Marketing Playbook

Eric Jacobson

Marketing , is a must-read book for you to learn how to stand out from the crowd and attract, engage, and win more customers and clients. Using example proven strategies and tactics, checklists, tools and action steps, you’ll learn how to how to effectively use social media, blogs, video, online and offline marketing, your website and more. Plus, the book provides you a clear 21-day marketing launch plan. Whether you are a business owner or entrepreneur, Do It!

Three steps toward creating market-leading products

Lead on Purpose

The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. We all know about companies … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Product Management market leader market problems market-leading product category product innovation strategyCreating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

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Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

The Pixar 2018 documentary on the company tells the tale of a group of passionate, driven people who worked around the clock, sleeping under their desks to bring to market revolutionary technology tools. The scene I want to spotlight is one in which Apple CEO John Scully sent over a man charged with managing the General Magic engineering group. At a candid team meeting, someone asked his role, “I have been sent by corporate to be your manager.”

Responsible Leadership at Market Basket

Great Leadership By Dan

Instead of going about their business as usual, as people at other companies would do, 25,000 employees at Market Basket (they call themselves associates) protested in the streets for six weeks to get Demoulas back. In my book (co-authored with Grant Welker), which chronicles the history of the company and the unprecedented protest, we lay out some of the management principles that he follows. He relies on many of the tenets of what might be called responsible leadership.

Marketing First, Technology Second

Strategy Driven

Whenever someone asks me to define marketing, I tell them that a marketer’s primary responsibility is to differentiate because when two competing products are perceived as being the same, consumers are forced to make their choice based on price. Too often, product managers are taking the easier route of emphasizing technical features and benefits instead of crafting a compelling brand positioning strategy that identifies and fills a perceived gap in the minds of consumers.

“Leadership is Marketing” – Peter Drucker Said What?

Tanveer Naseer

Instead he spent the better part of his 96 years unraveling the secrets of management. He did this to such a degree that he became recognized as the “Father of Modern Management.” Drucker’s Contributions You can’t talk about Drucker’s spectacular success as a management guru and fortune teller without noting that his first big public prediction was a bust. It was published shortly before the stock market crash which preceded the Great Depression.

3 Important Lessons On Crisis Management From The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tanveer Naseer

From the financial fallout seen on various stock markets as well as industries directly impacted by this pandemic, to various countries, including here in Canada, closing their borders to non-citizens in. Leadership Recent Posts behaviour communication crisis management leadership obstaclesThere’s little question that our world has never experienced a global crisis like that of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

No wonder that specialists and managers that have invested years gradually improving a process do not advocate nor gravitate toward abrupt change. This kind of research does not directly result in marketable solutions. As a consequence of this expectation, we live with accelerating change and drive the ability to manage and adopt it. Most larger organizations are not good at managing change. Larger organizations will keep struggling to manage this dichotomy.

How to Be Your Team’s Chief Marketing Officer

Next Level Blog

Because each of those leaders is the current incumbent in the leadership role they’re in, there are certain things that only they can do given the resources, opportunities, authority, information and access that come with the role. Some of the more common answers include things like goal setting, developing the team, coaching, performance management and setting the organizational climate.

Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The first step to great candidate management is thinking about what he/she is going through psychologically and emotionally at any point in the interview process.

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Key elements of leadership and product management

Lead on Purpose

Most technology companies are comprised of people and teams that discover, define, design, develop and deliver products to the market. The role of product manager has become increasingly important to the success of the products and the companies; it has become increasingly strategic. Product managers have to act as the catalyst to drive unity and direction on the team without having management authority over the people (from other teams) they depend on for their success.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Leadership isn't easy. They argue that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you do as a leader: build others up. Leadership isn't about you.

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Leadership Dilemma

Lead Change Blog

It requires a leader to be connected with his people, and to understand the business landscape and its shifting priorities based on the market movements. With the constant challenges to meet certain targets, it creates a leadership dilemma. Change Management delegation John Maxwell Leadership ManagementLeading an organization is not a simple exercise.

Managing Talent in a Passion Driven Job Market

Strategy Driven

The question then becomes, as a business owner, leader or HR manager, what should you do about it? I would contend that the best investment you can make is in talent management. However, it is common, that when we think about talent management, the systems we create around it are usually geared towards the long-term goals and strategy of the enterprise. That manifests itself in how we recruit, manage, appraise and develop talent.

