• Want a more innovative company?

    Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out if diverse companies were more innovative. The answer was a clear yes. M ore diverse companies are more innovative. In the video above, Lorenzo explains how a company can start producing...
  • Get focused!

    Managers must stay focused. What are some ways you could remove distractions and get more focused in life? Choose 3 actions to get more focused!
  • More people working at home

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released the American Time Use Survey . The share of workers doing some or all of their work from home is increasing. In 2016, 22 percent of Americans worked at home Employees with an advanced degree were...
  • Define Your Fears to Achieve Your Goals

    In the video above, Tim Ferriss tells us why we should define our fears instead of goals. Sometimes, fears prevent you from setting goals. The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How...
  • To Be Resilient, Don’t Be Too Virtuous

    Psychologist Adam Grant is a Wharton professor and the New York Times bestselling author. In his commencement speech at Utah State University, discusses why it is possible to have too much of a good thing. What is missing from most graduation speeches...
  • How likely are employees to share confidential company information?

    The Dell End-User Security Survey (see attached) of 2,608 professionals who handle confidential data at companies with 250 or more employees found that “a staggering 72 percent of employees are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated...
  • Spirit Airlines -- “Let Them Wear Leggings”

    I just received the email below from Spirit Airlines. "Because of recent headlines, we thought we'd double-check our etiquette atlas. Turns out wearing leggings are not a big deal. We thought everyone knew that, but guess not. Well at least...
  • How to be the best boss

    A good manager (or boss) knows the fundamentals of management - planning, organizing, selecting, directing, and controlling. The infographic above from CIPHR offers some guidelines for managers to have positive impacts on their employees' careers...
  • Pecha-kucha presentation on emotionally intelligent signage

    Pecha-kucha presentation on emotionally intelligent signage from Daniel Pink on Vimeo . In the video above, Daniel Pink uses Pecha-kucha to present on emotionally intelligent signage. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show...
  • Have Better Meetings

    InspireYourPeople.com asked one question - "What frustrates you most about meetings?" - and received 1,600 responses. The top 10 responses were… Allowing attendees to ramble and repeat the same comments and thoughts. Doesn’t...
  • Industries of the Future

    In this video, Knowledge@Wharton interviews Alec Ross, author of "The Industries of the Future." Ross says that learning languages — foreign languages and computer languages -- teaches you a way of problem-solving. Are you learning...
  • Think Like a Tech Company

    In this interview, Evan Smith, Texas Tribune CEO, cofounder and editor-in-chief says it is impossible to speak about the future of news without discussing technology. Why does Smith say that the news and technology "are inextricably intertwined"...
  • It's My Pleasure!

    It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and Compelling Culture is a new book by Dee Ann Turner, vice president of corporate talent at Chick-fil-A. Turner is head of recruitment and retention of both franchisee operators and staff...
  • Product Launch Checklist

    New products keep businesses growing. The infographic above from Maqsood is a product launch checklist. Managers can use it to review as they prepare to launch a product. Read over the checklist. What areas would be easy to overlook? Explain how...
  • Social Media Checklist

    A checklist is an important management tool. It keeps managers focused and on schedule. An example of a checklist is one used by Sprout's social media manager Darryl Villacorta. He uses the checklist similar to the one below to figure out how often...
  • Merry Christmas!

    I don’t want a lot for Christmas . There’s just one thing I need . I don’t care about presents underneath the tree. It’s a wonderful life working to make a difference by finding stories that help you learn management. Showing...
  • A Sample Plan for an Event

    Whether you're a manager, or an industry association planning an annual conference, a sample plan reminds you of all the ways you can communicate with others about your event. The infographic above from Marketo is a Sample Social Media Plan for Events...
  • Goal Setting as Part of Your Daily Routine

    Lemonly's infographic , above, shows how goals can help people reach their peak performance. Goal setting is part of management planning. Is goal setting part of your daily routine? Do you track your data to gain insights into habits, goals and...
  • CEO Mark Zuckerberg Shares Facebook's Strategy for the Next 10 Years

    You can learn a lot about the strategy of a business by reading the transcripts of their quarterly and annual reports. For example, Mark Zuckerberg restated Facebook's strategy in Facebook's Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call recorded from...
  • Ebola Headlines and Work

    Last week, I was in China and I picked up a newspaper in Shanghai . The headlines were "Ebola in Dallas." When I returned home, I searched Google for "Ebola in Dallas" and got about 226,000,000 results. (See attached Ebola infographic...
  • Census and External Environment

    The manager must recognize and understand the elements of the external environment that interact with the organization – political/legal, economic, social/cultural, and technological. In fact, analyzing and evaluating the environment is a step in...
  • Microsoft unveils new logo

    Microsoft's updated corporate logo was revealed yesterday. The last update was 25 years ago (1987). The old logo is below. Choosing a logo is part of the product planning process. An effective logo projects the personality of a product, service...
  • The 10 Skills Employers Want

    Can you work in a team? How good are you at making decisions and solving problems? Can you plan, organize, and prioritize work? Those are all skills taught in management classes. Those are the skills employers want most, according to results of a survey...
  • SWOT Analysis

    SWOT analysis is the second step in the strategic planning process. It involves analyzing the internal and external environment. Managers analyze the current situation and search for S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities, and T hreats. They hope to...
  • Create a Life with Purpose

    Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and author of How Will You Measure Your Life , discusses the daily decisions that define our lives. Managers are driven to succeed, and careers provide evidence of achievement. Investments in relationships...