• 5 Technologies That Will Transform Your Business Decisions

    Written by: Rick Delgado | October 10, 2016

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    True success in the business world often depends making the right business decisions at the right time. This has only grown more complicated over the years as organizations are inundated with increasingly complex problems. If you feel overwhelmed at times when making these decisions, you’re not alone. But in much the same way that technology has made crucial decisions more common, it can also aid in ensuring you make the correct call.
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  • Freedom, Purpose, and the Opportunity to Achieve Success

    Written by: Rohan Light | October 6, 2016


    we do all have aspirations and we do all have something to contribute. We deserve the opportunity to do so. And some of us, by a twist of fate, have had less opportunity to contribute and have come further in our quest to do so…. Read More»

  • It’s Never About Having the Best Product… or Is It?

    Written by: Arnaud Henneville | October 5, 2016

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    “It’s never about the best product, and always about the strategy”. Indeed, it’s always about searching for the best strategy to deliver a cohesive, well defined product. Well, while this is largely accepted, our work with some of the most celebrated companies in the world has uncovered that the opposite is also true. In other words, that it is always about searching for the best product to execute on a well-defined strategy.
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  • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board: Gender Inequality in Business [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | October 4, 2016

    The year may be 2016 but we are still living in a world where gender equality is an aspiration, rather than a reality. And this is certainly true in the boardrooms of powerful businesses where gender inequality is the norm…. Read More»

  • Talent Hoarding is Hurting Your Business, But You Can Fix It [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | October 3, 2016

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    Employees who want to advance are the ones who contribute the most to company growth. However, when employers fail to help their employees learn and develop professionally, they stagnate and suffer from the horrible side effects of talent hoarding. Talent hoarding occurs when companies keep the best employees in their current roles and don’t provide them with any advancement opportunities or career development. How can companies solve this problem?
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  • Leadership Coaching Can Solve Your Disengagement Problem [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | September 30, 2016


    How can employers give their staff a boost and get them engaged in their work? The infographic below, compiled by MyWorkNinja, a service that connects people with ICF certified executive coaches, demonstrates how leadership coaches can empower employees with the tools they need to set personal and professional goals, develop new skills, and achieve a better work-life balance, all through individualized career development strategies…. Read More»

  • Managing Your Boss: Establishing Trust and Respect

    Written by: Dean Brenner | September 29, 2016


    Most bosses are really good at identifying your areas of possible improvement, but typically they are really bad at identifying their areas of possible improvement. So how do we help our boss take a good look in the mirror? This is a big topic, too big to be discussed to completion in a single blog post. But the overarching themes throughout should be Trust and Respect…. Read More»

  • Should Employee Appreciation Be Entirely Performance-Based?

    Written by: Paul White | September 28, 2016

    One of the most frequent questions asked when I’m consulting a business is: Should you show appreciation to someone who isn’t performing well? Tension exists in the world of recognition, employee engagement, and appreciation. There are differences of opinion on the relationship between an employee’s performance and when, or how, you recognize them. Should you recognize an employee if they aren’t doing well in all areas of performance?… Read More»

  • Recognition and Rewards Are Two Different Things

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | September 27, 2016

    It’s about time someone demystified and explained the differences between recognition and reward. Recognition and reward are two completely different things and are used for different purposes. Some people and their organizations tend to see the two as being one and the same. I’ve seen way too many managers and employees not understanding either the subtle, or even the more obvious, differences between rewards and recognition. Unfortunately, even professional and industry trade associations perpetuate the problem with no uniform vocabulary or definition…. Read More»

  • 4 Translation Apps to Ease International Business Communication

    Written by: Tony Tie | September 26, 2016

    English is generally viewed as the international business language, but that doesn’t mean you can coast on the expectation that everyone speaks it. Learning a few phrases in the local language shows respect for your associates and their culture and can serve as a great icebreaker. As the world becomes more globalized, however, many companies may expect you to have skills in more than one language (or at least the tenacity to find language support in foreign markets).
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  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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