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13 Mental Habits Leaders With Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

Every leader, boss, or manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn’t arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of thinking (i.e., self-awareness) that will inform great decisions, reports Inc. If you’re serious about your own leadership growth, a good first lesson should always … Read More »

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3 Hard Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make

There’s a lot of pressure for small-business owners to be masters of every aspect of their business. This is especially true when you’re first starting out and are often a one-person shop. A recent survey by The UPS Store found that one of the biggest barriers to starting a small business in 2018 was fear of failure, behind concerns … Read More »

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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes, reports Entrepreneur. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major ecommerce company out of her dorm room. He might be the next salt-and-pepper-haired, barefoot Steve … Read More »

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New Job? 9 Ways To Advance From Day One

Congratulations, you have a new job. Now, it’s time to start thinking about the next one. No, you’re not looking to jump to a new job right away, reports Forbes. But the best way to get your next position is by distinguishing yourself in your brand-new job. For one thing, it’s always better to have … Read More »

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3 Ways to Motivate Your Sales Employees That Aren’t About Monthly Quotas

Twenty years ago, any given salesperson was responsible for every step of the sale, from researching potential clients to setting meetings, following up, and closing, reports Inc. Today’s practice of segmentation–that is, designating those various parts of the sales cycle to different roles–makes the process less burdensome for the sales team and allows companies to … Read More »

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Every Hire Has Been a Good One Since This CEO Started Hiring for Values

Hiring for culture fit seems like a no-brainer for businesses looking to hire and keep top talent. Culture is important, but it’s fluid, difficult to define in any certain terms, reports Entrepreneur. Values, on the other hand, are constant. They remind you why you’re doing the work and who you’re doing it with. As companies … Read More »

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