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Bigger Than Baseball: Leadership Lessons From The 2017 World Series

Last week’s World Series is now history. But before you turn the page on that baseball story, take one more look, in the context of a bigger conceptual map. The tale has some interesting strategic lessons about a paradigm broader than our national pastime, about leadership in a world increasingly dominated by automated intelligence and the … Read More »

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First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization

Time is money and for entrepreneurs starting out, it is imperative both are utilized to their fullest. To maximize both, founders must prioritize, reports Entrepreneur. When we first started out, we were wrestling with some problems on how to build our personal-finance website, NerdWallet. I got some great advice from my friend Drew Houston (the … Read More »

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5 Ways to Lead Even if You’re Not an Executive

As an entrepreneur, there has been a constant thought running through my mind. It’s about choice. Specifically, what choices do we make and why do we make them? We are always making a choice, no matter what, reports Inc. Not only is every action you take a choice, not doing something is also a choice. I … Read More »

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Focus On The Job You Have, Not The One You Want

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have is the old adage for how young go-getters should approach cultivating an appropriate corporate aesthetic. Even as workplaces get increasingly casual–the person occupying the job you want may well be wearing a hoodie and cargo shorts these days–the idea that on-the-job success involves focusing … Read More »

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6 Strategies to Resolve Conflict at Work

When you get a group of people together day after day, conflict is inevitable. The employees you so carefully screened during hiring interviews aren’t immune, either. They might have had the perfect answers to behavioral questions such as, “How do you handle conflict?” Unfortunately, polished interview responses don’t guarantee a harmonious workplace, reports Entrepreneur. Workplace conflict … Read More »

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12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than The Rest of Us

Most of us know at least one madly productive person–someone who’s able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful, reports Forbes. It’s no accident that great work habits and success go hand in hand. Improving your … Read More »

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