This Week in Business Strategies
Oct. 7, 2019—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.
What It Will Take to Improve Diversity at Conferences – Harvard Business Review
There has been lots of talk in the past few years about all-male panels, fondly dubbed “manels,” and why they are problematic.However, less attention has been paid to how too many events also lack racial diversity. There are very practical things you can do to change the tide, whether you are organizing a conference, or attending, speaking at, or sponsoring one.
They Lead, We Coach: A Multigenerational Approach to Innovation – Strategy+Business
If you want to bring new products and services to market faster and better than the competition, you’re going to have to deploy the new ways of thinking that young people offer. But your success will also depend on using your more experienced professionals to coach them along.
Too often, students will overlook or disregard a certain career path because they don’t have much familiarity with the field or have preconceived notions about the work. Increasing interest and career awareness in areas of demand is critical to meeting our talent needs.
Most leaders develop grand plans for their teams. They hire people with the right skill sets to meet their goals. They keep track of industry changes. They add to their tech stack to give their teammates every chance of success. But they fail to assess whether their teams have an even bigger tool at their disposal: confidence.