Author: Lydia Loizides

Lydia Loizides

Lydia Loizides is serial entrepreneur, technology provocateur and relentless challenger of the status quo. She spends her days as Founder & CEO of Talentedly, a technology company on a mission to help people grow from good to great at work (technology + people = amazing results). The rest of her waking moments are spent running, reading, learning, and trying to prove that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42. You can follow Lydia @lydiaNYC @GetTalentedly, on LinkedIn and the Huffington Post.

About Lydia Loizides

Lydia Loizides is serial entrepreneur, technology provocateur and relentless challenger of the status quo. She spends her days as Founder & CEO of Talentedly, a technology company on a mission to help people grow from good to great at work (technology + people = amazing results). The rest of her waking moments are spent running, reading, learning, and trying to prove that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42. You can follow Lydia @lydiaNYC @GetTalentedly, on LinkedIn and the Huffington Post.

Manager or Leader? The Great Ones are Both

Manager or Leader? The Great Ones are Both

At Talentedly, we always look to buck the trend and challenge the status quo. After reviewing the data of the 200+ people that have gone through one of our premium online professional training programs, we discovered something interesting: the happiest and most content people are great managers and leaders. In ...

Why Branding and Reputation are Everything in Business

Why Branding and Reputation are Everything in Business

  Last week we launched a discussion starter, proposing that the CMO should lead HR (or at the very least have a seat at the table), and the responses have been amazing -- ranging from absolute agreement to arguing that we are totally off the mark. This week, we want to look at some data. According ...

Why the Chief Marketing Officer Should Lead Human Resources 

Why the Chief Marketing Officer Should Lead Human Resources 

Before you stop reading and scoff at the idea, this is a conversation starter around how to jump-start grassroots innovation. I am sure that all of you have had great (and not so great) HR experiences and we want to hear them. Tell us how you would improve (anonymity will be respected) the recruitment --> onboarding ...

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

​ Twitter is littered with quotes that celebrate it; CEOs talk about it as part of their culture; the start-up world is obsessed with it. What is this incredibly captivating "thing"? Failure. ​The question remains: "Does this idolization of failure hold true in the real world?" The day-to-day reality of ...

3 Simple Exercises to Unleash Your Innovation

3 Simple Exercises to Unleash Your Innovation

At Talentedly, we are obsessed with professional growth and innovation. So it goes without saying that we actively avoid “the comfort zone” because that is where innovation goes to die. When you’re comfortable, you take fewer risks. And if you’re not taking risks, you’re not learning, nor are you creating and ...

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

At Talentedly, we are on a mission to bring technology + people together to help them grow from good to great at work. Lately, we’ve been exploring the science behind the habits of successful people. While there are many great habits you could pour your energy into, the one we love the most (because it is so ...

Got a Coach?

Got a Coach?

“Everybody body needs a coach. Every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who is a coach … They can give them perspective. The one thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” ~ Eric Schmidt, Chairman Google Inc. I’ve worked in ...

Girls Play Hockey

Girls Play Hockey

Certain animal species experience a phenomenon called imprinting; for example, upon coming out of their eggs, ducklings will follow and become attached to the first moving object that they encounter. Imprinting is a powerful combination of instinctive behavior and environmental influences. In humans, psychologists refer to ...

From the GGGrit Start-up Garage: Go Quiet Into That Good Night

From the GGGrit Start-up Garage: Go Quiet Into That Good Night

“Penny for your thoughts?” asked my mentor. I should have sold them all because I would have ended up with $104.52 in my pocket. As a founder, you don’t have a single thought, or even five or ten. It’s more like 1,435 swirling in your mind at any given moment. Wearing multiple hats means you are processing ...

From the Start-up Garage: Reflecting Before a Launch

From the Start-up Garage: Reflecting Before a Launch

I have alluded to the fact that I have been working on a start-up idea over the past few months. In the coming days, I will be in launch mode (scary). As I have been preparing, I have been thinking about the reasons why I am doing this. Trust me: this process is not for the meek. I came across a wonderful article by Phil ...