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Leadership Development That Makes a Difference

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As a leader, there are multiple competing demands on your time. Too often, leadership development falls by the wayside. It’s too easy to file that under ‘get to it later.’ Yet, most leaders expect results. If you didn’t spend time on your financial portfolio, would you expect results?

3 Ways to Keep Consumers on Your Website for Longer

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As a modern-day business owner, you know just how important it is to have a website that attracts traffic. Attracting visitors to your site is, however, only half the battle.

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Improve The Quality Of Entrepreneurial Negotiations With Teamwork and Brainstorming

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According to our research, the single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise at key interactions in the evolution of a start-up.

The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself While Working

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Waking up and getting ready for work in the morning is a routine that many people are familiar with. You get up, brush your teeth and wash your face, change, eat some breakfast and make sure you have everything you need before you head out the door.

Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

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Building a team culture that is magnetic or lasts means better productivity, positive engagement, and higher retention. However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics.

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How to deal with cyber-attacks: publicly or privately?

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Cyber attacks spiked 164% in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, entailing 918 disclosed breaches-according reports on broadcaster CNBC. Threats vary from sector to sector. Healthcare, for example, is more susceptible to crypto-locker ransomware like the infamous WannaCry.

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A Happy Workforce is a Productive Workforce

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This is quite an obvious thing to say, but it’s surprising how easy it is to forget when your mind is on other aspects of running your business. The happiness of your employees should be one of your priorities because, without them, your business is likely to fail.

Take A More Strategic Approach To Hiring

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I thought it would be interesting to explore the concept of “strategic” when it comes to hiring. Both in terms of positioning hiring within the context of the organisation and when undertaking hiring itself.

5 Simple Solutions That Will Make Your Business Bloom

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We all know that starting a business is a big deal. It’s something that will change your life, your career, and even your bank balance. But, to get there, and to make that happen, you need to create a killer plan to get you there.

Inbound Strategy Vs Outbound Strategy: Which Is Better For Your Business?

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When it comes to marketing your business, your strategy will depend on so many things, but ultimately it can be separated in to two types of strategies – both of which are great for business, but are implemented in different ways and usually at different times in your business.

You Know What A Customer Might Want, But Not Exactly

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Your business should never assume to know what your customers always want. Funnelling them into a list of options that can either get the product and or service right or as close to right, is the best way to go about things.

3 steps to creating a culture that retains your best employees

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Employees can do the minimum, or go the extra mile, and the difference between these two levels of performance, multiplied by the number of employees, can make or break a company. And when your employees are going the extra mile, it means they are engaged, and engaged employees don’t leave.

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IO Improvement: Making Your Computer Perform Better Than New

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Over the last few decades, computers have just about taken over the world. These machines are used in business, for people’s personal lives, and to handle loads of background jobs which most people are blissfully unaware of.

3 Most Common Leadership Mistakes and How to Avoid Them in 2019

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It is no news that being a leader requires quite a lot of perseverance and personal strength. For some people becoming a leader has been a meticulous decision and a result of many years of hard work, whereas some others might have got a leadership position without ever striving for it.

How to Start a Business That’ll Succeed: A 10-Point Guide

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It is only natural to worry about failure when starting a business. However, don’t let the fear stand in the way of what could be a profitable company, which could potentially change your life.

Eliminating Procrastination from Your Company

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If you have an employee that procrastinates, hopefully, you will have spotted the signs. They always have something else they must do first, or they will do what you are asking tomorrow. They may say they just do not have the time, or that they will do it in half an hours.

Communicating Your Project Plan With Stakeholders

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As a project manager, one of the most important things you need to do is communicate effectively. This is something you will learn about extensively during your project management courses.

The Strategy Behind Complementing Your Online Store With A Physical Space

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Once, online business existed to complement physical stores. A company who went online had the best chance of standing out on the high street. That’s because most customers started heading online to get some idea of what they wanted before heading out.

Keeping Your Business Human In Today’s Digital World

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Digital technology has had a huge positive impact on business – software has helped to automate tasks that were once mundane and time-consuming, whilst the internet has helped to make the world more connected making it easier for niche businesses to find new customers.

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Ways to Impress a Client On a Business Trip

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Heavy luggage, lost at reception and boozy business dinners are all regular features of hosting a client who has traveled on business. One of the most important features of impressing a client while they’ve made the effort to travel is to keep them entertained while you get to know them.

