Best-Practices Leadership

Why there are no ‘useless’ meetings

February 14, 2019
Let’s just wait one second here before we start our daily bashing of supposedly time-wasting meetings, shall we? Consider these advantages of even the ones that feel so very sloggy and pointless.

Can your company’s brand survive in this world?

January 10, 2019
The brands we once developed such loyalties to—everyone from Campbell’s Soup to Tide detergent to Heinz ketchup—are in crisis these days as the internet continues to change the way people perceive value and make purchases.

Before you pitch that idea…

December 19, 2018
No idea lives or dies according to its own virtues. Here are some factors to consider before pitching an idea to someone in your organization.

5 ways to stifle innovation

December 17, 2018
The odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than 4%. And that is the best case. But, there are 5 sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.

A case of trickle-down influencing

December 13, 2018
Sometimes you’re totally on your own with an idea. Such was the situation UJ Ramdas found himself in when he began to visualize creating and marketing a specific kind of blank book.

Try ‘Kill the company’ brainstorming

December 13, 2018
How will your company survive over the next five, 10 or 20 years? More important, how will it evolve and grow? Try this exercise with your team to find out.

5 secrets to making a great brand

December 13, 2018
Asked to tweet their best ideas for making a great brand great, business leaders and creative types came back with these.

J.K. Rowling’s penless success

December 13, 2018
The character of Harry Potter simply popped into J.K. Rowling’s head. Rowling knew the story would be fun to write. There was a glitch, however: At that moment, she didn’t have a writing utensil on her that worked.

Sound Bites: December ’18

December 1, 2018
Whether in person or remotely, get all meeting attendees on the same page … How your receptionist can off insight in a group interview … Log off on the weekend … When to never apologize … Icebreaker: 10 things in common … How upper and lower case letters got their names

Hold meetings people won’t hate

November 29, 2018
Meetings don’t need to be a waste of time. Use these tips.