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The 1 Truth You Should Know That Most Leaders Keep Quiet

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:57:00 -0400

This is the one thing leaders need to understand—that a title doesn’t mean you know more, that years on the job don’t always mean you should be making all decisions, and that cheering for your employee’s success is the number one thing you can do as a leader to inspire greatness.

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Organizational Change Can Suck: 3 Ways To Manage Fear And Stay Energized

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:13:00 -0400

Change is hard. For many reasons: a weak culture that isn’t aligned with the mission, leadership misalignment, lack of participation and buy-in, under-communicating a powerful vision, over-communicating a poor vision, competing priorities, not enough training or resources, and so on.

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Why Entrepreneurship Isn't Just A Kids' Game

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:55:00 -0400

How old is your average entrepreneur? Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg, Google’s Larry Page, Snap’s Evan Spiegel and Tesla’s Elon Musk all built businesses worth billions while still in their twenties. So is entrepreneurship the province of the young? The answer may surprise you.

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The Motivating Power Of 'Pay For Performance'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:53:00 -0400

How one business owner implemented a Pay for Performance strategy in their business to drive extraordinary results, and how you can too!

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What Zuckerberg Should Have Said About Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:07:00 -0400

Facebook's CEO should have apologised in his note but instead, we got something quite different. Here's what he should have said.

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Aden + Anais And Founder Raegan Moya-Jones Part Ways

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:55:00 -0400

The ‘passion founder’ of popular aden + anais baby brand tells Mergermarket she's been let go from the company as its private equity owners work to scale its boutique cache into an omni-channel titan.

7 Principles For Startup Decision-Making

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:49:00 -0400

How to overcome uncertainty and ambiguity in business

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Why This Founder Waited To Fundraise And How It Paid Off

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:19:00 -0400

Meet the 25-year-old founder behind the leading recruiting marketplace for marijuana and find out how she raised $2.5 million to grow her business.

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Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail: How To Never Lose Again

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:09:00 -0400

Being relentless about staying focused on your effort instead of your results is incredibly difficult, but achievable—and necessary for high levels of success.

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The Frog And The Prince: 7 Ways Recruiting Is Just Like Dating

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:45:00 -0400

You'd be surprised how similar dating and recruiting are. Master both of them, and you'll never be alone. Love will find you, as will the Rockstar candidates.

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You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0400

Fate has a way of working in strange ways. Not every disappointment is a bad thing. The trick is to stay positive and proactive, even when you mess up.

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3 Simple Elements For Measuring Employee Engagement

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:05:00 -0400

Despite the plethora of tools, resources and research currently available that focus on employee engagement, according to global Gallop research, only 15% of the workforce can be defined as engaged. But how do we measure and improve engagement?

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8 Proven Tips For Successfully Managing A Remote Company

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:40:00 -0400

How does a remote company maintain a healthy company culture? How do you balance accountability and autonomy? Read our tips to find out.

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3 Lessons Big Brands Can Learn From Disruptive Startups

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:07:00 -0400

From fostering innovation to testing ideas before they are perfected, large brands have a lot to learn from their disruptive counterparts in the startup world.

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Why Does ESG Matter? Key Items For Investors To Consider In 2018

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:31:00 -0400

And we observe every day that powerful socio-political and environmental forces are upending established business models. ESG matters because it’s information that can give investors a window into this intersection of big macro trends and companies’ ability to navigate them.

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A Question Of Balance - The Case For A Woman-Only Accelerator

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:43:00 -0400

Only 17% of tech startups have a woman on their founder team and those that do may have trouble raising finance. Trevor Clawson talks to Claire Cockerton about the launch of Plexiglass, a UK accelerator tailored for female entrepreneurs

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Amazon HQ2: Herndon VA and Cambridge MA Are Prime Choices Based On Recent Hiring Patterns

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:11:00 -0400

While Seattle has the most Amazon job openings and Tokyo, Japan has the second-most, two east coast cities in the U.S. stand out.

