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“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice!

“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice!

I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top talent” within the company — and what’s more, the resignation came as a complete surprise. The team leader was feeling let down and annoyed.

“I guess the conclusion I have ...

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10 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business Blog

10 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business Blog

It’s probably no surprise that a business blog done well can be a lot of work. You need to post consistently about things your audience cares about. That means committing to it and it may even take research on some of your topics. A valuable blog is time-consuming.

But it takes more than time. If you’re considering a business blog, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.

Who Is Your Audience?

Most  business blogs make ...

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Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

A great leader is someone who makes their employees feel secure and draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility! In this video Simon Sinek takes us through his views on why establishing the feeling of security among your team is vital for the success of your business!

 

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How to Throw an Amazing Business Event

How to Throw an Amazing Business Event

 

1.      Use a Fun Theme

It’s easy to make the event all about you, especially since you’re the one footing the bill. But guess what? People only come to parties that are all about the host when they know the host well, like a birthday for instance. In a business situation, you want something that will appeal to them. If you’re having an anniversary party for your business, why not choose a theme from the decade your business was founded? This ...

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6 Things You Need to Start a Business

6 Things You Need to Start a Business

Starting a business seems to be on many people’s minds these days. Whether it’s a personal brand that you leverage into revenue-generating ideas like a sponsored YouTube channel or speaking engagements or it’s a traditional brick and mortar, many people say entrepreneurialism is one of their goals.

And for good reason.

With social media and digital marketing, getting the word out about your business has never been easier. But how do you get to that point? ...

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How to Make a Difference When Times are Tough

In this engaging talk that traces his experiences as a first responder to hurricanes and other disasters, Dan Diamond uncovers that some survivors have important gifts to give to the rest of us.

Dr. Diamond always has a bag packed in case of emergencies. And that is because he has been a First Responder to disasters across the globe from Hurricane Katrina to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the ...

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5 Free and Effective Lead Generation Tips

5 Free and Effective Lead Generation Tips

Are you struggling for customers or do you wish you had more clients? Aside from needing more time in the day, this is one of the most common sources of angst for small businesses. But how do you get more leads if you can’t afford to hire a shark of a salesperson? You follow these lead generation tips:

 

1. Flesh out Your Social Media Bios and Profiles

Make the most of the social media platforms you participate on by fully filling out ...

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If Disaster Struck Where Would Your Business Be?

If Disaster Struck Where Would Your Business Be?

As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about Texas and Louisiana and those experiencing the devastating Hurricane Harvey. The road to recovery is a long one, even after the storm blows through and the flooding subsides. But natural disaster doesn’t have to come in the form of a hurricane. It can be a tornado, fire, earthquake, or flood. Whatever the cause, your business could be inoperable for months. How do you come back from that? Even if insurance and federal money ...

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Selfie Mode To The Eclipse Watcher’s RESCUE!!

Who needs special glasses to view an eclipse when you have selfie mode on your cell phone?! Fortunately for those of us who were not able to grab a pair of special glasses to experience this rare event, you can still not only enjoy it but also RECORD it through the selfie mode on your cell phone! Happy snapping!! 

Video Credit: Mobile Minute with Nora Davey https://twitter.com/normadavey?lang=en

 

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The MOST Useful Communication Structure

The MOST Useful Communication Structure

Source: Matt Abrahams VIA  http://www.nofreakingspeaking.com/blog/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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