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Influence: How Things Get Done

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“The extreme sophistication of modern technology -- wonderful though its benefits are -- is ironically an impediment to engaging young people with basics: with learning how things work.” – Lord Martin Rees, British cosmologist,...
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How Much Tech Does It Take To Replace Your Manager?

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Almost one in five small business owners think it’s just too much of a hassle, and not to mention expensive, to find and implement new tech. But they may need it more than they...
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For SEO, the words are key

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Search engine optimization can be intimidating to the untrained. From the outset, it helps to get the acronym right. “That's the first step,” Andy Crestodina said. “You'll never be good at SEO if you can't...
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Genius entrepreneurs had their super-power sources of intelligence?

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It does seem so, so make these sources work for you … Are all successful entrepreneurs — think the Sergei Brins and the Jack Mas of this world, from the lost continent of Atlantis? Or...
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Your business is built on the foundations you exhibit.

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Brick by Brick, regardless of your presence. You can learn a lot by observing children about the parents who raised them. Similarly, you can learn a lot about a business by observing how the employees conduct...
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How to bounce back to even greater success

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One of today's entrepreneurship catch phrases is resiliency. How well can businesses bounce back from tsunamis of economic disasters?  Melissa Lamson, chief executive officer of Lamson Consulting, and Meghan M. Biro, analyst, brand strategist, podcaster...
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The Difficult Job of Making Decisions

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How many important decisions did you make lately? Difficult, isn’t it? Most of us would likely underestimate this number; It mainly depends on what the term “important” evokes to you. Generally speaking, an important...
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How to build an Agile Team for your Successful Projects

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WHAT IS AGILE? Movement. Change. Adaptation. It’s the model enabling developers to respond to change or sudden problems without much disruption.  Agile Software Development embraces the best practices based on the principles of ‘Agile Manifesto’ - promotion...
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260 million people endorse LinkedIn

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Saying “LinkedIn” brings a mixed response. Is it a social network? A job-search site? Great for professional discussions? Or, as some women have unwittingly found, a place to get hit on for dates? Clarice Lin...
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Discriminate against curiosity, not age

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Here is what I suggest for 2021. Let your organization recruit for curiosity. Let your organization recruit for good questions. Within innovation let your organization consider junior and senior profiles with the quality of...
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Will Obama Return to Politics?

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Former President Barack Obama is arguably the most popular living former president. Not only is he a global presence with a tremendous youth following, he is also still relatively young by political standards. He...
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What’s the Word for Success?

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Words matter. The best idea in the world will go for naught for lack of description. Whether oral, written or conveyed in sublime body language, improved communication can enhance your business and -- ultimately...
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How to manage great teams—and yourself

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Teaming is a science. Systems theory, physics and practice have shown how people work together.  Dr. Janice Presser is a pioneering practitioner of teaming science and its underlying theory. The cliche is to say she...
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Five Advantages Female Leadership Brings to Your Business

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From General Motors and Hershey to Ulta Beauty and Best Buy, mega-corporations around the world are proving that integrating more women into leadership positions can have a huge impact on a company’s performance. In...
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Data driven starts with data literacy

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Just hearing the word “data” is intimidating. Being honest, only 21 percent of global workers are confident in their data literacy skills -- and that number might be high. With some of the best places...
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Forbes Biz Dev Council: Is it worth it?

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Gain professional credibility if you invest writing energy. I joined the Forbes Business Development Council in 2019, and I have published a handful of articles there. I often get asked by people who are considering...
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Corporate survival hinges on their culture

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Wrenching change and gut checks rule the day as companies lurch from one unforeseen challenge to another. Besides the massive human toll, corporate cultures are shaken at their foundations. With businesses stressed and their workforces...
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European Central Bank President: It’s the “How?” not the “Who?”

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Synopsis: The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi is set to step down later this year and the race to replace him is not short of Qualified candidates. Whilst his replacement...
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What’s Your COVID Rating? Designing Office Spaces for Pandemic Safety

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept over America and compelled workers to flee their offices for the isolated security of their own homes, commercial real estate leaders have found themselves struggling to answer a...
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Ready or not equals success or failure

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As if business owners did not have enough to worry about, hit them and the rest of the world with a pandemic. This is the unexpected on a grand scale. “The thing about unplanned events...