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As Company Culture Improves, So Does Your Business

Here’s something that shouldn’t be particularly surprising: After studying company culture as earnestly as any other business attribute, researchers have decided conclusively that culture is vitally important for the success of any company, reports Forbes. These researchers admit culture is a difficult thing to quantify, but if anything can manage it, it’s the scientific method. … Read More »

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7 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was a well-respected and popular military leader long before most civilians had ever heard of him. Many people have heard stories about Mattis, who currently serves as U.S. Secretary of Defense, particularly during the time of his nomination, reports Entrepreneur. Nicknamed “Mad Dog,” the general is known for his intellect, … Read More »

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6 Ways Underdogs Succeed (And What You Can Learn From Them)

It’s frustrating when others don’t give you the respect you deserve. You feel like you have to prove yourself over and over again. Underdogs have a mindset that anyone who wants to advance in their career needs to have, reports Forbes. Here are six ways you can develop the underdog mindset to overcome obstacles and … Read More »

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Here’s How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture

Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what’s working (and what’s not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to change, reports Inc.  At Funding Circle, we champion this spirit in one of our five company values: “Be Open.” One … Read More »

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Employees, Not Consultants or Executives, Are Your Best Innovators

The insurance industry gets a bad rap as outdated and inefficient. But one insurance firm, CSAA Insurance Group, is bucking the stereotype with a strikingly modern approach to innovation, reports Entrepreneur. This American Automobile Association-affiliated insurer caught the attention of the Harvard Business Review last August due to its all-hands-on-deck innovation strategy. As the article described, CSAA … Read More »

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Why Grateful People Always Succeed

Being Grateful Is A Choice, Not A Result To begin I’d like to preface with the idea that gratefulness is a choice, not a result. I hear all the time that it is so easy to be grateful when you’ve made it to the top. It is easy to be grateful when your career, mission, … Read More »

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