Are you attending Dreamforce this year? If so, you will be in good company with more than 130,000 like minded professionals registered to attend. Not to mention another 200,000 that will attend virtually. With that turn out, it's no wonder Dreamforce is one of the most influential events in the tech industry. Every year new products are announced, trends set, and new ideas emerge. It’s truly one of the most important events in the industry.
In my article for CIO, “5 trends that will transform project management,” I covered the increasing need to focus on strategy, leveraging employee strengths over hierarchies, increased accountability, social responsibility, remote work and a greater emphasis on softer skills.
So you’re an enterprising entrepreneur? No matter how well prepared you are, you’ve certainly come to realize that it’s harder than you ever thought it would be to run a business. But don’t despair! There are a lot of people out there who can help you, and one of the best places to learn from them is Medium.
As a leader, you have no doubt discovered that one of your biggest challenges is not just how to motivate your team, but how to maintain a consistent and ongoing tenor of morale that translates into results.
Firm also replaced Asana, Gmail, Dropbox, Harvest and Odoo with Mavenlink.
When it comes to being a leader, almost any skill, attribute, or characteristic has the potential to become a strength or the risk of becoming a weakness. No matter how experienced or knowledgeable, all management possess weaknesses, but how can you turn that weakness into a leadership strength?
On any given day projects are complicated. When complexities give rise to uncertainty and issues, it can cost even the best project leaders many rough sleepless nights. Regardless of project skill or experience, any Project Manager can — and will — find themselves faced with multiple factors that can decrease the chances of success and increase the risks of failure.
It’s not hard to find advice on how to be a good leader, but it’s a lot harder to actually follow that advice and make a real and lasting change. It is human nature to believe that the habits which have proven successful in the past are worth continuing in the future. Unfortunately, it’s usually too late when we realize that this strategy can have disastrous consequences.
We speak with services leaders every day. One thing is clear — services firms have a profound need for business intelligence to make sense of vast information sources. Most of their systems, even if mission critical, are often best described as silos of information storage, with people lobbing key data over very high walls.
A leader of one of the world’s largest agency conglomerates, one that includes Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Razorfish, and Sapient, recently made news with a bold statement.