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Cameron Herold: How To Make Your Meetings Insanely Productive

If you’re a typical manager, your day is full of meetings, and most of them probably suck. They suck because they go too long, because other meetings get pushed back or because you don’t understand why you’re even present, reports Forbes. Cameron Herold, the founder of COO Alliance, who is known as “the Business Growth Guru,” … Read More »

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5 Habits That Will Make You a More Creative CEO

In 2010, IBM surveyed more than 1,500 chief executive officers from 60 countries and found the No. 1 factor that CEOs use to predict future success is creativity. Being creative allows CEOs to adapt to market changes, adopt innovative new practices and disrupt their industries, reports Entrepreneur. Despite its importance, most CEOs have little time to foster their creative skills. … Read More »

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Want to be a Great Leader for the Future? Cultivate This Skill Now

We’re all aware of the current divide in the United States. It seems like there couldn’t be a more dramatic difference in how people think or what they value, reports Inc. This growing divide, in combination with an increased diversity of thinking, underscores the importance of developing a new skill set: the ability to view differences as opportunities … Read More »

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Discover Your Biggest Business Advantage — Empathy

Bestselling author and business icon Stephen Covey once said: “When you show deep empathy toward others…That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” These words ring true for me not just because they were spoken by one of the most influential figures in American business, but because now, more than ever, the need for empathy spans … Read More »

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Getting Honest Feedback From Your Team

It’s easy to just say that I get feedback by asking my team to tell me what they are thinking. You would think they would just say if I upset them. But, it doesn’t work that way, reports Entrepreneur. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise — achieving an open and (candidly) honest environment takes time. That’s because it … Read More »

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5 Easy Actions That Will Improve Company Culture

In recent years, company culture has become somewhat of a buzz phrase. Thanks to unconventional and progressive leaders like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, people have started to think about company culture differently, reports Inc. This becomes especially true as millennials saturate the workforce, because they bring with them a new set of priorities in terms … Read More »

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