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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How prevalent is the use of buzzwords in your organization

  • Extremely — it seems like everything we say is a buzzword: 25.69%
  • Very — buzzwords creep into normal conversations: 40.39%
  • Somewhat — the occasional buzzword gets thrown around: 27.06%
  • Not at all — we rarely use buzzwords: 6.86%

Words with no meaning.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How engaged are the members of your team?

  • Highly engaged: 27.49%
  • Mostly engaged: 48.86%
  • Somewhat engaged: 17.76%
  • Not engaged: 3.65%
  • Actively disengaged: 2.43%

You need them all engaged.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Which of the following poses the greatest risk to your business?

  • Lack of diversification: 14.29%
  • Rapidly changing markets: 22.53%
  • Access to the right talent: 31.68%
  • Aggressive competition: 19.6%
  • Shifts in technology: 11.9%

Many Threats.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Which of these characteristics is the most dangerous leadership trait?

  • Excessively ambitious: 6.53%
  • Being short-tempered: 13.46%
  • Indecisiveness and over-cautiousness: 32.3%
  • Lack of vision: 22.02%
  • Selfishness: 25.69%

Dangerous Traits.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How well do you know your team members as individuals?

  • Very well — I know a great deal about them: 42.9%
  • Well — I know a few things about them: 47.58%
  • Not well — I don’t know very much about them: 8.01%
  • Not at all — I know pretty much nothing about them: 1.5%

The more you know.[…] Continue Reading »