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12 Minutes to Persuasion

Reading Time: < 1 minute John D. Rockefeller once remarked that “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun” .   Dr. Robert Cialdini only asks 12 minutes of your time to give you

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A Jobless Future?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Technology has always changed the nature of employment, but it’s never eliminated it…until now, perhaps.  In a brief article a venture capitalist recounts a conversation with futurist Ray Kurzweil that predicts a coming world of abundance with little work required.  Take a minute to find out  why  “We’re Heading into

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Trends: Hard vs Soft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Being a C-level executive requires having a point of view about the future. Do you know how to acquire one?  Technology futurist Daniel Burrus has a suggestion that may help you with your primary job and get your team to help you do it.   Specifically, Burrus says you have to build a

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Following Your Storyboard: Key to Effective Presentations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Putting your storyboard together is one of the most important activities of preparing to give a presentation. Each storyboard should contain the following elements. Opening Main Points Supporting Points Details – For Clarity Closing I’m often amazed when I see corporate business plan presentations. They look like the preparer took

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Do We keep Our Non-Performers Too Long?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spring Training is well under way and along with it no lack of metaphors about baseball and business. Here’s one from Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, one of the most successful technology companies of the past decade. When asked what has been the most valuable lesson he’s learned as

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Helping Your Teams Grow Through Coaching

Reading Time: 2 minutes As team leaders, we evaluate our team members and expect them to do the job up to our standards. Sometimes our standards are out of sync with their ability or training. After all, these individuals have not traveled in the same shoes as we have and may not have the

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D is for Don’t Give Up

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often are we in the middle of a struggle, trying to get an undertaking or objective achieved, when we just want to give up. “There is no way I can accomplish this,” we say to ourselves. “I’m just not going to be successful.” Whether you are a sales professional

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A is for Attitude

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this economic environment and observing what is going on in the world around us, we might question our own attitude these days. Can we continue to remain optimistic or is the environment chipping away at our very soul and belief system? Leaders are not immune to this milieu; we

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Setting Your Team Goals The SMART Way

Reading Time: 2 minutes If I have learned one thing about goal setting, it is harder than we think. In my mind, every one of the goals is achievable, well before the scheduled completion date! But, why do I always fall short? For many, goal setting seems to be a waste of time. Why

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Collaboration – a Key Success Factor for Effective Teams

Reading Time: < 1 minute Teams need to collaborate to be effective – getting along with one another and focusing on the objectives or mission of the team to achieve its goals. Today there is more and more pressure to meet team objectives – there is not enough slack in the economy to be wasteful

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Set the Tone for a Successful Career

Don't let your title dictate your strategy. Rather, use these 7 steps for a smooth transition and to succeed in the most important period of your employment: your first 90 days.

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