Understanding the Link Between Leadership and Innovation

Lead Change Blog

At present, it’s hard to tackle any issue pertaining to leadership or management without addressing Covid-19, which is impacting on marketplaces and workplaces across the globe. Make no mistake; Covid-19 has the potential to change virtually all aspects of society, particularly in terms of the structure of the labor market and developed economies across the globe. But what’s the relationship between leadership and innovation and why exactly should you care?

Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He has been ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as… Read More Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris. Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.

Rethinking Leadership: Article and Podcast at Pragmatic Marketing

Management Excellence

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The 2 Most Undervalued Factors in Social Marketing

In the CEO Afterlife

When I was in brand management, social media did not exist. Let me explain – any marketer can play the social media game and do it well with a concept that resonates. Herein lies the myth of social media marketing. A message from a marketer doesn’t have to mean that at all. But, in their haste to post and build followers, marketers overlook the importance of brand positioning.

Content Marketing that Converts

Strategy Driven

Content marketing can help prospective buyers dispense suitable information 1. I get anywhere from 40-51% conversion with my content marketing. I offer links that tie in to my books /services: I've written about diversity, leadership, collaboration, questions. You just finished reading Content Marketing that Converts ! The post Content Marketing that Converts appeared first on StrategyDriven. Content is king'. I've heard that phrase for years.

Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

Caught off guard (by this new competition), Climax lost half its market share.” Leadership Coaching contingency planning Leadership Leadville Lessons from History Management mining paradigm shift risk managementSome people miss out on life’s opportunities. They freeze themselves into inaction by overthinking worst-case scenarios and shying away from imagined calamities.

Three Keys to Product Management Success

Lead on Purpose

As product managers you have a significant responsibility for the success of your company. With all the meetings, floods of email, and requirements to manage, the thought of spending time on areas of strategic focus can seem overwhelming. Start by focusing on three simple, yet powerful, keys to success: Know your market: Get a clear understanding of the market where your products compete, and work diligently to stay out in front of new trends and technologies.

Modifying Marketing in a Transforming World

Strategy Driven

It looks as if this is going to push even further as new AI (artifical intelligence) technologies are becoming more and more prominent in the market. Google itself is already jumping on this market in the property sector, investing in a company called Proportunity, which uses it’s AI to help first time buyers purchase a house and only benefits if the customer does. When looking at modifying your traditional marketing methods (media buying, flyering, radio advertisement etc.)

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Stop thinking about managing the risk of technology, tools, and process improvement. Start thinking about opportunities based on insights, customers, markets, and business models. The post Leadership and Digital Transformation appeared first on The Executive Hub.

Infinite Leadership: Lessons From Nature

Lead Change Blog

When at school, I clearly remember learning about Japanese theory management and how, in Japan, people were more concerned with the long-term outcomes of what they did rather than the immediate short-term benefits. Public companies are measured by their 90 day success on the stock market. The post Infinite Leadership: Lessons From Nature appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership business leadership leadership growth leadership lessons Mindset strategic planning

What’s Your Leadership AQ?

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard of the terms Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ); but few people have heard of Adaptability Quotient (AQ), especially as it relates to leadership. AQ is defined as “the ability to adjust course, product, service, and strategy in response to unanticipated changes in the market”— and indeed, the Harvard Business Review characterised it as “the new competitive advantage.” The post What’s Your Leadership AQ?

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today.

How do you develop product leadership?

Lead on Purpose

There are so many ‘voices’ and distractions vying for your attention that make it difficult to know where you should … Continue reading → Leadership Market-driven Product Management customer visits market sensing proactive processes win/lossOne of the most challenging aspects of any product organization is knowing what products to build or services to provide.

The 6 Passages of Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Charan, Drotter, and Noel wrote about six leadership passages in their classic book The Leadership Pipeline. However, they use the terms “leadership” and “management” interchangeably. What if we took a simplified version of the Pipeline model, and mash it with a distinction between leadership and management? Passage #3: Managing Others and Teams. Passage #5: Managing Organizations. leadership pipeline Models management leadership passages

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Organizations should coordinate management skills into its overall corporate strategy, in order to satisfy customer needs profitably, draw together the components for practical strategies and implement strategic requirements to impact the business. This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. The Human Relations style of management flourished from 1940-1964.

