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    Building Trust at Work


    Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or you work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Trust is essential to maintaining the company’s brand as well as supporting a healthy and fun work environment.

    Here are five tips …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, management

    7 Ways Smart Companies are Engaging Employees


    Employee engagement plays an integral role in any company’s growth. When employees are motivated to excel and contribute to an organization’s success, it results in improved performance and productivity. However, engagement isn’t a one-way street. Employers must take action to engage employees, rather than expect them to be engaged with a mere list of tasks.…

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    Make Meetings Matter: An Interview with Paul Axtell

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    What is the most dreaded part of your work day? For many, it’s the seemingly endless stream of meetings to talk about other meetings that we have to set up. In the workplace, often times nothing gets done as a result of this bottleneck, which can stall progress for an organization and a career. Fortunately, …

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    Posted in Articles, authors corner, Career Development, Career Resources, Interview, management, Media Branding, Project Management, Skill Development

    Three More Ideas for Effective Leadership Communications


    Business owners and key executives create their company culture and that culture drives their organization’s results. In my last post, I offered Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications. It mostly focused on how YOU can communicate more effectively. In this post, I want to share three additional ideas that are geared more toward gaining inputs …

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    Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications


    Business owners and key executives create their company culture and that culture drives their organization’s results. If you are a leader who is not getting the results you want, it’s important to make an honest evaluation of your communications skills.

    Some cultures are created by default, passively letting people act autonomously based upon their individual …

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    Tips for Hiring Headhunters to Recruit Sales Managers


    In order to be able to manage the modern day sales representative, managers have to understand and sympathize with the competitive landscape in which their subordinates operate.

    Business development is not what it used to be (obviously times have changed), however this is one of the first times when people have changed significantly with the …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, management, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    Cash Is King In Small Business


    In my last post titled Big Revenues for Small Businesses, we considered the need for an organized sales function to drive revenue growth and allow the owner/entrepreneur to gain back critical time for general management activities… and possibly work/life balance improvements.

    So, let’s assume you have your sales function well organized and revenues are ramping …

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    Big Revenue for Small Businesses


    In case you missed it, I just completed a series of posts that addressed Big Challenges for Small Business Owners. The three challenge discussed were people, finances and time. Assuming you have these three big challenges under control, what’s next?

    Let me suggest one obvious topic: Sales.

    Many successful entrepreneurs and small business owners have …

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    How Small Business Leaders Create Consistent Championship Employee Performance


    Being a lifelong sports fan and a season ticket holder for the New York Rangers National Hockey League team, has provided me with a lot of opportunities to compare success in sports to success in business.

    Recently my focus has been on comparing how sports teams manage the performance of their athletes versus how employee …

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    Posted in management, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    13 Ways Your Personal Brand Can Benefit From Your Book

    shutterstock_242913052 What is one tip for marketing a book or e-book in order to benefit your personal brand?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps …

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