Monthly Archive:: April 2016
April 27, 2016 No Comments
How to master the process that’s transforming management Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams. Now agile methodologies—which involve new values, principles, practices, and
A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return
April 25, 2016 No Comments
Understand this commonly used way to calculate ROI. This article has been updated. You’ve got a great idea for a new product that will increase revenue or a new system that will cut the company’s costs. But how can you be sure that it’s a worthwhile investment? Any time you propose a capital expenditure, you can
5 Interview Questions Every Startup Needs To Ask Job Candidates | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
April 20, 2016 No Comments
The typical interview questions don’t always address qualities startups need at different stages in their growth. These can help. ANGELA RUTH 04.08.16 5:00 AM I’ve been both an interviewer and an interviewee in the startup world. In my early days, I had to quickly learn how to handle multiple roles that changed pretty much daily.
To Recover Faster from Rejection, Shift Your Mindset
April 18, 2016 No Comments
A new study on resilience. Everyone knows what rejection feels like. It’s a universal (and universally disliked) experience, but it’s one that we each experience differently. For the most part, people are pretty good at moving on with their lives — even better than they might guess. Sometimes, though, getting rejected hurts more than we expect,
What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation? Avoiding One.
April 15, 2016 No Comments
Real managers explain how they face tough talks. As a leader, how can you confront the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone clearly and cleanly without obsessing about causing offense? I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change consultant.