The Emergence and Challenges of Chief Data Officers in Modern Business

Not to be confused with the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Data Officer (or CDO) is a C-level corporate executive who plays the valuable role of governing all pertinent data for an organization.

A 2018 survey recently reported that 63.4% of executives from industry heavy-hitters […]

“Boss” Redefined: What Makes a Great Modern Business Leader?

It’s been said that 75 percent of U.S. employees leave their job because of issues with superiors or bosses.  Decades ago, when hearing the term “boss,” many would associate the word with a seemingly strict, or even intimidating, individual who simply gives out […]

Advice for Identifying and Managing Various Types of Employees

Objectivity is the token banner held high for business pursuits; and to an extent, rightly so. Objectivity in analyzing pros and cons is an indispensable attribute for any accomplished executive or manager. Working with people (and working with them well) is inherent toward keeping things running […]

The Importance of Diplomacy in the Workplace and How to Achieve It

The art of diplomacy (or tact) can be the deciding factor between hurt feelings and a positive encounter, both in the workplace and beyond. Although we want to maintain honesty at all times, it’s also vital that we find the right manner in which to […]

Stress-Free Ways of Taking on a New Project at Work

The Origin of Stress

Stress is a state which developed during our early evolution to keep us alive.  When a situation presents a potential threat to our survival, we express the hormone cortisol (made in the adrenal cortex) which helps raise our blood sugar levels partly by […]

7 Helpful Tips for Managing Younger Employees

It is often the most seasoned and accomplished business leaders who must be educated in the skill of adapting to changing times and circumstances.  For, as business customs and technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, so too, are the very individuals they are […]

Qualities Shared By Successful Teams According to Google™

For those unfamiliar, Project Aristotle was a recent research initiative launched by Google with the purpose of understanding why certain working groups flourish and others do not quite make the grade.

Leading the endeavor, was Google’s Director of People Analytics (HR), Abeer Dubey, who was quite motivated to […]

Guidelines For Working With a Detail-Driven Manager

We all know that being “detail oriented” can be a wonderful quality, and quite often, those in leadership positions possess this very characteristic. However, in its extreme – sometimes referred to as micromanaging – it can prove challenging for employees who report directly to such […]

Business Leaders: Knowing When Not to Delegate

Those in positions of leadership know the importance of delegating certain tasks to the right team members. Of course, when the weight of every responsibility falls upon the shoulders of one individual within an organization, there is a raised chance for decreased quality and productivity, […]

The Truth About Corporate Team-Building Events

In an age where team-based work environments have quickly become the new norm, it may be surprising to learn that many of the traditional “team-building” exercises which we’ve often equated with corporate bonding have not only become outdated, but in some cases, may actually be […]

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