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USA Gymnastics Shows What Not to Do to Produce a High Performance Culture

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:27:00 -0500

The USA Gymnastics scandal involving sexual abuse by the team doctor Larry Nasser reveals mistakes that can and should be avoided by other organizations that must have a high performance culture. The Navy SEALs, NASA, and Amazon show how to have healthy a high performance organizational culture.


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Bootstrapping A Lifestyle Brand: How We Self-Funded The 125 Collection

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

We thought hard about how we wanted to approach financing our business and simply put, we wanted full control. Don’t get us wrong, using investors definitely has its perks. However, we wanted complete control and ownership of our brand.


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New Report Shows A Crisis in CMO Succession Planning And Record High CMO Turnover

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:39:00 -0500

This article highlights two potentially alarming trends in the CMO position, based on the annual CMO Moves data collected and reported by Russell Reynolds Associates.


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Customer Service Is The New Marketing

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:45:00 -0500

Customer service is the new marketing. This statement may sound suspect coming from a customer service consultant, but if you consider consumer behavior and thought patterns today, you’ll realize that it’s incontrovertibly true.


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Selling Your Business In 3 To 5 Years? Buy Another Company Now - Part 2

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:51:00 -0500

The financial case has been made as to why you should buy another firm. However, once you have decided to acquire, this is the decision that you must absolutely get right.



How Being A Better Person Will Make You A Better Leader

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:23:00 -0500

Do you want a competitive advantage? Do you want to build a team that works together to conquer challenges and excel beyond imagined? Do you want to be a stronger, more effective leader? Heres how!


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HR Is Poised To Take Over The C-Suite

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The biggest and most successful companies in the world have finally invited HR to sit at the table.


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7 Common Entrepreneurial Mistakes You Can Avoid

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Figuring out what works takes time — and experience. Here are a few things to keep in mind.


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New York Fashion Week: Five Women Of Color Who Should Be On Your Radar

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:37:00 -0500

These five women are true examples of the amazing impact they’re making in fashion and beauty, but also represent the change that is happening in this nation when it comes to inclusion and diversity. I celebrate these fierce women and know their stories will inspire and motivate.


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You Are Going To Mess Up. How To Keep Going: Part 1

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:00 -0500

Mess up recently? It doesn't have to hold you back. I'm sharing my worst career moments with you, not just so you can blush in solidarity, but so maybe I can turn my flop sweat into some solid advice for others.


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Pharma Must Use Tax-Reform Windfall To Make More Drugs Or Face Backlash

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Pharma’s repatriation dilemma: Simply pouring more money into the same business model that has not substantially improved outcomes in 40 years is unlikely to do so now.


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PODCAST: Kyle Busch Talks Daytona 500 And Business Of NASCAR

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:12:00 -0500

Busch has learned a lot racing for two of the sports greatest owners--Rick Hendrick and Joe Gibbs.


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'Hi My Name Is...' Why Name Tags And Other Little Details At Events Matter.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Sure, the ‘Hi My Name Is’ name tags are nostalgic. But handing your guest a magic marker to write their name on a sticker is not a welcoming first interaction.


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Mark Your Company Anniversary Or Go Blind!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Your business hits five years, ten years, fifteen–so what? Does it really matter if we do a press release, hold a party, and mark the day? The question is not why the time matters, but why any of it does. There's a connection between ignoring the dates and blindness to our "why".


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How Snowboarding Will Transform Your Career And Make You A Better Leader

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

The CEO of Burton, uniform sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team, tells what it takes to succeed.


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Future-Proofing A Family Business: The Art Of Drafting Family Constitutions

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:52:00 -0500

A constitution is essential if you want to future-proof your family business, especially if you are going to keep it within the family.


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Exclusive: SBA Chief McMahon On Small Business U.S.A.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:41:00 -0500

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon talked with Next Avenue about her current priorities and plans.


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Love At Work: Here's How To Truly Show Love To Your Colleagues This Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:30:00 -0500

What's the connection between love and leadership? Research shows appropriate intimacy, passion, and commitment can help you be a better leader. Here's how.


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How I Overcame The Unglamorous Side Of Starting A Seven-Figure Natural Beauty Company

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:15:00 -0500

Admittedly, I was a bit naive when I launched the company. I am a seasoned professional when it comes to non-toxic beauty, skincare and makeup application. I did however, have much to learn about the startup side of the business. There were many stumbling blocks and set backs in the beginning.


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Can You Afford To Risk Not Aligning Corporate And Social Purposes?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

I encourage readers to think about what your business does and how you do it. What are your customer and/or community needs and how is your business uniquely positioned to meet those needs? What value do customers place on your products and services?


