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How To Start Next Now

Joseph Lalonde

Bob co-founded Faithlife Corporation (formerly Logos Bible Software) at 19 years old. In just 24 years, he’s landed on’s Top-25 CEOs list, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and led the company to a Top-10 Best Employer on

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How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

A great idea may not be enough to build a great business. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. to 6 p.m.,

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5 Tips On How To Treat New Employees.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 5 Tips On How To Treat New Employees. Any inclination or occurrence to upset the apple-cart might make them flee quickly.

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How to Lead an Online Business

Coaching Tip

As a young entrepreneur just starting out , you may have a great product you wish to retail, or a service you wish to provide. Online businesses tend to fall into one of two categories, selling products or services to the general public, or providing technical assistance to other online businesses. To this end, unless you are very web-savvy, contracting the services of a good website builder is the first thing required. Managing a Successful Career.

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How to Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

In contrast to startups, which often experiment until they gain their footing in the market, established businesses are notoriously slow to change. That’s how you maintain your competitive edge. Competition to find and recruit new talent.

The Future of Our Partnership With Machines

Skip Prichard

How long until the human race declines? And how many jobs will go away? One new book that thoughtfully approaches these topics of how we will work symbiotically with machines and how we can all evolve to benefit together is HUMAN/MACHINE: The Future Of Our Partnership with Machines.

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How to Become a Wealth Manager: Skills & Duties for Portfolio Management

HR Digest

Wealth management is an investment advisory service offered by a group or an individual to clients. The wealth manager gives holistic advice on all financial planning of an individual with capital to invest in the long term and short term. How to become a wealth manager?

3 Ways to Break Out of a Zero-Sum Game of Growth with Your Competitors

Leading Blog

How true disruptors use innovation, including digital, to grow the market and create new business models. Or else, you took on the hard work of growing the entire market. It can drive new business models, open up adjacent products and help you grow the whole market.

How to Explain a Career That Looks Stalled

Harvard Business Review

People hold on to jobs too long for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s loyalty to co-workers at a company you’ve outgrown, or maybe you spent a long time thinking you were just about to get promoted… but never got the call. During the downturn, many people decided to stay in whatever job they had, figuring that any job was better than no job. When asked about your learning, your challenges, and your career plan, your answer cannot be a variant on “I played it safe.”.

How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A market that wants a great product (Product-Market Fit). A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. These are exceptions, to be sure.

Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

You have spent years learning, working and driving to become market experts, and have accumulated significant experience releasing products and solutions. Because every person is responsible for managing his or her own contribution to the world. This contribution is, in a sense, the product they provide to the world — the product called “Me.”. But that focus on the big brands was starting to change. Everyone has a chance to be a brand worthy of remark.&#.

The Marketing of a President

Harvard Business Review

After Tuesday night's bar fight of a presidential debate , I have a few questions for the major American political parties: How referable are your candidates for president? How inspiring are their ideas? How much do they move their followers? Barack Obama Marketing Politics

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How to Apply for a Job You’re Overqualified For

Harvard Business Review

You may be switching industries , or trying to get into a particular company. You may be relocating to a new city, or looking to maximize flexibility in your personal life. “Hiring managers are not always eager to bring on someone who is overqualified.” “The manager might think you’re not going to stay, so it is a waste of time and effort. ” Here are some tips to help you get them on your side. Principles to Remember.

Case Study: Target the Right Market

Harvard Business Review

If you'd like your comment to be considered for publication, please be sure to include your full name, company or university affiliation, and email address. We're playing in two major markets. The other is medium-size businesses with 20 to about 100 employees; the purchaser at these places is a senior manager, not the owner.". "I Founder and CEO Dirk Middleton liked him, too, especially after Andrew coined what would become the company slogan: Marketing is broken.

Case Study: Target the Right Market

Harvard Business Review

If you'd like your comment to be considered for publication, please be sure to include your full name, company or university affiliation, and email address. We're playing in two major markets. The other is medium-size businesses with 20 to about 100 employees; the purchaser at these places is a senior manager, not the owner.". "I Founder and CEO Dirk Middleton liked him, too, especially after Andrew coined what would become the company slogan: Marketing is broken.

How to Work for a Workaholic

Harvard Business Review

Some people just can’t seem to get enough of work. If your manager keeps this sort of schedule, do you have to also? How do you set the right expectations and boundaries? What can you do to make sure you don’t look like a slacker in comparison?

How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview

Harvard Business Review

So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why she should hire you. ” “How will I learn?”

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

Harvard Business Review

And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it?

How to Manage a Toxic Employee

Harvard Business Review

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts? “I call them toxic because not only do they cause harm but they also spread their behavior to others,” she explains. Here’s what to do instead.

How to Stop Worrying About Becoming Obsolete at Work

Harvard Business Review

As individuals, we’re afraid of being left behind in our careers. And the fear has spread to the C-suite: a study by Adobe found that 40% of marketing executives feel the need to reinvent themselves but only 14% feel they know how.

Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

While many equate strong personal branding only to powerful leadership, there's a lot more that goes into crafting a personal brand statement. In business, your personal brand needs to leave a lasting impression or you risk being ignored. What type of impact do you want to make?

How to Know If Joining a Startup Is Right for You

Harvard Business Review

You’re thinking about making a career change (or perhaps getting your first real job out of grad school), and you’re looking at different types of organizations. How can you evaluate whether that’s the right work culture for you? Here are some tips on how to do that.

