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How to Avoid Losing

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It’s your lucky day! You meet a kind stranger who offers you your choice of a great deal, something for nothing. No tricks, really: you’re getting a free lunch.  She gives you $45. Then, she...
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The proof is in the coaching

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A coach can bring a boom to business. That puts a premium on hiring the right person. "If you want to be a better golfer, you'd consult a golf coach." said financial advisor Winnie Sun....
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8 Secret Leadership Traits from Friday Night Hollywood and Bollywood Movies

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All great movies have few things in common. Same is true with all-important programs or projects. More importantly, there is so much similarity between the great movies and great projects. Some of those are successful...
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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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The Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

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Every supervisor, manager, president, and CEO dreams of being recognized as “The World’s Greatest Boss,” so what are its definitive qualities? A rare 6% of employees with great bosses lack passionate for their job,...
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Report From Trump Country: How ‘The News’ Helps Trump in the South

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This story is about what I have observed regarding Southern Trump voters. I am a white male that was born and raised in the South. This story tells what I have noticed about the...
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5 Skills to Develop to Be A Great Leader

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Have you ever felt that you are not the leader-type of a person but deep inside you want to be one? I’m one of those people and maybe you are too. The good news...
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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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Social Leadership Cries Out for Personal Touch

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Even social media needs leaders to herd cats. One of those top cats is human leadership coach Gene Petrov, who helps marketers become leaders. He believes leaders cultivate and nurture community. That builds an...
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Sharpen Skills with Action and Attitude

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Leadership is practiced in actions and attitude more than in words. Appreciate hard work, humility and empathy. At their core, relationships drive leaders and followers. Hailing from different yet related arenas, Winnie Sun, Sonya Smith-Valentine...
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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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The Poison Killing Your Company Could Save it

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Is pessimism killing your company’s work ethic? You should be able to answer this question pretty quickly. If the following phrases are abundant in your workspace, it’s likely that your leadership doesn’t know how to properly...
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Fixing Photography

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Deep Domain Expertise Weighs In to Reinvent a Broken Business Introduction Have photographs lost their economic value? One might make that case by connecting the dots, from photo agency consolidation and the transition from film to digital...
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Find sanity within change

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Stay in business long enough, and change becomes part of the entrepreneurial landscape. Those who lead well through change have the best chance for success. Joy Donnell is a prime example of one who has...
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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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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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Great thought partners ask ‘What if…’

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A powerful way to add value in a fast-moving digital world is to be a ‘thought partner’ for others. And asking implication questions can put you on that path. But before drilling down on ‘What...
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The Hidden Kryptonite That’s Killing Your Business

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There are many things to worry about as a business. Employees, backend admin, day-to-day happenings, connecting with other companies in your space… oh, and I guess the clients. So when it comes to building your team,...
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Want to know who the leader is? Ask him to decide.

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One of the most valuable things an effective leader can offer an organization is the ability to make decisions, hopefully the right ones. However, it is the way the decision is made that separates outstanding...
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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...