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Want to Improve Your Glassdoor Rating? An External Agency May Be The Answer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:48:00 -0500

Business owners looking to improve their Glassdoor rating must answer a critical question: “should we manage the process in-house or hire an external agency?”


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11 Major Mistakes To Avoid As A New Entrepreneur

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

While developing a strong business takes time and missteps, you don't have to figure everything out by yourself. Here are a few hazards you can avoid.


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Follow Guiding Principles, Not Narcissistic Negotiators

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Simply put, when narcissism – rather than collaboration and trust – is a dominant feature of any relationship there is little hope for success.


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A Five-Year Workplace Study Reveals The Most Powerful Factor That Drives Top Performance

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

According to UC Berkeley professor and author Morten Hansen, top performers do less, work better and achieve more.


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How Brother Vellies And Other Fashion Houses Are Spotlighting African Designs And Supporting African Artisans

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:20:00 -0500

On Monday night, Industria, a satellite hub for New York Fashion Week 2018, transformed into Wakanda, a fictional third-world African nation dreamt up by Marvel Studios for its latest film, “Black Panther.” The movie house joined forces with a handful of fashion houses to celebrate the pan-African styles featured in the film.


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Want To Better Manage Your Business? Take Flying Lessons

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:53:00 -0500

Rob Clarfeld explains how becoming a pilot helped him become a better business owner.


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Want Long-Term Success In Life And Business? Choose Integrity

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:07:00 -0500

It’s interesting to me how much we sometimes tend to overcomplicate life and business. I have always treated them as inseparable, mainly because I have never been a big fan of compartmentalizing business and life. I have found that what works in one area of my life works really well in the other.


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L.L. Bean Axes Its Return Policy (But Its Customer Service Is Still A Retail Gold Standard)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:37:00 -0500

The press coverage of L.L. Bean’s recent policy change on returns mostly misses the point; what matters for the company's legion of loyal customers is the continuing customer service focus of the 105 year old company.


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Is Your Company SDG Ready Compared To Its Competitors?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:08:00 -0500

Long-term challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and demographic change shape the competitive landscape, creating new opportunities and risks that companies must address today to remain competitive tomorrow. As a result, companies are increasingly recognizing the benefits of...


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Why In-N-Out Burger Pays Store Managers $160,000 A Year

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:35:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including why companies paying tax-cut bonuses are wasting their money and why one mall is actually expanding.


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3 Reasons Diversity Does Not Solve For Inclusion

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Job titles fuel silos. Perhaps none more than “chief diversity and inclusion officer.”


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A Story About Leadership, Recognition And What Goes Around Comes Around

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:09:00 -0500

The story of this CEO shows that what goes around truly does come around. It also acts as a challenge to 99% of all leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.


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How Millennial Leaders Can Create A Realistic Retirement Plan

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:03:00 -0500

Millennial leaders aren’t saving enough and they have some pretty unrealistic ideas about the whole thing - 84% of them have saved less than $50,000 up to date. Fortunately, things aren’t hopeless. Here's how to create a realistic retirement plan.


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From Finance To The Beauty Industry, Learn How One Entrepreneur Transforms The Color Of Our Lips

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:01:00 -0500

The Lip Bar, a non –toxic, vegan and cruelty free line of colorful lipsticks, was born out of New York City by Founder and CEO Melissa Butler.


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3 Ways You Can Provide A Feedback Loop Employees Will Value

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:52:00 -0500

Think about the people who give you advice. Are they champions or critics? And, think about the way you give advice. How do people perceive you? New research may make you want to think about how you approach your feedback loop and we offer three ways to improve your relationships and outcomes.


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CEO To Fellow Leaders: Standing Up To Hate Is Our Job, And Good Business

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:07:00 -0500

After haters attacked him last summer, entrepreneur Ravin Gandhi has a new challenge: convincing his peers that confronting racism is always the right choice.


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Traditional Recruiting Isn't Enough: How AI Is Changing The Rules In The Human Capital Market

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:50:00 -0500

The truth is many companies are looking in all the wrong places to find talent for hard-to-fill jobs. A recent survey by worldwide recruiter Hays finds that while companies have high expectations to hire in 2018, a severe skills shortage in the fastest-growing sectors could hamper plans.


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Budget Deal Promises More Red Ink And A Surge In The Trade Deficit

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:30:00 -0500

President Trump has a little problem, one generated by his administration’s wrongheaded view on international economics. The President has stated that he would endorse the Senate’s budget proposal. But, little does he know, the Senate’s proposed fiscal folly would explode the trade deficit.


