden: What the Obituaries Missed

Michael Lee Stallard

In the summer of 2003, the ninety-two year-old Wooden traveled to the White House, where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

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Why Tesco’s Strengths Are No Longer Good Enough

Harvard Business Review

It provides consumers with a viable, lower cost alternative to the manufacturer branded products. Why travel to a supermarket for the monthly big shop if you can buy it online and have it delivered? Ethics Global business Retail

June Leadership Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

posted at Utpal Writes where he shares a great story about a leader beyond his title who chose the road less traveled by assuming responsibility and making a difference. Charles Chua C K presents 10 Instant Productive Working Habits posted at All About Living with Life.

Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

Great leaders often align their leadership values with personal beliefs and ethics of their own. A strong personal brand is so much more than a memorable name or product. Now, he receives more than five-million hits a year and travels the world for speaking engagements.

Tech Companies Should Speak Up for Refugees, Not Only High-Skilled Immigrants

Harvard Business Review

The Trump administration’s latest travel ban is back in U.S. Any multinational company with a diverse workforce would be concerned about limits to international hiring and employee travel. Tech companies did not intend for their tools to facilitate one of the largest mass movements of refugees in history, but they have a responsibility to look out for the safety and security of the vulnerable consumers using their products.

Win 2 Tickets to Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and.

Women on Business

Enter to Win a Collection of Nutritional Products from Agro Labs Agro Labs has been kind enough to offer a great.

A Penny for Your Privacy?

Harvard Business Review

We sell our privacy in the same way to online pharmacies, giving them details of everything from our cosmetics preferences to the current state of our health and on-going medical conditions in exchange for convenient reminders to refill prescriptions and product recommendations specifically tailored to our health concerns. Ethics Social mediaWe've become a society used to the idea of giving up some amount of privacy in exchange for a service or discount.

A Penny for Your Privacy?

Harvard Business Review

Whether we're consulting it or not, the app is tracking our travel preferences, travel patterns, quite possibly our religious affiliation through our meal choice, and even our present location. Ethics Social media

What U2 and the US Navy Have in Common: Connecting with Core Employees

Michael Lee Stallard

These sobering statistics represent a drain on productivity that leaders can no longer afford to ignore. Research from the Corporate Executive Board shows that engaged employees are 20 percent more productive than the average employee.

The Values Proposition: Do Small Things with Great Love

Harvard Business Review

There is a temptation, amidst the turmoil, for pundits to conclude that the only sensible response is to make bold bets — new business models that challenge the logic of an industry, products that aim to be "category killers" and obsolete the competition. The story immediately went viral , with travel writers and bloggers celebrating the stubborn pilot and his values. Ethics Leadership

45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

The truth is that there are many things that define our career success , depending on what we value: Money Family Friends Flexibility Health Time Travel Etc. Or perhaps someone who can spend some days behind their desk and other days in the field, equally productive in both environments.