Complete Leader Articles

6 Proven Ways to Reduce Costly Employee Turnover

By Mindy Bortness, Women on Business, April 2015 Brands targeting the teen market have a business model to produce and price goods inexpensively, anticipating the mentality of “disposability” that exists within their target audience. Sadly, many businesses work from that same mentality in their approach in hiring employees. And, unlike a pair... read more
 

3 Ways to Develop a Story That Will Resonate with Customers

By Dr. Ranjit Nair Ph.D., Strategy for Life Magazine, April 2015 Twenty years ago, I used to listen to a San Francisco-based radio show every Friday at 4:59 p.m., right at the onset of happy hour and the beginning of the weekend. The show was a minute-long run down of the day’s headline news and ended with the announcer, Scoop Nisker,... read more
 

3 Lessons Your Team Can Learn From the Sport of Rowing

By Whit Mitchell, All Business Experts, April 2015 Have you ever been on a high-performing team? I mean truly high performing, where the synchronicity of all members is so fine-tuned that it feels effortless the harder you push? For those of you who have had the pleasure of watching a 2000-meter crew race, you have seen “symphony in motion... read more
 

Look Carefully, Dig Deeper, Connect the Dots

Ranjit Nair
Fixing Talent Management Blind Spots By Ranjit Nair, Ph.D Sr. Strategist/Talent, Leadership & Organizational Development Let’s get real: a talent strategy isn’t about musical chairs and who sits in what seat and when. It’s about building an authentic culture around people—all people—honoring them and enabling them to unleash the best... read more
 

The 4 Rs of High-Stakes Decision Making

Decisiveness is often cited as a desirable trait in leaders. Definitions of decisive include “having the power to decide; conclusive” and “characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.” Yes, a leader must make decisions, but effectiveness depends on when and how the decision is made, not just that it was made. Read The 4 Rs of High-... read more
 

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide

Preparing for the inevitable interactions between global forces can help you stay ahead of the competition. Read How to Seize the Oppportunities When Megatrends Collide Strategy + Business, February, 2015
 

Is Your Company Prepared for the Leadership Drought?

By Ron Price, all Business, March 2015 he business community will see a significant change in the leadership landscape over the next five years — and it’s a shift that has already started. Each day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. These are the leaders who are currently leading major companies and holding senior leadership positions... read more
 

Creative Thinking: Innovation's Starting Point

Creativity in leadership is an often-underused competency. But even if you’re not operating in a traditionally “creative” industry, the benefits of innovation in any sector can’t be ignored. The truth is that creativity in business takes many forms—from the development of new or improved processes, to innovation in products and services, to... read more
 

The Do's and Don'ts of Creativity

Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in.  Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows us to explore both the wondrous potential and the incredible detail of things. And let’s not forget that those little shots of dopamine that creativity... read more
 

Why Bacon Brands Beat Oatmeal Brands

Featuring Justin Foster, Brand Driven Digital, March 2015 “Bacon is a great metaphor for the perpetually interesting brand.” Taking a cue from comedian Jim Gaffigan (Bippity-boppity-BACON!), strategist and speaker Justin Foster has found that, while it may seem silly, bacon is an amazing metaphor for how we build and grow unique and engaging... read more