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How To Use Emotionally Intelligent Customer Service To Build Customer Loyalty And Engagement

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0400

Great customer service has the potential to build customer engagement and loyalty by making an emotional connection with your customers. By accomplishing this, your company goes a long way toward rendering itself irreplaceable–a business for which any substitute is an imitation, an also-ran.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Strong Corporate Citizen?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:53:00 -0400

Strong corporate citizenship leaders spend a tremendous amount of time engaging with internal and external stakeholders. One of their biggest challenges is ensuring they have a talented team with the ability and experience to design and implement initiatives.

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10 Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: A Content Marketing Case Study, The Real Reason Toys R Us Failed

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:35:00 -0400

News and insights for business owners from around the Web: You probably thought legalization would be great for Humboldt County. Plus:

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Are You Too Impatient To Have Influence?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:54:00 -0400

Influence—and so many other worthy goals—requires the patience to listen to others, to genuinely consider other perspectives, and to acknowledge that other people have agendas and priorities, too.

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Why Millennials Really Want To Quit Working For You

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:30:00 -0400

Companies need to take more notice of young people according to new research from Amway. 60% are ready to jump ship...what should companies do to retain talent?

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Legal Transformation Requires More Than Tech

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:22:00 -0400

Technology is contributing to legal industry change. But it cannot transform the tradition-bound industry on its own. That requires changes in the buy/sell dynamic, consumer openness to new delivery models, and a customer-centric approach by providers. It won't happen overnight but its underway.

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Ask The CMO: Indeed's Paul D'Arcy On Marketing With Aligned Purpose + Being Globally Contextual

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:56:00 -0400

Today marketing really needs to be tailor-fit to the organization. Successful marketing is about the alignment of a whole bunch of tools and capabilities to solve fundamental business problems and help grow the business.

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Facebook Needs To Understand The Difference Between Fault And Responsibility

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0400

Facebook has made some uncharacteristic bad moves with the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. The whole affair has shown something big about Facebook, they don't understand fault and they don't takeresponsibility.

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

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:05:00 -0400

What are you going to tell me about my company -- that I’ve been running for 20 or 30 years -- that I don’t already know? Try buying a company and you'll learn what kind of blind spot owners have . . . including yourself. When you find issues in a target, always be willing to pull out of a deal.

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Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0400

Looking for books that will help you develop as a leader? These 5 books pack a remarkable number of insights per page and come recommended by executives across the country.

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PODCAST: When The Business Is Struggling, How Much Do You Tell Your Spouse?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:51:00 -0400

Talking business with Jay Goltz: "Does it help to have two people freaked out?"

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Internal Customer Service: Training Employees To Help Their Co-Workers Do Their Best

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:38:00 -0400

What is internal customer service–a good, workable definition? And how can great internal customer service be accomplished–what are the principles and best practices we can apply to our own internal customer service training to enable us to provide the best customer service possible in our company?

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Hitting the Ceiling and How To Break Through: Part Two

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:35:00 -0400

In Part Two of this series on Hitting the Ceiling, I'm sharing the nuts and bolts of how my company, imageOne, broke through an important growth ceiling. This is how we turned a year that could have been our first-ever year in the red into a winning year and a new way of doing things together.

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The Next Stop In Outsourcing: Entry-Level Hiring

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

There’s no need to look at how other countries run apprenticeships. America leads the world in outsourcing. By outsourcing entry-level hiring, American companies can pioneer a uniquely American model for apprenticeships: outsourced apprenticeships.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:44:00 -0400

I'll never forget the first time someone quit my team. The experience shook my confidence as a leader, but I learned five valuable leadership lessons from the experience... the hard way, of course.

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Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robots Won't Kill Banks

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:15:00 -0400

The elimination of millions of jobs by battalions of artificial intelligence-powered robots makes for sensational headlines, but in reality financial services firms that embrace intelligent automation have the potential to increase revenue and employment.

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How To Make Clear Decisions About Employee Performance And Fit

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0400

Employee fit and performance is a gray area for many businesses. Situations arise where it’s clear that something has gone wrong, but no one is sure if the problem is with the employee or with management. Learn three key reasons an employee isn’t going to work out and how to approach the situation.

