Highly recommended: this post on the leadership style of Bobby Knight and Steve Jobs at Mastermind Century Group. We must ask the question, however: were they successful leaders in spite of, or because of, their glaring personality issues? Personally I think they could have been even stronger had they addressed their weaker traits. Need outside assistant with marketing planning or content creation? Let’s schedule a free consultation. If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to…Continue Reading “Flawed But Successful Leaders”

I wonder if I can bother my potential employer to update my status for me while they’re snooping around my account. In all seriousness, anyone participating in social media should expect companies to examine all available public sources of information when making a hiring decision. Asking directly for someone’s password or looking over their shoulder as they are asked to click through their profile seems a bit over the top. It does depend on the security level or other factors relating to the individual position, as in this story’s mention of the Maryland Department of Corrections.

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Can You Walk Away When Your Site is Finished? I was examining an invoice from a great website design firm I have had the privilege of working with here in Wisconsin and noticed the payment terms at the bottom. A certain portion due up front and then the remainder at “completion.” And that’s when it hit me that too many companies still think of their own website projects as having an end — a completed state. When they do, often the decision is made to…Continue Reading “When is a Website “Done?””

Quick note: while browsing the HBR articles this weekend I found this informative piece from Joshua Ehrlich “Developing Executive Presence.” He writes about basic behavioral changes one can work on to increase your ability to get and keep others’ attention and work. Not just for executives but for anyone interested in learning more about body language and habits that can help you. Need outside assistant with marketing planning or content creation? Let’s schedule a free consultation. If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful…Continue Reading “Increasing your “presence” at work”

The blog at Harvard Business Review has an excellent post this week about identifying the entrepreneurial types in your organization and how to handle them in the workplace. As the article says: Once you identify certain performers as SEs or EMPs, it’s your job as a manager to retain them. They identify two types of individuals that fit their definitions: Entrepreneurial-Minded People and Serial Entrepreneurs. Based on their descriptions I don’t feel like I fit exactly into their definitions but instead have elements of both…Continue Reading “Identify Your Entrepreneurial Employees”