Five Perceptions to Make Team Members Try Harder

Guest Post by Sarah Jacobs |  At first glance, hiring employees for a company is not too difficult a task. However, if you take a closer look to what every company really needs, it might not be as easy as it looks. Yes, every company definitely needs employees to keep it up and running. But no … Continue reading Five Perceptions to Make Team Members Try Harder

It’s not just Trump: World Leaders user Twitter to get the message out

Pope Francis is the most followed world leader on Twitter with a combined total of 33,716,301 followers on his nine language accounts, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump with 30,133,036 followers and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 30,058,659 followers, according to a Burson-Marsteller study, an annual global survey of how world leaders, governments and international organizations use … Continue reading It’s not just Trump: World Leaders user Twitter to get the message out

Lessons in Leadership from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

“Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?” That’s how Jeff Bezos started out his annual letter to shareholders. While the text talks about what he’s been trying to instill into the culture at Amazon, the message applies to any business and its leaders. Bezos has been reminding people that’s it’s Day 1 for Amazon and has … Continue reading Lessons in Leadership from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Looking for inspiration? 17 quick quotes about leadership

Here are several of my favorite quotes about leadership. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams “The growth and … Continue reading Looking for inspiration? 17 quick quotes about leadership

What I learned about firing people… from the time it happened to me

I remember being fired for “philosophical differences.” It was an ugly time for me and my family. It wasn’t about my performance, I was told, they just wanted to “go in a different direction.” Just a few months earlier, everything had been great. Our company was performing at a high level — one of the highest rated … Continue reading What I learned about firing people… from the time it happened to me

How to create your own simple business rules

“All of us have too much complexity in our lives,” said Kathleen Eisenhardt, professor at Stanford University’s School of Engineering.  In studying how product development teams with complex rules, no rules, and a few simple rules tackled projects, some simple truths emerged. In companies that had very complicated rules, people would take a long time … Continue reading How to create your own simple business rules

Lessons learned: An industry in transformation

Think about this case study. You’re company is 100 years old and highly successful. In fact, your company is the gold standard by which others are judged. You have achieved the ultimate praise: you’ve become a household name! Here’s the problem. 80% of your core business makes up 100% of your profit. Technology threatens that … Continue reading Lessons learned: An industry in transformation