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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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To My Fellow Business Leaders: Heed The Signals

You may have heard the term signal-to-noise ratio. It’s a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise, reports Forbes. This is an especially important concept for business leaders in this transitional moment in time. Why now? As a business leader, you’re being barraged daily by what may feel … Read More »

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6 Website Design Strategies That Can Improve the Effectiveness of Your Site

When is the last time you saw a website with a clearly outdated design appear at the top of Google search results? If you can even remember this happening, it probably occurred quite some time ago, reports Inc. Google understands that people want up-to-date content, and do not like to spend time visiting sites with … Read More »

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