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Rethinking Daydreaming: Why A Wandering Mind Benefits Business

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Where does an idea come from? It’s a debatable question, and one that likely invokes an image of classic cartoons and lightbulbs above heads. In real life, those “eureka!”

What Does Your Email Reveal About Your Leadership Style?

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“I don’t know that there’s necessarily a correlation between leadership style and their email writing. I’ve never researched that specific connection.”. Understood,” my CEO client responded. Just review what my admin sends you and give me a one-page opinion on each of the four VPs.

Strategy as a Problem Solving Process

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“The old paradigm of strategy departments and planning cycles has been overthrown by agile and rapid team-based problem solving, providing better solutions and better organization alignment to implement.”

7 Signs Your Career is Impacting Your Relationship

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A high-pressure job cannot only impact your general health and personal happiness, but it could also be taking its toll on your relationship with your partner.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

5 Mistakes New College Grads Make as They Enter Entrepreneurship

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It’s that time of year again. Thousands of qualified college graduates are getting set to enter the workforce. They were promised that their hard work and diligence will earn them an attractive job and a high chance of success.

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The Prospecting Paradox: Maximizing the Passive

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Most salespeople who need to prospect for a living will tell you that it’s a very proactive, immediate results-driven exercise that can be uncomfortable at times. Hard to disagree with that.

5 Signs You’re Not Being Treated Fairly at Work

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In the past, bullying was something only heard about in school settings, or similar places where children gathered. However, today, this has changed significantly. Now, everyone, regardless of age, gender, or class, can be a victim.

What You Need to Know About Trade Show Marketing

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The First Impression. In a world of e-commerce and online activities, trade shows can be overlooked; however, this offline alternative is far from being unimportant.

Tapping into the Entrepreneur’s X-Factor: Overcoming the Exchange Barrier

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When we examine entrepreneurs from all walks of life, whether at the start-up stage, scaling toward success or becoming serial entrepreneurs, many exhibit similar recognizable qualities.

Determination is Not Enough; Content Creators Need Blockchain on Their Side

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Imagine earning a living as a writer, artist, freelance reporter, photographer or any other content creator trying to scratch out a living in today’s overcrowded, hyperactive digital landscape. You may have something to say; you may have something to share. Now what?

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

5 Effective Strategies for General Contractors to Cut Costs

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Contractors need to devise ways to cut costs in order to remain profitable. With increased competition, the need to cut costs has become important now more than ever. Eliminating people is not the right way to cut costs. This will only stifle the ability of your firm to make a profit.

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Project Management Warning Flag 1 – Unfunded Activities

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Managing a project to an on-time, on-budget completion has become increasingly difficult in the ‘do more with less’ reality of today’s business world. But what many project managers fail to realize is that their project is doomed from the start.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 1 – Priority System Alignment with Mission Goals

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Seldom do leaders assign work to individuals based on the corporate goal of achieving something. Hi there! Gain access to this article with a FREE StrategyDriven Insights Library – Sample Subscription. It’s FREE Forever with No Credit Card Required.

5 Things to Look Out for in a Business Executive

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Hiring the right executive can help catapult your business forward and impact your bottom line. The role of the business executive varies depending on the organisation but there are some underlying traits that every executive should possess.

How to Go From Disruptor to Industry Leader: 5 Ways Disney and the UFC Think Alike

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Disney and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are not as big a mismatch as you might think. In fact, the two organizations share five compelling strategies that connect them by more than a business deal.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Engagement in the Implementation of Strategic Intent

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The Opportunity. Every day, I see businesses struggling to achieve high levels of long-term performance. Upon scrutiny I often find that they have – on paper – excellent and well thought out strategic plans. Their shortcomings are normally in the applications of the strategic plan and I find they usually fall into one of three areas; I call them gaps: As they seek to improve on their year to year performance, I find many firms ardently working on the focus and alignment gap.

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5 Tactics For Maximizing Business Productivity

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Disaster! That is what happens when a business is unproductive. This is because whatever product or service your business outputs takes money to create. Therefore, if you are doing this in an inefficiently, it will be costing you money, the very lifeblood of your company.

Have You Strategised How Productive Your Business Is? Time To Focus

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When you start a business, no one can really prepare you for the steps that you may need to take. It can consume you in those early days, and you may put all of your efforts into it. But as your business progresses you find that you spin too many plates and are not able to focus on the priorities.

