What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

Are you shooting yourself in the foot with your pricing strategy? How much is your time worth? What does your pricing say about your personal or corporate brand? Do you have a pricing strategy, or do you set your prices by some ethereal or arbitrary method?

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How To Charge More For Your Services.

Rich Gee Group

In my last post, You’re Not Charging Enough For Your Services , I gave a great, real example how other companies have the chutzpah to charge 50 times the price for a service because they can (and do it). who requested a number of techniques to help them raise their pricing.

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How to Immediately Spot a Bad Leader

Lead from Within

Maybe they weren’t prepared to take on a leadership role, or they’re temperamentally unsuited to leadership, Maybe they had bad models to emulate. If you’ve ever been around a self-centered leader, you already know how skilled they are at making everything about themselves.

How To Charge More For Your Services — Part Two.

Rich Gee Group

In my last post, You’re Not Charging Enough For Your Services , I gave an actual example how other companies have the chutzpah to charge 50 times the price for a service because they can (and do it). who requested a number of techniques to help them raise their pricing.

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Educational Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Pamela Price

Survive Your Promotion

Standing on her front porch, Pamela Price can see the acceleration of homeschooling happening right in front of her eyes. “We We homeschool, my next door neighbors homeschool, the family two doors down are going to start homeschooling a middle schooler. Pamela Price and her husband were already fairly sure they would homeschool their son through preschool when their choice was solidified by a reaction to peanuts. I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear that.

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The price of leadership

Lead on Purpose

In their recent Wall Street Journal article Do You Really Want to be a Leader? You will not know whether you have what it takes to be a leader until you try really hard to express it. Get a feel for the time, energy and capabilities required to do those jobs.

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How are you doing on price? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Since then, I have had more and more discussions with my clients about their pricing strategies and being squeezed in this market. Many of my customers struggle with the issues of pricing to be competitive and also maintaining a viable profit margin.

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How to Conquer Your Bad Habits–Forever

Lead from Within

For some, habit means arriving at work to a well-planned day with everything they need to get started already in place; for others it means sorting through all the unfinished tasks they abandoned the evening before and trying to remember the priorities. Here’s the good news: The sooner you recognize your own bad habits, the easier it is to fix them. Research says that to break a habit and replace it with a new pattern takes 66 days. Commit to a goal.

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Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied

Leading Blog

Howard Yu explains in Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied , how a business can shield itself from copycats. The stories are absorbing and alone are worth the price of the book.) Steinway allowed its strengths to become its weakness. “In

How to Stop Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers From Destroying Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

How many of you have a Barbara on your team?” 5 Ways to Deal With Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers. Seeking to understand is not resistance. It’s always easier to tear something down than to build something up.

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Who Do You Trust? An Easy Team Exercise

Let's Grow Leaders

“Sure, I trust you to be faithful, but do I trust you’ll remember to pick up the dry cleaning?” to make it last. an artist (if you don’t have one on your team, you can find one online for a reasonable price. Allow that to happen.

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101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Lead from Within

But the kind of smart I’m talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck. Let these smart thoughts inspire you and motivate you to power through whatever is blocking your path to success. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “Where do you want to go?”

Create Career Sustainability One “Tweak” At a Time

Mills Scofield

I am blessed & honored to have Cali Yost guest blog. The New York Times calls her “one of the smartest, sophisticated thinkers” and Mashable lists her as 1 of the Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter. I urge you to read her post and buy her book.

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How to Stop Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers From Destroying Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

How many of you have a Barbara on your team?” 5 Ways to Deal With Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers. Seeking to understand is not resistance. It’s always easier to tear something down than to build something up.

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Top 10 Most Read Articles In 2014.

Rich Gee Group

Every year, I go back and track my website analytics to uncover what articles really resonated with my readers. Here are my top ten for 2014 to get you ready for 2015! How To Network Like A Pro. I used to watch him every morning on TV. How do you repair it?

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Avoid controversy, maintain a high likeability factor, consistently and proactively engage your customers, be a business of character that engenders trust and confidence with your target market(s), produce a quality product or service at a competitive price point, and provide great customer service.

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Let’s Talk about Change, Baby! How to Dream Big, Act Bold, and Get the Results You Want (Ilja Grzeskowitz)

Let's Grow Leaders

I (David) first met Ilja when we both happened to be visiting Manhattan. As an expert in change and change management, Ilja embodies his message with an energetic, upbeat, and positive response to whatever comes his way. What does all that mean to your jobs as a leader?

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How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

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. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

Good Service vs. Bad Service – A Parable.

Rich Gee Group

Some days he coached all day long with wonderful clients — some days he was on the road connecting with old and new friends to build his business. During these wonderful times, this coach would make a small detour and pick up a few foodstuffs for his family (it’s the least he could to to help his ravishingly beautiful and infinitely smarter wife). Many times, they would comment on an item he was purchasing and offer positive comments on how to use it.

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Pay Full Price to Change Your Behavior

Building Personal Strength

Yesterday in my post on "muscle memory" I described how the brain learns a skill and that every bit of that memory resides in the brain, not the muscles. But that much explanation leads to other questions. What if you want to unlearn a skill? How do these people do it?

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The very good reason you need to deal with the underperformer

ReImagine Work

Yes, they had great references, a great attitude and all the right answers, but little to show for it. This is what I refer to as authentic human potential” (emphasis mine). I know it is tough to know when you, as a manager, have done enough.

Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

ReImagine Work

Is the ability to gain cooperation an underestimated component of efficiency? I was talking to a client today about her unusual ability to gain people’s trust quickly. This supports her ability to get things done. To her bosses, she seemed to perform miracles.

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How to decide what to learn next

Rajesh Setty

I was in my high school and one of my Uncle’s friends had come to our home. It seemed like a naive question but because I was young, I asked the question anyway – “But why would you want to have degrees all three disciplines.” I still remember that meeting.

Help Your Children Learn How to Manage Money

Your Voice of Encouragement

Kids who are given whatever they ask for don’t appreciate what it takes to work for something you really want. Imagine the difference if instead, they learn that when you want something, you have to put forth effort to make it a reality.

Great Leadership Qualities

Career Advancement

And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Renae Asks: I’m trying to use my time wisely, and that means being strategic in the leadership training opportunities I pursue, as well as the ones I set up for the team I manage.

The Art Of Selling Houses: How To Keep Your Books Ticking Over

Strategy Driven

Being able to sell houses involves crafting a delicate balance of being persuasive but also keeping everyone informed. You don’t want to be the real estate agent equivalent of a snake oil salesman, but you also want to keep your books nicely ticking over.

Launching Our Podcast!

Rich Gee Group

I have a quote on the cover of my Welcome Packet I send to all of my clients: “If you’re not continually reinventing yourself, your company, or your brand, it’s only a matter of time before you become obsolete, irrelevant, and end up in the bargain bin.”. Listen to podcasts.

Breaking Up the Retail-Price Confusopoly

Harvard Business Review

Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — was accompanied by blaring ads for everything from linens to jeans. You could go to your local Big Box Store or mall in the middle of the night to get in line for the X-Box Kinect or a copy of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2019. The more I started to understand the difference between finite and infinite games, the more I began to see infinite games all around us.

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The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies

Harvard Business Review

Recently, one of my colleagues left our firm to make significantly more money at another company. We wanted to keep her, but the commission-based salary offered by the other company was more than we could match. She hadn’t realized how long her new commute would be during rush hour, however, and after three days of long, round-trip commutes during rush-hour traffic, she asked to shift her schedule an hour earlier to spend less time in unproductive gridlock.

How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing

Harvard Business Review

Between ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandising, and media rights, Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates global sports revenues will grow to total roughly $145 billion. How has the business of running a professional basketball team evolved in that time? We want to win.

Leading with Character: Social Intelligence

Michael Lee Stallard

Social intelligence is being aware of your own motives as well as the feelings of others, knowing what to do to fit into different social situations, and knowing what makes other people tick. Given this, leaders should be sensitive to the emotions of others.

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It's Your Country.Lead It!

Coaching Tip

In The Price of Inequality , Noble Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz points out that, at $90 billion, the combined wealth of the six Walton family heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune is equivalent to that of the entire bottom 30 percent of Americans. In this presidential and congressional election year, we must all begin to take action on our stake in this country's future. The squeeze on middle America promises to be long lasting without change. .

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How to Become a Successful Freelancer

Harvard Business Review

What processes and structures do you need to have in place? How do you find clients? And how do you know how much to charge? It’s not so much that they decide to do it; it’s more that they wake up one day and they’re an independent consultant.”

Will Refusing an International Assignment Derail Your Career?

Harvard Business Review

As a result, repatriate turnover is alarmingly high — up to 38% in the year following return. Given all the challenges, it’s not surprising that expats are more likely to succeed — that is, to adjust to living and working overseas and to be engaged at work — if they are given the flexibility to accept or decline the assignment in the first place. Many companies expect their aspiring leaders to work abroad.

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2016

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November. To Pixar and Beyond : My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History by Lawrence Levy. Worth Doing Wrong : The Quest to Build a Culture That Rocks by Arnie Malham. The Mosaic Principle : The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career by Nick Lovegrove. Thank You for Being Late : An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L.

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2019. Call Sign Chaos : Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West. But if things go wrong, millions (possibly billions) of dollars are lost--and sometimes people go to jail.

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10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Lead from Within

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself. And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we’re told, is critical to success in any undertaking. If you’re lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard to understand those who struggle with it. But if you’re among those who need a boost, here are 10 simple tricks you can do today to instantly improve your self-esteem.

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2019. Do you know how to play the game you’re in? Sailing True North helps us find the right course to chart. How can you be the leader you want to be, every day?

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10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don’t

Lead from Within

Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes–and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current practice. It used to be that when people talked about reputation they focused on your public character and your past. The price–and it’s a significant one–will be paid by your leadership and your organization.

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

Harvard Business Review

How do you break the cycle of working long hours at the office and constantly checking email at home? How do you persuade those around you — similarly work-obsessed colleagues or a demanding boss — that working all the time isn’t healthy? Principles to Remember.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2015

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. 5 Gears : How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram. Leadership BS : Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time by Jeffrey Pfeffer. What You Really Need to Lead : The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner by Robert Steven Kaplan.

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First Look: Leadership Books for January 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2019. Unlocking Creativity : How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions Michael A. Roberto Leaders do not have to conceive innovative ideas, but rather open the path for curious and creative employees within their organization. Unlocking Creativity aids organizations in removing obstacles to the creative process and helps to form an atmosphere of imagination and innovation.

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