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5 Steps To Becoming An Amazing Mentor

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If you’ve just been asked to mentor someone, it’s time for a little reality check.

Managers, watch your words

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Add to My Page   If you have ever had a bad boss, you probably have a litany of sentences tucked away in your memory that stand out as the red flags that made that manager so terrible to work for. Here I have picked 10 sentences that any manager should be banned from using.

How To Run a Meeting

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From: hbr.org   By: Antony Jay  
“@HarvardBiz: Our archive pick this week is Antony Jay’s classic “How to Run a Meeting.” http://t.co/Q0dODP2qPt http://t.co/LUPhh8JPC9” Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes
From: searchenginejournal.com By Debbie Miller
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Which is more effective when it comes to re-using hotel towels : "Save the environment " or "Join your fellow guests in saving the environment"?  Turns out the second message gets significantly better results, because it uses "Social Proof",  Dan Pink says that “When we try to predict people’s behaviors, we always over weight the importance of personality and underweight the

Be More Social and Avoid Being Remote

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Whether you sell products or services or are looking to buy them, social media can be a treasure

BETTER and FASTER: How to Adapt & Change

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“Your breakthrough opportunity, your big idea and your team's top tier are much closer than you think. The only problem is, for every opportunity you have hundreds of choices you could make with each one leading you to a slightly different version of your full potential. So, how do you

ARTICLES WORTH READING

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From my Instapaper account to your inbox, here are the articles that got me thinking:   The Secret of Effective Motivation A new multi-year, in-depth study of West Point cadets suggests that intrinsic motivations drive achievement and that instrumental motivations "c

Look Up, Look Up, Look Up!

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Recently, I was walking along a very crowded city street in a large European city. People  were walking in both directions with great purpose and direction - families, business  professionals, tourists, and individuals alike. One pedestrian, however, stood out from the  rest.

Use the Mackay Sales Scalpel to Sharpen Selling Techniques

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Everyone is in sales.  Why?  Because from the time we wake up until our heads hit the pillow at night, we are continually:  communicating, negotiating, persuading, influencing and selling ideas. Do you want to nail the sale?

12 Inspiring Quotes for Sticking With It

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After working with leaders and organizations to improve their strategy execution for the past 15 years, I have boiled it down to these 12 phrases to help you and your team stick with it. Sharpen your focus. Build your competence. Ignite your passion. We win