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Three Ways to Make the 4AM Club Work For You

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“Early to bed, early to rise makes a [wo]man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ” – Ben Franklin. You’ve heard it said a million times before: the early bird catches the worm, and in the opinion of many highly successful people, the phrase is much more than a cliche.

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Since when was marketing not human-centric?

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It’s been said that death and taxes are life’s two certainties. To that list we’d add evolution: evolution of technology; evolution of science; evolution of intelligence.

The Trust Issue

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Businesses want to have strong and long-lasting relationships with their consumers. That relationship is built on trust, but in a post-truth world brands are faced with a serious challenge: so much of modern life is defined by mistrust.

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What’s the Deal? 3 Steps for Entrepreneurs & Spouses to Live Happily Ever After

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As a fan of classic films, I am always searching for films that apply to family businesses. I recently viewed the 1936 film, Dodsworth, that stars Walter Houston in the title role, as well as Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.

How To Be More Productive When Working Online

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Being more productive as a business online largely depends on having the right tools and the right knowledge to use them effectively. IT now lies at the core of any successful business.

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Business

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We know that taking care of ourselves at home is important. We know that eating well and exercising regularly is what will keep us healthy. But what about our work?

Maximize Tax Savings Using This One Simple Trick

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The San Francisco-based tax law firm of Moskowitz LLP explains how to save big using the new aggregation rules of Section 199A. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) instituted last year could mean substantial tax savings for many American businesses.

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Use Your Career To Help The World!

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Do you ever come home from work and feel like you just completely wasted your day? As though, no matter how much you got done it was just kind of pointless. This is something that a lot of us deal with at work for the simple reason that we’re not doing something that has all that much value.

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Have You Got What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

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If you are starting a new venture, you are entering the heady world of entrepreneurship. Your focus will be on your business’s bottom line, and how you can exploit your chosen market to make it as healthy, buoyant and sustainable as possible.

The Advantages of Having A Photobook with You

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In this world full of technology, there are still people who love classic and trendy photo books. Photobooks have something in them which the digital pictures can never display. It acts as a good memory collection of numerous events in a person’s life.

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Entering The Business World As A Novice

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At one time or another, everybody has thought about the wonderful idea of owning their own business. The notion of being in charge, having no boss, making a lot of money, and travelling around the world seemingly effortlessly – it’s glorious.

How to Think Like a Futurist

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Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. It’s about coming up with possible scenarios for the future given these developments.

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Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone

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Application of design thinking to help solve myriad problems that are not typically associated with design is illuminated in a new book through vignettes drawn from such diverse realms as politics and society, business, health and science, law, and writing.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 35 – Making Change Work: If Decisions Are Always Rational, Why Are Changees Resisting?

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StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power

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Some personal power is organizationally bestowed. Others are self-earned. Each is effective when wielded in the proper place and time.

The Secret to Success: It’s Not a Secret

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Visualize your goals and then craft a plan for achieving them. Many people wonder about the secret to success. Successful people are viewed as special, possessing unique talents, vision, and unflagging commitment. The reality is there is no secret.

Strategy Driven – A Reality Check

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Most modern organizations claim to be strategy-driven. But when you cut through the hyperbole, what do you find? The Oxford dictionary defines strategy as “a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.” People tend to focus on the word “plan” in this sentence.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 34 – Making Change Work: The Problems of Change Management: Bias, Resistance, and Push

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StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Promotional Products – Beating the “Fake News”

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Watch the news these days there are many versions of the “truth”. And it’s not just in the worlds of politics and current affairs that people find it difficult to know what to believe anymore.

Five Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Networking is one of the lesser appreciated talents that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have mastered. It is not an easy skill, either. Knowing how to network is a fine line between making friends and actively seeking out business partnerships.

How To Give A Successful Sales Pitch

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Need help delivering a sales pitch? Sales is very much an art and relies on having a good understanding of how to influence and persuade people. Here are just a few tips that could help you to improve your sales skills and deliver a more engaging pitch that gets buyers interested.

Sometimes You Just Need To Know When You Should Complain

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There is no denying that we live in a world where complaining and seeking compensation for things has just become normality.

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The Effective Guide to Leadership Development Programme

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What is a Leadership Development Program? Leadership development refers to specific programs utilized by organizations, in order to train or coach an employee(s) about effective leadership requirements.