Category Archives: Communications

8 ways to effectively lead entrepreneurial employees

A person doesn’t have to own a business to be an entrepreneur. Many people with an entrepreneurial mind-set wait years to start their own companies. Others never start their own companies.

In the meantime, they work for you. Yet they’re still entrepreneurs at heart.

Remember people with an entrepreneurial mind-set are different from those with a more corporate outlook. So if you want to create an environment where entrepreneurs can operate at their very best, try to manage and lead them appropriately.

Here’s how to manage the entrepreneurs who work for (and with) you:

New Tesco CEO to take up role early to review “all aspects of the group”

Tesco said today that Dave Lewis is to take over as chief executive on 1 September when Philip Clarke steps down from the role.
Business and Leadership – Leadership

6 ways to be a superstar at work

Remarkable employees spend significant time helping others succeed: their companies, employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, etc.

But remarkable employees also help themselves succeed, both for selfish reasons and because their success creates success for others.

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Do you want to stand out based on go, not show? Here are some great ways:

Mary Robinson to speak at 21st anniversary of NUI Maynooth International Mediation Conference

NUI Maynooth is hosting the 21st anniversary International Mediation Conference on Thursday, 4 September.
Business and Leadership – Leadership

The 5 behaviors that define highly engaged employees

How do you learn about employee engagement from someone who’s disengaged?

You don’t. That’s like trying to learn French from a Spanish teacher. People simply can’t teach you what they don’t know.

I decided the key to understanding employee engagement was to study highly engaged employees. I studied 150 highly engaged employees in 13 industries and 50 organizations ranging from aerospace and health care to technology and media.

Do these employees behave in consistent ways? The answer is a resounding yes.

Here is what I found:

Lean thinking, customer development and business models

Lean thinking, customer development frameworks and business model innovation are transforming how new products are being built and launched, writes Mary Cronin.
Business and Leadership – Leadership

5 Twitter tips from Steve Martin

I have suffered through more social media books than you can imagine.

Thanks to 10 years of blogging and writing several marketing books, I’m on the “official” list of book reviewers.

Unfortunately, after reading dozens of hastily published books, I find it hard to recall even a handful that I might recommend. The sadly predictable fact about most of these social media guides is that the longer the page count, the more useless the book.

One of my favorite books hardly anyone would consider a social media guide. It is written by a prolific actor, writer and banjo player who is almost 70 years old—Steve Martin. The book is only 103 pages.

Steve Martin is an unlikely social media guru.