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Four Listening Moves To Get The Best Ideas

The person with the best idea wins. Well, maybe not always, but it sure doesn’t hurt, reports Forbes.  We all struggle with coming up with novel approaches to projects, people and problems. Creativity and insight can be frustratingly fleeting. What fires us up one day can dull us into inertia the next. And yet, the … Read More »

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Leaders: There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Charisma

What are the qualities of a successful leader? They have a strong vision, can clearly communicate their goals and can command a room. But a new study from Ghent University published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that charisma only takes you so far, reports Entrepreneur. The researchers looked at the charisma scores — taken from … Read More »

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Lead with Trust or Control…You Decide

Once upon a time there was a restaurant chain with thousands of locations. A handful of those locations were outperforming all the others by nearly 60%. And the senior leaders were stumped. They began to ask honest questions about their own beliefs, and the practices they used to run the brand. It was real and raw … Read More »

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14 Ways To Better Attract The Top Talent You Need

Hiring the best people isn’t easy: There are a lot of resumes out there attached to a wide variety of skill sets and personalities. Your company, though, is looking for top-level talent: You need people with strong experience, training and drive, and you’re not afraid to try new things to bring them into the fold, … Read More »

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One Thing All Great Communicators Have In Common, And How To Master It

What separates a good leader from a great one? You need only look to history to find the answer: the world’s great leaders have also been the world’s great communicators, reports Forbes. Wherever you look, whether it’s toward political leaders like Winston Churchill, social leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, or business leaders like Steve … Read More »

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8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Every time you pick up a book — or download one to a device — opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a chance to expose yourself to groundbreaking, thought-provoking ideas that could blow your mind and enhance your vision, reports Entrepreneur.  The truth is that you can never know enough. There is … Read More »

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