The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

The same principles apply to e-marketing: before rolling out a campaign to a large audience, test it on a small one. How does their e-marketing supplement their traditional marketing? The same idea works for e-marketing. Has Email Marketing Become Obsolete?

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.

Tech for Your Social Media Marketing Team

Chart Your Course

Make sure your marketing team is equipped with all the tools they will need. Laptops From a laptop, you can organize all of your social media posts on various social media management programs like Hootsuite and Buffer. Hootsuite helps you manage multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts, while Buffer will help you arrange your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ posts. Marketers should check out these apps. Social media can be a beast to get your head around.

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0725 | How Markets Shape Us with Tim Sullivan

LDRLB

Tim Sullivan is the co-author of The Inner Lives of Markets. In this interview, we discuss how we shape markets and how they shape us. In This episode, You’ll Learn: How markets affect how we work and live. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The Inner Lives of Markets. Under New Management. Leadership Podcast behavioral economics burkus economics fisman leadership markets sullivan

Managing Through COVID-19: Going Remote

The Center For Leadership Studies

From this week forward, The Center for Leadership Studies will be releasing a weekly letter intended to guide leaders at all levels through these difficult and unprecedented times. Over the course of our 50-year history, we have built a level of expertise on the subject of leadership and a knowledge of the real problems organizations and individuals face that make us uniquely qualified to provide practical, actionable and expert advice during this time.

Five Reasons Job Seekers Should Study Lean Management

Lead Change Blog

Even seasoned senior managers look to continually enhance their skill sets to differentiate themselves from other job seekers. Management job seekers with lean management experience can separate themselves from the competition. Those who study lean management demonstrate to employers an understanding of the forces of the global economy, as well as the requisite lifelong learning for business success. Where High Turnover Exists Process-Oriented Managers Are in Demand.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. I was already delivering strategic planning, sales and marketing strategy and leadership recruiting services, all of which helped grow organizations, but the culture cog was missing. Here are six leadership values that impact culture: Leadership Cares.

Stop Managing Your Career

In the CEO Afterlife

More than ever, people are seeking mentors, “branding” themselves and carefully managing their careers in order to dash up that quintessential corporate ladder. So what is wrong with managing your career? Let’s be honest; at the heart of seeking out a mentor, personal branding and career management is one undeniable fact – IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU. Honorable career management must be anchored in the right values.

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Management And Leadership Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobson

Let The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion. It's a management playbook that enables organizations to engage in two-way communications with the market and to drive value from that conversation -- using technology and software that continuously becomes ever more integrated into products and services. Leadership Leadership Advice Leadership Challenges

Innovation, Goal Setting, and Market Change – Business Weaknesses

Mike Cardus

Buffalo NY CEO’s are concerned about Innovation, Goal Setting and Assessment, plus Societal and Market Change. An area of focus is the shifts or impacts of innovation and market change or the increase in felt complexity of the business leaders. responding to societal & market change. The CEO can meet with these experts and the experts can provide some clear processes to improve, i.e. most IT implementations, SixSigma, Lean, or quality management.

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Manager vs. ?

Lead on Purpose

Manager&# is an interesting title. An account manager is different from a store manager. Even within the title of “store manager&# the scope and breadth of responsibility varies widely. In many cases “manager&# is used as a pejorative.

0716 | The Market Value of Leaders with Dave Ulrich

LDRLB

He is the author the new book The Leadership Capital Index , which proposes a Moody’s or Standard and Poor’s type rating for leadership. In This episode, You’ll Learn: Why leadership matters in valuing a company. How to measure the seemingly intangible aspects of leadership. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The Leadership Capital Index. Under New Management.

Debbie Laskey's Expert Insights On Marketing and Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Debbie Laskey is one of my go-to experts when I seek advice about a number of business topics, including marketing, social media, and nonprofit marketing and leadership. However, before you read the answers to my questions to Debbie, we'll set the stage with her background: Debbie has an MBA Degree and 17 years of marketing experience in the high-tech industry, Consumer Marketing Department at Disneyland Paris in France, insurance industry, and nonprofit sector.

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How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Organizations in practically every industry are struggling to attract and retain great talent, especially in senior and executive leadership roles. With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. How can HR improve leadership development in an organization? Here are four key ways in which you can help managers become better leaders: 1.