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6 Life Lessons the World’s Most Successful Business People Have Learned That You Still Don’t Get

What separates the most successful business people from the average white-collar professional? Aside from the fact that they can buy and sell your most prized possessions a thousand times over, it’s that they understand a few simple truths about life and business which they live by, reports Entrepreneur. It’s often the case that meaningful professional success comes from a shift … Read More »

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How to Avoid the 3 Most Common New-Manager Mistakes

Congratulations on your new role as a manager! Now what? You’re suddenly responsible for the career trajectories of people who aren’t yourself. And with that comes new a set of responsibilities, perspectives, and skills, reports Inc.  It’s no small task, and without being mindful of common mistakes, it’s easy to mishandle. I take pride in being a good manager. I focus … Read More »

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How To Adopt An Innovative Work Culture That Will Bolster Business Success

Many companies talk about it. But seeing the profitability in adapting a new type of management style, operations, recruiting and training, and setting goals that coordinate with a positive work culture isn’t always clear, reports Forbes. Unless you are Chris Barbin, the Global` Culture Officer of Appirio, a Wipro IT company that partners with companies like … Read More »

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Keep Your Talent: 5 Employee Retention Strategies for Long-Term Success

You spend countless hours grooming employees for their roles, investing time and effort into getting them up to speed and teaching them about the company. And for good reason: Your business’s livelihood depends on their performance, reports Entrepreneur. But when an employee leaves, you’re back to square one: recruiting, training and grooming all over again. And the process isn’t easy … Read More »

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3 Ways To Focus On Your Work Without Interruption — Backed By Science

An ability to focus and work deeply for an extended period is the holy grail for productivity nerds like me, reports Forbes. It’s a gauntlet Cal Newport threw down for us in his enjoyable book, Deep Work. He defines deep work as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. … Read More »

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If Your Boss Isn’t Telling You How to Improve, Here’s How You Can Find Out for Yourself

Your boss calls you into his office one afternoon to surprise you with a raise. Wow, you think, I must have done something right! He then proceeds to tell you why he thinks you deserve it. “You’ve been doing a great job. You put a lot of thought into what you do, and it shows. … Read More »

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