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How to Get the Most Out of Your Millennial Employees

millennial employees

According to a survey conducted by Atlantic Associates, 53 percent of managers agreed that the millennial generation is the toughest to manage. The tech-savvy, outspoken millennial generation gets a bad rap (we didn’t all receive participation trophies growing up, okay?!) but, if properly managed and led, the millennials in your office can be a huge asset to your team. Millennials …

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Lack of Company Culture: The Silent Killer to Your Success

Uber, the world’s largest ride services company, has captured headlines around the globe recently. With the resignation of Jeff Jones as president and CEO Travis Kalanick’s public apology after being filmed swearing at a company driver who complained about rates being cut, the company’s dirty laundry has been left out to dry for all of us to see. The company …

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Your Next CEO? The Case for Your CMO

CMO

For marketers, the corporate ladder traditionally is missing a rung or two. Climb to the lofty heights of CMO-dom, sure. Oversee a billion-dollar marketing budget, no problem. But run the whole show? That was best left to the masters of finance, operations and business development. “Looking back a bit, it is not surprising that the person who, essentially, managed the advertising …

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Can Employees Really Give Managers Crucial Feedback Without Reprisal?

manager feedback

Employees are a sort of “case study” for a company. They can spread positive news about the business to their outer networks, provide valuable brand awareness and ultimately, keep the company honest in terms of leadership. Plenty of leaders encourage employees to speak up, give feedback, pitch new ideas or be a watchdog for unethical behavior. But can employees actually …

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3 Sayings That Have Helped Shape My Career As CEO

sayings for ceos

When you work in business as long as I have, you pick up a lot of sayings, clichés, idioms, what have you that can be useful to drive points home or make analogies. Some get practically beaten to a pulp (No one’s “thinking outside the box” anymore), but others can really stick with you and ultimately start shaping who you …

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Who owns innovation?

No one owns innovation

Everyone’s talking about innovation. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, every company wants to be perceived as the innovator in their space. And the tech media is always heralding a new innovative idol, the next visionary that will change the very landscape of their respective industry. All of this focus on the lone-wolf tech …

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Want to get ahead at work? Embrace the fear

Get ahead at work by embracing fear

People ask me all the time how to get ahead at work. They want to take that next leap, rise above the crowd and get the attention of the powers that be to make that next career move. They crave success. I was once asked at a speaking event if there was some silver bullet to my success over the …

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4 Tips For Becoming a Better Leader in Your Workplace

When you read this – LEADER What is the first thing that pops into your head? Wait, let me guess. You’re picturing someone in front of a crowd. They’re probably wearing a suit? Maybe you see the CEO of a public company. Obama? Taylor Swift? The Pope? An endless combination of different personal experiences and beliefs provides everyone with their …

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Personality Quiz: Which of the Avengers Are You at Work?

Avengers Assemble—it’s a personality quiz! The Avengers have stood the test of time—and overcome insane odds year after year, villain after villain—because the epic superhero team is made up of a dynamic cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So when it comes to your work team, which Avenger are you? Take our personality quiz to find …

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5 Leadership Lessons From Your Favorite TV-Movie Bosses

Leadership Lessons for Boss's Day

Corner offices, reserved parking spots and bigger paychecks really are “boss,” but the best bosses aren’t just high-ranking titles, they’re great leaders. In honor of Boss’s Day, kick your feet up and take a break with these five, fun leadership lessons from your favorite TV-movie bosses. 1. Call it like you see it. Some situations call for niceties, but sometimes, …

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Why Everyone Should Learn to Lead Others

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The world needs leaders. Sometimes we all need to be inspired, persuaded and guided. We all have leaders in our lives, and navigating that relationship requires experience and effort on both sides. But there are a lot of definitions for the word “leader.” There’s a certain archetype that’s traditionally associated with leaders: bold, brash, confident, loud, extroverted, unafraid to take …

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Strange But True Facts About Leadership That I’ve Learned

andrew carnegie leadership quote

Defining leadership is difficult, and defining yourself as a leader is more so. I’ve strived throughout my professional career to inspire and motivate those around me, whether they’re employees, friends or peers. I’ve challenged myself and others to move past long-held business and workstyle beliefs through innovation and technological application. But one of the hard truths of leadership is that …

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How Technology is Transforming Leadership

The only way to be an effective leader is to constantly challenge yourself to improve. Regardless of your title or industry, true leaders are constantly evolving and learning, adapting to new expectations, new models of thinking and new faces. As business leaders, technology has added yet another layer of complexity. By redefining the workforce, reimagining ways to get work done …

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The Role of Technology in Collaborative Leadership

leadership

I travel quite a bit in my role here at PGi. I’m regularly meeting with investors, our board of directors, current and potential customers and even PGi associates in any of our offices around the globe. I’m passionate about what I do but I miss my beautiful family, my daughters and my wife, dearly while I’m away. There’s also significant …

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The New Competition: Collaboration at Work

collaboration at work

Competitive environments have long been valorized as the best way to bring out individual strengths, thus contributing to a stronger future organism and body as a whole. As the basis for natural selection, competition surrounds us and is inherent to our fundamental biology. This concept is also true for capital markets and business environments. Collaborative behaviors, while perhaps less assertive …

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Remote Managers: 5 Ways to Inspire Greatness When You Aren’t There

remote manager

One of the foundational roles of a great leader is to build trust—between himself and his team and among his coworkers. Remote managers are faced with unique challenges: they must create an atmosphere of trust, inspire employee integrity and actively lead teams in spite of working out of the office most—if not all—of the time. Effective communication is essential to …

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