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3 Tips To Approach Business The Way An Olympian Prepares For The Games

It’s not every day you get to hold an Olympic gold medal. Rarer still is the opportunity to get inside the head of an Olympian. At our annual conference this year, four-time Olympic triathlete Simon Whitfield gave us the honor to do both, reports Forbes. He shared with us his story of determination, success, failure … Read More »

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5 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

If you are looking to access a job, venture capital or clients – the opportunity is in your network. A survey suggests nearly 85% of all jobs are filled via networking, as reported by Inc. Networking may not be on the “favorite things to do” list. It is often awkward and time consuming. You may half-heartedly attend … Read More »

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How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, … Read More »

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The Best Dealmakers Know That Every Deal Dies Three Times Before It Closes

Entrepreneurship, and arguably business in general for that matter, is all about the art of the deal. Whether you’re hiring employees, selling your product, or raising capital, deals are what make the world go ‘round. Deal making is equal parts euphoric and depressing. The roller coaster ride that accompanies most deals, regardless of the amount … Read More »

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10 Verbal Skills of the Most Likable People

Remarkable entrepreneurs and leaders know that emotional intelligence and being a likable person contribute immensely to their success. It’s no surprise when you consider that hiring key employees, managing teams and landing big deals all boils down to building trust and making meaningful connections with others, says Inc. The centerpiece of this process is communication. You simply can’t afford to be … Read More »

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22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Some individuals possess particular qualities that steer the way towards becoming a great leader, reports Entrepreneur. Here, we outline 22 that could help lead you to greatness: 1. Focus  “It’s been said that leadership is making important but unpopular decisions. That’s certainly a partial truth, but I think it underscores the importance of focus. To … Read More »

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