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Want a Competitive Advantage? Build Your Culture | Inc.com

Every company has a corporate culture, whether they know it or not. The culture comes down to how people work together within the organization to get things done and affects nearly every aspect of the organization. Companies have two choices: let the culture form itself, or choose to shape it into …

Employment

Learning To Sell Your Idea In 10 Minutes Is A Valuable Career Skill

Recently, I visited an elite class of military officers who will spend the next thirteen months training on the most sensitive—and challenging—national security issues of our time. One of my books on communication skills is required reading in the class because crafting and delivering a compelling …

University of Washington

How to Run Meetings that Don’t Suck

In the UK last year a survey of office workers found that 40% of meetings were a waste of time. Factors such as the wrong attendees, a lack of …

UX Design

The 4 Pillars of a Positive Staff Culture

<i>Part of my professional growth plan is focused on building a positive school staff culture. I am no expert in this area but I have been honoured to</i> …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

How to Keep Your Best Employees From Walking Out the Door | Inc.com

It's become one of the business world's most well-worn clichés: People are your greatest asset.<p>Clichés often become clichés because they're so true, and this one is no exception. How can you build a great business without great employees?<p>Yet many entrepreneurs allow their best employees to become …

Employment

The Top Corporate Wellness Trends To Watch For In 2017

Chances are you know a few co-workers, family members or friends who have made their New Year’s resolution all about their health and wellness. It turns out, your company’s goal for 2017 may be the same.<p>Corporate wellness programs have come a long way in the recent years. With growing popularity, …

Ergonomics

15 Marketing Tools To Check Out in 2017

Brands are facing more competition than ever. They need help, and these tools provide it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands working to communicate with consumers are facing more competition than ever: On a daily basis, people are bombarded with marketing messages, …

Building a winning team with Agile Performance Management

This is a guest post written by Anand Inamdar, Product Owner at Amoeboids Technologies. The team at Amoeboids has developed & supports JIRA add-ons …

Project Management

Take Care Of What's Important: Simple Ways To Look After Your Employees | Founder's Guide

Your employees are right at the heart of your business. Without them, it’s pretty likely that the entire thing would fall apart. Of course, you are …

Employee Engagement

11 Creative Employee Perks That Barely Cost Anything to Implement

Who says benefits have to cost an arm and a leg? Show your team your appreciation with these creative, low-cost perks.<p>A. Company T-Shirts<p>Welcome new employees with a branded company T-shirt. It sets the tone for a casual workplace and gives both new and seasoned team members a common connection. - …

How to Streamline HR Processes

We are all subject to processes in our personal and professional lives. It might be completing a form or following a series of steps. The great thing …

Employee Engagement

Can Facebook Workplace Kill Office Email?

A new wave of online collaboration software is threatening to dramatically reduce (if not eliminate) intra-office email communication. Products such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook Workplace let business users chat via text and video conference, send GIF files and emojis, and even share …

Microsoft Teams

5 Steps To Take Employee Engagement To Another Level

Why is employee engagement critical to an organization?Many think “getting more employees involved” is the end game. That’s true, but for what …

Employee Engagement

How to Immediately Improve Your Powers of Persuasion | Inc.com

Dr. Robert Cialdini's seminal book <i>Influence</i> has been on the bestseller list for the last 25 years and has sold over 3 million copies, though it wasn't always that successful. For the first few years, it did not do so well, and then it became a remarkable hit. I recently had the pleasure of meeting …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Convert Prospects into Clients with Emotional Intelligence

People may believe that decisions are based on logic only, but the brain doesn't work that way. Here's how to make your prospect's decision easy with emotionally intelligent marketing.<p>A few weeks ago I attended an event as a guest expert with my radio co-host Kevin Harrington, one of the original …

7 Tech-Based Strategies for Overcoming Resistant Sales Leads | Inc.com

Resistance is a part of the sales process. It's rare for a buyer to have no hesitation and no resistance when considering the purchase of a product or a service, especially when they know they're being sold to. While the prominence of online sales has radically altered the tenets and conventions of …

Marketing