How to Get a Safe, Smart BYOD Policy off the Ground

Chart Your Course

Do you have a policy in place that addresses this new reality? You should, because you need to make sure your employees don’t inadvertently leak sensitive information. Follow the suggestions below to avoid misunderstandings when you create or review your BYOD policy.

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a critical lesson we can all absorb through his experience: Communication is key to any good relationship. Here are three ways to do it. Create, publish and stick to a monthly or quarterly schedule of communication, so employees know what to expect, and when to expect it.

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Unsafe Thinking: How to Get Out of Your Rut

Leading Blog

The ability to meet challenges with a willingness to depart from standard operating procedures; to confront anxiety, tolerate criticism, take intelligent risks, and refute conventional wisdom—especially one’s own views—in order to achieve breakthroughs” is what Jonah Sachs calls unsafe thinking.

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How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work. Have An Open Door Policy.

How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work. Have An Open Door Policy.

How to Manage Risk with Captive Insurance Companies

Strategy Driven

It’s what lets companies behave confidently, assured that if they face damages as a result of taking poor risks, they’ll be able to cope. And captive insurance companies manage to do this in a simple, yet effective, way. Ensure You’re Allowed to Use Captive Insurance.

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 Avoid a Business Data Breach

Strategy Driven

It is difficult to deny the fact that there have been more catastrophic cases of data breaches in the last few years than ever before. The number of attacks and breaches continues to increase exponentially, despite the increasing awareness of better information security.

How to Connect Strategy and Execution

Six Disciplines

If there is one maxim which describes the frustration many C-suite executives and senior level managers feel when trying to trying to get a strategy executed, it is: “People know what they are supposed to do.

How To Improve Customer Satisfaction

Strategy Driven

One area of your business you should pay special attention to and make more of an effort is your customers. After all, they’re the ones handing over their money to help keep your business afloat so never underestimate their importance. Your company will begin to thrive once you can ultimately improve your overall customer satisfaction scores. When clients are happy, then the entire business will experience less mayhem, and your employees start to like their jobs better.

How to Encourage Employee Loyalty & Retain Good Workers

Chart Your Course

The poll’s findings indicate that a significant percentage of not engaged employees either lack motivation at work or aren’t interested in going above and beyond to meet company goals. Business owners and managers need to give to employees as much as they expect from them.

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 Successfully Manage Your Business’s Fleet

Strategy Driven

If your business has a fleet of vehicles , it’s vital to manage them properly. These are valuable resources and your staff probably rely on them on a day to day basis. Your fleet of vehicles has to be cared for properly and monitored to ensure they’re being used in the right way. If you’re currently struggling to manage your fleet effectively and efficiently, read on and learn about how you can manage it successfully.

The Main Thing: How to Keep Organizations Centered on What Matters Most

Leading Blog

Labovitz and Victor Rosansky, authors of Rapid Realignment : How to Quickly Integrate People, Processes, and Strategy for Unbeatable Performance. They say that the first challenge of alignment is to get everyone on the same page by understanding the organization in the same way.

How To Write Your Own Book


Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees Currently, he is Managing Partner of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant.

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How to Design a Return Policy

Harvard Business Review

Return policies are offered by retailers to help reduce customer risk and act as an incentive for product purchase. In fact, retailers often choose to offer return policies with checks and balances, ones that include some lenient terms but with restrictions as well.

Green Business Guide How to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Strategy Driven

The change over to eco-friendliness is a great contribution to our environment’s betterment. How can we bring these into our businesses? Keep reading, we’re sharing a lot of ideas to boost sustainability in business. You could also open up to remote employees!

Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

The market offers a lot of opportunities for small businesses to thrive at the moment. There are more chances to expand than ever before, despite many market uncertainties. You need to protect your small business and there are several things you can do to get started.

How to Build a Team « Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Even if each of the people who report directly to you is highly motivated and wants to do great work, you will still need to spend time actively developing a sense of unity and collaboration to foster a true team-oriented environment. Survive Your Promotion!

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Winning in this environment requires more than new technology ; here are ten ways to become truly social in a world that is not just connected, but interconnected and interdependent: 1) Do away with one-way conversations. If enterprises are to become truly social, they need to participate in conversations with their stakeholders rather than simply talking at them. 4) Seek to inspire, not just motivate. 8) Measure HOW, not ‘How much.’

