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Brian Manning, Chief Digital Officer of Centric Digital, talks the evolution of the Internet of Things and digital teams in second ‘The Future of Work’

In the second volume of our The Future of Work series, Sharon Alderson, Creative Niche’s Managing Director US, sits down with Brian Manning of Centric Digital to explore whether digital teams are prepared to tackled the latest changes in technology. He discusses the changes that need to happen in management and work style, as well as the skills and people that will become the most invaluable in the near future.

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The Future of Work launch features Michael Lebowitz of Big Spaceship

The pace of innovation, disruption and change is causing some serious headaches for leaders in all industries. At Creative Niche Executive Search, we are in the unique and fortunate position to meet with agency and corporate leaders who are heading their organizations, and even their industries’ evolution. That’s why we’ve launch The Future of Work, an exclusive series of interviews with leading minds that explore the future of creative technology, strategy, innovation, productivity and culture. This series is designed for leaders by leaders to help our community grow and prosper.

Our first interview, conducted by Creative Niche Executive Search’s Sharon Alderson, Managing Director (US), features Michael Lebowitz, Founder of Big Spaceship, who shares his agency’s strategy on adopting new technologies, recruiting talent in the innovation era, and creating extraordinary employee experiences.

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30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

There’s a lot to be learned from anyone who has accomplished the goals you’d like to. And as most of them will tell you, their success is not due to one action, but rather, a series of actions. Success is a culmination of consistent positive habits. 30 CEOs reveal their 30 daily habits they feel are responsible for getting them where they are today. Some might be what you’d expect to hear, such as going outside your comfort zone or making lists; while others might surprise you. But either way, all are worth implementing into your own life. You may be pleasantly surprised to find where they take you. Read the 30 daily habits to success at Inc.


HBR: Do CMOs Really Add Value?

Doesn’t it seem like every few months there’s a new C-level executive title made up? For years there’s been a debate over whether having a CMO truly adds value to an organization. One study, done in 2008, famously found that the presence of a chief marketing officer has no effect on firm performance—contradicting a 2003 paper showing that these leaders do boost sales growth. This led to two thirds of CMOs reporting that they felt pressured to demonstrate the value of marketing to their board or CEO. So which is it? Do CMOs actually help?

Desiring to permanently put an end to this debate, a team led by Frank Germann of Notre Dame took a closer look at the question through a broader lens than any previous study had. Their conclusion? Companies with a CMO perform about 15% better than companies without one. What might be even more interesting, however, is that they discovered three characteristics that make a CMO’s presence especially valuable. Find out what they are at HBR.