Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Rocky Romanella - CEO, 3Sixty Management Services . You’ve probably heard of a toxic work environment. A term used to describe a workplace where, simply put, people dislike working because of the intolerable daily actions by superiors or peers. A toxic work environment can be caused by systemic and structural issues, like poor leadership or a corrupt culture. Toxicity can affect productivity and causes employees to dread coming to work and desperately seek other opportunities. But what you may not have heard of is what I call a “ micro -toxic environment.” That’s a term I use to describe a workplace where people are exposed to small daily microaggressions and issues that chip away at their happiness and productivity. In other words, an environment that isn’t toxic enough to leave but is toxic enough to affect performance and, ultimately, retention. Micro-toxic environments are established when … [Read more...] about Are You Working In A ‘Micro-Toxic’ Work Environment?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Raviteja Dodda (Ravi) is the cofounder and CEO of MoEngage , an insights-led customer engagement platform. In the early days of personalization technology, marketers considered it a victory if their email campaigns used the customer’s first name. Today, the bar is much higher. Customers expect a certain level of personalization in every interaction with brands. The strategic use of customer data is essential for achieving personalization, and 90% of today’s marketers say they are leveraging analytics to create a better customer experience. However, as Gartner notes, 63% of marketers are still having trouble with delivering personalized experiences to their satisfaction. So, what’s the disconnect? It comes down to the ability to turn data into action. That only comes with insights. Analytics vs. Insights: What’s the difference? These words, “analytics” and “insights,” are often used interchangeably, … [Read more...] about How To Get Marketing Personalization Right With Deeper Insights
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, has a story so representative of the entrepreneurial dream that it’s almost unbelievable. It goes like this: Founder with a dream starts a side hustle from her kitchen table and poof — a $27 million company is born. As Price has put in the sweat equity to build the mini beauty empire at the end of the tale, she's made a bigger impact on the industry, helping to make it more inclusive of women of color. Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price is building a mini empire that makes the beauty industry more ... [+] inclusive of women of color—after starting her brand at a church flea market, she now boasts celebrity investors like Jay Z, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Photo courtesy of L'Oreal USA Building A Beauty Empire Carol’s Daughter—which sells a range of hair, body and skincare products found at stores like Target and Ulta—started in Price’s Brooklyn kitchen. “I started … [Read more...] about Carol’s Daughter Founder On Getting Comfortable With Fear And Shaping The Beauty Industry
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dorion Renaud is indicative of the quote by high school basketball coach Tim Notke who once said, "hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work." Renaud first appeared on the scene as a cast member for the original BET "College Hill" reality show, launching his career where he landed roles as a host for NBC's “Extra,” E's “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” and starring on the Bounce channel's sitcom "In the Cut." Today, he has evolved beyond being a fixture on television into a thriving savvy businessman with his skincare line Buttah Skin which uses high-quality ingredients that nurtures melanin-rich skin tones. His beauty line, established in October 2018, is sold in multiple retailers and is available in over 600 Ulta Beauty stores nationwide. "Ulta is my number one beauty stop shop. I'll be stopping by all the stores and doing training and things of that nature," he exclaims. Growing up in Beaumont, … [Read more...] about Dorion Renaud, Founder Of Buttah Skin, Wants Black Men To Feel Confident In Their Complexion
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Monday morning, I went back to school for the first time in almost 40 years. With a mixture of excitement, anticipation and… trepidation. My 48 classmates (of which five are personal partners, including mine) on Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative are a global, gender-balanced bunch. Almost half are from outside the U.S. Glancing through the 14th ALI cohort’s biographies is like taking a stroll through a highly charged playground of global over-achievers. There are ambassadors and foreign affairs ministers, business executives and bankers, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The variety of styles and accents and objectives is mind-spinning. The homogeneity of passion and dedication to making positive change in the world is inspiring. I feel like a kid wandering into a candy store. All my favorite ingredients are served up on a rose-tinted platter: fabulous, engaged people from cultures and countries across … [Read more...] about School For Scaling Impact: Starting Harvard’s ALI ‘22
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin They knew it was coming. It’s been in the data for well over a decade, and now it’s about to hit universities hard. College administrators call it ‘ the demographic cliff .’ They point to the financial crisis of 2008 and the start of a steep decline in birth rates. A predictable 18 years later, there is projected to be a decline of up to a 15% in freshmen heading off to college. According to the Hechinger Report , regional universities alone could see their enrolments drop by more than 11 percent between 2012 and 2029. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of countless prospective college students and their parents, contributing to an even earlier enrolment decline. The New York Times reported a 9.4% decline in the number of undergraduate students - leaving American colleges and universities with 1.4 million fewer students. Demography is destiny, especially for educational institutions. … [Read more...] about Old School – Midlife Transition Programs Take Off