If so you should check my new blog, DailyWritingTips.com. Actually I think that the answer for the question above is “Yes” for the majority of us. That is why I decided to create a blog focused on simple yet effective writing tips. Like it or not people will judge you by the quality of your … Continue reading Are you trying to improve your writing skills?
Most of you probably know that I decided to quit my job inside a large multinational company 6 months ago. And I did it despite having worked there for only 1 year. Trust me though, it was enough to figure that I was not suited for the corporate environment. But is anyone really suited for … Continue reading Eliminate the Boss. Maybe even the Leader!
Guy Kawasaki has an interesting post covering 10 reasons why PR deals might not work, check it out: The client doesn’t understand the publicity process. The scope of work is not detailed and agreed upon by both parties. The client has not been properly trained on how to communicate with the media. The client and … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why PR Does Not Work
BusinessWeek has an interesting article by Roger Martin, where he questions some of the trends proposed by the consulting firm McKinsey. More specifically the article criticizes McKinsey’s views about Scientific Management. Quoting Mckinsey: “Management will go from art to science. Bigger, more complex companies demand new tools to run and manage them. Indeed, improved technology … Continue reading Scientific Management On the Rise?
I just stumbled across a list of white papers and research papers that might be of interest: The Ten Faces of Innovation, by Tom Kelley. The Power of Ordinary Practices, chat with Teresa M. Amabile The Way of the Innovation Leader, from New and Improved Building Innovative Teams, from New and Improved Good to Great … Continue reading Deeper Thoughts on Leadership and Innovation
Innovation oftentimes happens through teams both in the workplace and in projects. Therefore, I wanted to take a minute and discuss different motivation theories that might be helpful in examining exactly what it will take for your team to succeed. Process Theories of Motivation: Needs-Goal Theory – Motivation begins with an individual feeling a need. … Continue reading Process Theories of Motivation
Invention is the creation of new products and processes throughout the development of new knowledge or from new combinations of existing knowledge. Most inventions are the result of novel applications of existing knowledge. Somuel Morse’s telegraph ,patented in 1840, was based on several decades of research into electromagnetism, from Ben Franklin to Orsted, Ampere and … Continue reading Innovation Quotes: Invention and Innovation
Inventions, Innovations, Patents, and Ideas – meet Web 2.0. IdeaConnection.com is hoping to become a trading ground for ideas, new products, and innovation teams. No matter the industry, the age, or the experience, there is something for you to participate in. IdeaConnection facilitates individual and corporate innovation, ideas, and solutions by offering access to an … Continue reading IdeaConnection – A Trading Ground For Ideas
What is the difference between management and leadership? I have seen a wide range of answers for that questions, including: “The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate the people who work or follow them. Managers have subordinates while leaders have followers.” “Leadership is just one of the many assets a … Continue reading Management vs. Leadership
A basic premise of good strategic management is that firms plan ways to deal with unfavorable and favorable events before they occur. The key is developing contingency plans for the positive and negative effects of business, not just the negative ones. Some contingency plans that a firm could establish are as follows: If a major … Continue reading Contingency Planning