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How To Motivate Employees with Your Phone

By Tom Lombardo on Mar 6, 2017

You don’t need proof to know that people do better work when they’re in a good mood. And you don’t need a study to tell you that a good mood will spread from person to person. But how do you put people in a good mood? How do you get that started? If you could do that, your team would be happier. Management would be easier, and, almost certainly, there’d be a positive impact on your business.

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The Importance of Career Paths that Lead Nowhere

By Tom Lombardo on Feb 26, 2017

You’ve probably heard the cliche that goes, “People get promoted to their highest level of incompetence.” We say it as a joke when we meet a manager who doesn’t know what they’re doing. But people really do get promoted into positions they shouldn’t have, and believe it or not, it’s almost always because of the executive’s best intentions. You can solve this problem, or prevent it, with one tweak.

Topics: Management
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How To Make It From Entrepreneur to Executive

By Tom Lombardo on Nov 1, 2016

A lot of times when a CEO looks at good economic conditions, like right now, they feel like they need to do two things at once.&nbsp;

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Accountability Without Hierarchy

By Tom Lombardo on Oct 3, 2016

Deloitte surveyed 7,000 global business leaders and 92% of them said their number one priority was to update their business’ organizational structure. It makes sense that so many of them would identify the same issue at the same time. The simple fact is that having a great organizational structure has become a major competitive advantage.

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The Secret Knowledge of the World’s Best Entrepreneurs

By Tom Lombardo on Sep 13, 2016

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In 1943, Abraham Maslow published "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review, where he laid out his famous Hierarchy of Needs for the first time. No one paid any attention. But Maslow was different, and determined. He rejected the prevailing opinion that advancing psychology meant scrutinizing mental illness, so instead, he spent the next decade studying the most extraordinary people in society. Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass and the top 1% of college students became his subjects. In 1954 he released his findings in what would become one of the greatest classics of the social sciences, Motivation and Personality.

Topics: Management
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Dashboards are Done – This is Next

By Tom Lombardo on Aug 10, 2016

As a CEO, you’re always looking for the insight that will change everything for you and your business.

You study your competitors because you intend to see what they missed. You read everything, hoping to find that outlier idea first. You chat with your friends, working off their thoughts to sharpen your own. And for the last decade or so, a lot of CEOs spent a lot of time creating – and recreating, over and over – one “dashboard” after another.

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How to Teach Decision Making

By Stephen Lynch on May 2, 2016

So you want your people to make good decisions?

Topics: Management
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How to Find What 77% of Us Seek

By Tom Lombardo on Apr 14, 2016

This year, according to a study by Deloitte University Press,&nbsp;77% of businesses globally are restructuring their organization.

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How to Find What 77% of Us Seek

By Tom Lombardo on Apr 13, 2016

This year, according to a study by Deloitte University Press, 77% of businesses globally are restructuring their organization.

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Startup/SMB launching a PPC Campaign? Track the KPIs that matter.

By Michael Steele on Oct 1, 2015

Paid advertising represents a crucial inflection point in a growing company’s business. But how do you measure if you’re doing it right?

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