How to Manage a Team of All-Stars

Harvard Business Review

When Bain & Company asked senior executives from 308 large companies how they form teams for their most important initiatives, most told us they assemble teams based on whoever is available. Only a small minority indicated that they consistently create all-star teams , comprised of their very best talent, to tackle their company’s highest-priority issues. But we may not fully recognize just how much better they are. It’s remarkable to watch.

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

Harvard Business Review

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. They prefer to concentrate on a single task at a given time.”

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0807 | How Successful Organizations Respond to Customers with Josh Seidan


Josh Seiden is a designer who has spent most of his career working on the design of complex software applications and integrating design into the product development process. In This episode, You’ll Learn: The value of high level involvement with the market. How to scale ideas.

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Harvard Business Review

Managers who can’t seem to pick a course of action — or who constantly change their minds – can be maddening. You’re left spinning your wheels, or abruptly switching directions, and your team’s credibility across the organization is likely to suffer. So how can you help a wishy-washy boss make decisions? If your manager isn’t willing to steer, is it OK for you to take the driver’s seat? Try to have empathy.

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

Harvard Business Review

Should you keep it to one page? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right. Don’t think you’re going to sit down and hammer it out in an hour. “You have to think carefully about what to say and how to say it so the hiring manager thinks, ‘This person can do what I need done,’” she says. How to Write a Cover Letter. Principles to Remember.

Business Customers Are Digital. Shouldn't Your Marketing Be?

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Marketing That Works. Are you skeptical about using digital and social media in business marketing? Those tools are fast becoming the single most important way to attract new business customers and sustain old ones. Search has become one of the most efficient ways to create and optimize leads. Customers are hungry for more and different kinds of digital content, and new ways to network and engage online.

How to Make Unlimited Vacation Time Work at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called the deck the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley. Netflix’s leaders had decided to stop tracking how many vacation days its employees were taking. Add to Cart.

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Building Brand Awareness: July Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Aligning Marketing Vision and Management . Find ways to support your efforts.

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

Over the past 25 to 30 years, technology has been zipping along the mainframe to desktop route and the entire tech institution has been riding along with it (and profiting greatly from it). I use my iPhone and look forward to the iPad2. How is technology changing for you?

How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

Harvard Business Review

We all know people who seem to be constantly stressed out — who claim to be buried in work, overloaded with projects, and without a minute to spare. Colleagues like that can be difficult to work with, but you probably don’t have a choice. How do you deal with coworkers who can’t handle stress? Or try other tactics to help them calm down and focus? And how can you protect yourself from their toxic emotions? How are things going?’”

How to Get People to Collaborate When You Don’t Control Their Salary

Harvard Business Review

Most of us assume that if we want to change people’s behavior, we need to change their incentives. For example, after I published research and advice on collaboration in professional service firms , I heard from a surprising number of people who wrote to ask questions like, “Maybe it’ll work in a partnership, like a law or consulting firm, but what about in my company, where employees aren’t owners and can’t change the rules?”

The Importance of “Know Why”?


Knowledge industry, particularly software, is full of people who possess “ know-how ” – knowledge of how to get something done. Give them a task, and they will be able to apply their technical skills (read ‘know-how’) to accomplish it. Know-how” shines with “Know-what”. Sales and marketing folks focus on “ know-who ” – people they know, have met and have a business relationship with. So, once in a while, it helps to slow down.

How Great Leaders Value People

Lead Change Blog

Not surprisingly, many companies that made Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list are characterized by high levels of trust and transparency—especially employees’ belief in the credibility of their leaders.

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21 Home-Based Business Ideas & Tips for Starting a Business from Home

Miles Anthony Smith

Starting a Business From Home: How to Find Success Note: This post was written in collaboration with Amy Collett , a personal branding strategist and author of You, Exemplified: The Role of Personal Branding in Your Professional Life. It’s best to think before you leap!

5 Ways To Kill Email. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 5 Ways To Kill Email. Harkening back to those old times, we only received/wrote 2-3 (no more than five) memos a day.

Should You Start a Packaging Design Business?

Strategy Driven

A packaging design business helps to both improve current packaging designs, and create new ones with enhanced visual graphics. Every package serves to protect the product inside it, and so it’s not a business that should be taken lightly. The Skills You Need to Get Started.

Why Leaders Need To Stop Using Performance Reviews

Tanveer Naseer

I love to give it and I love to get it as part of a regular routine. Feedback, sometimes known as coaching, requires relevant substance to have impact. You know something wrong is happening, and you know it’s going to be uncomfortable to deal with it.

3 Big Mistakes That CEOs Must Fix To Inspire Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Across every business vertical and level, we all tell ourselves little white lies when it comes to communicating: “People tell me I’m pretty good at communicating.” “I I don’t need to prep; I can wing it.” “If We just have to tweak our communications approach.

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19 Tips & Ideas on Starting & Running Your Own Business

Miles Anthony Smith

Glean These 19 Ideas & Tips to Skyrocket Your Success Note: This post was written in collaboration with Victoria Greene , an ecommerce brand marketing consultant, freelance writer, and small business owner with a pulse on the future of online selling. Starting Your Own Business?

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10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But they are facing a critical deficit: They lack people with the know-how, experience, and confidence required to tackle “wicked problems.” The first step is to find them.

Open Spaces, Open Minds


Throw out the junk and they will mysteriously relocate to corridors, water coolers, and nearby parks. It’s why Apple’s new space-ship shaped headquarters to accommodate 8000 people in one place. They tend to spend that time in poorly designed rooms. Places to stop and chat.