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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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Don’t Be Too Excited About Your Press Release

“I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it / I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.” With apologies to the Pointer Sisters, I’m not excited about most press releases. Neither are the media who get about thousands, if not millions, per day, says Forbes. By their format and nature, press … Read More »

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How to Score Hires Who Already Have Jobs

Who’s the onus on to match your company with the right hires–potential candidates searching for a job, or you? Although you definitely want to do your best to attract active searchers in a cost-effective way that remains on-brand, you don’t want to miss out on great candidates that could be hiding in plain sight. Just because people aren’t out … Read More »

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