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 […]

Assessing Your Company’s Training Needs: 8 Tips for a Successful Evaluation

Training needs assessments are necessary to ensure the competency and efficiency of your company.  Likewise, there are proper ways to implement a training needs assessment which will guarantee that your chosen tools are actually going to benefit you in specific and meaningful ways. If not appropriately conducted, […]

The Importance and Effects of Positivity in Leadership

A recent study by The Alternative Board, surveying hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide, uncovered “positivity” as being the single most important leadership quality. While some of the more commonly cited traits, such as transparency, passion, communication, and decisiveness are obviously important, it seems an optimistic […]

“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 Right Way to Earn Respect as a Business Leader

If you are a business leader entering a brand new situation or work environment, you will likely be better received if you have a positive reputation to precede you.  Yet, in order to be highly esteemed by your staff and colleagues along the way, remember […]

The Employee-Friendly Way To Actively Motivate Your Work Staff

There are seemingly countless varying and even contradicting methods and theories on how to achieve a solid and consistent state of employee motivation in the workplace. The real question we’re concerned with, however, goes beyond a simple view of base motivation, and into an in-depth […]

Solution-Based Thinking: Top Traits of Great Problem Solvers

According to a Job Outlook 2017 survey of employers, the top three attributes sought most frequently in candidates are:

  1. Demonstration of strong teamwork (78 percent)
  2. Problem-solving skills (77.3 percent)
  3. Excellent written communication competency (75 percent)

At just over 77 percent, it’s evident that the act […]

Important Leadership Lessons You May Not Learn In Business School

While education is a valuable, and often necessary, component toward furthering our career-related knowledge, there’s often no better teacher than hands-on experience when it comes to learning new skills and trades. Of course, becoming familiar with the essentials of your field in an educational environment […]

Going Paperless: What It Means and Can Businesses Really Achieve It

Technology has made it easier for individuals and businesses to “go paperless”. In fact, many businesses will offer a discount for their services if their customers opt to go paperless with their accounts. Yet, what does it actually mean for a company to go completely […]

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