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12 Simple Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Creativity enables creative thinking (coming up with new ideas) and problem-solving (implementing ideas to make things better) – both skills that are highly attractive in the workplace.[...]

7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Digital Literacy

No industry will be left untouched by the wave of digital transformation that's taking place. Everyday tasks and communications will increasingly involve digital tools.[...]

10 Most Important Leadership Skills For The 21st Century Workplace (And How To Develop Them)

With the rise of the gig economy and with many companies adopting flatter, more flexible organizational structures, now is the perfect time to refocus on what good leadership looks like.[...]

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills | Bernard Marr

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills

We all make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of decisions every day. So, you'd think we'd be expert decision-makers by now! But far from it.[...]

The 4 Digital Skills Everyone Will Need For The Future Of Work

A recent report by the Institute for the Future, in partnership with Dell, predicts that 85% of jobs that will be available in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.[...]

The democratization of business funding: Why every business should be aware of new forms of funding

No doubt about it, businesses need money to grow. While, traditionally, this money would come from a loan or selling equity stakes in the business, today's organizations can benefit from alternative funding platforms.[...]

9 Practical Ways To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is also known as emotional quotient (EQ), recognizing the contrast between emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence (IQ).[...]

The Biggest Benefits of the Gig Economy for Freelancers and Businesses

Freelance workers of all kinds have already transformed the world of work. What are the biggest advantages of participating in the gig economy?[...]

Why Humility Is An Important Leadership Quality

The world’s most successful leaders aren’t arrogant, and they don’t assume they know it all. Find out why humility is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader.[...]

Developing The Most In-Demand Skills For The Future Of Work

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation – as well as less technologically-driven disruptions such as pandemics[...]

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real | Bernard Marr

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real

It’s kind of a woolly term, isn’t it, authenticity? No doubt it means slightly different things to different people. But broadly speaking, authenticity[...]

Google’s New Performance Management Update

American companies are in the midst of dealing with what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” an exodus of employees seeking higher pay[...]

Why Every Business Needs To Prepare For The Shifting Talent Pool

As swiftly became clear during the pandemic, technology is enabling new ways of working, with many organizations adopting remote or hybrid working practices.[...]

Why Every Business Should Consider Switching To A Flatter, More Agile Organizational Structure

Whether you work for a startup, a giant multinational, or something in between, organizational structure is so embedded in the notion of work and business that we hardly notice it.[...]

The Future Of Work: 4-Day Week And Pioneering Ideas At Virgin Money

Work has changed immeasurably over the decades that I have been in the workforce, and I am sure that 20 years from now, it will be unrecognizable from how it is today.[...]

Why Every Business Must Become A Purposeful Business

A purpose that your customers (and employees) can genuinely connect with? If not, you’re ignoring a major trend in the business world.[...]

How To Become A More Sustainable And Resilient Company

Indeed, two out of three consumers can now be categorized as “belief-driven buyers,” and more than two-thirds expect brands to care about environmental issues.[...]

Everything-As-A-Service: Why All Brands Must Consider Subscription Models

One of the biggest business trends around, I believe the subscription and servitization model will shape the businesses of the future.[...]

How To Make Difficult Decisions?

The first, and by far the easiest to deal with, are ones where, given the right data, we have everything we need to make the right decision.[...]

Why Every Brand Must Create Immersive Experiences For Their Customers

Are we becoming less material? It certainly seems that way. Research shows that today’s consumers increasingly prioritize experiences over material goods[...]

C2C

Why Every Business Must Consider The Platform (or C2C) Trend

It’s where customers connect with other customers to communicate or trade goods/services, usually via an intermediary platform like Facebook, Uber or Etsy.[...]

Future of Work

Why Every Business Must Get Ready For The Conscious Consumption Trend

With growing awareness of the climate crisis generally comes a desire for more eco-friendly products.[...]

The Benefits And Dangers Of Using AI In Recruitment

Many of us don’t like the idea of putting decisions that can seriously impact people’s lives in the hands of machines.[...]

Key Future Predictions To 2050: 5 Phases Everyone Should Understand

What will happen to the world over the course of the next fifty years? Will we see nations replaced by corporations as the leading powers in geopolitics?[...]

The 7 Biggest Performance Review Mistakes You Must Avoid

Performance reviews can be really productive or really poor. Learn how to drive high performance by avoiding these 7 review mistakes. [...]

Why Every Business Must Embrace Personalization And Micro-Moments

The successful brands of the future will be those that can identify customers’ needs in the moment, and respond to those needs with thoughtful, personalized solutions.[...]

Future Proof Your Business With AI In Products And Services

There’s really no escaping artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems pretty much anything can be made smart these days – and that goes for services as well as products.[...]

Why Every Brand Should Be Going Direct-To-Consumer (DTC)

The direct-to-consumer (DTC) trend, also known as disintermediation, essentially means bypassing traditional intermediaries in the supply chain.[...]

Why Every Business Needs A Digital-First Strategy

Channel digitization is nothing new. Most companies have already embraced digital routes to market, such as websites and social media.[...]

What Are the Qualities of an Authentic Leader?

Customers are seeking meaningful connections with brands, and employees want real relationships with their leaders.[...]

Best Examples of Brands Creating Immersive Customer Experiences

In the experience economy, customers prioritize experience over the ownership of things. Learn how today's companies are creating engaging and immersive experiences to add more value and build brand loyalty.[...]

3 Critical Questions to Ask During Your Next Performance Review

Learn how to turn your performance reviews into productive, two-way conversations with these three critical questions.[...]

