Month: May 2018

Entrepreneur Article: The Futility of 80-Hour Work Weeks

By Bill Hall: Let me say up front that from experience, if I had to choose, I believe a 30-hour work week is more effective than a long work week. I’ve lived both worlds for years at a time so I have non-theoretical first-hand knowledge. Time spent in the trenches of a large scale, high-tech …

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Entrepreneur Article: High-Tech Startups Need to Ditch the ‘Engineers Rule’

By Bill Hall: The high-tech startup world is leaning a bit toward the overly hubris. I’m well aware it’s a little controversial to discuss in public. I come from many years in Silicon Valley and currently run a high-tech software and services company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I see and read about …

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Entrepreneur Article: You’ve Had the Annual Strategy Development Meeting. Now What?

By Bill Hall: Most executives know the drill. Fourth quarter rolls around, and it’s time for a strategic-planning session once again. This is a time-consuming process in which business leaders create exhaustive (and exhausting) slide decks outlining the strategy for the following year. The results are usually a couple of days of presentations, discussions and …

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Entrepreneur Article: 4 Steps to Build Strategically Critical Leadership-Development Programs

By Bill Hall: Your business is growing and hiring people at an amazing rate. Customers love your product, and it’s gaining greater and greater attention. At the same time, you’ve noticed yourself growing ever more nervous about the byproducts of this success: Increased competitive pressure and employee fragmentation. In fact, these two realities have you …

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5 Greatest Lessons I Learned Working With Steve Jobs During the Apple Turnaround

Image credit: Getty Images The Apple turnaround years between ~1998 and 2003 were magical. I wrote an article for Entrepreneur sharing some of the great lessons I learned. You can read the article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292406 Please make sure to let me know what you think and share with others. I still miss working with the …

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Employee Development in the Era of Screen Time – CLO Article

Employee Development in the Era of Screen Time By Bill Hall Tap, look, feel rewarded. Tap, look, feel rewarded again. All of this happens within a few seconds. We all know what it refers to: the physiological rewards of “screen time.” The corporate leaders of tomorrow have entered adulthood with this technology and research indicates …

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Forbes Article: How To Accelerate Strategic Change

How To Accelerate Strategic Change – By Bill Hall Just published another article on Forbes. Summary: Well-formulated strategy and premium products will put your company on the competitive map, and a successful strategy acceleration — the process of ensuring your employees are capable of implementing new strategies — can help guide your organization’s long-term success. …

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Forbes Article: Accelerate Your Strategy Through Employee Development

Forbes Article: Accelerate Your Strategy Through Employee Development – By Bill Hall Just published a new article on Forbes. Summary:As a business leader, you have certainly experienced the need to change strategy. The change might be gradual or sudden; it might be subtle or substantial. In my experience, the change generally leans more toward the …

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Business Acumen vs. Financial Acumen vs. Leadership Development

Welcome to fall! I know it’s been a while, but we’ve been very busy this season. But don’t despair! We’ll open the season with a new infographic! Your customers probably often say, “My managers need more business acumen training.” The problem here is that they probably don’t really know what they are asking for. Business …

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