Best-Practices Leadership

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.

Work by the 10 rules of ‘intrapreneurship’

November 8, 2018
Want to pursue your dream project without giving up your day job? Follow these Ten Commandments of “intrapreneurship”: creating new enterprises within your current organization.

Lead … with your wallet?

November 8, 2018
What if you set 2% of your earnings aside to create a personal “leadership budget”?

Start a podcast off right

November 8, 2018
Newbie podcasters often make critical mistakes in the beginning that cost them dearly. As they watch their initial audience slip away, they often wish they could undo the following.