Defying Perfectionism

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The Value Drawbacks of Living as a Perfectionist… Perfectionism… “To be, or not to be?” That is of course the ultimate question, and there are certainly arguments for and against it. Those who support perfectionism may tell you that it’s a measure of thei

10 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated to Participate in Content Marketing

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For the past few years, I’ve been talking quite a bit here on The Sales Lion about the power of Insourcing. Simply put, I feel most companies are grossly under-utilizing their existing employee base to produce content—be it text, video, or audio. In order to overcome this issue and he

It Takes Marketing Leadership to Drive Sales Transformation

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The sales profession is going through a transformation. Social, mobile, and digital media are helping buyers become better informed and raising their expectations. And the purchase process has become longer and more complex. These forces are making selling more costly, collaborative, and consulta

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

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

Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/VlbiLa7Wzw Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.

How to Delegate Effectively in a Small Business

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Entrepreneurs are natural-born do-it-yourselfers, tackling each and every task that comes their way. And while that attitude is admirable, it can be pretty ineffective, too. Luckily, my super-efficient small business slice will show you how to delegate effectively in under 90 seconds flat. Don&rs