LEAD ON PURPOSE

  • The 8 Kinds of Leadership Your Team Needs from You

    The 8 Kinds of Leadership Your Team Needs from You

    Guest post by Victor Prince We hear the phrase “think outside the box” a lot. If “the box” is something that is stifling creativity, it sounds like something to avoid. But when “the box” is a framework that smart leaders … Continue read…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 3:37am -
  • How a Disengaged Workforce is Costing You Money

    How a Disengaged Workforce is Costing You Money

    Guest post by Jüri Kaljundi As a CEO, I make sure that at the end of the week I know what every member of my team is up to and they know that I know. Why? Because I believe that … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 1:39am -
  • Getting the Results You Want – 7 Things to Consider

    Getting the Results You Want – 7 Things to Consider

    Guest post by Paul Axtell One of the toughest jobs in the universe is to be a product or project leader with people who do not work directly or exclusively for you. Every team leader has faced these two questions … Continue reading →
    - 55 days ago, 10 May 15, 12:28am -
  • Are You Building ‘Best’ Teams?

    Are You Building ‘Best’ Teams?

    Guest post by Bernie Bulkin, author of Crash Course The central competency of any corporate (or charity or political or sports) leader is the ability to build a great team. But how? What are the key elements? And while sometimes … Continue reading…
    - 76 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 2:22pm -
  • How to turn your small idea into a big success

    How to turn your small idea into a big success

    “Creators build toward where they are going, not where they are.” What if you had a key that could unlock tremendous growth and success in your life and business? How would you change your goals and desires with this knowledge? … Continue readi…
    - 97 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 6:47pm -

800CEO READ

  • Thinker in Residence: Nicholas Carr

    Thinker in Residence: Nicholas Carr

    Tweet “All too often, automation frees us from that which makes us feel free.” ~Nicholas Carr About Nicholas Carr I wrote in my recent Jack Covert Selects review of The Glass Cage that “Nicholas Carr writes beautiful, big-picture books on the h…
    - 10 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • An Excerpt from Chinese Rules

    An Excerpt from Chinese Rules

    TweetTim Clissold’s Mr. China, released almost a decade ago, is one of the great books on China’s rise as an economic power. An in-the-trenches account of the business boom that he was in the belly of during his more than twenty years there, Mr.…
    - 4 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • The Best Books of 2014, strategy+business Edition

    The Best Books of 2014, strategy+business Edition

    TweetIf you’re a regular 800-CEO-READ reader or follower, you know that we always look forward to strategy+business revealing their picks for best business books of the year, in part because the s+b list is decidedly different than most other list…
    - 3 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • Authors on the Road – The New Generation of Philanthropy

    Authors on the Road – The New Generation of Philanthropy

    - 31 Oct 14, 10:12pm -
  • ChangeThis: Issue 122

    ChangeThis: Issue 122

    Tweet The Entrepreneur’s Journey by Kevin Kruse “This manifesto both celebrates and encourages entrepreneurship because we need entrepreneurs to fight the dragons that roam the globe: civil wars, extreme poverty, disease, water scarcity, domestic…
    - 23 Oct 14, 6:15pm -

GREAT LEADERSHIP

  • 8 CEO Actions to Ensure Chief Customer Officer Success

    8 CEO Actions to Ensure Chief Customer Officer Success

    Guest post from Jeanne Bliss: More than ever, customer experience is a priority for CEOs in nearly every industry. With the ability to spur customer-driven growth and business transformation, Chief Customer Officers (CCOs) have become embraced as t…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • You Onboard Your New Employees, So Why Aren’t You Onboarding New Managers?

    You Onboard Your New Employees, So Why Aren’t You Onboarding New Managers?

    “Most every business leader knows that onboarding is essential for employees, but somehow managers often don’t get the same treatment. Take time to develop a strong onboarding program to help both new professionals and new managers get acclimated…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • A “Survival of the Fittest” Approach to Leadership Development Produces Cockroach Leaders

    A “Survival of the Fittest” Approach to Leadership Development Produces Cockroach Leaders

    Read my latest post about the dangers of using a survival of the fittest approach to grooming emerging leaders over at About.com Management and Leadership:How to Groom Rising Leaders and not Burn Them Out
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:30am -
  • The Marathon Effect of Leading Change

    The Marathon Effect of Leading Change

    When senior managers announce a significant change, their goal is to get employees on board in the hope that they will embrace and support the change. When employees react with confusion, fear, uncertainty, or question the change, managers mistakenly…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:30am -
  • The Power of One Minute Goal Setting

    The Power of One Minute Goal Setting

    You learned it in Leadership 101: goal setting is the most powerful motivational tool in a leader’s toolkit. But is your goal setting up-to-date?Read a guest post from management and leadership guru Ken Blanchard, author of the One Minute Manager…
    - 11 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:30am -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

BUSINESS WISDOM

  • YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT THIS

    YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT THIS

    "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.What good has your anger done for you?You don't consciously decide to become a…
    - 13 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • WHY YOUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO STAY IN SCHOOL

    WHY YOUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO STAY IN SCHOOL

    "No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.Effort, sure, but effort alone is rarely, if ever, enough to accomplish the most desirable and difficult goals.Good that you're willing to work har…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:25pm -
  • THE JEALOUS KIND

    THE JEALOUS KIND

    "The disease of jealousy is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment."Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist/poet/dramatist.Disclaimer for me (you too): I am occasionally jealous of others. Being so is human.But probl…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • FAULTY JUDGMENT

    FAULTY JUDGMENT

    "Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment."François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.Memory plays a very important role in judgment.To a large degree we judge based on what we believe we remember.The r…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • SMART, JUST NOT ALWAYS WISE

    SMART, JUST NOT ALWAYS WISE

    "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist/writer/lecturer.We're smart enough to recognize most "cats", and the likely outcome should we attempt to carry them by their "tai…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:00pm -

WOMEN ON BUSINESS

  • 4 Tips to Create a Productive Office Space

    4 Tips to Create a Productive Office Space

    Sponsored by Tu Projects: A good office space is efficient, inspires creativity, and is a pleasant place to work in. Setting up or revamping your office is a great way to inspire your workers and show your clients that your business is successful. Ke…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 8:18pm -
  • 5 Ways To Find Your Blogging Niche

    5 Ways To Find Your Blogging Niche

    Blogging is a great way for a business to show their personal side. You can give people a behind the scenes view of how you run your business. Maybe you want to share how you choose the business tools you use. You might even want to introduce your te…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:23pm -
  • Multitasking Doesn’t Work – Or Does It?

    Multitasking Doesn’t Work – Or Does It?

    Every few years there is a new movement that tells us we’re doing things incorrectly. Don’t eat salt! Wait—salt is okay. Don’t eat carbs! Hold on—carbs aren’t completely bad. Turns out, today’s finding will be tomorrow’s wrong way of…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:59pm -
  • 11 Quick Tips to Increase Sales

    11 Quick Tips to Increase Sales

    Selling is an art. You are either born with it, or learn it. Whatever the case, all sales people face days when nothing seems to work in their favor. So, here are 11 quick tips that will help you wade through difficult times and increase sales every…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:26pm -
  • Networks – The Entrepreneur’s Oxygen

    Networks – The Entrepreneur’s Oxygen

    Occasionally, when I broach the subject of networks with my entrepreneurial coaching clients, it elicits a slight flicker of hesitation. It may be fleeting, but I notice it, as I’m attuned to this reaction. I explain that I’m not really talking a…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:40pm -

CONSULTING NETWORK

  • Icebergs U.S. Banks fail to see

    Icebergs U.S. Banks fail to see

    Consumer banking in the US is undergoing a transformation. On one hand, there is an evolving regulatory environment that is forcing cost of compliance to soar, on other hand there is rapid shift in consumer behavior. Brick and Mortar retail branches…
    - 31 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 3:31am -
  • Analysis of Microsoft – Nokia deal & and its implication on Microsoft’s Growth Strategy

    Analysis of Microsoft – Nokia deal & and its implication on Microsoft’s Growth Strategy

    Microsoft’s Windows Phone Operating System is one of the smaller players in the smartphone operating system market with a 3.70% market share in a market currently dominated by Android with nearly 80% market share, followed by Apple iOS at 13% marke…
    - 15 Feb 14, 8:01am -
  • What you didn't know about Google Glass

    What you didn't know about Google Glass

    Google Glass, which will most likely be the first product to hit the wearable-computer market has created quite-a-buzz, not all of which is positive. Tech analysts are divided over how successful Google Glass would actually be This big-hype isn’t s…
    - 14 May 13, 8:52pm -
  • Amazon Walmart Profits Margins ECommerce

    Amazon Walmart Profits Margins ECommerce

    For the past many quarters now, Amazon has been a darling of stock market analysts and investors with the stock currently trading at a P/E ratio of 187. This despite the fact that key metrics such as Income from Operations as a percentage of Sales (d…
    - 15 Mar 13, 12:12am -
  • Anti Big-Data strategy: Opportunity or Survival tactics?