Designing an AI Strategy for Superhuman Experiences

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The most difficult question to answer when starting an Artificial Intelligence project is often to determine where to begin. The tendency is to jump straight into the technology without fully defining the problem or examining the market.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Reducing Your Small Business Costs in 3 Steps

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To take your small business to the lofty heights of being a market leader in the foreseeable future, you’re going to have to start turning over a major profit sooner rather than later. To do this, you have to treat solidifying the money that you do make just as seriously as actually making it.

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Following Leadership’s Qs

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What makes a good leader? If tasked with answering this question, some might devise a 10-page list of traits. Leaders need to be visionaries. They must be genuine, hardworking, respectful, and pragmatic. They should connect with employees. They should be story-tellers.

The Importance of Business Intelligence Software and Why It’s Integral for Business Success

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In the digital-first, customer-centric world we live in today, managers and business owners must deal with information overload. That is the reason why they are always looking for ways to derive greater intelligence, control, and understanding from their data.

Marketing Help For Your Small Business

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You’re out on your own finally and that’s a great thing. Free from the cubicle and the 9 to 5 and free from having to do everything to someone else’s schedule.

Are Trade Shows Still Worth Your Time?

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Most small businesses today focus their marketing and networking online. They sell themselves online with a website and social media profiles. But they also find new suppliers and connections online.

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Are You Connecting With Your Customers?

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There are so many things that go into making any kind of business truly successful in the modern age. The truth is that trying to keep up with all of the things that you have to deal with as a business owner can actually be somewhat overwhelming.

Market Researchers Must Master Storytelling

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Market research is an essential tool in developing and differentiating brands and services But the research business is rapidly being disrupted by the encroachment of SaaS competitors, emerging methodologies, lower pricing and easier consumer access. Change creates opportunity.

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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Tips on Starting a Business Before Gaining US Citizenship

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Most people can do business in the United States, whether they are located or based abroad or not. However, there are advantages that come with owning a U.S. based business. It can be easier to gain buyer confidence when you own a domestic U.S.

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The Quest For Career Fulfillment

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When embarking on a career, there are a number of goals that most of us want to achieve. The most obvious goal is the desire to earn enough to live on comfortably; enough for a stable home environment and, if possible, a few treats along the way.

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How Can SEO Boost Your Site’s Online Results?

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The idea with search engine optimization (SEO) is to rank better in Google to get more organic search traffic to your website. With more visitors, there’s the opportunity to sell a greater number of products or services to potential customers.

Marketing Your Restaurant: 4 Strategy Driven Tips that are Guaranteed to Work

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The restaurant business fulfills a need that has to be refilled on a continuous basis, so it is no wonder that it’s a flourishing trade to get involved in. As is common to any lucrative field of business, it’s also an extremely crowded and seemingly saturated market.

A Word On Escape Room Businesses In The US

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For anybody who is looking for a new business opportunity to escape the dullness of every day at the office, finding a creative industry sector that is both accessible and profitable can be challenging.

How To Find People To Connect With In Your Industry

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When it comes to owning your own business , one of the best things you can do in terms of growth is to connect with people in your industry. When people say ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’, they are 100% right.

5 Steps To A Running A Better Business

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Being a business owner is a great career to have, but the position can also be stressful and overwhelming at times. What will help you succeed is if you don’t ever get too comfortable in one place and are always striving to better yourself and your business.

Taking Care of Your Small Business’ Tech

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Nowadays, we are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. In our day to day lives, we use it to communicate with our loved ones, schedule our lives, and find answers to pretty much any question that pops into our head – to name just a few tasks.

Tips for Creating Successful Small Business Websites

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The trick to making a great website is sound planning. This is the case for small personal sites and the websites of large businesses that see hundreds of thousands of visitors per day.

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Culture Change – Slow Down to Go Fast

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When my children were taking violin lessons and were given a new piece to learn, they would start from the beginning and race through the song at breakneck speed. One day, their teacher offered an insight that radically altered how they were able to progress.

The Dos and Don’ts of Using Branded Products for Promotion

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Branded products can be a great way to promote your business, and they have been used since forever. But they can also be a total waste of money when they’re not being used properly.

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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?