Internal Brand Encourages Fighting the Status Quo. You Can Have a Strong External Employer Brand Without an Employer Branding Program. Your Product Brand Should Serve Double-duty as Your Employer Brand. Being a Most-admired Firm May Be Enough. Aggressively Recruit the Best From Other Firms.
When confronted with a new idea, do you: Consider the cost of switching before you consider the benefits? Highlight the pain to a few instead of the benefits for the many? And others stimulating questions...
You don’t ask people how much they earn, women how much they weigh or short men how tall they are. These questions will probably cause embarrassment. But there's another question, one which more business people never ask, that will unlock masses of sales potential
When it comes to your business, are you a manager or leader? Why owners of small and medium businesses have to stop thinking like managers and start thinking like leaders? How can you become the leader you need to be?
Preparing for a meeting is a skill. It is not as easy as setting up a conference call, inviting people and hoping for the best. I was recently on a very important call where there was no formal agenda, it was an open ended conversation and it was utter chaos with no significant outcomes (other than the inspiration for this posting).
No one is demanding that we like the change, but the sooner we see it and set out to become an irreplaceable linchpin, the faster the pain will fade, as we get down to the work that needs to be (and now can be) done. This revolution is at least as big as the last one, and the last one changed everything.
You can’t make time: there are only 24 hours in each day. And you can’t find time: it’s not hiding under a rock. You’ve got to take time to be in the moment. So, do a paradigm shift: instead of prioritizing your schedule, schedule your priorities.
One of the topics covered extensively in Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength is goal setting and achievement. The book's authors Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney identify 12 proven strategies for successfully reaching your goals.
Career paths reduce self-reliance and cross-pollination. Create and manage a culture of innovation. The expectation of innovation permeates the culture. Secrecy drives internal competition. Tying economic rewards to overall company success can reduce selfish behavior. Benefits and even pay play a secondary role in recruiting and retention.
Apple Talent Management Approaches to Emulate. Agility Allows for Innovation into Completely New Areas. A “Lean” Talent Management Approach Contributes to Extraordinary Productivity. Build and Reinforce a Performance Culture