7 Ways to Improve Your Performance Management Maturity

What are the best ways to improve your company's performance management? Here are seven practical suggestions for achieving a higher level of BPM maturity.[...]

The 7 Levels Of Performance Management Maturity

What's the difference between companies that measure and manage performance well, and those that don't? Find out with this 7-level model of performance management maturity.[...]

How To Identify The Data Opportunities For Every Business | Bernard Marr

How To Identify The Data Opportunities For Every Business?

Every business leader knows they need to be working with data, but with so many potential efficiencies and exciting use cases, it can be difficult to know where to start[...]

How AI Wrote Brand New Songs By Amy Winehouse And Kurt Cobain | Bernard Marr

How AI Wrote Brand New Songs By Amy Winehouse And Kurt Cobain

An artificial intelligence algorithm helped audio engineers create “new” songs by artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to support mental health in the music industry[...]

The 8 Biggest Retail Trends Every Retailer Needs To Be Ready For | Bernard Marr

The 8 Biggest Retail Trends Every Retailer Needs To Be Ready For

Like every sector, retail is going through a transformation and must respond to the forces of the fourth industrial revolution and major societal shifts[...]

Essex Police: Creating A Strategic ‘Plan on a Page’ To Manage Performance

Essex Police is one of the United Kingdom's largest non-metropolitan [...]

10 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late In Life

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone. […]

Data-Driven Decision Making: Beware Of The HIPPO Effect!

Beware of the HiPPO in the room. When a HiPPO […]

5 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

Technology is bringing about seismic changes to just about every […]

16 Amazing (And Super Popular) Jobs We Could Not Have Imagined At Y2K

Do you remember what you were doing on Y2K? While […]

The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need For The Future Of Work

Since we’re in the midst of the transformative impact of […]

14 Essential Leadership Skills For The 4th Industrial Revolution

Just because your colleagues in the future workplace will include […]

10 Phrases Successful People Avoid (But Losers Use)

Winning and losing are about your frame of mind more […]

Top Tips of How to Build Organizational Culture in Remote Teams

Even though there were companies such as Google, Salesforce, Zillow, […]

10 Sentences Good Managers NEVER Say – EVER

If you’ve ever had a bad boss, you probably have […]

The World’s Most Successful Leaders Share These 10 Traits

Here’s the conundrum: some of the most successful leaders in […]

5 Things Great Managers Do Every Day

Are your employees fully engaged at work? Chances are, they’re […]

Burnout: 7 Behaviors to Watch Out For

There’s stress, and then there’s burnout. We all experience stress […]

7 Habits Successful People Avoid

We all have bad habits that we struggle with, but […]

7 Tasks Successful Leaders Never Delegate

I’ve made the point before that knowing when and how […]

9 Things That Destroy Successful Teams

It’s happened to all of us at one time or […]

Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

Every day we are faced with choices in our careers […]

How to Perform Under Pressure: 5 Simple Tips

What’s the difference between you and Rory McIlroy on the […]

How Successful People Cope with Stress

Everyone experiences stress at work. And the fact is, some […]

The 8 Signs Of A Bad Leader

It’s an interesting conundrum. Say you’re a manager, a senior-level […]

The Number 1 Problem People Have With Their Boss

According to a study by the National Business Research Institute, […]

The One Thing Successful People Never Do

Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be […]

The Tell-Tale Signs Of A Bad Boss

Let’s face it; we have all seen and experienced bad […]

The Ultimate Soft Skills Of Truly Successful People

The Ultimate Soft Skills Of Truly Successful People Colleges and […]

Things Science Says Will Make You More Likeable

Whether you’re trying to get ahead in business or just […]

Top 10 Fears That Hold People Back In Their Careers

What’s holding you back from landing your dream job or […]

What Bad Leaders Should Learn From Good Parents

I believe that many of the qualities that make you […]

Why Great Employees Quit

Ever had an incredible employee, and thought, “This is the […]

Caution: When KPIs Turn To Poison

Just imagine you put some KPIs in place and instead […]

What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks)

Once you get the “right people on the bus,” (as […]

12 Timeless Habits of Likeable Leaders

Think back to the leaders in your life that you […]

The Most Successful Businesses Know Their ‘Now-Moments’

We’re all living in the moment. Anything that isn’t “NOW” […]

The Most Motivational Leadership Quotes

Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes […]

Are You A Likeable Leader? Here Are The Top 12 Timeless Habits

Think back to the leaders in your life that you […]

How Do You Best Introduce KPIs To Your Team – And Avoid Key Mistakes?

Data Cuisine: Taking Data Visualisation To New Levels When an […]

Measurement Mistakes: When KPIs Drive Bad Behaviour – The Case of Citation Stacking

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be an incredible force for […]

Feeling Stressed? Here Are The Most Popular Ways Successful People Cope

Everyone experiences stress at work. And the fact is, some […]

7 Causes of Poor Employee Performance – And How to Address Them

It’s every manager’s least favorite part of the job: someone […]

23 Sentences Our Grandchildren Won’t Believe We Said

Even though there are always things that one generation can’t […]

The 6 Top Data Jobs

Since the labor force is rapidly transforming and the World Economic […]

How Successful Are You, Really? Here Are 10 Things That Will Tell You

The last 3 weeks have been difficult for me with […]

The Future Of Work: Are You Ready For Smart Cobots?

What if robots didn’t take the place of humans, but […]

The One Skill Every Chief Data Officer Needs To Become A Great Data Leader

What’s the one thing that makes a great chief data […]

10 Habits of Successful Introverts

Hey, introverts! Stop trying to become an extrovert. Embrace your […]

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