Great Bosses Don’t Discount Others, They Validate Others

Great Leadership By Dan

Those conversations inspire, discount, validate, or erode others’ skills, ideas, efforts, and accomplishments - whether we’re aware of it or not. Degrading, deflating, dismissing, or discounting a person’s efforts, skills, progress, and ideas is not going to create an engaged, willing partner.

How Marketers Can Get More Value from Their Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business Review

” That’s the essential design philosophy articulated by then-Netflix engineering director Xavier Amatriain five years ago, where personalizing and customizing choice is the coin of the realm. Recommendation engines not only generate useful data for analyzing customer desires; they can be harnessed to make tactical and strategic recommendations for marketers. Kant Santi Nu Ta Nnth/EyeEm/Getty Images. “Almost everything we do is a recommendation.”

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Servant Leadership at the Speed of Trust

Lead Change Blog

We are excited to help the Servant Leadership Institute get the word out about Servant Leadership and the Speed of Trust event and to offer a special promotional code for a discounted enrollment. TRUST. MOTIVATION. COLLABORATION.

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Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

I do not act or speak rudely or discount others. Chris is the author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine , the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. W E'RE FACING a respect crisis.

4 Things That Will Increase Your Optimism

Lead Change Blog

Some people are naturally bubbly while others take a few hours to get their engines running. But the pessimist discounts it by explaining, “this can’t last; it’s too good to be true.”.

Values Alignment for First Respoinders and More

Great Leadership By Dan

They discount others' efforts and accomplishments. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Amazon best sellers The Culture Engine and Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard. Guest post from S.

Five Things GREAT Bosses Do Daily

Great Leadership By Dan

They might feel it’s much more likely they’ll be demeaned and discounted than trusted or respected at work that day. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Amazon best sellers The Culture Engine and Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard. Guest post from S.

One Way To Guarantee That Your Suggestion Is Ignored

The Recovering Engineer

And it just doesn’t matter if we offer the suggestion, solution, or opinion in a way that virtually guarantees that the other person ignores or discounts our input. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and he served as a Nuclear Engineering officer in the U.S.

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What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

Why do some products have a large backlog of orders at premium prices, while others struggle to get any traction at discounted price points? The use of solid research, segmentation, and sound business logic in the engineering of your pricing model will pay long-term dividends.

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The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

With so much stuff coming at me from all angles, daily prosperity relies on spam filters, Internet search engines, and personalized music and movie recommendations. Thomas Davenport says that we live in a predictive society.

Can Leaders Take a Break? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Purdue is known for its bright engineers, top flight technology students, it is the alma mater of the first and last men to walk on the moon.

Five Great Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2010 :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Here’s a tip: learn about search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and use of keywords.

Why Your Online Presence Needs Maximizing

Strategy Driven

Google is the number one search engine that all Internet users have on hand should they need to locate a business or have a question that needs answering. These channels will allow you to display your wares, communicate with customers, post relevant content and promote discounts and offers.

10 Ways to Build your Web Effectiveness :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Your page ranking in search engines is determined by the relevancy of the content on your website. Most customers start their research on the Internet: give them ways to find you when they use a search engine. Use this discount code: womenonbusiness.

Creating A Website For Selling

Strategy Driven

They can also maintain your site, ensuring you remain higher on those search engine results. Other tools available on Shopify include discount codes and gift cards, integration of social networking sites, and email marketing options.

Building a Reputation For Excellence in the Construction Industry

Strategy Driven

Invest in great quality materials, having checks and balances in place to ensure consistent quality and outsourcing to other entities like seismic engineering contractors can all help you to go the extra mile and develop a sterling reputation.

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

I want you to think about acquisitions from this perspective – anything that has been well engineered or properly developed has also been heavily invested in. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

A Friendly Life

CEO Blog

I negotiated paint discounts. And I am sure the success I had at that gave me the confidence to start my technology distribution company as I was finishing my engineering degree. On my flight yesterday I read a short book (and a longer one but that review can come later). A Friendly Life if an autobiography of S. Presley Blake, the co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream. I love success stories - especially ones that start from nothing.

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Tips on hotel marketing 2019 (including email marketing)

Strategy Driven

For example, you can offer exclusive accommodation offers or discounts to people who have ‘liked’ your page, if they book online within the next five days.

6 Effective Ways to Market Your Law Firm

Strategy Driven

For instance, you can use segmentation to target past clients with a free consultation, will writing service or a discount, which should be sent to their inbox. Every law firm needs to develop an effective marketing strategy to compete with rival firms.

7 Ways To Attract Attendees To Your Corporate Event

Strategy Driven

You might even want to offer them a discount for their loyalty. Aside from Google, YouTube is the largest search engine in the entire world. Corporate events are important to anyone running a business of their own. This is especially true when you’re hosting such an event yourself.

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What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn!