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Tricks & Hacks For Entrepreneurs: 3 Simple Steps To Cut Your Working Time In Half

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:30:00 -0400

This article is Part 1 of my Tricks & Hacks For Entrepreneurs series. How entrepreneurs can work more efficiently by taking three simple steps.

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IHG Is Buying Regent Hotels And Hong Kong Is Getting Its Regent Hotel Back

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:53:00 -0400

Regent Hotels, one of the most important luxury groups of the 20th Century, is getting a new lease on life after IHG announced it is acquiring a 51% stake in the brand with plans to expand from six to 40 hotels.

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Your Inner Circle Might Be Killing Innovation. Here's How To Know.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:37:00 -0400

Most leaders think their inner circle is a good thing. But take one step out of that circle and you'll quickly find another perspective - inner circles can represent a barrier that impacts the flow and strength of ideas.

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Escaping The Stereotypes - Women Are Underrepresented In Tech But There Are Solutions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:10:00 -0400

Digital technology is embedded into our lives to the extent that there is no gender divide when it comes to consumption, but a new report from the UK's Tech City finds that young women are reluctant to go into the industry. So what can be done?

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Why It's Good To Mess Up

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0400

To be innovative, creative, spontaneous, imaginative, dynamic, or even charismatic… you need room for mistakes and unexpected outcomes.

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Finding, Hiring, Training and Retaining Winners

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:10:00 -0400

If you’re like thousands of other business owners, and are struggling to find, hire, train and retain winning employees on your staff, this article is for you.

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Cybersecurity Challenges For The Boardroom: What Publicly Traded Companies Should Consider

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0400

Whether it’s a massive international conglomerate or a small family-owned business, the most predominate point of vulnerability in cybersecurity systems continues to be the human element. And what we mean by that is employees, contractors and other users on a company’s computer network...

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Today's Must-Reads: The Washington Post (Bezos-Owned) Likes Austin (Whole Foods HQ) For Amazon's HQ2

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:18:00 -0400

News and insights for business owners from around the Web, including how 'lifestyle vintners' are ruining wine and why a steel company CEO is nervous about the tariffs.

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Transferring Creative Skills To Strategy Roles

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:03:00 -0400

Four years into consulting, former creative executive Mat Zucker explores how creative skills can translate to client challenges upstream.

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Eight Bad Reasons To Make A Mistake, And One Good One

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0400

I know a few people who rarely mess up, and nothing could make me trade my life for theirs. The cost of such predictability is rigidity and routine.

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Fermenting Expansion - How A Brew Pub Chain Is Growing In A Declining UK Market

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:11:00 -0400

Pubs are closing in the UK faster than they are opening, hit not only by rising expenses but also changing consumer habits. So how has an entrepreneurial brew pub managed to go from one pub to twenty in just four years. Trevor Clawson talks to co-founder Kris Gumbrell

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China And Vietnam Both Want Foreign Investment, But Is There Enough Capital To Go Around?

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:00:00 -0400

Vietnam has enough unique perks to keep attracting foreign investment even as the Chinese premier pledges to make his own country more viable.

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Persuasion In Business: Repetition, Images, Phrases And Repetition

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:31:00 -0400

Persuasion isn’t just for marketing. Every business leader persuades customers, employees and suppliers. Scott Adams explains the science and practice of persuasion in Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter. Business leaders learn tools they can apply daily.

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When The Headhunter Calls, What Will Your Best Employee Say?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:50:00 -0500

If you're not worried about keeping your best employees during 2018, you should be. Here's how to avoid losing them.

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These Customer Service Habits Can Drive A Company To Rival Zappos, Nordstrom, Virgin

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:38:00 -0500

Invest the time now to establish essential habits of customer service excellence at your company. You can then sit back and, to a large extent, watch your business drive itself. See how Zappos, Nordstrom, and Virgin follow this approach–and how it can work for you.

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Bye-Bye, Heroic Leadership. Here Comes Shared Leadership

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 15:26:00 -0500

This post inquires into the leadership style that is best suited for promoting inclusive and continuous organizational change.

