Tag: Planning

Manage Smarter 74: How to Reach the C‑Suite Sooner

Jes­si­ca Hawthorne-Cas­tro is the CEO and own­er of Hawthorne Adver­tis­ing. an award-win­ning tech­nol­o­gy-based adver­tis­ing agency spe­cial­iz­ing in ana­lyt­ics and account­able brand cam­paigns. In this episode, we dis­cuss: How she rose from the mail room of a tal­ent agency to the C‑Suite; the #1 mis­take man­agers make regard­ing goal set­ting and plan­ning; the hottest trends in adver­tis­ing and dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing; and advice to young pro­fes­sion­al women aspir­ing to be in the C‑Suite

Seven Myths of Effective Teams

There is a sur­pris­ing amount of mis­in­for­ma­tion and assump­tions out there about effec­tive team­work and cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing an effec­tive team. Lead­ers who believe these myths can actu­al­ly ham­per team cohe­sion.

Potential Investment Mistakes Scare 69% of Americans

Accord­ing to a new sur­vey from Ally Invest, the online trad­ing and auto­mat­ed invest­ing arm of Ally Finan­cial Inc., near­ly two-thirds of sur­vey respon­dents (65%) say they find invest­ing in the stock mar­ket to be scary and/or intim­i­dat­ing, up from 61% in a sim­i­lar sur­vey dur­ing the same peri­od last year. Fear is high­est among Gen Z and mil­len­ni­al con­sumers: 69% for those ages 18–23 and 66% for those ages 24–37.

Manage Smarter 43: Goal Setting — Rethink It!

Will Pem­ble is founder and CEO of Goal Boss, an exec­u­tive coach­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and lead­er­ship con­sult­ing firm. In this episode, we dis­cuss: why most man­agers fail goal set­ting for employ­ees, ana­lyz­ing team per­for­mance in sec­tions with cus­tom goal set­ting for each group and what to say in inter­view­ing job can­di­dates to set goal set­ting expec­ta­tions.

Leaders: Are You Asking Team Members Enough Questions

My way or the high­way. That is the mot­to of many old-school lead­ers who are focused on get­ting the job done. Fail­ure to encour­age ques­tions could indi­cate neg­a­tive lead­er­ship traits.

How Well Are You Delegating Tasks?

An orga­nized and method­i­cal man­ag­er can put order into chaos by del­e­gat­ing tasks. First, they need to devel­op a vision for what will be done and who will do it.

How Top CEOs Rely on Their Teams to Achieve Success

As a busi­ness leader, are you liv­ing in a ‘con­stant state of fight or flight?’ Scott Eblin uses this phrase to describes lead­ers who are strug­gling with their c‑suite role. In fact, Eblin states that 40% of lead­ers fail to suc­ceed in these roles.

Is Your Management Style Driving Employees to Lie?

All too often in the cor­po­rate world, lead­ers are the vic­tims of BS. Some­times, employ­ees feed their man­agers false infor­ma­tion because they are under a dead­line, says Lila MacLel­lan.

Have You Established a Culture for Your Project-Based Team?

You want to put your best peo­ple on your next team project. But, one of your engi­neers doesn’t work well with your mar­ket­ing man­ag­er. What do you do?

Sales Managers: Here’s How to Help Your Reps Achieve Their Boon

If you’re a sales man­ag­er, you like­ly had a career-mak­ing BOON. Now, it’s up to you to help your reps score the same kind of deal.

Practice Prioritizing Every Day for a Winning Plan

One of the biggest chal­lenges for project man­agers and lead­ers is accu­rate­ly pri­or­i­tiz­ing the work that mat­ters on a dai­ly basis. In your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment path, con­sid­er how you mas­ter tasks each day and if you think what you are doing will get you pro­mot­ed. You don’t want to fall into the cycle of deem­ing every oth­er project, “top pri­or­i­ty," do you?

CMOs Under Pressure

A recent sur­vey revealed just how much pres­sure chief mar­ket­ing offi­cers are fac­ing.

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