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Four Insights From Leading Thinkers That Will Transform Your Employee Engagement And Performance

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:12:00 -0500

Four ideas discussed at the recent Thinkers50 event by four leading management thinkers provide clues as to what leaders should be doing in order to transform employee engagement, customer experience and organizational performance.


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Great Leaders Have An Attitude Of Gratitude -- Do You?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Having a gratitude practice gives leaders the edge they need to quickly pivot during stressful situations, such as their team not performing or their bottom line dropping. Here's how to get started.


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EY CEO Summit Explores 'Getting To What's Next Before It Gets To You'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:40:00 -0500

I spoke with Clane LaCrosse, an entrepreneur whose personal story reinforces the influence of programs like EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® in driving growth and future-focus.


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Level Brands' IPO Lists On The NYSE; How And Why They Switched To Regulation A+

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:47:00 -0500

Today Level Brands Inc became the seventh Regulation A+ IPO to complete and the second to list and trade on the NYSE American Exchange. The company raised its maximum of $12 million by selling 2 million shares at $6 each at a pre-money valuation of $35 million. The ticker is NYSE: LEVB


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The Future Of The Chief Risk Officer -- What Will Drive The Change?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:04:00 -0500

Risk has become increasingly complex and interconnected, and accordingly risk management has become more of a global issue. Many organizations operate with multiple global subsidiaries, across different business functions.


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How Leaders Use Power To Drive Change

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

This article explores how business leaders can drive change in their organizations through power. It also looks at three power moves for one-on-one interactions.


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The 8 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Companies For Holiday Sales

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:56:00 -0500

A small business owner may not be able to compete against the resources and reach of the big boxes, but that does not mean they don’t have advantages in the holiday season. Small business owners can deploy these eight intelligent strategies to ensure a happy and profitable holiday season.


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Minimizing Corporate Leaks And Managing Scandals

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:18:00 -0500

The legal risks, and financial exposure, when you have that kind of situation, which I think is evident in all situations that we’ve seen in the last couple of years, can be very material.


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Beanbags And Pingpong Tables Are Useless, Inner Playfulness Is The Key To A Healthy Workplace

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:41:00 -0500

What does a playful corporate culture really mean? Do installing dartboards suffice? Not really. Try personalized toys and objects instead for better mental health, team collaboration, and creativity.


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Government And The Chief Risk Officer -- A New Normal?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:08:00 -0500

Change, and periodic ambiguity, in the global political and regulatory environment inherently create volatility, which can paralyze both human and financial capital as well as hinder performance. Interestingly, even developed nations are a source of uncertainty for businesses in the current...


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These Two Customer Service Formulas Can Improve Employee Performance By 100%

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:01:00 -0500

Even the most engaged, best-intentioned employees can benefit from learning some essential customer service expert formulas. Today, author Micah Solomon, a customer service consultant and trainer, shares two rules of thumb for improved customer interactions.


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The Founder Of UncommonGoods Shares The Best Failure Of His Career

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:12:00 -0500

Sometimes the lowest point in a company is also the most important. Founder of UncommonGoods, David Bolotsky, shares how he used a crash to turn his company around for the better.


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Spearheading The Problem: Addressing Management-Board Communication Issues

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:54:00 -0500

The board, for example, has to be independent of management, and shareholders have to play their own distinct role. But if you don't have the right balance and you take the arm's length position too far, you won’t get the kind of information and coordination and dialogue that’s necessary...


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Vietnam War Television Series: Lessons For Business Leaders

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:27:00 -0500

The recent television series The Vietnam War contains lessons that business leaders should consider regarding overconfidence, self-interest and human decency.


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Soaring Off-Price Retail Chains May Be Set For A Fall

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0500

Conventional wisdom says chains like TJ Maxx, Ross Stores and Burlington Coat Factory have a great future. However, the ground is starting to shift against their business models, and they need to deal with these threats immediately.


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Thinking About The 2017 Thinkers50 Gala

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:29:00 -0500

Thinkers50 Gala on November 13, 2017 in London was an eye-opening event.


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Start Driving Extraordinary Results, With A Fine-Tuned Agenda

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:46:00 -0500

Owners, are you keeping an agenda, or daily schedule? Here’s how your business can benefit from a daily plan-of-attack, and how it can impact the cash flow and profits generated in your organization.


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3 Reasons CEOs Should Lose Sleep Over The State Of Their Human Resources Departments

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:26:00 -0500

Hint: It has nothing and everything to do with recent revelations about sexual harassment.


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Diversity In The Workplace -- The Cultural Shift For Creating Value

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:25:00 -0500

You have to really push. You have to push in making sure that you’re giving opportunities and making gender specific examples. You have to make sure that you’re giving opportunities to leaders, and in particular women leaders, to do the job.


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Why Engagement Fails -- And What To Do About It

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Why are so many companies so ineffective at boosting employee engagement? To us, the problem is that companies think about engagement in exactly the wrong way.


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Why Memory Is Your Most Powerful Tool For Building Customer Relationships

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:33:00 -0500

Remembering personal information like names, birthdays, and likes and dislikes is key to building trust in human relationships, and it’s also important to customers’ relationships with brands.


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Unlike Uber And Lyft, Scoop Targets Employers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:12:00 -0500

News and insights for business owners from around the Web, including how the real estate industry is using Alexa.


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Business Owners: Should You Shelve Black Friday This Year?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:16:00 -0500

Ultimately, the more your Black Friday deals reward the types of customers you want to keep, the greater the rewards you will reap from your efforts.


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Communication In Action: Preventing And Surviving Workplace Harassment

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:47:00 -0500

Recent events have highlighted the need for better approaches to workplace bullying and harassment.


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What's A Lawyer Now?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:34:00 -0500

The legal industry is perhaps the last large global industry to experience fundamental change. Technology, process, and capital is now part of legal delivery, and there is a big shift in who and how legal services are delivered. So what's a lawyer today? Here is a functional definition.


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A Bad Hotel Stay (And $9.5 Million From Expedia) Led Him To Revolutionize Hospitality Tech

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:50:00 -0500

A crummy hotel stay four years ago led Justin Effron to envision how technology could improve the customer experience in the hospitality industry. With a $9.5 million investment led by Expedia, the result is ALICE, a platform that helps coordinate communication "backstage" for roughly 2,000 hotels.


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The Age of the Ageless Entrepreneur

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:30:00 -0500

It's never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Age barriers are irrelevant, the costs of starting a business are lower than ever, and small businesses now have access to in-depth data and smart technology that rival those of bigger businesses,


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How The Astros Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:00:00 -0500

Call me crazy, but here in Houston, a rainbow of Astros blue and orange arose last week, and it’s given hope to our city. The mood in Houston has shifted from despair and gloom to hope and happiness. It’s made me consider what I can learn as an entrepreneur. Here are a few lessons I’m noticing.


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Why Do Performance Reviews Go So Badly? Loop2U Cofounder Chris Whitehead Explains

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Performance reviews are increasingly problematic for leaders. New smart application Loop2U can help.


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Managing Your Business In An Uncertain Economy: Employment Decisions

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:07:00 -0500

Getting human resources in the Flexible Stance will go far toward building a business that can thrive in an uncertain economy.


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