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You Too Can Use The Jedi Mind Tricks That Got Me Through The Hardest 36 Hours Of The Year

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:11:00 -0500

During the most demanding 36 hours of the year, a huge personal crisis landed in my lap. These are the Jedi mind tricks I used to get through it with the Force by my side.

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Are You An Entrepreneur?

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:56:00 -0500

My advice? Listen to your heart and follow it relentlessly. Never give up. Find your encouragers. Then, go out into the world and change it.

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This Is How You Use Facebook Live To Get Men To Understand Gender Inequality

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

A smart strategy and a savvy execution may have just changed some hearts and minds about gender discrimination in the workplace.

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10 Shocking Workplace Stats You Need To Know

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:26:00 -0500

As leaders, it's our responsibility to take action, look for ways to promote change, and, if we have to, build practices, policies, and procedures that inspire change. That is our job. We're responsible to inspire the best in people.

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What Women Want: Four Ways To Show Respect At Work

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 14:27:00 -0500

This International Women’s Day, we suggest four opportunities for empowering women that don’t require policy change or sweeping cultural shifts; instead, you can personally enact these changes today, just by shifting your language and behavior.

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The EU's New 'Green Label' For Energy Investments Could Be A Gamechanger For Finance

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 05:24:00 -0500

Responding to calls from the investment community to define what constitutes ‘sustainable finance’, the European Commission today unveiled a standard that investors can use to avoid long-term risk.

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How to Effectively Delegate to Team Members

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:00:00 -0500

Getting good at delegating tasks and projects is one of the highest leverage skills you'll learn as a Entrepreneur. In this video, I share a tool I invented called 360 Delegation℠ which is simple, yet very effective.

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How To Find A Marketing Mentor

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 14:49:00 -0500

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way to grow in your career. Whether you’re learning from a seasoned pro or passing along your wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits—from increased knowledge and skills to elevated energy and deep satisfaction.

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The Large Impact Of Human Rights Infractions: 'Corporate Risks Are At An All-Time High'

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 12:02:00 -0500

Demand for goods and services in the global economy has created an interdependent ecosystem of migration and forced labor. According to the International Labour Organization, modern slavery is the fastest-growing organized crime, with more than 40 million worldwide victims.

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When You Make A Mess, Have Fun Cleaning It Up

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:27:00 -0500

We all make mistakes. Some of them are minor, and easily resolved. Others take years to clean up. You can’t control this aspect of life, but you can control how you react... you can change the nature of why you mess up.

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7 Pieces of Dangerous Customer Service Advice (Plus What To Do Instead)

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0500

On the subject of customer service, some of the received wisdom out there is flat-out wrong. Let me highlight some of these customer service myths that need to be rejected if you want to avoid damage to your cultural, organizational, and bottom-line results.

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Ranked: The Best And Worst Airlines In America

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

This annual report on the best and worst airlines from The Points Guy might surprise you.

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Fuse Customer Experience And Employee Experience To Drive Your Growth

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 05:04:00 -0500

Donna Morris, EVP of Customer and Employee Experience at Adobe Systems, spearheads efforts to attract, engage, and develop employees and customers.

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Speak Up: A Guide To Getting Your Voice Heard At Work

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:17:00 -0500

You’ve got a great idea, so how do you make sure people listen when you pitch it? Being intentional in the way you speak and paying attention to how you deliver your idea can help make sure that people listen. This is your guide to becoming a master communicator and getting your voice heard at work.

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Want To Get Something Done? Measure It

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:39:00 -0500

I have learned through my many years in the business world that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. While it’s true that business can be both an art and a science sometimes, the math has to work for long-term success.

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A Guide To Dealing With Difficult People

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:37:00 -0500

We’ve all been there. Be it work, school or Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve all found ourselves in situations where we have been forced to interact with people we find to be “difficult”.

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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Silicon Valley's Latest Obsession, The Amazon Effect On Wages

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:46:00 -0500

News and insights for business owners from around the Web, including how NOT to motivate people and a warning to anyone looking to sell a business.

