In this world of technology and artificial intelligence, which will probably take on the form of Moore’s Law on steroids, learning how to create relationships will become even more valuable because there is no technology to replace it. BOOM!
Amazon is a powerhouse –an e-commerce legend, if you will and other retailers are noticing…big time. Kohl’s recently partnered with the mega-retailer and started accepting returns from Amazon. This partnership has tremendously affected the traffic in Kohl’s department stores that accept Amazon returns.
The Internet of Things? More like the Internet of Everything. The Internet of Everything literally has an impact on everything we do both at both work and at home. So, what is the Internet of Everything? Well, it’s the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet or each other. This can include anything from your toaster to your alarm system. The Internet of Everything is essentially a giant network of connected devices that gives you access to literally everything.
I was recently at a Realcomm luncheon where Niraj Patel, Lending Platforms CIO for IBM, shared the idea that we must all re-learn our ABCDs –except not in that order. Now, you want to get a “D” before you achieve an “A”. In this case, “A” is not better than “D”, because you must have “D” before you can have “A”. So, you’re probably thinking, “huh?” Let me explain …
From work to home, there is always some form of technology I am using. While I do appreciate being able to unplug from time to time, these items in my tech stack sure do make life a whole lot easier and keeps me from having unforseen major meltdowns.
Today, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times with an average of 12 job changes over the course of their career. In fact, many people spend five years or less in each job. These numbers are rather staggering. But, in my opinion, it’s not necessarily how long you stay at a job, but more about staying in your industry —or in your lane.
What do jobs of the future look like? Is technology going to replace human workers? The unfortunate answer is yes. Robots and technology are taking over certain jobs and it’s time to take notice of this.
No matter what stage of your career you are in – fresh out of college or a seasoned professional, a mentor can always help guide you to a more successful career. The hardest part is choosing the right mentor who has experience that will help you in your future career path. There are many big companies who have invested in mentorship programs to help young professionals for various reasons.
The workplace and the way people work are rapidly changing. There is no such thing as a 9-5 sit-in-the-office-all-day job anymore, because younger generations are changing the way things work. Even the most corporate offices are adapting to the needs of these young workers by molding their working guidelines and changing things up to be more flexible.
The old way of mentoring is gone. A few one-on-one meetings and a couple of coffee dates are no longer the mentoring norm. Nowadays, mentoring is so much more personal because the competition in almost every industry is fierce and the younger generation wants more guidance than ever when navigating through the perils of the workforce. Let’s take a look at a few ways this younger generation needs to be mentored.
The old saying “what you put out, you receive” could not be more relevant in today’s climate and workforce. It’s harder than ever to retain top talent and in my point of view, one of the biggest ways to accomplish this is to make sure that as a manager, you’re not only the leader, but also the Chief Energy Officer.
Are you a high achiever? Achievement means something different to everyone – perhaps achievement is receiving a promotion at work or maybe it’s growing your family or coming up with creative ideas and taking a shot at implementing.
Have you stopped to think about your extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivations? I try to put my intrinsic motivations (those that allow me actually enjoy my work) in the forefront, as they really drive me.
Millennials are taking over the workforce —we’ve talked about this time and time again— and Gen Z is right behind them. In fact, by 2025 it’s estimated that these two groups will encompass roughly 75% of the global workforce. (Stop for a second and think about what 2025 looks like. Wow! And … it’s going to come faster than we think!)
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Move over Millennials –Gen Z is heading into the workforce and it’s time to prepare for this new generation’s wants, needs
There’s no denying that smartphone and cloud technology has helped make life a little more convenient over the past few years. When it comes to major tech-driven innovations that have changed the way we operate as a society, few people predicted that transportation would be one of the major industries disrupted.
One of the most important and often neglected aspects of management is helping team members advance and shape the future of their careers. Being a manager is an opportunity to mentor, to fuel personal and professional growth, to make a difference … it’s not all about YOU!
2017 was a great year of incredible growth, lessons learned and lots of #hustle. Whether you’re new to my blog or have been reading my sometimes-crazy thoughts for a while now … you have inspired me to keep exploring this always-exciting world of business and to always share what’s on my mind. I’m looking forward to a 2018 filled with even more collaboration!
There’s no secret to achieving professional success. It requires hard work, goal setting and planning. For many individuals who are currently struggling to take their careers to greater heights, the one thing most often holding them back is ... themselves. Before you’re able to achieve success, you need to learn how to empower yourself.