To succeed, your company needs both great leaders and great managers. That’s confusing to think about, isn’t it? Aren’t great leaders and great mangers pretty much the same? No, they aren’t. Leading and managing are two separate and distinct skills, … Read More
What’s the difference between Millennials and Generation Z? Everyone seems to be asking that question – business owners, top corporate executives, middle managers and just about everyone else. If you have been asking it too, this article will provide some … Read More
Although generalizations about any demographic group tend to be flawed, here are some attitudes that tend to be shared by a significant number of members of this cohort. I have observed these traits in younger millennials I have hired and supervised, and I am willing to bet that you have too.
Evan Hackel “All you do is work!” “You don’t just act like a workaholic, you think like one too!” “That big project that’s occupying all your time is going to damage your family life.” “Does your job really mean more … Read More
Here’s my latest post on explosive trends that will affect your business over the next few years. Today, I will look at internet-enabled shopping technologies. Trend: Internet-Enabled Shopping Because customers’ experiences in stores will become increasingly web-enabled, everything about the … Read More
“Engagement” is a fairly common buzzword nowadays, both in business and everyday jargon. But what does it really mean? And in business, is it enough? Think about the fans who root for a particular professional sports team, they are certainly … Read More
To run a successful organization, you need to bring together a mix of people with a variety of strengths. Another way of stating it is that you need variety, as embodied in a group of people who possess different … Read More
What should you do when a friend calls and says, “Can you give my kid a job with your company?” Or it could be the caller’s spouse or best friend . . . you have had calls like that, haven’t … Read More
Who is going to run your company in 10, 20 or 25 years? You could hire a management consulting firm to help you create a succession plan. But if you hire, retain and promote a superior younger workforce, you won’t … Read More
Invite and encourage everyone to define, shape and implement the organization’s vision and mission.