| Technically Speaking - Luminoso: Computers Listening, Interpreting Human Language
by Catherine Havasi and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The interactions between humans and technology will continue to increase, particularly as companies try to target the wants and needs of each individual. Dr. Catherine Havasi, CEO of Luminoso, describes how her organization is working to give computers the ability to not only understand words, but break down concepts and emotions coming from human language. She explains to Tim Muma the value of this technology and the way thei...
| Management Decisions - Corporate Concinnity
by Nancy Falls and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
Building exceptional, sustainable leadership teams are a vital component for successful companies. Many times, these larger organizations need to find harmony between the executives and the boardroom. Nancy Falls, founder and CEO of The Concinnity Company, brings her 30 years of experience around the C-suite and boardrooms to help bring everyone together. She gives Tim Muma insight into the key factors that can raise companies...
| Management Decisions - Five Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce
by Ruth Ross and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
The topic of employee engagement has been in the spotlight in recent months. Engaged employees are more motivated and productive in the workplace, ultimately leading to a more successful company. As a manager, there are many ways you can help your employees stay engaged. Ruth Ross – engagement evangelist, speaker, and author – joins LJNRadio to offer her insight on the topic. Employment Notebook explores various topics of i...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Leadership and Downward Mobility
by Rob Asghar and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Leadership roles have traditionally been seen as positions of prestige and ones nearly all people desired. With the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and the expectations, many are shying away from leadership - or at least seriously considering its value. Rob Asghar, author and management consultant, brings the idea of downward mobility to LJNRadio. Rob tells Tim Muma that the practice of downward mobility will encourag...
How to Cope Effectively With Discomfort at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
There’s no way to prevent change and the discomfort that comes along with it, especially in the unpredictable 21st century business world. What you can do, though, is learn to be at peace while chaos swirls around you. When I entered the business world for the first time, I took my Type-A self with me. I was accustomed to executing, perfectly, everything I wanted to do. The thought of my company having a mind of its own ter...
Winning at Working: Getting Past the Hurdles
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2015
One of my work favorites is crossing items off my to-do list. At the end of the day, it feels great to know you’ve made progress, resolved a problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an objective. Unfortunately, too often we find ourselves without those feelings. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness have thwarted our well-being. The person you’ve been waiting to get an answer from doesn’t...
Are You Teaching Your Employees to Fish?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Teaching your employees to be self-sufficient benefits the productivity of the whole team. As I write this, the New York Times has just reported on a 30-year-old man who shot his rich dad because the father had the nerve to decrease his allowance a few hundred dollars. The dad had been paying the son’s pricey Manhattan rent and was also giving him spending money. He cut the latter down a bit and paid for it with his life....
Let's End the Collective Death by Conference Call
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
It’s time to end our collective “death by conference call.” According to new InterCall research on workplace conference call behavior, 82 percent of employees admitted to focusing on other work or non-work distractions while on a call. Rob Bellmar, executive vice president of conferencing and collaboration at InterCall, recently offered some great tips to Harvard Business Review about ending conference call abuse. Here are...
4 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Entrepreneurial Success (And How to Stop)
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
You’re a young entrepreneur who eats, sleeps, and breathes your business – yet, all too often you feel stuck and frustrated. As a business owner, you’ve chosen to carve your own path and be the one responsible for your success. But do you ever wish that sometimes you could just get out of your own way? What you might not realize is that specific, unconscious behaviors may be stalling you and holding you back. Here are...
When Making the Right Choice Means Ignoring a Boss's Orders
by Beverly Jones - Jul, 2015
Guide dogs undergo intense obedience training to prepare them to lead visually impaired people around obstacles. But what happens when a blind woman doesn't hear the approach of a quiet electric vehicle and directs her dog to step off the curb? At that moment, the dog must make a life and death decision: does he block the woman from going forward, even if it means disobeying a command? "Intelligent Disobedience" is the ter...
Best Practices for Scheduling Employee Training
by Mary Gormandy White - Jul, 2015
If you’re responsible for employee training in your company, it’s important to realize that how you approach scheduling training events and opportunities is just as important as the topics that you offer. Having a good training schedule has a lot to do with whether employees will choose to attend optional training programs and if they’ll have a positive attitude toward those that are mandatory. 4 Key Steps to Effectively Sc...
Service Excellence – Why Experience Goes Wrong
by Barbara Giamanco - Jul, 2015
Service excellence is something that I expect from the companies taking my money for the product or service I purchase from them. Yet, I think of countless interactions with vendors recently that cause me to wonder why companies have such difficulty getting it right.Excellent concept At its core, the importance of delivering service excellence is fairly straightforward and easy to understand. Even easier is the clear financ...
6 Event Networking Habits Healthcare Executives Should Have
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
No matter what business you are in, you need to develop strong networking skills. In the medical industry, it is important to continue to foster relationships with other executives and even the doctors in the medical field. These contacts could help you recruit better talent to your company or solve problems you are facing. They could even help you move up the medical corporate ladder down the road as well. Developing these ne...
Passive Candidates: Highly Perishable – Handle with Care
by Sandra M. Smith - Jul, 2015
When hiring new talent, it is important for hiring managers to understand whether the candidates they are pursuing are active or passive candidates. To distinguish between the two, an active candidate is any candidate who is already active in the job marketplace – this candidate is enthusiastically pursuing new jobs and is highly engaged in his or her search. A passive candidate, on the other hand, is one that is not actively...
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