Gen Z live by the motto “You do you.” They give themselves and others permission to be different, and they express those differences how they see fit. Brands that emphasize they’re more welcome, open and inclusive sides will be the ones that are most likely to win over with this generation. Read more on my synopsis of the importance of focusing on Gen Z in marketing. ama-gen-zDownload Read more from me My blog The Signitt Network Tags: Dixie Kachiros, Signitt, Change Catalyst
I wrote a piece on leadership amongst a crisis. Crises either break or make you and your business. You must face the Giant head-on. Todays Giant is of course, the ever- evolving pandemic. Read below a portion of my thought piece. “Your immediate challenge is to answer the question, ‘What will my company look like in 60 days and what must I do to quickly rebound?’ “The best leaders confront Giants head on, believing in, and focusing on, a solution greater than the Giant. Recal
As we celebrate National Mentoring Month, I am inspired as I reflect upon my own mentoring journey. I’m excited to share what I have learned over the course of my career that might be helpful to others. It is in that spirit that I offer some advice and counsel to you from two perspectives: as a mentor and a protégée. Below are my five pearls of wisdom. I hope you find them helpful as you map out your own career journey.
– Tonie Leatherberry – Strategic Technologist 1.
Creating value in the health care space should benefit patients, physicians, and employees. The goal should always be to improve patient quality of life while contributing to the community in which one operates a going concern. I was featured in the Irish Examiner discussing the decision to establish a research, manufacturing and distribution centre in Ireland. “Michael D Van Zandt, president and chief executive of USCI Japan, said: ‘Our primary goal in establishing this cent
There are two ways to look at Technology: tech as a support function, which is perceived as a cost directly linked to the optimization of operations, and indirectly linked to the generation of money; and, tech as a product, which directly generates money. Nic Di Iorio, CEO of NeoDev Technologies, has had ample experience in both the aforementioned. I am excited to be in conversation with him today and learn more about his experiences. We discussed that you’re supporting start
Too often, staff failure is rightly attributable to the lack of productive and timely feedback provided. It should be safe to assume that everyone has good intentions. So whatever adverse consequences someone’s actions may be having, it is likely because they are unaware of how others perceive them. Successful leaders know that feedback is a gift. They make a point to provide insightful and consistent dialogue which helps develop their staff’s self-awareness. The winning comb
Whether real or overblown… highlights two things that have immediate professional personal relevance. The first is that people flock to online to better understand the breadth and depth of the issue or opportunity. They are looking for all perspectives to allow them to form their own point of view and then take action.
The second is that today’s environment makes it crystal clear that, professionally and personally, you have to plan for disruption. What appears stable — i
What makes you so unique in your industry? Heidi Steiger: “It’s a combination of things. First, I’m an only child which makes me the ‘super-achiever’ type: succeeding makes me happy which is a trait of the classic ‘only child personality’. Secondly, I’m a woman in a man’s world; thirdly, I’m a right-brainer in a left-brained financial world.” “I think in pictures and even see numbers as pictures. And last, I’m an entrepreneurial spirit in a corporate environment. Yet despite
I read an interesting report about ’10 Disruptive trends in wealth management’. One of the chapters was about ‘Holistic, goals-based advice’. It talked about the fact that investment advice has become largely commoditized. Most WM firms, even the smaller RIAs, having access to basically the same products, tools, and models.
It is difficult for most financial advisors to prove their services are differentiated based on their investing prowess. At the same time, consumers’ liv
‘Be good with people and have a marketable skill’ is the advice my interviewee Dr. Harry D. Cohen grew up with. He turned this simple sentence into a lifestyle and remarkably so. He is a shrink, a coach, a husband, a father, a restaurateur and a serial entrepreneur. His journey has been fascinating to hear about and living through it has made him the amazing person he is today. Harry described his story to me chronologically, starting with his childhood which led him to Corne
Carrie: “No matter how hard we work or how much we achieve, life will still inevitably throw us curve balls that change our plans—and sometimes our whole lives. But as the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Today I’m talking to Maryann Bruce about how her life changed after the famous Miracle on the Hudson.” Carrie Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media and the author of Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business. Maryann
Earlier in my career at IFC (International Finance Corporation) I analyzed and reported on IFC’s investment portfolio performance. This included understanding portfolio drivers, cash flow analysis and equity versus loan performance. In addition to Client specific analysis, we would aggregate results for each region and industry to assess against earlier years and deduce trends. The message from our Executive Vice President at the time: “At IFC, we are optimists. We have to be
1. Greater influence will
be more important than a bigger check. Influencer marketing is the next big
thing. When trusted influencers promote brands or products, it resonates with
their audiences. This explains why influencer marketing has risen through the
roof in the past few months. Think about why you partner with an
influencer in the first place: because she has something that’s valuable to
you. Well, that works both ways. You have to offer her something of value to
After spending over two decades in corporate HR, eight years ago Alane Baranello established her own search firm with a focus on HR placement. She grew the business by drawing on the experiences and strengths she has gathered in HR over the years. HOW DID YOU TRANSITION INTO HR
IN THE FIRST PLACE? “I transferred into Human
Resources at my father’s suggestion while searching for my path in college”,
she says. She made a natural transition into Cornell University’s Industrial