Marshall Goldsmith

It mirrored his training and mindset as an engineer. The rest of us discount structure when it comes to honing our interpersonal behavior. Dear Followers: My new book Triggers is published! Order it now at ! Life Is Good. Marshall.

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The 7 Biggest GSA Schedule Misconceptions and Why They’re Wrong

Women on Business

You have to slash your prices – A GSA Schedule does involve negotiating discounted rates, and you will need to create a price list. The process to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract involves developing a proposal that includes information such as: financials, commercial price lists, discounting policies, past performance, technical narratives, and labor category descriptions. Guest post by Julie Crosby (learn more about Julie at the end of this post).

Improve Marketing Emails to Boost Sales

Strategy Driven

Be a News Source – instead of always relying on a discount offer to spur customers into the buying stage, use industry news to your advantage. John has a BS in Engineering and Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University, and is a proud California native.

Essential Online Marketing Tips All Business Owners Must Know

Strategy Driven

Submit the URL to popular search engines, such as Google and Bing, to improve your SEO and help you generate more website traffic. You can also reward subscribers by giving them an exclusive first look at business updates, or by giving them first dibs on limited discounts.

Pricing Strategy: Pricking the Veil of Value Exchange

Strategy Driven

Pricing Strategy : Setting Price Levels, Managing Price Discounts and Establishing Price Structures by Tim J. Executives can structure pricing challenges into one of four types: price setting, price discounting, price structure, and overall pricing strategy.

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Launching a new product

Lead on Purpose

Their newest online certificate, A Systems Approach to Product and Service Design is authored by Professor Peter Jackson, Director of Systems Engineering at Cornell University. We will give all entrants a $100 discount on the tuition for eCornell’s program.

Social Networking: Can Someone Else do it for you? :: Women on.

Women on Business

Home About Contributors Contact Advertise Write for Us Submit a Guest Post Businesswomen Bloggers Directory Submit Your Blog Discounts & Resources Free Magazines and Publications for Business PR Newswire Jobs Career Center Education Center Submit a Press Release Businesswomen-News Books & Videos by Susan Gunelius and the Women On Business Team Suze Orman Personally Addresses Women on Business Readers Jan 22 Social Networking: Can Someone Else do it for you? By Monica S Flores This post is for women business owners who want to expand their brand using social networking tools. In my last few posts, I’ve talked about LinkedIn for business (link) , Facebook for business (link) , and social networking in general. Use social networking as a powerful way to engage your audience, share your expertise, increase your “validity&# as a provider in your chosen field, and build your community of clients on the web. What if you’re too busy to spend hours on these sites? What if you don’t have the time or inclination to dedicate resources to this type of marketing? What happens if you don’t “keep up&# your profile, connections list, or friends list? Is it bad? What if you don’t understand these types of marketing avenues? If you are the type of person who simply does not “get&# social networking, then please review my introductory posts on this subject (link) and (link). If you *are* the type of person who realizes that genuine web interactions, valuable information sharing, two-way or multi-person discourse, and the spirit of collaboration will determine your business succes, read on. Your company’s ability to dominate your chosen keyword or key phrase will make the difference in terms of your business success. We’ve all heard the stats that certain businesses do not make it past the 12-month or 24-month mark. If you are thinking ahead and you plan to be in business in 3, 5, 10, or 20 years, now is the time to consider your strategy for working with the Millenial Generation. So. What are your key phrases for your business? Mine are: minority-owned woman-owned web design ( search in Google ) a successful woman ( search in Google ) woman of color business blog ( search in Google ) How are we doing? My results are the first listing for each of those (or at least, they were last time I looked!) We originally intended to work with people who specify those key phrases in their search. Guess what? It works! When we first opened up shop, we worked with a wide variety of clients, some of which were not the best fit for us. Now, we’ve been able to refine and hone our client list and the types of people with whom we now work match our preferred profile exactly (green, progressive, women, minorities, eco-friendly, sustainable). Business is also a lot smoother and easier for us, as a result of this “tweaking&# within our search terms. Tthe types of people who come to our website spend longer (an average of 18 minutes on !), learn more about our company, and truly decide if they’re a good fit before they connect with us to build their website. People also self-select, meaning they are ready to move forward with us when they contact us, either because someone else referred them, they like what they see on our site, or they’ve come to our business from one of the other channels we use like our blogs, Twitter accounts, or Facebook profiles. If you are not yet in a position to manage your website to do this type of preparatory work for you, consider using social networking tools to expand and complement your marketing efforts. Use your Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, or Ning community to share your information. Also consider having someone else maintain your social network, if you’re too busy to do so. We have been considering this as an option in our own product offerings. Would you hire an external person to do the ongoing maintenance work that’s involved in engaging with your “tribe&# through your social network? We are considering offering something like the following on a monthly basis: Review trends of your specific keywords Identify potential hotspots for blog links Update Facebook Fans page = 25-50 postings Identify and connect with potential Facebook friends Update Twitter account = 30-50 Search Engine Optimized postings Leave comments on blogs and websites related to keywords = up to 50 comments on targeted blogs Create up to 7 articles related to your product (articles to be 250-400 words in length) and post to your blog Develop relationships with top 10 key Influentials in your field/industry Develop, manage, and increase your Key Contacts list of Influentials Actively search and post at other venues related to your business We do this type of work already for our own business. If you don’t do this type of work already, how much is it worth to you for someone else to take it over? Consider that all other forms of spending (print ads, radio, television) are going down and companies are working harder and harder to identify and communicate with their niche audience. Let us know in the comments section if you think this is the type of work that you would either a) want to do, or b) hire someone else to do!! Related posts: Social Networking Cures All Using social networking for personal and business mental health. Social Networking and Blogs are More Popular Than Email Did you know that statistics show social networking and blogs. 20 Best Marketing and Social Media Blogs by Women from Forbes Includes published a list of the top 20 marketing and. Security and your Social Networks: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter In three separate incidences, three of my friends were infected. The Three Things You Must Do Before You Engage in Social Media Many small business owners are reluctant to enter the social media. Categories : Uncategorized To learn more about Monica S. 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Marketing Strategies To Consider To Drive Your Business To Success