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Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning And IOE Will Make You Money in 2018

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 21:46:00 -0500

AI is making real progress, IOE is spreading, blockchain is real, lots of digital content is fake, and big, rich companies will eventually be regulated. We also like to talk to machines. The momentum around all these trends is strong and likely to accelerate in 2018 and into 2019.


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Seven Essential Steps Toward Building A Stronger Company Culture

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:45:00 -0500

Whatever kind of company culture you're looking to create, there is a sequence of steps that can help you get there. Here are seven of these essential steps.


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Are Your Kids Ready To Run The Family Business?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 12:21:00 -0500

If you are starting to think about retirement, and are considering transitioning ownership to your son, or daughter, the process is never as easy as handing over the keys. Here are three things you must consider to ensure success for next generation owners.


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Grooming Your Company For Sale

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

How Much is Your Business Really Worth? Most, but not all, business owners have a pretty good idea of what their business is worth. However, many sellers feel that just because they are selling their business doesn’t mean that they must give up all the benefits of ownership.


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Use Flexible Goals In An Uncertain Economy

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:30:00 -0500

Businesses should use flexible goals because of uncertainty about both the external environment (economy, technology, social attitudes, government and competition) as well as uncertainty about internal abilities to perform new tasks. Flexible goals are adjusted when key assumptions change.


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8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bypass Early Business Problems

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

A good number of early career mistakes can be avoided. Here are some things to keep in mind to save yourself some grief.


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11 Changes Entrepreneurs Should Make to Gain Long-Lasting Success

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

When people think about developing success, they focus on critical areas, like hard work, planning and a good idea, but there are other factors you need to consider. Here are a few to keep in mind.


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Is Time Really Up For Steve Wynn?

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:41:00 -0500

Steve Wynn, forced out as Wynn Resorts CEO yesterday on charges of sexual misconduct, built two major hospitality companies and some of the most iconic resorts in Las Vegas.


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The Right Time to Hire an Assistant

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 16:40:00 -0500

An Assistant can redefine how you do business on a day-to-day level. In this video, I go into a few exercises to help you determine when the right time is for you to make that decision.


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Five Star Millennial-Friendly Customer Service: Secrets From The Iconic Mayflower Hotel's New GM

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:26:00 -0500

How to provides a customer service and hospitality that's attuned to today's customers, including the large and influential millennial generation of customers, with insights from the new general manager (GM) of the legendary Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.


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Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:25:00 -0500

Feedback is the breakfast of champions, but most of us would rather go hungry. Take the finger pointing out of feedback and get your message heard with these tips.


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Five Tips To Find The Right Team Member On Day One

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Don't just hire cousin Oscar because he's the first person to come to mind. Be strategic about your growth.


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On A Roll: Leaving Wall Street To Build The Growing Luke's Lobster Restaurant Chain

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Luke's Lobster started with one Maine-style lobster shack in New York's East Village, and expanded to 28 locations (and counting) with a sister company supplying sustainable seafood.


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Breaking Down Facebook's Decision To Squeeze Out Business Page Posts

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Facebook's new algorithm changes could lead to increased diversification for many online advertisers.


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Define Metrics For ESG, CSR And The Like, And You'll Grab Wall Street's Attention

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:39:00 -0500

Since the top ratings agency scores don’t coincide with each other either, it has raised questions on Wall Street about the efficacy of ESG ratings. Again, the SDGs could guide companies toward better alignment in reporting rather than all-out standardization.


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Five Questions With 'Great At Work' Author Morten Hansen

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

It turns out that the way to achieve both better performance and better wellbeing isn’t to put in more hours, as so many people think, and then to buttress your personal life with ironclad boundaries. It’s to concentrate on working smarter. Work on how you work, not on work-life balance.


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CMOs In A World Where Everything Can Be Measured

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:38:00 -0500

The CMO is in a precarious position right now. Here’s how they can use measurements and analytics to prove their worth going forward.


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This 33-Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Has Launched A Startup To Spread Happiness Across Africa

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 05:22:00 -0500

Nigerian media entrepreneur Chude Jideonwo has launched a new startup to make Africa an even happier place


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MOD Pizza, America's Fastest-Growing Restaurant, Supports People In Recovery Or Just Out Of Jail

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:10:00 -0500

“It’s not that we think the world needs more pizza places,” says Ally Svenson, who, with husband Scott, helms MOD Pizza, the U.S.'s fastest growing restaurant chain. After selling a previous business to Starbucks, they use MOD to "put people first," including former prisoners and those in recovery.


