Best-Practices Leadership

Should your company close for a week to innovate, plan?

April 25, 2019
Even if a leader advocates for employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources. Enter the “organizational charrette,” a new management practice in which the entire company closes shop for one week so every employee can focus on innovation and future planning.

Don’t worry about motivation; hire self-motivated people instead

April 22, 2019
There’s a philosophy out there that you can motivate almost anyone to do their job. It implies we can motivate someone, as well as take away their motivation. Although this viewpoint is typically well-intended, it is counterproductive to greater success.

Another look at brainstorming

April 11, 2019
Sure, you realize brainstorming can yield some results, if you can get your team—and for that matter, yourself—past that initial “groan” phase.

Should you reveal your side job?

April 4, 2019
Many people have another gig in addition to their full-time job. Should you disclose this to your employer? There are several things to mull over before deciding on taking this step.

8 quotes about innovation you’ve never heard

March 14, 2019
From the editors of Leadership Briefings.

5 apps to run meetings more efficiently

March 14, 2019
“We could have wrapped this meeting up with an email,” is a phrase often uttered by exasperated employees whose productivity has taken a hit after spending a part of their working day stuck in meetings. Here is a list of five apps that can assist with hosting a successful and productive one.

Time to monetize yourself?

March 14, 2019
In Entrepreneurial You, Dorie Clark offers practical, inspiring suggestions for more expansive monetizing of your product and reaching a wider audience.

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.