How To Effectively Communicate With Your 5K Racers

Eric Jacobson

I'm halfway through my goal to run 30 5K's this year. Feeling good about that, I thought I would combine my two passions and list below best practices for what to communicate to 5K racers. These are in alpha order, but you'll want to organize them in the order or importance.

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How To Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership

Eric Jacobson

"While the global population is largely gender balanced, men hold eighty-five percent of senior leadership positions in public companies," states Melissa Greenwell , author of the new book, Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-balanced Leadership.

Learn How to Market Like Google


Notice when you watch the video the ability to put hyperlinks embedded in the video. Amazing new way to keep your prospect moving through your funnel.

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. As I stated above, having an underexposed brand, or what I like to refer to as having a brand in stealth mode, means that you really don’t have much of a brand.

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Corporations Need a Better Approach to Public Policy

Harvard Business Review

Moreover, corporations are not trusted in this era of populist discontent because their role in shaping public policy is often seen as bought by money, shaped by elites, and concerned solely with private not public interests. Policy Regulation Global strategy Digital Article

Photo Inquiry Friday: How to do view managements rules?

Mike Cardus

In the ‘ Managing Organizational Complexity Class’ the idea of determining individual capacity to work with ambiguity and the amount of ambiguity within the work role are discussed and evaluated, for better organization development. This applies to our view of management.

10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Each and every day we choose our sides and try to do the right things, with the objective of achieving something great. Do you simply “hope&# to succeed?

How to Motivate Frontline Employees

Harvard Business Review

One question that has long plagued organizations is how to improve performance among frontline workers, the people who actually drive customer experience. To show how it works, we’ll walk you through an example. Now is the time for organizations to invest in workers.

Get Your Operations in Shape by Focusing on Process

Harvard Business Review

You've got to train for it. You've got to eat right. You've got to exercise.". Many organizations would do well to heed his advice, with far too many companies out of shape operationally. They've gone flabby in critical areas like filling orders, bringing new products to market, and answering customers' questions. Let's look at how sometimes subtle shifts in priorities or approaches for each of the four can bring about a more fit organization.

Hitler on Leadership


To me this is not a topic of debate – he was a little man who was psychologically disturbed who new how to lie, and coerce people to do what he wanted to do through fear and symbolism.

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?

The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics. It is important to teach business domestically and internationally that: We must understand how to use power and influence for positive change.

3 Minutes to Asking Better Questions


She provides three clear ways to improve you ability to ask: Ask open ended questions Use silence and Listen Ask follow-up questions to gain greater understanding About the Author As President and Co-founder of ACI Telecentrics, Inc., Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees Currently, he is Managing Partner of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant.

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

To get you started I will expand on the list that MIT research scientist Peter Gloor calls the “genetic code” of collaboration: learning networks, ethical principles, trust and self-organization, knowledge sharing, and transparency. Openness – willingness to explore and to change.

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How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget

Harvard Business Review

Here’s the scene: A problem has come up with one of your supply chain vendors, threatening to delay timely shipment of your product. At the same time, a potential opportunity appears that, with some exploration and investment, could lead to a new generation of products down the road.

How to Make Unlimited Vacation Time Work at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called the deck the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley. Or more specifically, a “no vacation policypolicy. Netflix’s leaders had decided to stop tracking how many vacation days its employees were taking.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Having a clearly defined purpose will focus your activities to a customer-oriented perspective.

How to Turn Around a Failing School

Harvard Business Review

To say that school reforms are a contested area is something of an understatement. One school can acquire others to form a group, which shares resources, making investment easier and cuts less painful. Operated in regions with different levels of competition and access to resources.

How to Build Confidence

Harvard Business Review

Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is immune to these bouts of insecurity at work, but they don't have to hold you back. Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live. It feels bad to not be good at something.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face. Failing to make investments in future company success: I’m building a new house right now. Got to send the kid to college (or some other personal reason).

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “ control freak ” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. How should you prioritize what matters?

Why Walmart Expanded Parental Leave — and How to Convince Your Company to Do the Same

Harvard Business Review

The new policy for biological parents, announced in January, will go into effect on March 1, according to a company spokesperson. The company already has rolled out a more generous policy for adoptive parents. While the policy only applies to full-time workers , that is still hundreds of thousands of people. ” That creates – at least in theory – pressure on other companies to follow suit. She couldn’t afford not to work.