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Modern Design, No Retail Markup: Furniture Maker Article Forecasts $200 Million In 2018 Sales

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Who says consumers won't buy furniture sight unseen? Furniture startup Article expects to double sales this year, to $200 million, with modern style and direct-to-consumer pricing.


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How To Be Sure You Won't Fold Under Pressure

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Leaders face unrelenting pressures that when handled poorly, can lead to damaged relationships and self-compromise. Dr. Rob McKenna discusses insights from his research that help leaders stay connected to others while true to themselves when leading under pressure.


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Hotels Where Love And Business Really Do Mix

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Four hotel power couples share their tips for combining love and business.


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The Single Most Powerful Tool For Assessing Other People

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 19:27:00 -0500

Being able to read and interpret your own emotional reactions to people as you interact with them provides information you can't get anywhere else.


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Where Are All The Startups? Who's To Blame For 'Brotopia'?

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 12:33:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including why even moms who own businesses hit "the maternal wall."


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What 'Ingredient Brands' Are And Why They're Important

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Ingredient brands make products that go into other companies' products, like an Intel chip inside another manufacturer's computer. Their products sell for a premium price but they don't incur the costs of marketing to consumers.


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The Business That's Now Only Interested In Customer Retention

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Our 2018 business strategy looks like this: customer retention.


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5 Mistakes Marketers Make When Negotiating A Job Offer (And How Not To Make Them)

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 09:29:00 -0500

Negotiating a CMO job offer doesn't come with a handbook. It is usually through word of mouth or trial and error that CMOs figure it out. Richard Sanderson of Russell Reynolds Associates demystifies the process and shares how to avoid the common mistakes CMOs make when negotiating job offers.


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You Already Have A Customer Culture (And It May Be Killing Your Business)

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 20:59:00 -0500

Whether or not it was deliberate, your company has already developed a customer culture. Here's how to make sure it's the right one.


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Inside Uber's Effort To Fix Its Culture Through A Harvard-Inspired 'University'

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 11:25:00 -0500

Uber's putting its employees through school to learn to be a better company.


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How To Establish Yourself As A Leader

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:54:00 -0500

Anyone can be a leader, whether it’s your official job title or not. Leadership is most often thought of in terms of title, but it’s also a mindset. If you view yourself as a leader, you’re already on the path to success.


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Here's What's Wrong With Most Customer Service Training (And Here's How To Do It Right)

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 22:34:00 -0500

A costly and common mistake is to think of customer service training as essentially “trade school” or “tactical training.” For a customer service training program to have both immediate and lasting value, its training design needs to include foundational/framework items as well as tactical topics.


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Activism 2018 -- Is Shareholder Engagement Changing?

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:27:00 -0500

Activist investors are, naturally, business and finance people who have spent copious amounts of time analyzing a company, for which they either have investments or plan to invest in. The data is ultimately valuable, regardless of the company’s usage for it, because it can provide insights...


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9 Reasons Why People Fail And Two Ways To Fix It

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:05:00 -0500

Failure happens. Research says there are 9 reasons failures occur - learn to diagnose the real cause, and find faster fixes for next time.


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Shareholders -- Gain Leverage By Communicating With Corporates

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:33:00 -0500

Shareholders are beginning to internalize the message that ESG programs can bring value to their companies. Because they are often ahead of the curve in understanding new ESG issues, they bring cutting edge proposals to companies.


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The Modern, Global Corporate Landscape Demands A Modern, Global Hiring Approach

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Every industry is facing a talent shortage as globalization changes the way we work. Here's one way to reframe your hiring approach.


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Why Every CEO Needs To Manage Two Businesses

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

You might not know you’re running two businesses, but every CEO is. And that second business is likely to kill the first if it doesn’t get enough attention.


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The Betches Founders Rebrand: Building A Media Venture Beyond Instagram

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The trio of 28-year-olds behind Betches is gearing up for a major brand overhaul as part of their quest to prove they’re more than just an Instagram account.


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What Law Can Learn From Baseball--Value Extraction, New Skillsets, And Culture Change

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 07:43:00 -0500

Baseball has been transformed by suits, not ballplayers. General Managers like Theo Epstein have become as important as Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. What does this portend for the legal industry? The parallels are striking.


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Avoiding Trouble: 9 Startup Mistakes You Don't Have to Make

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Knowing how others have misstepped can make all the difference. Here are some things to keep in mind.


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Five Women of Color Who Should Be On Your Radar

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:23:00 -0500

Women of color are making great strides in the workplace, breaking barriers, and becoming C-suite leaders with impact and influence.


