We have all been there; the workshop was spectacular, the personal learning was deep and profound, the connections with others were life-long, the in-class exercises were amazingly insightful, your leadership development plans were ambitious and ...Read more
The era of Big Data is upon us.
From retailers to shipping companies to marketing agencies, more businesses are using Big Data to discover patterns and trends. Many companies even have specialized teams of people who work on Big Data ...
I run an executive search firm. On a typical search, we’ll review over 600 candidate profiles to put forward 6 candidates for an interview with the client. But even after we’ve ruled out 99% of the potential candidates, some of our ...Read more
Many scholars, from decision scientists to organizational theorists, have addressed this question from different perspectives, and the answer, as for most complex questions, is “it depends.” Big Data can lead to Big Mistakes. After ...Read more
Strategic decisiveness is one of the most vital success attributes for leaders in every position and every industry, but few leaders understand where it comes from or how to find more of it. It is not surprising that picking one strategic ...Read more
“Cell phones” at work are not new. Nor are smart phones. Many credit Blackberry for inventing the concept, but few would argue that Apple with its iPhone, more than other device created this explosive phenomena called BYOD – ...Read more
Whether or not your software was built by a single team using clearly defined data elements matters. A whole lot. What seems like an esoteric question turns out to be the difference between endless wars with the same problem and wisdom.
There’s a lot of competition out there, and it’s hard to differentiate the best from the rest. A valuable way to distinguish yourself as a top-flight leader or company is by applying to — and winning — well-known, credible ...Read more
So, you’re the proud owner of a brand new integrated single-sign-on system from company X. After a ton of negotiating and almost getting fired during implementation, you are ready to go to work. You might think you’re done with the ...Read more
I can find admin staff easily enough. However, hiring a person for xyz skilled trade takes forever! I need to find a talent pool to tap into, but so far nothing!!!!!! Rebecca
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In the not too distant past, a person’s cover letter and resume were the first—and frequently only—hurdle to get an applicant’s foot in an employer’s door. The hiring manager would scan these documents for skill fit ...Read more
You’re sitting at a meeting checking your e-mail on your iPad or your texts on your phone. Or, if you’re like the average college student, your attention is divided at least three ways, among the lecturer, your laptop, and your text ...Read more
Of course, quotes taken out of context are always just that - out of context. But, they generally give a window to the soul of the leadership style of a founder or the person who's in charge of an operation. Consider the following ...Read more
Barring non-competes is one of California longstanding strong talent mobility safeguards. Unlike most other states in the United States, but more like innovative Western European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, California has ...Read more
There was a time when corporations held significant sway in their respective industries, and newcomers found it nearly impossible to compete. Corporate strength lay in controlling access to something that consumers wanted, brand awareness to sway ...Read more
With talent wars waging on for top talent, entrepreneurs need to make sure they treat their employees well. Otherwise, they might jump ship.Read more
As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...Read more
Conventional wisdom might say that the recent departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton is terrible news for the company. But if you look a little more closely at the fashion industry you’ll find that turning over your ...Read more
Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then ...Read more
U.S. organizations have long looked to health and productivity programs as one way to keep workers healthier, stem the tide of higher health care costs and maintain productivity levels. Now, the adoption of health care reform and its ...Read more