What are the main marketing challenges for a startup founder? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
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Before we get to the secret sauce for happy employees, let's first talk about happiness at work. It's tricky to focus on happiness at work. It's subjective, and too often leaders focus on making employees
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This week’s top Leadership stories may help you craft shorter emails, a better-designed workday, and smarter to-do lists. This week we learned how one Googler “designs” his time rather than manages it,
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His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the he
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Last week a friend of mine signed up with a cable TV provider for both his television and internet services. Once he was happy with the way things were working, he started making calls to cancel his old
No matter what type of work you do, it’s likely you have encountered a difficult customer. It’s more likely, however, you have encountered many difficult customers. Maybe – just maybe – you are even a
Susan runs a successful business consulting company. She shared that while her top-line revenue has grown by almost 50% over the past two years, her net revenue or profit has grown less than 10%. I asked
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Great Leaders don't get there by accident. Here Inc. columnists share the best tools to lead and succeed. Being a leader is hard. Some people put themselves in a leadership role and others are there by
The best leaders inspire their direct reports to carry out their organization’s goals enthusiastically. Indeed, with adept leadership, employees not only share these goals, but they also make them their
With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation
In business, it's often the self-promoters who command attention. They think of themselves as 'self-made success stories'-proud of what they've built on their own. Hogwash. We all learned from someone.
It’s hard to imagine that less than a decade ago, customer service was still perceived as an organizational support function. Today, it’s evolved into an important driver for growth, engagement, and retention.
John C. Maxwell is one of today's top leadership thinkers. Here's what he thinks about leadership. Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to
Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders