Unplug from Technology!

Career Advancement

“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.”.

How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

They say business leaders tend to “underestimate Africa’s size and potential as a market, and overestimate the challenges of doing business there.”. And technology? To win in Africa, your strategy needs to factor four key considerations : Mapping an Africa Strategy: Africa is huge.

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How To Give A Successful Sales Pitch

Strategy Driven

Sales is very much an art and relies on having a good understanding of how to influence and persuade people. Here are just a few tips that could help you to improve your sales skills and deliver a more engaging pitch that gets buyers interested. Learn to read your audience.

How to Boost Your Profits

Strategy Driven

That’s a large number of businesses that contribute to the country’s economy. Failing to plan. For your business to be a success, you need to make both short and long-term plans. Lack of profit is very different to lack of revenue.

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3 Ways Your Company Is Using Technology Wrong

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you’re probably fed up of hearing about how important technology is for your business. You know that by now and you’ve probably made some updates to the tech in your office and started to see some of the benefits. Experimental Technologies.

How to Lead On Purpose

Great Leadership By Dan

And why do many, despite their best efforts, manage to motivate top performers but can’t get the whole team rowing in the same direction? We found that to create a common goal, it’s vital to ramp up your purpose as an organization. Guest post from John Izzo Ph.D.

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How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. Organizations will also need to rethink their relationships with customers.

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Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. Now is a good time to work through any fears you have and start to become more open-minded about bringing these types of advancements into your workplace.

How to deal with cyber-attacks: publicly or privately?

Strategy Driven

Cyber attacks spiked 164% in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, entailing 918 disclosed breaches-according reports on broadcaster CNBC. Threats vary from sector to sector.

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How to Keep Your Business Sustainable

Strategy Driven

No matter which industry you are running your business in, you will need to ensure that you are offering more value or lower costs than your competitors to protect your market share. One of the main risks for your business is related to regulatory and legal changes.

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How to say, “No”

Tony Mayo

Biography of Werner Erhard, the Source of Executive Coaching How to Conduct a "Customer Listening Session" Twitter Log XII Spidertown by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. Though often attributed to the very busy Lucille Ball , the insight may be as old as civilization. How would that feel?

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How to Start Your First Manufacturing Business

Strategy Driven

Not only is it a big financial commitment, but you will need to make sure you hire the right people and embark on the best processes, which will help you to create as many products as possible to increase your revenue. Setting up a new manufacturing business is no easy feat.

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How To Reduce Business Expenses

HR Digest

Most business managers struggle to understand how to reduce business expenses because they have dedicated teams handling finances. It is not wrong to have a team of financial experts but as a manager, you need to under the basic ways to reduce business cost. Cost control is an effective way of keeping your business in shape and that helps your business to strive in varied business environments and economic clause. Use current business technologies.

Technologies Your Business Really Can’t Afford Not To Embrace

Strategy Driven

They will see this as a time of technological revolution where science fiction met with science fact. To say that these are exciting times is an understatement, yet it’s surprising how slow some businesses are in embracing technology. Drone technology is nothing new.

How To Enable Employees

Eric Jacobson

Further, "in an organizational context, frustration is not as simple as failing to get something you want. Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

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How to Invest In Stocks: Fundamentals for Beginners

Strategy Driven

Having some cash on the side and wanting them to produce more in the long term is usually a great idea. Nevertheless, choosing between a bank deposit and stock investments may be a hard option for those knowing close to nothing about stocks.

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How To Start Your Own Website

Strategy Driven

Over the past few years, Internet technological innovations have made it much easier for anyone to create their own website. But as easy as the process has become, most people still do not understand the correct way to get a website started.

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Tell Them How to Turn on The Radio

Lead Change Blog

I was recently chatting with my colleague, Jack, about how each of our teams were adapting to the new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system our company implemented six months ago. Most users are doing remarkably well in using the new technology in their daily work; however, as is the case with any large-scale change or training initiative, some are still struggling to gain competence with basic tasks.

How To Lead Worldwide

Joseph Lalonde

I had saved up for a month, which was a miracle back then and ready to enter the “digital age.”. Driving home with my new pager on my hip was exciting, people now had the ability to reach me anywhere. Great, now I had to save for a cell phone! How old? How cool is that?

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Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Click here to participate!

How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

With the onslaught of AI and other disrupting technologies, the workplace will undergo rapid changes. In the VUCA world, employees are struggling and constantly challenged to move out of their comfort zones. To keep up with this rapid change, individuals need to adapt to the changes. These changes are not just causing disruption to businesses, but are also becoming a big problem for the managers to face. This tsunami is here to stay.

How to Bring in Remote Workers

Strategy Driven

Some choose the lifestyle as a result of the convenience and comforts of working at home, while others may choose it given the fact that they often travel from place-to-place. The fact is, remote work is advantageous to businesses. Using technology.

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How to Take Your Manufacturing Business from Zero to Hero

Strategy Driven

There’s no denying that a manufacturing business is one which promises to be profitable, regardless of the industry or sector. But how do you do so effectively and quickly? This reluctance to upgrade is an obstacle in your workflow and needs addressing.

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How to think faster (infographic)

Talent Technologies

How to think faster One question we are asked on our Presentation Talent! presentation skills programme is ‘how can we think faster?’ Read more on the Talent Technologies website.

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How to build organisational capability

Talent Technologies

Knowing how to build organisational capability is crucial for senior managers to understand, especially when their companies reach the point where talent gaps appear or talent may be hard to attract. Read more on the Talent Technologies website.

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How To Better Engage Your Employees

Strategy Driven

It’s worth your time and energy to find ways that help build a collaborative environment. It’s no longer acceptable to hire people and let them figure it all out on their own. Leadership has to step up and take the initiative if you want to experience real change.

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How to Create a Dynamic Business

Strategy Driven

Companies that create excitement among the public and in the media are often described as “dynamic,” but what does this term actually mean and how does it affect your business? These are all positive attributes of any business, so how can you make sure yours matches up?

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An HR’s Guide: How to Manage Remote Employees?

HR Digest

With the number of remote workers on the rise due to new technologies, more companies are beginning to offer remote opportunities as a means of promoting talent acquisition, retention, work flexibility and above all, less operational cost. But some companies are still skeptical about this style of workforce management, mostly those without ideas on how to manage remote employees. It helps to motivate them and to key into new standards to perform better.

Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why technology should support your organization’s strategy…not the other way around This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Ross Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape Peter A.

How To Create Consistent Blog Content

Joseph Lalonde

Common blogging wisdom tells the blog author that he has to write 3 blog posts a week. Some will even tell the person looking to start a blog that they need to create content 5 days a week. How To Write Consistently. Don’t be afraid to start blogging.

How To Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Further, "in an organizational context, frustration is not as simple as failing to get something you want. Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

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How To Prepare Your New Business For Success

Strategy Driven

No matter who the entrepreneur is or what industry a particular company is in, the overarching goal for a business venture is for it to be successful. Thus, if you want high-quality work to be completed at the end of each day, you need to hire individuals that are good at what they do.

How To Be A High-Performing Person.

Rich Gee Group

If you want to be a high-performer, here are some suggestions I deliver during my keynotes: Refresh your brand every 2-3 years. How old does it look? It has to be clean, uncluttered, and easy to navigate. Get comfortable with technology.

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How to Grow Your Startup Business in 2018

Strategy Driven

However, business growth can prove a challenge if you do not have the knowledge, tools, and experience to scale your startup. While enjoying fast and substantial growth can be overwhelming, there are some tactics you can undertake to help you turn your small company into a big brand.

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How to Disassemble Robots

Lead on Purpose

All of these movies have one thing in common: they focus on the concept of transhumanism—the idea that technological innovation can help us … Continue reading → Innovation Techology Communication employee morale informationGuest post by Amy Blankson Have you ever seen The Matrix, Terminator, Minority Report or Ex Machina?

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How To Attract Top Talent To Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you want to be successful in the long-term, then you’re going to have to hire a team of people who are skilled and committed to helping you grow your business. Employees want to work for a company that’s ahead of the game when it comes to technology and innovation.

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How To Attract The Right Employees

Strategy Driven

That’s why businesses everywhere are always trying to come up with the precise formula for drawing in the most ideal candidates for the job. See how to attract the right employees. Technology. One way to attract candidates is to have updated technology.

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How to Create a Greener Business

Strategy Driven

Becoming an environmentally-friendly business cannot only help to preserve the planet, but it can also improve your brand’s image and increase sales. If you want to develop eco-friendly practices across your organization, find out how to create a greener business.

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How to Move Your Business Forward

Strategy Driven

For any business, there can be times when your market starts to slow down. There could be a number of reasons why this happens, but the important thing is what you do as a business to keep your company moving forward. Is there a way that you can use it to your advantage?

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How To Energize People Every Day

Eric Jacobson

Well, we're only five months into 2017 and there is a new leadership book so good that I can't wait until year-end to share it with you. And, it's likely to be among the select few options for best new leadership book of 2017. And, shows you how to inspire those you lead.

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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.

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Career Advice On How To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobson

If I put together the best of each, here is what made those environments effective: • Leaders led by example on a consistent basis and were willing to roll up their sleeves, particularly during tight deadlines or challenging times. Employees clearly understood how what they did made a difference and how their contributions made the organization either more profitable or more effective. • Other times it was by encouraging (and rewarding) employees to volunteer on their own. •

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Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

SharePoint divides the different areas of a company and provides tools to connect them in a meaningful way. This could be because they’re not entirely sure how it can be applied to their business operations. How Can A SharePoint Solution Help Your Business?