    Anti Big-Data strategy: Opportunity or Survival tactics?

    In case you haven’t caught on to the new buzz word  in the business world, let me break it to you – it’s “Big Data”.  Consider the following fact – 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This da…
    - 9 Mar 13, 7:32pm -

FORBES NETWORK

THE ENLIGHTENED MANAGER

  • Signing Off! (The Final Post)

    Signing Off! (The Final Post)

    One door closes, another opens. Dear Enlightened Managers, This blog has been an adventure! And as write this final post, I am both smiling and sad. Letting go of something wonderful can be hard, even when the time is right. I’m wrapping up this…
    - 16 Mar 15, 5:58pm -
  • Healing the Past

    Healing the Past

    Why are your employees still complaining about events that occurred several years ago? It’s probably because they are suffering from a wound that never healed correctly in the first place. Let’s consider the metaphor of a broken bone. If you brok…
    - 5 Feb 15, 1:41am -
  • January First

    January First

    Let’s welcome in the new year! Not with resolutions, but with a new state of mind. There’s nothing magical about the flip of two numbers on a calendar, but January first is a day filled with possibility. It’s the start to a brand new year, read…
    - 1 Jan 15, 3:15pm -
  • Outlook vs Paper Planner

    Outlook vs Paper Planner

    One of my clients came up to me last week to show me his color-coded Outlook calendar. I loved this, because it’s working for him, and because I used to LOVE color coding my calendar.  It was cool to see at a glance how I was spending my time. I…
    - 5 Dec 14, 1:01am -
  • When Small Companies Get Big

    When Small Companies Get Big

    “We used to feel like a family,” she said. “But now it’s all about business, and I’m not sure if I want to be here anymore.” I was a newcomer to the company, in an HR role, and I thought that the employee sitting across from me was being…
    - 6 Nov 14, 10:41pm -

MANAGING LEADERSHIP

  • Shape Shifting

    Shape Shifting

    Due to an inexorable change in the direction and nature of my activities, as well as certain effects these are having on my discretionary writing schedule, I must herein announce that I will no longer be publishing to this site. The nature of the wri…
    - 12 Aug 14, 7:48pm -
  • High expectations

    High expectations

    - 8 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • Here and there – everywhere

    Here and there – everywhere

    We’ve covered two key elements of the 5-paragraph order used by the modern US military to not only transmit operational instructions to subordinates, but to ensure they have the perspective and context necessary to properly and intelligently carry…
    - 29 Jun 14, 5:57pm -
  • Putting it all in context

    Putting it all in context

    We’ve been working to offer concrete examples to explain why a primary management task is to impart perspective to the organization. Last week we looked at just one way the military does that through what is sometimes known as the mission-oriented…
    - 19 Jun 14, 8:48pm -
  • Making sense of it all

    Making sense of it all

    We’ve been arguing that perspective is a principle managerial task. Of course managers need to have perspective themselves – but the actual point here is that a major responsibility they shoulder as managers is to make sure that the organization…
    - 13 Jun 14, 11:04am -

THE PRACTISE OF LEADERSHIP

  • How to Eliminate Time Wasting by Using the “Eisenhower Matrix”

    How to Eliminate Time Wasting by Using the “Eisenhower Matrix”

    In today’s fast paced world it’s critical for leaders distinguish between busy work and important work. I’m sure you’ve experienced days when you’ve been running around working hard, busy getting things done. Then at the end of the day…
    - 14 hours ago, 3 Jul 15, 11:44am -
  • Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone

    Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone

    Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. Great leaders from history are those who have spent a large amount of their time outside their comfort zone. Leaders who take risks and step into their learning zone are…
    - 55 days ago, 10 May 15, 8:46am -
  • One Thing You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Creativity

    One Thing You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Creativity

    Many people will tell you they do their best thinking and are most creative when walking. Steve Jobs was famous for his walks around the Palo Alto. Jobs would often go on long walks for problem solving and was well-known for hosting “walking meetin…
    - 60 days ago, 4 May 15, 9:07pm -
  • How to Use a Journal to Keep Focused 

    How to Use a Journal to Keep Focused 

    - 71 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 6:59pm -
  • 5 Proven Principles of Effective Goal Setting

    5 Proven Principles of Effective Goal Setting

    When it comes to achieving our New Years resolutions the statistics are pretty dismal. Research from the University of Scranton as published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Y…
    - 81 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 10:32am -