leadership

Why Millennials Demand OKR Leadership from Managers and Leaders

Millennials think they are unique. Just ask one. However, throughout history there have always been population surges after wars, diseases and migrations. So, what makes those called millennials, born in the U.S. between 1981-1996, truly unique? They represent over 75 million people, 25% of the U.S. population, a larger population surge than the post-war Baby Boom, 30% of the voting age, more diversity than any previous generation, and about 50% of today’s workforce (see Brookings.edu). These millennials are uniquely qualified to use new tools such as digital technology to communicate, social media platforms to influence consumers and public opinions, graphic images and visual memes, ethnic and racial diversity to describe more inclusive perspectives. The result is massive impact from countless millennials in every workplace and business sector. Examples include social protests, outrage, political discord, lawsuits, reputational attacks. Millennials are demanding to speak and be heard. That fact requires that managers and leaders respond differently than ever...

How to Find the Right Candidate

A college degree has long been a hiring prerequisite for certain jobs. If a candidate didn't have one, he or she just wouldn't get past the gatekeepers. That's because the degree is a "signal": a psychological shortcut we rely on to help us make smart decisions without having to investigate every option. But this particular signal has lost its meaning—and when employers doggedly cling to the "degree" requirement, we miss out on some great candidates...

Is Your Business Telling the Right Story?

Google processes over 3.8 million searches per minute. That's a lot of people looking for answers. This is happening because the way people buy has changed. People no longer respond to outbound tactics like spamming and cold calling. Instead they research products and services and find what they're looking for on their own. The message for companies is clear: You must provide lots and lots of content that's engaging and persuasive enough to pull in readers and win their business. This is called inbound marketing, and it's the way businesses today "get found"—by helping, educating, and entertaining prospects with valuable, relevant, and consistent content...

Eight Common “Flow Breakers” Leaders Face—and How to Defuse Them

Sometimes it seems like the workplace is designed to keep you doing anything besides, well...working. If you're a manager, this is a serious problem because everything at work hinges on your ability to effectively lead your team. Still, distractions abound in most offices, from buzzing phones to watercooler chit-chat to the endless lure of surfing the web. With all this chaos, it's difficult to achieve the intense state of concentration known as flow, where employees of all levels do their best work...

How to be a Powerhouse Leader

CEO’s struggle with making employees happy and creating an effective corporate culture.  This is a daunting task, much like keeping an old AM radio in tune; it ...

How to be a Great Public Speaker

Public speaking is one of the great skills you will need in order to ensure success in your personal and business life. The ability to speak in public, communic...