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Why Your Startup Needed A Chief People Officer Yesterday

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:57:00 -0500

I didn't know how much I needed a 'Chief People Officer' until I appointed one. Now that the role is in place, I cannot imagine life without it! Here is the story of my journey toward creating this role and how it can help you.



2018 Trends -- U.S. Hedge Funds And U.K. Targets

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:57:00 -0500

The perception of activism and the effectiveness of activism have improved across the globe. As activist funds have achieved success in the United States, they have begun to see the European economy as fertile ground to launch campaigns...


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These Counterintuitive Money Management Strategies For Freelancers Really Work

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:11:00 -0500

Many gig workers aren’t saving enough for the future. Over 40% of people who are self employed don’t have retirement savings. Fortunately, there are some money management strategies that can help freelancers find a path to financial stability.


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Amazing Advice on Career, Life and Travel From Some Amazing Women

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

A woman exec in the male-dominated hospitality industry shares some of her favorite advice from inspiring women.


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Effects Of Taking The Outside-In Perspective In Management

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:37:00 -0500

By working with the board, the outside-in perspective can enlighten them to take the independent and objective view of the activist in order to find the middle ground. Company management gets displaced when they are abstinent, and when they refuse change.


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Selling Your Business In 3 To 5 Years? Buy Another Company Now

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:13:00 -0500

As you consider selling your company in 3 to 5 years, the last think on your mind is buying another firm. But, it might be the single best financial decision you ever make regarding your business.


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CSR -- What's Driving Company Interfuse, And What's Hindering It?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:38:00 -0500

There’s a shift in the market where ESG analysts are looking for publicly disclosed information; there’s really a responsibility for the company to make information publicly available, where raters can access the information to fairly evaluate companies.


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7 Things You Should Negotiate With Clients Beyond Money

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:23:00 -0500

Sometimes doing your client a favor can work in your favor. However, that’s not something to leave to chance. Instead, it’s time to negotiate some non monetary forms of compensation. Here are seven things beyond money that you should consider adding to your client negotiations.


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Four Emerging Trends In MarTech Hiring For 2018

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

The prominence of marketing technology solutions is only set to increase in 2018.


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Pursuit's David Barry Led Brand Transformation From The Inside Out

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:55:00 -0500

Pursuit Collection President David Barry led a re-branding at Viad Corp. by undertaking the brand transformation from the inside out.


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Forget Cheap Prices: How Asian Companies Can Become Beloved Global Brands

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:30:00 -0500

What would it take for Asian businesses to develop more compelling brands? They need to forget the fixation on price, build up pride in their business, and think big.


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10 Secrets Of Customer Engagement: Fine-Tuning The Customer Service Experience For Success

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:19:00 -0500

For your business to have legs, you need positively engaged customers; customers who enjoy their time with your business and who think positively about it when they’re away. This kind of customer engagement is a result of superior customer service and a well-designed customer experience.


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Activism In Canada -- How Might Activists Fare In 2018?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:35:00 -0500

A strong shareholder engagement program combined with a cogent and well communicated corporate strategy and at least an annual consideration by the board of strategic alternatives to drive shareholder returns remains the best defense for management teams against shareholder activism.


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Payment Fraud Still On The Rise And SMEs Are Most At Risk, Says UK Survey

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:11:00 -0500

CEO fraud and its variations are widely discussed in corporate boardrooms but few SME owners and managers are aware of a threat that is growing. Fewer still feel the amounts involved warrant too much concern. The evidence suggests otherwise


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The Success Of ESG Depends On Transformative Approaches

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:03:00 -0500

Given that fact, solutions in this space are inherently risky, costly, time-consuming and will involve decision-making that weighs the needs of investors against the needs of other stakeholders – e.g., workers, customers, community members. These factors may detract from the returns investors...


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8 Startup Tips For Aspiring Beauty Entrepreneurs From Bluemercury Cofounder Barry Beck

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

In 1999, Bluemercury started as an e-commerce only company but soon discovered we were too early to the Internet. Sometimes “early” means you failed, but that’s ok. We pivoted to a store strategy, began to expand rapidly and built an iconic luxury brand.


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Tinder's Prices, Embracing The Bidet, GaryVee On Facebook

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:31:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including why tourism in the U.S. has fallen dramatically and how cannabis entrepreneurs are re-branding marijuana.


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10 Rules For Packing For A Business Trip

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

We caught up with a jet-setting entrepreneur to find out what makes her tick — and to get her essential packing tips.


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When It Comes To Customer Experience, Will You Be In Forrester's 30% ?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:13:00 -0500

Recent research suggests that when it comes to customer experience a group of around 30% of organizations will emerge over the course of this year. Will your organization be part of that group?


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