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    Three Mini Ways to Spend Your Time


    The Intersection of People and Process

    What do you do when you find yourself with a few minutes of downtime?

    Where downtime can be anything from waiting in line for something, waiting for a meeting to start or just being out and about on any given day.

    Most people these days point their heads at …

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    Improv’ing MLS Ticket Sales: An Interview with Bryant Pfeiffer

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    Recently, I was fortunate to catch up with Bryant Pfeiffer, VP of Club Services for Major League Soccer (MLS). We connected over our shared affinity for improv comedy, as he has been infusing improv concepts into training for ticket sales reps for multiple sports leagues over several years. In his current role, Bryant is charged with …

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    Take the 2-Minute Express to Heaven or Hell


    Inside of two minutes, you can provoke mindfulness, a meditative state, or anxiety. You do it simply focusing your thoughts. Most of us do anxiety, rage, irritation, frustration, disappointment, and fear pretty reliably. Maybe you have the land speed record on those.

    The terrible truth is, what you believe is “natural,” is not. How you …

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    What Really Affects Your Ability to Make Money


    Each quarter, our recruiting firm receives upwards of 33,000 resumes from all levels of sales and marketing job seekers from all over the U.S.  Nearly every income bracket, education level and age is consistently represented.

    Over the course of the past decade, I’ve spent time analyzing why some individuals can sustain on-going monetary success.

    For …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Will Your Business Survive Over Time?


    In January 2015, my business will turn 17 years old.  That’s not a record. Many businesses have been around for over 100 years. But my business is web-based, and in Internet years, 17 is a long time. In fact, my website is older than Google.

    Over those 17 years, I’ve had a lot of ups …

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    Use These 3 C’s to Engage More Effectively


    Who doesn’t want to be more effective?

    Who doesn’t want to use their time and utilize their skills to the best of their ability?

    As you think about working more effectively – whether it’s for yourself, your peers, your customers or partners — you can use these 3 C’s to think a bit more strategically …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    The Discomfort Zone: An Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014). Dr. Reynolds works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders, and understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed …

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    Fear Your High School Reunion!

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    Last Saturday night I was the “plus one” at a high school reunion, where people were frankly in shock. It had been 30 years – 30 years! – since they’d all been together at Lakeland Regional High in Wanaque, New Jersey.

    How will you account for three decades that start the moment you begin life, …

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    7 Social Platforms to Help Cement Your Personal Brand

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    Name one digital platform you expect all your key hires to have a presence on and explain why.

    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 millions of entrepreneurs …

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    Learning to Dance: An Interview with Ben Weston

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to Ben Weston, a professional dance and confidence coach for men. Ben has an interesting story, going from someone terrified of dancing to an authority on the artform. We discussed his history, how dance has helped give him more confidence, and the impact dance can have on anyone’s life.…

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