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Team Motivation Can Bring Out More: 5 Tips

A leader is as good as his team. It is his job to set the bar, inspire, and motivate the team to reach greater heights. The fundamentals of leadership do not change in good or bad times. But if you constantly motivate your team, each team member will lead you through the hard times. In this article at Team Gantt, Laura LaPrad shares some motivational tips to help the team cross the finish line faster …

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3 Ways CIOs Can Influence CEOs to Back IT

Though IT has taken a center stage in the digital transformation, CIOs still cannot convince CEOs to think about IT strategically. A recent survey explains that 52 percent of the leaders confirmed to performing a more strategic role now. However, 38 percent report that their CEOs believe their role as a ‘cost center’ instead of a ‘revenue generator.’ In this article at CIO, Isaac Sacolick shares 3 ways that CIOs can influence CEOs to back …

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No More Conventional Meetings! Daily Stand-Ups Takeover

For years, people complain about extended multiple meetings in project management. Many drop the idea of getting into this field considering the hours of meetings in it. Experts suggest that most of the project managers spend almost half of their working time in meetings. In this article at The Enterprisers Project, Carla Rudder explains why taking daily stand-ups over conventional meetings is essential if an organization wants fast growth. Stay up to Speed The author …

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Why Don’t We Have More Time for Strategic Thinking?

Being strategic is one of the top priorities for any leadership role. A recent survey conducted by HBR suggests that about 97 percent of 10,000 senior leaders believe strategy planning to be a key differentiating factor for driving business. However, another survey revealed that 96 percent of leaders fall short of time for strategic thinking. In this article at Harvard Business Review, Dorie Clark enlists few key reasons for this misalignment between the intended goals …

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Bringing Innovation into Corporate Culture

If you want to bring innovation into the company, you must first change the corporate culture. Organizations must encourage new ideas and the discussion forum should invite employees irrespective of corporate hierarchies. In this article at ZDNet, Mark Samuels talks to four innovation experts about bringing innovation into the corporate culture. Corporate Culture that Drives Innovation If your company wants digital transformation, it should create a corporate culture that is ready to take up challenges. …

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10 Useful Internet Trends for IT Leaders

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers partner Mary Meeker has recently published the much-anticipated internet trends report. While the smartphone popularity has somewhat stabilized, the report could not find a lot of new internet consumers. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey lists 10 quick internet trends useful for IT leaders. 10 Internet Highlights for IT Leaders Since its first rollout, Meeker’s internet trends report has always been a hot topic to talk about. …

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10 Must-Reads to Scale up Your Emotional Quotient

The leadership practices across industries have undergone a huge transformation over the past decade. Gone are those days when executives or managers with autocratic modus operandi were believed to be successful leaders. With the change in global work culture, leadership approaches have also evolved to a different tangent. In this article at The Enterprisers Project, Carla Rudder brings to you 10 impressive must-reads on the new version of leadership and management. ‘The Emotional Quotient’ Emotional …

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How to Effectively Inculcate Diversity in Workplace

Organizations are encouraging diversity by spreading more awareness in the workplace. Though educating employees might increase more talks, it will not suppress the ‘unconscious biases’. In this article at strategy+business, Khalil Smith and David Rock from NeuroLeadership Institute tell us how to effectively inculcate diversity in the workplace. Achieving Effective Workplace Diversity More people are aware of the benefits of diversity than the generation before. A 2015 research reveals that the majority of the U.S. …

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3 Emotions C-Suite Professionals Must Take Control of

Emotions rule humans. Majority of the life decisions that you take are influenced by sentiments and passions. However, as you go higher up the corporate ladder, you must take control of these emotions. In this article at CIO, Jordan French talks about 3 emotions that C-suite professionals must be masters of. Which Emotions Can Bring You Down? Apart from professional and soft skills, the intelligence to understand others’ point of view is becoming a differentiating …

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How to Get the Best ROI for Your Tech Ventures?

For any well-established organization or a start-up venture, success is always defined by the level of customer experience (CX) delivered. So, while making new technology investments, it is essential for you to consider the ‘CX’ factor – how good will it be and what will you gain further out of it? In this article at TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco Rayome shares some practices to extract the best possible ROI from your tech investments. The ‘CX’ Factor …

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