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Hearst Magazines

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

3 Reasons Most Presentations Fail

Make your sales presentations more compelling and interesting.<p>When sales presentations and pitches fail, it's almost always because the presenter made one of these three basic (and fortunately correctable) mistakes, according to Dean Schantz, CEO of DNA Field Branding:<p><b>1. Presenting Too Much</b> …

Schadenfreude

5 Reminders Every Leader Needs

There’s an obvious list of things to keep in mind as a leader: treat people well, hold your values, and help others. However, when you get overwhelmingly busy, something always falls through the cracks. You need a reminder now and then. I attended Big Omaha this year, and it was quite an experience …

Everything Counts: The 6 Ways To Inspire And Motivate Top Performance

Despite all research about the nature of leaders, practitioners and scholars still acknowl­edge that many aspects of leadership remain a mystery. Today I would like to address one of the key mysteries that seems to consistently defy traditional analysis.<p>Often, leaders are identified as possessing a …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal

The most successful entrepreneurs do more than set goals. They keep those goals front and center--all the time.<p>I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the …

Entrepreneurship

The Importance of Building An Emergency Fund For Your Business

You more than likely have an emergency fund for your household, but do you have one for your small business? While you may have more business assets …

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business

Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in …

Stuck? 3 Ways to Move Yourself Forward

Every business owner gets stuck occasionally on an idea or problem. Three proven ways to get "unstuck."<p>Do you find yourself turning an idea or a business problem over and over in your head, and no matter the number of Google searches you perform or the number of walks you take, you just can't …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tips to Keep Your Brand Relevant

Use these tips to help your brand gain new-found relevancy. The alternative is death.<p>All brand managers would love to have a brand that is hot, relevant and shows the kind of retail velocity that we all dream about. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Like musicians, brands get stale and …

Marketing

7 Habits To Turn A Boring Life Into An Extraordinary One

It can be frustrating to hear about how to make your life wonderful by doing things that you can’t necessarily do on a daily basis because of your …

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Roman Krznaric, <i>Greater Good</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists …

How to Become a Morning Person

Let's face it: Morning people have an advantage, and while the night owls are still hitting snooze, the early birds are making things happen all …