Electronic goods e-tailer liGo put together an interactive visual that shares some helpful tips for saving battery life.
After closing a new round of funding, Indiegogo is focusing on mobile and international development.
The world's largest online retailer took more of a loss than expected in the third quarter--and the outlook for the rest of the year isn't pretty either.
When we want to convey or convince, our first instinct is often ask to “tell a story.” It may be a joke or fable, but the ideas that we want to promote aren’t thrown out there randomly. We try to embed them in a plot and setting that engages the listener. It also brings together the teller and […]
A leader once told me, “We’re stuck.” It was an un-ignorable moment that reflected a cultural issue within the organization. In this case, it hinged around a destructive, persistent, self-perpetuating organizational belief about what...Show More Summary
Is it possible that we are actually at our best when we are least qualified for the job? In my research studying the situations and types of leaders that bring out the best in people, I’ve noticed a counterintuitive but persistent theme:...Show More Summary
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest literary figures of all time. But he didn’t start out that way. He spent his early days in the theater learning from more experienced writers and actors. The truth is, whatever we’re doing, we all need feedback, advice, and mentoring. Almost every day someone asks to “pick my […]
Are your new employees loose canons or heat-seeking missiles? In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Strategies can grow stale and innovation can stop. Being new, naïve, and even clueless, can be an asset. Rookies –Show More Summary
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it. The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid […]
While I’m on a Henry Ford roll, here’s one about the dangers of simply taking orders from one’s customers. If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. We now mock Ford for “any color he wants, as long as it’s black“; but passively listening to the customer is no good […]
Through a combination of venturing and licensing, Nancy Tedeschi got her product, the SnapIt Screw, into big box stores everywhere.
CEO Jamie Dimon says that more coordination is needed to fight breaches like the one experienced by JPMorgan Chase.
The revamped Obamacare website is ready for for the next enrollment season. How does it compare to the old version?
Rookies: Bumbling newbies that require copious management? Or underutilized top performers that need to be turned loose? While we often think of newcomers (be they young employees or experienced staff from another arena) as empty vessels...Show More Summary
Developing these skills can improve your ability to anticipate and impact the future.
All the major sports leagues celebrate their best players. But what if there were a Most Valuable Player award for your team? Would you take home the prize? When I was CEO of Thomas Nelson we established different awards for individuals, service groups, and profit centers. The winners received public recognition, banners, trophies, and prizes. […]
A startup pioneer talks about how he's started to develop an entrepreneurship community in his country.
Microsoft Chief Satya Nadella is wrong: Women should ask for raises. Here's a negotiation primer.
Offering your product for free might seem like a risky move. But it can also be an effective marketing strategy.