Inside the executive mind. Profiles of the C-suite, entrepreneurs and other decision-makers.
The average employee probably knows long before management that his or her company is on a downward slope, and losing its entrepreneurial and innovative edge. Unenlightened and hidebound...
August 31, 2009 7:24pm |
Although businesses are talking a good game in their various corporate social responsibility reports, they will have to seriously accelerate the rate of their carbon emissions reductions in order...
2 | August 31, 2009 2:46pm |
Time for an outside opinion? Capgemini says more businesses seek best practices from outsourcing, not JUST savings
Remember how verboten the topic of offshoring was during the most recent U.S. Presidential campaign, and how that debate trickled over to the bigger issue of outsourcing in general? Corporate...
2 | August 28, 2009 12:25pm |
Did you ever stop to think about how close the words "cult" and "culture" are to each other, but how very different the two really are? Or how some businesses have managed to create a "cult...
1 | August 27, 2009 12:45pm |
There's a market for everything -- including commercial travel well past the 35,000-foot level. A vast new business frontier is about to open up above us.
1 | August 27, 2009 7:50am |
It turns out that there IS at least SOME sort of biological reason for why women and men have traditionally tended to opt for different sorts of careers, according to a recent academic study. An...
August 26, 2009 12:45pm |
Even the most digitally savvy need face-to-face networking events
3 | August 26, 2009 8:07am |
Executives responding to a McKinsey Quarterly survey conducted in July 2009 about the demands of the downturn report that it has certainly made work life much more interesting. But companies could...
1 | August 25, 2009 9:42am |
Remember that adage about the best start-up ideas being scribbled on a napkin? Turns out there may be some truth to that adage. Or, at least, the fact that brevity STILL is the soul of wit....
2 | August 24, 2009 7:48am |
My recent post on "PowerPoint culture" -- in which some observers wonder if managers are missing things by relying too much on PowerPoint slides -- got some interesting feedback. One reader...
2 | August 24, 2009 6:00am |
People tend to associate innovation with high-tech startups. But chances are you may see more innovation per square foot at some traditional product-line manufacturers than in the loft-based...
August 21, 2009 8:24am |
Lest some members of your executive teams have some question about whether climate change is a relevant topic for your boardroom, I advise you to have them read this essay called "Why Climate...
2 | August 21, 2009 3:56am |
In a hail of bullets, PowerPoint is reducing the quality of decision-making and interaction -- and even has the military concerned
11 | August 20, 2009 8:27am |
Even though some of the economic indicators have been looking more healthy as of late, I doubt any of you have rushed out to spend any more money than necessary on behalf of your business. Which...
August 20, 2009 3:29am |
The time-honored stories of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Jerry Yang, and Sergey Brin starting up their ventures while just barely out of their teens are the stuff of entrepreneurial...
2 | August 19, 2009 8:50am |
I used to describe my previous job as a middle manager (I think that's what I was when I ran a business-to-business publication) as a sort of glorified adult babysitter. I had to keep my eyes and...
1 | August 19, 2009 7:30am |
Leading crowdsourcing efforts is less about charisma, command and control, and more about championing, catalyzing and coordinating
2 | August 18, 2009 2:05pm |
OK, how come we all HATE being put on hold on the telephone or pushing prompts to get through some customer service maze, but businesses all expect various social media strategies and social...
3 | August 18, 2009 8:14am |
Long-distance runners and presidential candidates know that the essence of successful change is in staying power; not in an overblown burst of energy at the starting gate
1 | August 17, 2009 12:59pm |
I am not an expert on social media -- frankly NO ONE really can claim that they are -- but I write about it alot elsewhere in the context of business usage, which has inspired a growth number of...
August 17, 2009 7:42am |