The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
“The wise man lives off the fool, and the fool lives off his job.” This old Spanish proverb is timeless – yet many leaders in the workplace lack the wisdom to create enough impact to be both successful and significant in their work.
How often do you feel foolish because you allow others to dictate your leadership style and approach? Leadership is about wisdom – giving you the know-how to avoid being foolishly taken advantage of – and then sharing that wisdom to help others learn and grow. Wise leaders are the ones whose presence, authenticity and the manner in which they communicate and engage with others are genuine and unique. They quickly earn respect – but realize it takes originality, creativity and uncommon thinking to sustain it.
Every marketer faces a dizzying array of choices in terms of strategy, tactics, and tools through which to reach their customers and inspire them to buy your products. As the media landscape becomes more fractured and the tools more varied, it’s more important than ever to stay focused on the [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday after weak U.S. economic data spurred worries over crude oil demand.Early in the session, U.S. crude moved higher, breaking above $50 a barrel on a fall
2015 promises to be another interesting year in the fast-changing local online marketing space. We have just seen the rollout of Amazon Local Services and can expect numerous other companies to jump into the fray. Technology providers jostling for a bigger slice of the local pie will keep raising their [...]
In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike. However, frequently updating your Pinterest boards does not necessarily equip you with the tools and experience that [...]
It’s impossible to respect, value and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a leader great. Because of this, the identity crisis I have written about that exists in today’s workplace is something that women leaders in particular have been facing for much too long. While the tide is changing and more women are being elevated into leadership roles, there is still much work to do. As of July 2013, there were only 19 female elected presidents and prime ministers in power around the globe. In the business world, women currently hold only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and the same percentage of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. As women continue their upward trajectory in the business world, they have yet to be fully appreciated for the unique qualities and abilities they bring to the workplace.