The business case for having more women in leadership positions is clear. A study of 745 men and women leaders and aspiring leaders that we conducted with Watermark found that female bosses were rated as more supportive of career development by their direct reports.
The popular idea of an internet start-up is the solitary visionary with a great idea, or a dorm full of undergraduates working up the next big thing in between marathon video game sessions.
Technological advancement has changed the marketing landscape almost beyond recognition. With mobile and social technologies, customers are always online and connected to a personalized universe of at-the-ready data and intelligence. No longer are they satisfied with generic offerings; rather, they seek personalized and contextualized experiences from their interactions with any company, at any point in time, through any channel.
Business growth can be exhilarating and rewarding, but it can rapidly tax an already severely constrained system. Without a tactical plan to manage growth, business owners can be caught unprepared or out of control.
A Cyber Attack at Sony Pictures in 2014 resulted in the release of sensitive internal documents that led finally to a multimillion-dollar settlements with employees.
Today’s business climate may seem faster, riskier, and more full of promise than ever before. It’s certainly more global, digital, and innovative. But some things haven’t changed.
Confidence makes a tremendous difference to performance, whether on the sports field or in the workplace, but you can’t touch it, hold it or buy it at the psychology shop.
According to new research from the Kellogg School, persisting in a creative task may pay off more than you think. In fact, your best ideas are likely to come later in the process—
After careful review of her harried work life, Charla, an IT manager, discovered that 20% of her time over the previous two months was spent managing escalations.
Regardless of your brand, industry or job title, Rob Morrison argues you need a point-of-view on each of these issues. Truth is, we all have issues – especially if you’re a marketer.
In the workplace, women can capitalise on self-confidence only when they exhibit “feminine” behaviours as well.The key to success in male-dominated environments is self-confidence.
Be clear about your objectives before sitting down to make a deal and also understand that Negotiators have to condition themselves to walk away from the table if there is no deal.
What distinguishes Google from WebCrawler or AltaVista? Why DVDs, but not Laserdiscs? Why do some innovations succeed while others flounder? The answer is complicated.
One of the most exciting and sometimes anxiety producing transitions in a career comes when you have to move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager.
If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. But having a grasp on it is important no matter where you sit on the org chart. How can you boost your financial acumen?
Business is about change .The first smartphone was launched in 1999, the iPad one year later, and the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Historically, shopping has been a sensory experience. Store associates served as personal shoppers, helping customers pick out items was the norm.
Four years ago, Dan Faggella startred in a partially collapsed roof in his mixed martial arts studio in Rhode Island. Today he’s in San Francisco running TechEmergence, an artificial intelligence and machine learning market research firm.
Nearly two thirds of all companies around the world are family-owned businesses. In her doctoral thesis, Marta Widz looked into which external factors influence the founder of a firm to turn it into a family firm and pass it on to the next generation.
For most of the 20th century, nonprofit organizations had a reputation, for better or worse, of being slow to adapt to shifting
As part of an exclusive qualitative study of CEOs by Duke Corporate Education, Tony O’Driscoll and Jared Bleak outline the seven sense-abilities leaders need to survive and thrive in the supernova that is the 21st century business environment
Conflict is everywhere; we cannot avoid it. That is why we need to master difficult conversations rather than shy away from them. Running away from our problems will not make them disappear. By facing them, we can contribute to a solution, obtaining new information that offers a fresh perspective on what is going on at a company or with a project.
Technology disruption is like the second Big Bang to hit our planet. While this phase of digital transformation has created an environment of uncertainty, and all businesses feel the impact, the challenge of adapting and keeping up remains ginormous.