Just because you have the talent doesn’t necessarily mean you effectively demonstrate it. Is your personality playing against you at work? Is the way you see yourself not in line with the way others see you? Within yourself lies the answer to these questions, and the ability to achieving your own top performance.
In a business environment filled with bailouts, uprisings, and comebacks, the decisions leaders make can have far-reaching effects. So the question that arises is whether swift and great decision-making is a discipline that we can learn, or simply a natural skill?
The Why of Work, Dave & Wendy Ulrich’s book, explores ways leaders can help give employees meaning and purpose in their jobs. Through these questions, they propose a program that helps leaders add value, cultivate a creative atmosphere, and drive abundance.
One of the keys to innovation success is resolving people conflicts between employees in charge of day-to-day operations and those responsible to innovate. Chris Trimble, Professor of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, explains how to go from paper to reality.
Happiness: what’s the big fuss about being happy and its links to the business world? Is the accelerating focus of an employee’s state at their place of work a trend, or is it an actual evolution of the concept of work? From retreats to unconventional schedules, the definition of “work” continues to transform to meet the needs of the employee, rather than just the goals of the organization.
How much information can we accumulate during our lives? People we know, places we’ve been, movies we love, important dates… Unfortunately, as powerful as it is, our brains don’t have the capacity to remember all that we would like it to. However, the good news is that technology can give us a hand. On our third day of interviews in San Francisco we talk with the founder of Evernote, the company that is trying to help us remember EVERYTHING, and with the CEO of Affectiva, whose systems recognizes our emotions.
Many times we find ourselves trapped within limits that don’t allow us to advance with goals and projects. As a result, we end up concentrating on the past instead of the future, or only looking to the future and forgetting about what we have learned in the past, and not to mention losing focus on what we are doing in the here and now. No extreme is good, and in this video we discover exactly why.
Admired for her commercial vision and artistic eye, CEO Angela Ahrendts has taken Burberry to the top of the luxury market. WOBI's Lori Greene recently had the chance to chat with her in New York about the strategies she employed and the challenges she overcame in renovating the iconic 156 year old luxury fashion brand. Read some of the highlights of their conversation here…
Do you think of yourself as a leader? Have you defined your style of leadership? Many people are leaders, they just aren’t aware of it yet. In a world where labels and positions are prevalent, the first step of leadership is establishing a vision, the second negotiating others to go there with. This video shares the characteristics of the most effective leaders.
Maybe you gave flowers, chocolate or a stuffed bear to someone special on Valentine's Day. But we're still feeling the love of the season and thought it would be the perfect time to highlight some of the inspirational people whose ideas and actions make our hearts go pitter pat. Check out who made our list and then let us know what leaders you love!