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10 mistakes every leader should make, learn from before they die
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's been proven over and over again leadership development is all about experience. We learn from job changes, stretch assignments, other people and other more formal ways: courses, books, blogs, etc. It's those experiences that are the hardest — those "developmental challenges" — that we can learn the most from. More

Innovation, the readiness to do something new
Management-Issues    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Innovation always requires a readiness to do something new. Anything new is a risk. Anything new is a distraction from the normal routine. Anything new requires commitment of some resources. For obvious reasons, many organizations do not like to try new things. More

Video conferencing ain't penicillin — it won't cure everything
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Because we humans tend to be visual creatures, and so much of our relationship building is based on body language and non-verbals, it would make sense that video conferencing could be our best friend. But recent research shows that video conferencing is not a cure-all for what ails your remote team or customers. More

Strategic planning: Intuition isn't just about trusting your gut
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If intuition is the muse in CEO decision making, does it make for better decisions? Quants say we use intuition because of our cognitive limitations. It is a strategy of last resort, employed when we can't use optimal weighting and computing of all relevant factors. Others believe that, in certain circumstances, implicit rules of thumb, the building blocks of intuition, can actually lead to better choices. Others believe the role of intuition may just be random. More

Trying not to fail is not the same as striving for success
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's a definite difference between focusing on not failing versus striving for success. When we focus on not failing, fear rents most of the space in our mind, and we see monsters in need of slaying everywhere we turn. We lose track of the original vision that propelled our actions, and the sheer act of working becomes at best a passionless exercise and at worst, drudgery. More

When it pays to spend on trade shows
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although webinars and virtual online trade shows have become popular in recent years, and serve a marketing purpose, they are not replacements for face-to-face events, says Bill Sell, vice president and general manager of CrossTech Media, a Boston company that owns and manages 20 business and professional conferences. More

5 ways for leaders to disconnect, lead better
Leadership & Learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Author Kevin Eikenberry writes, "My daughter is 12. Last Christmas she got her first laptop, and recently she got her first cellphone. These are perhaps the first two tools new employees receive after getting their employee handbook. These tools are incredibly valuable, and have been, along with other technologies, responsible for huge gains in productivity over the last 10 years. And they cause as many problems as they solve." More

YouTube introduces live streaming for events
Event Manager Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a long awaited move, YouTube introduced a live-streaming service specifically designed for events. How is it going to affect your event? More
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