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The Ladder of Success

The Ladder of Success

Guest post by Dr. Alan Kolp, co-author with Peter J. Rea and James K. Stoller, of Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance. “We might spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success, only to find when we get to the top, our ladder is leaning against the...  LearnMore
No More Best Practices

No More Best Practices

Contributor post by Michael Ballé, co-author of The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth. It often seems obvious that to progress, we should identify “best practices.” Observe these best practices (in the industry, in other industries, etc.) adapt them to our situation (and often lose what is...  LearnMore
3 Simple Steps to Build Your Small Business

3 Simple Steps to Build Your Small Business

Guest post by Tamara Monosoff, author of The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea Into the Next Big Thing. Our world has changed. People are digesting information differently than ever before and as a small business owner and entrepreneur, it’s up to us to change the way we are communicating with our...  LearnMore
Struggling to Increase Engagement? Try Virtue

Struggling to Increase Engagement? Try Virtue

Guest post by Peter J. Rea co-author with Alan Kolp and James K. Stoller of Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance. Gallup reported earnings per share were 147 percent higher for organizations with an average of 9.3 engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee. No wonder organizations want more...  LearnMore
Networking With Customers

Networking With Customers

Guest post by Molly Beck, author of Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need To Expand Your Network And Increase Your Influence. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or manage client relationships for a larger company, you know the importance of building relationships with potential and current clients to increase sales. If you’re good at...  LearnMore
Innovation Is Combination

Innovation Is Combination

Guest post by Greg Satell, author of Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age. Much has been made about the difference between innovation and invention. One writer went so far as to argue that Steve Jobs’ development of the iPod wasn’t an innovation because it was dependent on so much that came before...  LearnMore
More Is Less In The Team Sale

More Is Less In The Team Sale

Guest post by Michael Dalis, author of Sell Like a Team: The Blueprint for Building Teams that Win Big at High-Stakes Meetings. Have you noticed recently that more people are involved in your clients’ purchase decisions? You may have wondered: how come; why does this happen more often; and why does “my guy” seem more...  LearnMore
7 Steps To Networking Effectively

7 Steps To Networking Effectively

Guest post by Debra Benton, co-author with Kylie Wright-Ford of The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead in the New World of Work. When it comes to big pictures, networking is the way you link your vision for your business and career to those of the rest of the world. If you are on...  LearnMore
Creating A Bully-Free Workplace

Creating A Bully-Free Workplace

Guest post by Peter J. Dean, co-author with Molly D. Shepard, of The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath. While there are yet no general civility or anti-bullying laws in place at the federal or state level, companies are going to have to handle bullying in the workplace...  LearnMore
6 Killer Conference Call Tips

6 Killer Conference Call Tips

Guest post from Dr. Rick Brinkman, author of Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand: Meet Less and Do More. I teach seminars and consult on how to run effective meetings. Many of my clients must attend conference call meetings because the participants are so geographically diverse. Here are six killer conference call tips: Establish a call-in...  LearnMore

Tax Efficient Businesses

Tax Efficient Businesses by Eva Rosenberg, author of Small Business Taxes Made Easy. One of the biggest complaints of business owners is the mound of paperwork that faces us each day. While there are people who find it relaxing (really, there are), most people hate the task and either set it aside, or sit at...  LearnMore

How to Become More Effective, Disciplined and Efficient

How to Become More Effective, Disciplined and Efficient by Rhett Power, author of The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions.  Are you effective and efficient?  How are your time management skills? Do you go to work thinking that you have laid everything out in such a way that you will get through it in record time, only...  LearnMore