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I enjoy bringing new concepts to fruition. I love everything about it. Combining the soft stuff — people's dreams, hopes and ambitions — with the hard stuff — where the science of commercialization is realized, and the numbers, challenges, analytics and technology that make it possible.
Nov 22, 2023
Implement these strategies to build stronger team morale and loyalty in 2024. In today's marketplace, when it comes to attracting and retaining staff members who want to invest their time and services for the long term, trust and transparency are required every step of the way. In addition, it's even more important to ensure that potential employees and employers are in alignment during the hiring process to begin with. Fostering a workplace culture that encourages regular team communication empowers staff members to voice any concerns as needed and feel recognized when they make a valuable contribution to help their department or company move forward. Below, experts fromFast Company Executive Board share 16 strategies to help employers improve employee retention rates in the coming new year.
As we navigate the twists and turns of this new economic landscape, it is crucial to let go of the notion of returning to a pre-2020 "normal."
Here's why humility and active listening skills are key to effective leadership. Behind every great leader is a great team. The continued success of that team and its ability to thrive, however, also depends on the manager's ability and willingness to hear their employees out about the challenges they may be facing in the trenches or new ideas they want to bring to the table. Developing an ego or coming across, more often than not, as a "know-it-all" in one-on-ones or team meetings may be a tell-tale sign that you have a superiority complex, which can ultimately lead your team to failure. The good news is that once you're able to identify your own behavior patterns and recognize you're not the only voice in the room, you'll be able to nip it in the bud quickly and effectively—once and for all. Here, 13 experts from Fast Company Executive Board share how and why it's so important for leaders to avoid a superiority complex no matter where they work.
Implement these latest innovations to help your company thrive. Whether it's utilizing a bold color statement in a rebranding campaign or coming up with an innovative human-centered design that serves current and prospective clients much better, there's a lot for companies to be excited about and engaged in the upcoming years. As the competition continues to escalate, company business leaders and their creative teams need to stay ahead of the forecast so they can be one step ahead in the global market. We asked 13 leading experts from Fast Company Executive Board to share their thoughts on some of the biggest design trends on the rise and why they're so essential.
The market is down, it can be extremely difficult for small business owners to elevate sales opportunities with potential clients and customers or form new business partnerships and close deals at a steady pace. They're competing with some of the biggest players in the industry—let alone other startups—and that's no easy feat. That's why it is so imperative for business owners and their sales and marketing teams to really get to know their current and prospective target audience members so they can meet their needs effectively, and build long-term trust on a solid foundation. By doing so, you'll increase your chances of being the go-to company they can lean on when they are looking for the right establishment and brand to help lead their own business initiatives. Here are nine unconventional ways that leading business executives from Fast Company Executive Board have applied at their own companies to generate more leads.
As a leader, you should know your team member's drivers, but also know your needs. Ensure their motivational drivers meet your needs.
Windpact is a Materials Data and Technology company located in Leesburg, Virginia. The company is driving innovation and accelerating development by providing critical data and analysis tools. Working with clients in a broad range of industries and applications, including sports, military, and automotive, the company’s technology helps clients solve difficult manufacturing challenges, enabling brands to move into a new era of product development. THE PROBLEM: Imagine a world where product development takes minutes not years. Where protective materials in everything from car seats to military helmets save millions more lives because they are created from data more accurate than what was even known possible. This is the world that Windpact is building. Windpact’s technology stack addresses product development team’s questions: What are the best solutions? How do we have first-mover advantage on new technology? How do we make development be less repetitive and more reactive to change? How do we explore new solutions? Windpact is unlocking new opportunities to Operate, Collaborate, and Innovate. The company's uses a proprietary process to digitize material data that feeds into computational models. The result is rapid innovation, which is paramount to saving lives. Windpact was its own first customer, developing its process through work with the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Football League. Contact Information: Investment Opportunities - Shawn Springs (CEO) - firstname.lastname@example.org Media - Kaarta Maron (Chief of Staff) - email@example.com Commercial Opportunities - Kenneth Perkins (VP of Design & Development) - firstname.lastname@example.org