Jul 17, 2019
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak on the State Bar of Texas Podcast, with Laurence Colletti of the Legal Talk Network. He was interested in how Quantified Communications approaches leadership communication, and especially what lawyers should keep in mind when they’re speaking with clients, judges, or juries, or when they’re drafting briefs and other documents.
Jun 19, 2019
Are your organizations newest managers struggling to in their new roles? You’re not alone. Management coach Victor Lipman recently wrote in Forbes that the transition to a first-time management role may be the most difficult in business , and it’s certainly tougher than the move to the C-Suite. That’s because, he says, new managers are frequently sent into the ring with little training or preparation, uncertain what the new role requires.
Jun 12, 2019
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve seen us talk about how, with today’s tight job market and even tighter margins, AI-driven leadership development programs are the solution businesses need to identify, nurture, and retain top talent. While traditional coaching is too expensive and too subjective, and while traditional leadership development programs are too generic and suffer from the forgetting curve, AI-driven programs offer a “goldilocks solution” providing personalized training and quantifiable, lasting results without breaking the bank. In other words, it’s just right.
May 29, 2019
How does your organization approach leadership development? Through workshops, mentorships, and online courses? Through trial by fire? Some combination of the above?
May 22, 2019
Whether or not soft skills are important in the workplace is no longer up for debate. We’ve written in depth about the topic, and we’re not the only ones. LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report identified soft skills as the biggest trend transforming the talent landscape, with 80 percent of respondents saying employees’ soft skills are critical to a company’s success and 92 percent saying they matter as much or more than hard skills.
Apr 24, 2019
There’s no question that in today’s business landscape—where it’s more difficult than ever to recruit and retain top talent—learning and development opportunities should no longer be limited to corner-office executives.
Apr 03, 2019
It seems learning and development executives are in a constant struggle to identify and implement programs that are cost-effective, provide measurable ROI, and move the needle in retaining and developing top talent. For example, a 2017 report from LinkedIn found that, while 90 percent of business leaders believe L&D programs are key to closing skills gaps, only 8 percent said they’d seen a business impact of these programs, and only 4 percent had seen a clear ROI.
Mar 13, 2019
While geography once defined a business’s boundaries—who it could hire, who it could serve, and who could invest—today it’s almost more common for customers, investors, and often even employees to be scattered across the globe than to be locally situated. Phone and email initially empowered the dissolution of those geographical boundaries, allowing us to communicate quickly, efficiently, and cheaply with colleagues and clients in any location.
Mar 06, 2019
In November, Patagonia announced it was going to donate the entirety of the $10 million it had received in GOP tax cuts to fight global warming. A couple months before that, Nike released an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick (a precursor to its February “Dream Crazier” ad calling out gender-based double standards). And In January, Gilette called out toxic masculinity in its “The Best Men Can Be” commercial.
Every one of these decisions—and many more corporate statements on social and political issues—has inspired equal amounts of support and criticism, but they’re part of what looks to be a new wave in a long-growing trend of corporate activism.
Feb 25, 2019
Last year, we predicted that 2018 would be the year of the voice, and in many respects, we were right. Voice-activated virtual assistant usage grew, voice and video continued to explode in social media, and we continued to see evidence that talking may be on its way to winning ground back from typing.
But one area in which voice really took off? Podcasting.