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  • Why Leaders Need to 'KonMari' Their To-Do Lists
    by Sara Canaday - March 20, 2019
    This year, Netflix released a wildly popular new program called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In the series, Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo visits the clutter-heavy homes of selected American families and helps them tidy up using her now-famous KonMari method. The springboard for this media sensation was Kondo’s worldwide best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Even if you haven’t r...
  • What Will the Supply Chain Strategy of the Future Look Like?
    by Alexandra Levit - March 15, 2019
    Supply chain management is evolving right alongside technology and the growing needs of a global marketplace. Take a look at the changes businesses can expect to see in the next decade, and how it may affect your supply chain strategy. There's a significant amount of change taking place in business today, and it requires owners to avoid disruption to their supply chain strategy. Supply chain management plans will ne...
  • 3 Steps to Building Your Brand
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 13, 2019
    Dorie Clark, world authority on helping people get their message out in a crowded marketplace, my wonderful friend and 100 Coach, shares with us three steps to building your brand in this week’s interview. Dorie is recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, and she is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Administr...
  • The Perils of Perfectionism
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 12, 2019
    Employees generally agree that leaders with a passion for excellence, quality and accomplishment benefit their organizations. These qualities place leaders at the top of their fields. No one faults managers who give their all and make sacrifices, but too much of a good thing can also pose problems. Perfectionistic leaders may be as damaging as those who embrace mediocrity. Perfectionists often obsess over process, common...
  • 2019 Market Trends to Expect
    by Alexandra Levit - March 6, 2019
    The overall financial health of the global economy, as well as the resources we have available to make intelligent projections, will greatly impact business success in 2019. Let's have a look at two of the major market trends to expect this year. Continuing Stock Market Volatility We enter 2019 with the financial sector in a bear market. (A bear market is an economy in which security prices drop 20 percent or more...
  • How to Capitalize on Employees' First Quarter Itch
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - March 1, 2019
    In the early part of the year, many candidates experience a revved-up sense of urgency to jump their corporate ship. Perhaps it is unresolved New Year’s resolutions, or maybe just a feeling of spring and new blooms of career growth on the horizon. As such, the first quarter of the year is an optimal time for employers who are actively recruiting to capitalize on the employees’ itch for renewal. Some of the...
  • How Digital Automation Can Help Make Your Life Easier
    by Alexandra Levit - February 27, 2019
    While many fear digital automation, more software arrives every day that saves business owners a great deal of money year by lowering costs and increasing productivity and efficiency. Let's look at a few business-related areas in which digital automation can help make your life easier. Recruitment Need to hire staff? Predictive analytics is transforming recruitment. Predictive analytics is deriving business in...
  • Positive Vacation Workplace Cultures Benefit Employees and the Business
    by Steve Farber - February 25, 2019
    More than 700 million days of paid time off go untapped every year by American workers. Stress in your workplace? If you can’t cut it with a knife, you can probably at least see a little of it lurking in the dark corners. It’s a fact: If your employees are doing great work–setting and meeting deadlines, inventing new ways of doing things, and generally killing it in your area of expertise–they are, o...
  • Avoiding Leadership Drift
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - February 22, 2019
    Business is an active, demanding endeavor. Only those who consistently apply themselves succeed. Organizations that thrive require leaders who actively dream, plan, engage, solve, pursue and network. It’s a lot of work, and there’s no finish line. But no one can keep up the pace indefinitely. Every leader experiences profound peaks and valleys, seasons of being on track or feeling lost. Organizations flourish...
  • Empathy 101 for Better Relationships at Work
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 20, 2019
    Regardless of your ideological views or political persuasion, these are turbulent times around the world. I’ve noticed a sense of angst, heightened anxiety, and a palpable change in how people treat each other both personally and professionally. It’s time to get back to what distinguishes us as human beings – treating one another with compassion, dignity, and respect. Even those with whom we disagree t...