Your Guide to planning a Great Conference: ten very good tips for putting on something valuable and memorable (http://tiny.cc/cw9jn)
Setting the Stage for Creativity: Most offsite strategic retreats occur in a resort boardroom with an elegant table and comfortable chairs, a notepad and perhaps a copy of some important charts laid out before everyone’s place. Michael Roberto, a management professor at Bryant University, instead urges you to decorate the room with photos and other materials that might spark dialogue. Have your rival’s latest product on display, for example, or some prototypes from your own innovators. “To think outside the box, CEOs have to set the stage,” he says.
How Do Your Employees Describe You? Connecticut-based business consultant Jesse Lyn Stoner has collected on her Seapoint Center blog funny terms she has heard over the years to describe bosses (http://tiny.cc/1v227)
Accumulated Wisdom ‘Undervalued’ Asset: with so much change occurring in business, consultant Brett Morris says it’s important to remember that when performing a process that didn’t exist five years ago, a person with 35 years of experience has no great advantage over someone with only five years experience – other than accumulated wisdom: “That’s an advantage that cannot be understated. Unfortunately it’s all too often undervalued.”
Clay Shirky on Managing Net Generation Workers: The professor, author, and social-media expert talks about the unique challenges of managing millennial employees (http://tiny.cc/4bdvz)