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Cognitive Hack: Trust, Deception And Blind Spots

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:37:00 -0500

Cognitive hacks are asymmetric in nature – meaning that the downside of these attacks can significantly outweigh the benefits of risk-taking if not addressed in a timely manner. Because of the asymmetric nature of a cognitive hack, attackers seek the easiest route to gain access...

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3 Ways To Make Meetings Meaningful

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:46:00 -0500

Making meetings meaningful means making them more inclusive. Let your people feel safe to express what they are really thinking, and stop focusing on why everyone is wrong.

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11 Powerful Customer Service Culture Catalysts (That Can Transform Your Company Results)

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 22:08:00 -0500

If you want a leg up in providing superior customer service and a chance to bolster employee engagement along the way, then it's time to expand your viewpoint beyond individual customer interactions to the bigger picture of culture–specifically what I call "customer service culture."

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Trucking Companies Hauling In Higher Sales

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 18:35:00 -0500

U.S. trucking companies are coming off a year of improved sales growth and profitability, according to data from Sageworks. And some industry experts believe 2018 could mark the start of several years of strong results, based on tight capacity and improving demand.

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Key Strategies For Scaling Up From Day One

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 16:34:00 -0500

No matter how experienced you are as a leader, there is still nothing quite like the challenge of lifting a venture up from square one.

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Mistakes Interns Make And How To Avoid Them

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 22:14:00 -0500

First-year MBA students across the country are gearing up for coveted summer internship experiences. Recent interns from top MBA programs offer advice on avoiding common mistakes and ways to make the internship count.

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The Single Most Important Factor That Will Take You And Your Business From Good To Great

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:32:00 -0500

Your business should operate like a well greased machine with little to no friction. You want problems to be immediately addressed and resolved. If this doesn't sound like your business, continue reading for the one crucial factor that is holding you and your business back from greatness.

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If Warren Buffett Really Does Aim To Buy An Airline, He Might LUV Southwest

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:26:00 -0500

Warren Buffett ignited a storm of speculation this week when he said Berkshire Hathaway 'wouldn’t rule out owning an entire airline.' Would Southwest Airlines be the top pick of the Oracle of Omaha?

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4 Things You Should Do If You Forgot About Employee Appreciation Day

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0500

If you forgot that it’s National Employee Appreciation Day today, you need to do something right now. Here are our top four recommendations for leaders who might feel like they’re sitting in the hot seat because they forgot.

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This Week, Your Job Is To Ditch Distractions - For You And For Your Team. Here's How.

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0500

Removing disruptors is a primary responsibility of leadership. But if you aren't looking for the distractions in your business, you can fail to see them. Fail to see them, and you fail to solve them. Leaders don’t have that luxury. Find 4 common distractions in this article.

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Why A High Profile Corporate Career Was The Making Of This Global Entrepreneur

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:15:00 -0500

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Or can they hone their startup skills in the corridors of corporate power?

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How Technology Is Really Going To Change Politics In The Next 20 Years

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:32:00 -0500

Politics is going through a rapid evolution and the youth might not be ready to wait. New app, Allyus, is eyeing Blockchain to make some big changes.

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Jordan Peterson's Lessons For Business Leaders: You Need Both Liberals And Conservatives

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 09:25:00 -0500

Jordan Peterson is a psychology professor who has become a media darling, most famously for calmly arguing with a stereotype-baiting reporter. Political arguments aside, Peterson has an important insight that business leaders should consider: liberals and conservatives need each other in business.

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Leaders, Own Your Story Or Someone Else Will

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

In today’s world where information gets shared in the blink of an eye—it’s better to own your story before someone else decides to do it for you.

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The Scientific Way To Design A Customer Experience For Maximum Retention (And Results)

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:19:00 -0500

To get the biggest payoff for your efforts crafting a customer experience, it's essential to understand how customer memory works. Here's what the scientific disciplines of social psychology and behavioral economics have to say, as viewed through the author's lens as a customer experience designer.

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Walker's Legacy Video Series Celebrates Trailblazing Women of Color In Honor Of Black History Month

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:32:00 -0500

In honor of this special month, Walker’s Legacy has produced a #BEENBOSS series, showcasing groundbreaking African American women who were trailblazers of their time.

