Leaders and Managers Are Not the Same . . . Which Are You?

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

How Hard Is It to Manage Millennials?

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.

Explosive Trend: Internet-Enabled Shopping

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

Ingagement, Do You Dare?

“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

How Can You Cultivate a High Level of Ingagement?

  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

The Favoritism Problem for Company Leaders

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 the Future?

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