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Top 4 Time Wasters Identified and Ways to Increase Productivity

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Poor time management can be related to procrastination, as well as problems with self-control. Skills involved in managing your time. include planning for the future, setting […]

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Success Secrets of Centuries-old Companies

Companies are dying faster than they used to, according to a BCG study. In 1970, the average public company lasted over 55 years. By 2010, this had dropped to just over 30 years. The risk of a company exiting the market in five years is now 32 percent, compared to 5 percent 50 years ago. […]

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The Fatal Flaw in Studying “Best Practices”

No matter what your business issue is, you can always find some “best practices” to analyze, by examining the companies or organizations that have had the most success in dealing with that issue. And many of us think that if we want to have more success ourselves, then all we really need to do is pattern our […]

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Culture Eats Strategy in Digital Transformation

A lot of companies are at risk of becoming victims of digital Darwinism these days. Competitors in their industry are ahead of them in the digital arena. And there is always the risk of an outsider disrupting the entire industry. For many companies the words digital transformation ranks high on the list of priorities. One […]

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What Happens When the Rules Cause Chaos?

Editor’s Note: Jim Cucinotta is a very senior executive, with over 20+ years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and operations teams.  He is also an author on Flevy.  You can view his firm’s business training guides here. * * * * As a manager, you are governed by a set of rules, norms, and cultural standards that […]

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Is Your CEO Digitally Unaware?

Is your CEO on LinkedIn? Or your CMO on Twitter? Does it matter? More and more frequently I come across posts urging senior management to be active on social media. It’s an interesting question, but to my mind it takes focus away from a really important question: Should we demand of senior management and boards that […]

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Do You Need Office “ME” Time?

Editor’s Note: Jim Cucinotta is a very senior executive, with over 20+ years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and operations teams.  He is also an author on Flevy.  You can view his firm’s business training guides here. * * * * Being a leader is hard work.  Everyone expects you to be “ON” every moment of every […]

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Are You an “Over Manager?”

Editor’s Note: Jim Cucinotta is a very senior executive, with over 20+ years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and operations teams.  He is also an author on Flevy.  You can view his firm’s business training guides here. * * * * There is a delicate balance between being on top of your team and over managing.  And […]

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Motivating the Unmotivated

Editor’s Note: Jim Cucinotta is a very senior executive, with over 20+ years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and operations teams.  He is also an author on Flevy.  You can view his firm’s business training guides here. * * * * Working with a team anxious for success is great. You can lead in a very direct […]

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Leading a Remote Team

Editor’s Note: Jim Cucinotta is a very senior executive, with over 20+ years of experience in leading sales, marketing, and operations teams.  He is also an author on Flevy.  You can view his firm’s business training guides here.  * * * * Technology has made physical location a non-factor in recruiting talented leaders.  Companies want the right person […]

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Flevy Author Spotlight: Our Interview with a Leadership Expert, Michele Sancricca

Leadership is an important and relevant skill to develop for anyone–across all industries, across all corporate functions, both in and out of the office.  Michele Sancricca is uniquely qualified on this topic, having spent several decades as a leader in both the military and corporate worlds.  He also published an in-depth 9-module series on Leadership (available on Flevy). […]

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How to Drive Innovation by Creating a Lion’s Den

If you are looking for an engaging and fun way to spark innovation among employees you will like this idea that I call “Lion’s Den.”  This interesting employee event is loosely built on the concept of the television shows, “Shark’s Tank” and “Dragon’s Den,” in which, hopeful entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to pitch their […]

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