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Is Private Jet Charter Ready For A New Pricing Model?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:52:00 -0500

These companies say they are adding transparency to the world of private jet charter and jet cards.

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Defining the Elusive Work-Life Balance

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:13:00 -0500

Regardless of how hard we try to find it, I don't believe there's a catch-all solution for work-life balance. For example, the lines between my personal and work life are very blurred, but my CTO's work always stops at the door. Trust people enough to let them define work-life balance themselves.

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Fintech Partnerships - How To Catch The Eye Of Banks And Retailers

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:28:00 -0500

European fintech startup Divido has forged partnerships with more than 600 retailers and a number of major banks for its platform that allows customers to spread the cost of paying for goods. Co-founder Christer Holloman discusses the art of forging partnerships with cautious corporate organisations

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Companies Must Take The Higher Road Toward A Sustainable Future

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

TURNING POINT: Corporate Progress on The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, takes a closer look at how more than 600 of the largest U.S. companies are responding to these calls and positioning themselves for success in a world increasingly shaped by unprecedented environmental and social challenges.

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7 Effective Ways Entrepreneurs Can Build Company Success

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

From developing strong client communication to hiring people who think different, there are a lot of ways you can help strengthen your business.

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The 5 Best Hotels You Should Sleep In During Your Lifetime

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

A leading female entrepreneur reveals her five favorite hotels around the world for a good night's sleep.

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Back When I Knew Everything

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:56:00 -0500

Like a lot of young people I was pretty sure I knew it all, and it turns out that I didn’t. Not even close. Not surprisingly, that caused me to make a few missteps. Thankfully just a few, and I learned from each of them. I promised myself not to make that mistake again, whatever it was.

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An Approach 'Essential To Creating Robust, Sustainable Cyber Security'

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:51:00 -0500

In my experience, most organizations relegate cyber governance to the I.T. staff because their leadership sees cyber security as a technology issue. These leaders fail to appreciate that a cyber security incident can have a profound impact on the organization’s bottom line.

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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Why Shark Tank Said No And Amazon Said Yes To Ring

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:01:00 -0500

News and insights for business owners from around the Web: an appeals court says employers can't fire workers for being gay, the Supreme Court may finish off labor unions, and a Facebook co-founder has a plan to end poverty.

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The Hardest-Working Cities In America [Infographic]

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:25:00 -0500

Every year Americans work more hours than many other industrialized countries including Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, according to the OECD. Despite that, some U.S. cities work much harder than others, judging by the findings of a new report from WalletHub.

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What Makes A Great Chairperson?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:39:00 -0500

Should it be the CEO? Should it be a family member? Should it be an Independent Director? What does it take for them to do a great job?

Cyber Risk -- Next Steps For Evolving Security?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:39:00 -0500

The CEO, C-Suite and Board all have a much higher potential for being held liable, both personally and corporately, if they don’t take the required due diligence and reasonable steps to make sure that the firm is protected from cyber security actors. That wasn’t always the case.

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The Simple Secret Of Customer Loyalty: Be Loyal To Your Customers

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:15:00 -0500

You’d hardly know it, with the reflexive hand-wringing that many businesses engage in today, but customers want to be loyal. They want something to hold onto–and if you play your cards right, that something could be you.

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Angel Investing: Access And 'Shots On Goal': HBS And Paul Lato's Vinous Passion

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Last week, in what has become an annual occurrence, I was invited by my friend Jeff Bussgang to speak at Harvard Business School about angel investing. Because of the parallels in my approach to angel investing and the pursuit of great wine, I also spoke about an encounter in the vineyards.

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Technology: Law's Collaborative Catalyst

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:01:00 -0500

Technology is helping to forge a new global legal community that is diverse, collaborative, operates across borders, and is focused on solving law's 'wicked problems.' Technology's seminal role in changing legal culture may be its most enduring contribution to legal consumers and society.

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Mindfulness: Can It Help Entrepreneurs Spot Opportunity?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:18:00 -0500

Mindfulness may help entrepreneurs recognize and evaluate opportunities, and also boost their compassion and ethical decision-making, a new academic paper theorizes.

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