Strategy Driven

How you rank in a search engine is vital to your business success online. Placing in a few keywords or a sentence into the search engine and often look at the first few suggestions. However, putting some focus on search engine optimisation could be a great investment.

Take Advantage of These 7 Marketing Tips and Grow Your Business in 2019

Strategy Driven

All your potential customers are going to love good quality content , and so is Google and other popular search engines. Offer Free or Discounted Products or Services. A great way to draw in new customers is to offer something for free or at a discount.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

All are deeply discounted (free) and offer incredible value to the discriminating leadership shopper. Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale!

Building up Your Business the Right Way

Strategy Driven

They will be able to conduct an audit of your website and make it optimized for search engines and large volumes of traffic. Send them an email offering a discount on your products or services as a way of thanking them for their loyal support.

Overcoming the Barriers to Corporate Entrepreneurship

Strategy Driven

This can be done by building alliances of support, having reputable endorsements, establishing high quantity, and using means such as discounts or samples to build a market presence.

Are These Problems Restricting Growth In Your Business?

Strategy Driven

And consider the benefit of SEO services to improve your presence on Google’s page rankings, getting your website from page 101 to page 1 on the search engine. You may have the greatest product the world has ever seen (we like to be optimistic). Your staff may be of the highest calibre.

Top Five Internet Marketing Tools for Small Business Owners

Women on Business

You can provide a special offer or coupon to the first 100 fans, or post special discounts to be used in your store that day – get creative! AdWords is another free tool Google provides where you can manage and create pay-per-click advertisements; these are the sponsored search results at the top and right-hand side of the page in search engines. Guest post by Ashley Smith (learn more about Ashley at the end of this post). Top Five Internet Marketing Tools for Small Business Owners.

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45 Ways to Improve Your Customer Churn Rate

The Kini Group

Reverse engineer the process using the patterns and trends you uncovered in step one. Give discounts for longer-term contracts. Coax customers into signing up for a long-term relationship with discounts or value additions to the deal.

Technologies Your Business Really Can’t Afford Not To Embrace

Strategy Driven

The ability to print on a huge or a tiny scale using precision engineered hybrid stepper motors is an obvious boon to a range of industries and although the technology is still fairly nascent, it seems to find a new technology every day. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

I Earn Huge Self-Esteem Points When My Toyota Dies

Building Personal Strength

I towed the car to the dealership, where they told me it would cost $5,000 to replace the engine. So if you discount the good things you do every day, it's like throwing the money away instead of depositing it in the savings account. He had discounted them.

Modern Solutions For A Business That Is Trying To Expand

Strategy Driven

Market your brand well on search engines. In particular, you should try to reach potential clients on search engines. Most modern companies are trying to stand out online and increase their ranking on search engines. Growth is an essential part of a business’ progression.

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Cast the Net Wide – Make the Most of Your Promotional Time and.

Women on Business

Similarly, make sure your OWN site has the best key words for the search engines.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 2 of 4

Strategy Driven

K-Mart, long the dominant discount chain had gotten comfortable with its leads over competitors. Wrong Actions, Mis-Actions. Ford Motor Company and the Firestone Tire Company had partnered and collaborated for almost 100 years, stemming from ties of their founders.

What Private Equity Investors Think They Do for the Companies They Buy

Harvard Business Review

” PE firms typically take three types of value increasing actions — financial engineering, governance engineering, and operational engineering. Here we find evidence of both financial and governance engineering.


6 Ways To Use Your Website To Build Trust With Customers

Strategy Driven

Search Engine Rankings. We all put a lot of trust in the algorithms that determine search engine rankings, even if we don’t necessarily realize it. If people are still reluctant, you could offer a small discount on their next purchase in exchange for a review.