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Every Employee Is a Sensor

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 27, 2016

The US Army uses the catchphrase “every soldier is a sensor” to emphasize the importance of soldiers sharing their on-the-ground insight with commanders.

Whether it’s the sighting of enemy aircraft or unusual movements of farm animals, these bits of human intelligence can make the difference between success or failure, between life and death, on the battlefield.

According to the army field manual The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills:

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Why I'm Cautious of Stretch Goals

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 20, 2016

One of the ongoing controversies of the business world boils down to this: Should you (and your employees) set big, challenging "stretch goals" or should you keep your objectives realistic?

Depends who you ask.

On one hand, the champions of SMART goals encourage us to set targets we feel confident we can reach: A is for "attainable," R for "realistic."

On the other hand, some experts, most prominently in the startup sector, praise stretch goals.

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CEOs Answer: What's Your Best Advice for a First-Time Chief Executive?

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 12, 2016

There’s not a lot that can truly prepare a person for the role of chief executive—arguably the most challenging and high-pressure job in the corporate world. Unfortunately, the title doesn’t come with a handbook (although I did my best to write that handbook myself).

In my own career, I have found that talking to other people who have been there at the helm of the organization is one of the most valuable sources of insight and advice. Hence the concept of this post, where I posed one question to thirteen CEOs and collected their answers.

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Managing Virtual Teams with Khorus

Damien Schuster

Posted by Damien Schuster
May 5, 2016

Let’s face it, overseeing a team in your own office is difficult enough. Throw employees working remotely across different cities, states, and continents into the mix and you’re bound to encounter a mess of managerial curveballs.

If you manage a virtual team, you know some of the typical challenges. How do you help employees understand the structure of the team? How do you get them to feel connected with each other and communicate effectively? How do you help them feel united in a shared purpose?

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