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The other day, I was working with a global leadership team that wanted to move from "product selling to solution selling." That's an important distinction. But it's abstract. And if you're trying to explain it, you need some concrete examples.
In 'JUMP',the author offers up a combination of spiritual practice, science, philosophy and proven leadership models to better arm managers with the new tools they need to thrive in today’s financial climate.
Richard Branson has achieved so much in his career that he barely requires any introduction. Over the past few decades, he's been an ever-present in the business landscape, founding new ventures, increasing his fortune and operating with something akin to the touch of Midas throughout.
Eighteen months in office, President Obama should be evaluated on what he accomplished. On the President’s watch, unemployment has jumped from 7.7 to 9.5 percent, the jobless count has increased 2.7 million, and 3.4 million more Americans have quit looking for work altogether.
Your pitch is how you introduce yourself at networking events, informational interviews, on your cover letter, to your friend’s friends. It is how you answer that interview staple, “Tell me about yourself.” It defines your brand and therefore drives your search.
It is the season for economic forecasts, and I have been polled by several published surveys. Like other forecasters, I see growth too weak to create enough jobs to pull down unemployment-private sector jobs could even stagnate. The risk of a double dip is at 50 percent. If that happens, the economy likely will stay down for many years.
If you had to name a company that symbolizes exemplary customer experience, superb brand management and cutting edge products, Apple wouldn't be too far from the top of most people's lists. Which is why it's been so surprising to find the company squandering its reputation for all these things over a relatively minor flaw with the new iPhone.
If the economy goes down a second time, it will not likely recover easily or quickly. The unemployment rate will rise into the teens and conditions reminiscent of the Great Depression will prevail through much of the nation.
Changing employers is part of the marketplace and while most of us won’t make media-frenzied transitions like James, we'll still have to do it at some point. Doing it well is just another test of professional acumen, and there are several reasons why the issue deserves our attention.
The answer to that question—and to the importance of the office as a whole—lies in the sense of community. Sure, it might be possible to communicate with whomever you need to within your company by phone and email, but doing so exclusively takes a toll on everyone involved.
The personal benefit is clear, of course, as you get to frolic in a pursuit that may have taken a backseat. But the professional benefit, while indirect, is equally valuable — your personal renewal will contribute to your effectiveness on the job. Energy, ability to focus, creativity, likeability — all of these intangible but critical qualities will improve.
The weakness question is a test: how well do you handle yourself? It presents an elegant, damned-if-you-do, or-don't trap.
If you're reading this blog, chances are you've been involved in developing a succession plan or planning one in the near future. However, this process of training and development at companies can get much more complicated when the departing executive is the company founder.
Investors are braced for a clear-out of BP’s leadership once its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is capped, the Financial Times reports.
I feel a market uptick. As a former recruiter, I still am involved in recruiter networks, and my colleagues are busy. Most telling of all, companies are looking for recruiters, indicating a commitment to hiring on an ongoing basis.
The U.S. economy has had two crises that were followed by long periods of depressed economic activity, high unemployment, and instability lasting more than a decade...Conditions are emerging that could cause that to happen again, and without a radical change in policy, the nation is at risk of a terrible calamity.
Friday, forecasters expect the Labor Department to report the economy shed about 110 thousand jobs in June and unemployment rose to 9.8 percent. Economists expect the private sector created about 110,000 jobs but government employment dropped twice that amount, as many temporary census jobs disappeared. Twelve months into recovery from such a deep recession, this is a terrible performance.
The U.S. soccer team's run in the World Cup came to an agonizing conclusion against Ghana on Saturday, but unlike many of the major European nations competing, the team can at least head home with their heads held high. And none more so than coach Bob Bradley, who has offered myriad leadership lessons over the course of the two weeks the U.S. team was involved at the world's most-watched sporting event.
Day two of the New York Forum in full swing this morning. Mayor Bloomberg opened the meeting today by discussing the government's role to promote economic activity. Wall Street remains the top industry for the Big Apple. Finance remains the economic engine for the United States.
Learning to embrace opposition and maneuvering it toward resolution is no easy task. Even in the most modern and youth-centric offices, traditional rules and authority often end up becoming reasons for dissent and fraction. But sometimes all it takes is a different take on the process or eventual conclusion of a project. As an executive, then, how do you handle conflicting ideas from team members?
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