2015, another 365 new opportunities to improve your professional life and business. This would therefore be the perfect opportunity to rethink about some of the important aspects determining your success. You probably have some good new year resolutions, but these might help add some new ones make this year even better. Improve your mission […]
We all have dealt with negotiation one way or another. While buying a car, deciding on a strategy or picking out furniture. However, negotiation is difficult, usually participants (think they) have opposing goals which can result in endless negotiation. We have all been in those meetings where time seems to go in slow motion as […]
Every company is different, not only in their production or strategy, but also in their culture. People who have worked in that company usually do not see these differences as clearly as new entrants do. The creation and development of the culture has thus been partially unconscious and beyond the firms power. If nobody consciously […]
The customer is king. It is a well-known saying which many companies have taken very seriously. In this economy it is not only necessary for survival but can also become a competitive advantage. It not only provides the necessary feedback for the company, but it also further enhances customer satisfaction. A great example of this […]
Teamwork, the word seems to give some people an allergic reaction. Do you remember the times in class when the teacher gave us instructions to work in a team. Before the teacher even finished, you would make that secret sign/look to your best friend in class. Thank god he/she want to work with me too! […]
The fish market. It’s stinky, noisy and dirty. The work is hard with long hours and in work conditions that could be improved, a lot. However, these market men decided this was not going to let them down. They decided to take on a complete new work attitude, making their job more fun and bearable. […]
Being a leader is not an easy task, it requires skill, talent and insight. Therefore they should get all the credit right? Wrong! A leader wouldn’t be much of a leader without its followers. The underrated position of the followers needs to be acknowledged as well. In the following video a dancing guy will becomes […]
Do you remember the times where posters and flyers were the best way to advertise? How about television ads? Well, times are changing and let’s admit that these are not the places to gain a lot of attention. These companies however, have found great ways to brand and gain attention. They have all created something […]
In this ever evolving economy, change is inevitable. In most cases it even becomes a make or break point. Here, Companies often struggle as there are considerable obstacles when implementing change. However, it is possible and these videos will help undestand how. Correct implementation is key. The goal and reasoning for the change must be […]
That pressing feeling of having a million things to do and pretty much only having 5 seconds to get them done is something we are all familiar with. It is called stress and it has a very bad reputation. It can cause: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep problems, etc. However, according to Kelly […]
Businesses have become more and more customer oriented over the years, or at least tried to be. The current and future meaning of “customer oriented” goes further than just seeing them as a “king”. The relationship between the two must be expanded to encompass a deeper connection. In a field full off ( in their eyes) similar companies doing […]
Remember that last presentation that grabbed your attention, filled you with energy and left you baffled and with goose bumps? Having the talent to give great presentations often seems like a god given gift which is impossible for the common man to reach. It steals the audience’s attention away from their phones and does not let go until the […]
Everybody has a different style of leading and often different goals in doing so. Therefore, there is no 8 step program into becoming a leader. Even so, leaders have been able to accomplish great and seemingly impossible things. Here they will reveal some of the valuable lessons they have learnt about leadership along the way. JFK: “We chose to go to the moon (…), not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” The following video shows how JFK reminds the people of their collective accomplishments, making future goals seem less impossible. Moreover, it reminds the public […]
Feedback is a complicated and often touchy subject in a company. Yet, it is what can make a company greater than it ever was before. This is shown in the way that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have stressed the importance of feedback in their own companies. However, there is no one and only right […]
Let’s face it, you are probably reading this article to procrastinate, by learning how to stop procrastinating. But, we all know that feeling of having to do something very important and yet; the internet keeps calling your name, your phone doesn’t stop ringing and even the walls have become interesting enough to stare at. None […]
KARA SWISHER: What do you imagine the next ten of your life will be about? STEVE JOBS: Um. You know. This is probably a bad example, but I’m going to use it. When this whole thing with Gizmodo happened. I got a lot of advice from people that said, you gotta just let it slide. […]
An interview with Tom DeLong, Professor, Harvard Business School. Executives can get more value from their workforce if they recognize and motivate their B players. These solid, steady performers form the bulk of a workforce–and bring crucial forms of value to companies. (Let’s hear it for the B-players)
It is filled with humor, powerful messages, emotion and thrill. It truly deserves to be called the greatest speech of 2014 and we can only hope to be able to learn a fraction of his ability.
Instead of just going through the motions on your next project, look for the hidden opportunities you already have. On The Creative Influence, graphic designer Michael Bierut challenges us to look for opportunities in even the most dull assignments. He speaks about his mentor, designer Massimo Vignelli, when he was asked to sort through the chaos […]
An interview with Bill Taylor, Game Changer blogger for HarvardBusiness.org. Zappos knows that they can’t deliver great customer service unless their employees are committed to the values of the company. So what do they do? They pay employees to quit!
Benjamin Zander, Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. An organization can also be seen as an orchestra where everybody has to work preciously together to […]
A great example of a failed strategy execution. Sometimes people with the best intention start to execute their strategy, but without thinking if it’s really realistic. The core lesson of this video. Develop a strategy that is in line with your qualities, make it happen and improve. We all know the rainforest is being destroyed. […]
Everyday leadership. Remember that time when you were a leader? You can become a leader with handing out lollipops. We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives
Niklas Modig became an expert on “lean” management systems during his time inside Toyota Japan’s production facilities. But since then, he has learned how to become “lean” in his personal life. In this charismatic and emotional talk, Niklas discusses the importance of being “lean” in everything we do to reach our fullest potential.