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The Eight Coaching Principles

The Eight Coaching Principles

Business professionals can put these eight coaching principles and 30 coaching practices to use every day. In Coaching for Breakthrough Success, Dr. Canfield and Dr. Chee explain how to draw out solutions from employees through effective listening, asking great questions, using feedback, appreciating and continuously supporting people to take ownership, and be accountable for taking...  LearnMore
It's All About Keywords: Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile to Be Found

It’s All About Keywords: Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile to Be Found

Excerpt from Maximum Success with LinkedIn by Dan Sherman. Everyone has a brand. I am talking about You, Inc. What do you want to be known for? What’s your specialty? What sets you apart? Once you make that decision and have it written down in a few words, then you can create your LinkedIn profile in such...  LearnMore
Ten Ways to Bother and Annoy the LinkedIn Community

Ten Ways to Bother and Annoy the LinkedIn Community

Excerpt from How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ 2/E by Brad Schepp and Debra Schepp. LinkedIn will become whatever it is that you work toward making it. Seeing LinkedIn as a tool, you’d be hard pressed to find a more effective way of tracking down colleagues, mentors, apprentices, and friends.Build a...  LearnMore
Top Ten Reasons Customers Like Fan Pages on Facebook

Top Ten Reasons Customers Like Fan Pages on Facebook

Excerpt from Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen. Getting the like approval is essential for everyone but even more important for smaller businesses and new organizations, which can utilize such free social media and word-of-mouth marketing to grow their fledgling companies. So what are the top ten reasons customers like fan pages on Facebook? To...  LearnMore
Check out these Smart Beach Reads

Check out these Smart Beach Reads

Summer can be hectic, but it is also a great time to catch up on some of that reading you’ve been meaning to get too.  Here is a list of a few of our favorite summer business reads: Wooden on Leadership by Coach John Wooden John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed;...  LearnMore
How to Consume Big Data

How to Consume Big Data

Kaiser Fung, author or Numbersense offers readers a way to understand and use data in everyday life. When you hear about Big Data, you almost always hear about the supply side: Behold the data in un-pronounceable units of bytes! Admire the new science inspired by all the data! Missing from this narrative is the consumption...  LearnMore
Conducting the Performance Review and Making the Session Go Smoothly

Conducting the Performance Review and Making the Session Go Smoothly

Undertaking formal performance appraisals is not an activity most managers relish, but it’s an important part of the job of a manager. You have an opportunity, by reviewing performance effectively, to directly and positively affect the future productivity of your employees. In the below excerpt from Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, second edition by Douglas...  LearnMore

Five Ways Crowdsourcing Can Fix Performance Reviews

Eric Mosley, author of the Crowdsourced Performance Review, offers a revolutionary option for employee reviews.  Meet him at SHRM or attend his session: The Crowdsourced Performance Review: The New Social Era in HR? The traditional performance review is frozen in time (about 1970, in fact).  Its design is outdated – “rate employee’s innovation skills from...  LearnMore

The 3 “Big Rocks” of CAN SLIM Investing

Excerpt from How to Make Money in Stocks Getting Started by Matthew Galgani. The buying and selling checklists in this book—and all the stock screens and tools you’ll find in IBD®—are based on the CAN SLIM® Investment System, developed in the 1960s by IBD founder and chairman William J. O’Neil. For years now, I’ve had...  LearnMore
Vital Ingredients to Success

Vital Ingredients to Success

Ilana Edelstein, author of The Patron Way, offers tips and insight on how Patron Tequila became the billion dollar brand it is today. Sometimes we’re thrown business opportunities. The key to success is the ability to recognize them and respond accordingly. Even if you know little about the particular industry in which the opportunity has...  LearnMore
Successful Communication: It's All in Who You "No"

Successful Communication: It’s All in Who You “No”

Effective communication is the foundation for success in our professional and personal lives. Failed conversations erode trust–and worse still, they complicate decision-making and problem-solving, thereby making time and effort lost to conflict resolution all but unavoidable.  LearnMore
Get Ready to Rumble--UPDATE (The One with Friendsourcing)

Get Ready to Rumble–UPDATE (The One with Friendsourcing)

UPDATE: In the past, Forbes.com has anointed Jeffrey Hayzlet, “The Celebrity CMO.” So when they wanted their readers to learn about “Friendsourcing” (“like crowdsourcing but better!”), Hayzlett was the first person they turned to.   LearnMore