Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:54:00 -0500This is the first article in a six-part series that examines—via Q&As with a round table of agile marketing experts—what it takes to adopt an agile marketing approach, and how to turn the management of marketing data into a strategic advantage.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500We asked the founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies one question: What’s one life-hack or routine that keeps you productive and/or organized as a startup CEO? Losing control of your team, workload -- or even your inbox -- can make any entrepreneur feel defeated. But sometimes all it takes is [...]
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:06:00 -0500Why having an ongoing relationship with IT, accounting, or other service providers can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:38:00 -0500Someone asked me recently what I’d like for the holidays, and as a founder, all my needs are intertwined with my business needs. Here’s a guide to what to give the founder in your life — gifts they REALLY want and need, for each stage of their entrepreneurship. In The Early, [...]
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:31:00 -0500Having the right processes and systems in place is critical for creating an efficient and productive work environment. But the procedures must match the mission objective. As an entrepreneur having grown companies from the ground up, I have often made the mistake of assuming more systems were needed as we [...]
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:47:00 -0500image: mindscanner We often hear about how we need to first nail our products and services before we attempt to scale or expand our business (Nail It Then Scale It by Furr and Ahlstrom). But how can we know when we have sufficiently nailed our business model? Here are five factors [...]
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:21:00 -0500Learn how to support your organization's success by taking an active role in building a diverse pipeline of leaders.
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You don't have to be in managerial role to be a leader. Follow these tips to inspire your colleagues and reap the benefits of a happier workplace.
Finesse your vision and trust your team.
Create authentic conversations, and be succinct while speaking directly.
Morale is linked to positive energy, so keep an upbeat attitude and remember—it's OK to fake it.
Act ethically and responsibly, and don't make promises you can't keep.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:21:00 -0500Set yourself up for success with these three decision making strategies.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:00:00 -0500Merit-based performance standards help business owners with multiple children transfer ownership fairly.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:48:00 -0500Stop micromanaging. Let others tell your story from a place of truth and authenticity. THAT is what will move the needle.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:10:00 -0500Millennials are hungry to learn and grow, and they expect their managers to drive their development. But this is a mistake.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:35:00 -0500In 2014, I made a case for PRTech and the opportunities that lie therein. Since I wrote the article, PRTech has seen explosive growth, a fact marked by continued consolidation of the old guard and the emergence of new entrants across the industry. To wit, PR software company Cision has acquired [...]
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0500Don’t just monitor the problem, reclaim control of your calendar and your time. Here are a few simple strategies which are designed to have a dramatic impact on your daily work experience and your overall productivity.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:46:00 -0500Always bias family-owned companies that have professional outside boards of directors or advisors that can help keep the family executives educated and accountable on the best ways to realistically build a business.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:17:00 -0500Zenefits is paying a $7 million fine to California, but its after tax cost could be less.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500From aspects as long-term as educational funding strategies for their children (generation Alpha) to current household dynamics with older generations, millennial parents still grapple with the aftermath of The Great Recession.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:12:00 -0500Sleep-deprived workers are costing the world's economies billions of dollars every year. According to a study by Rand Europe, the U.S. economy is suffering the greatest impact, losing an estimated $411 billion annually through tired or absent employees. Some 1.2 million working days are lost in the U.S. every year [...]
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500No matter what stage of building a startup you are in, having a strong advisory board can mean the difference between success and failure—especially given that many women still must navigate at least some level of gender bias.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:30:00 -0500Here's your weekly roundup of stories and Q&As featuring advice, startup strategies, and lessons-learned for entrepreneurs. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for 2016 Advertising Week New York) What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Social Media Stars Not every entrepreneur has the luxury of signing up to a social media-oriented MBA program. That’s why [...]
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:25:00 -0500To help businesses meet their goals, recruiting teams need radically new capabilities and technologies, something Bengaluru-based startup Belong is helping companies to achieve
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:33:00 -0500Young entrepreneurs are busier than ever, a recent study says. But often with the goal of making an impact, entrepreneurs are too busy and bogged down by the wrong tasks that ultimately steal time and attention from the most important focus areas for their organizations.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:00:00 -0500Moving too fast erodes trust in your team. Most entrepreneurs tend to move too fast. I made a big mistake as an entrepreneur in the early days of my work. It’s something I learned in hindsight, but it’s made a world of difference in the way I do business now. It all boils down to speed.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:41:00 -0500All these numbers are beginning to stack up, he says. “That’s going to allow us to validate any marketing message that we have been promoting, as brands. It’s not just talk, we’re doing it.”
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:31:00 -0500Employees are motivated by different things and having a clear understanding of what drives each person on the team is critical. When I was an operator in the Navy SEAL teams, the motivation was clear. To purge the world of our nation's enemies. Having a deep belief in the mission [...]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:03:00 -0500Deciding to end a work relationship can be as challenging as deciding to end things with a partner. Here are three strategies to determine when it's time for a work break up.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:31:00 -0500This marks one of the largest rounds of funding raised by a woman-led startup in recent years.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:47:00 -0500You don’t have to buy Gucci suits or Jimmy Choo shoes to look legit. You can spend a few dollars on a nice outfit, and totally transform your appearance. It might even change your your career.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:15:00 -0500A complex system benefits from not following the same practices over and over again. By enduring a little bit of stress and continuously adapting to variability in the environment, the system learns to become fitter and healthier.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0500There are multiple theories as to why employees may disengage with their employers, but my recent conversation with Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors, shed light on a technological factor that I hadn’t previously considered.