New public-company CEOs whose predecessor remains board chair face a dual challenge: pleasing the boss and mollifying stock market worries. Skillful communication by the CEO that is both self-confident and complimentary of the predecessor is a tricky but effective tactic, according to a study of 440 CEO successions in the S&P 500.
Finding gratitude can be done with small steps such as thanking others, treating yourself with kindness and helping others through charity and volunteering, writes Jesse Lyn Stoner. "Sometimes it's easier [to] feel pleasure in the little things than the big ones," she writes.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins tries to learn from setbacks, whether personal or organizational, and he also views each new role as a chance to reset. "Every time you get promoted, you have to think deeply about what is it that made you successful in that job and ask yourself, 'What do I need to let go of, what do I need to keep, and then what do I need to do differently now?' " he says.
Before your next presentation, run "the bar test" by asking how you would deliver this at a bar, what if you only had napkins to show graphics, and how would that change your presentation, says Nicole Kahn. This test makes sure the presentation's point is clear and will grab listeners' attention.
Healthcare and technology dominate the list of fastest-growing occupations, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018-2028 projections report. However, sales, office administration, production and manufacturing jobs will decline.
Some businesses struggle holding onto talent in a hot job market, but a recent survey by Nonprofit HR shows a small percentage of businesses are using a stay interview to retain employees. These checkup interviews can make employees feel valued, let management learn about employee issues and ultimately reduce turnover.
Whether in the workplace or other parts of life, breaking a bad habit can be hard, but Dr. Judson Brewer has steps to help. First map out your habit loops, then pay attention to the act and what made you start, and then give yourself an alternative reward such as being curious that can fill a craving in the moment.
Sales huddles can be a valuable management tool when managers need to quickly relay information and provide a forum for communication among team members, writes Jay Fuchs. To make the most of these opportunities, sales managers should take time to praise their employees when possible and allow everyone the chance to speak while striving to maintain efficiency within the huddle so salespeople aren't taken away from key tasks for too long, Fuchs writes.
Black Friday shopping was all about apps, which saw a 240% increase from a year ago and had 3.5 times more sessions than desktop and mobile web, data from a survey of Poq's platform shows. The survey examined 45 retail apps on the platform and reported peak activity was from 8 to 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
Transforming revenue growth and capturing value depend on attention to four areas as strategic playbooks are implemented, McKinsey researchers write. The authors describe an automotive parts manufacturer that realized it could glean data necessary to capturing value by standardizing reports and analysis from existing systems rather than waiting for an all-inclusive solution to be built.