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Brandenstein - The Brand Doppelgänger

This young girl Mary Shelley, published her novel in 1818, having worked for two years on the manuscript - a novel that talked of an eccentric …

Arvind Kejriwal

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

Procrastination

Leading Change: 6 Reasons Change Management Strategies Fail

There are hundreds if not thousands of books about change management. There are courses managers can take an oodles of “expert” consultants companies can higher. So why do so many organizations get it wrong. In a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change …

Management

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing?<p>Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay.<p>As we know, performance management is the term used to refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs …

Project Management

How to Build A Story With Your Brand

Creating new stories with your brand is a great marketing strategy.<p>Brands have to be more responsible than ever before. These days' customers are looking for more than someone who can sell a product at the most affordable price. They are looking deeper into what companies are doing in order to …

Small Business

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

Communication Skills

7 Branding Resources to Boost Your Brilliance: Books, Talks, and Websites

When it comes to advertising your business, you need to create a brand that is going to be instantly recognizable. This is not always as easy as it …

TED Talks

How to Conduct a Local SEO Audit in 45 Minutes

Auditing your website isn’t optional. It’s a necessity.<p>If you want to drive organic traffic to your site and improve your search rankings, you need …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Personality

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

If you aren’t marketing on Pinterest already, you may be missing out on potentially significant business opportunities. Just consider the following …

Marketing

3 Fail-Proof Strategies for Creating Viral Content in 2016

<i>Image source: photodune</i><p>Admit it. We've all invested hours into crafting the perfect catchy title and compelling hook for a blog post on a trending topic and thought, "This is it! I'm finally going viral! Internet, here I come!" The inevitable result: our content gets a handful of shares and …

Infographics

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss (and Elevate Your Career) in 2016

The Things Exceptional Employees do that Make Them Irreplaceable<p>Every boss has favorites. And usually with good reason. Exceptional employees make life much easier, and I've found those type of employees have a few things in common you can emulate to impress your boss and improve your career in …

Project Management

7 Tools That Make Facebook Marketing Easy

As Facebook continues to drive the world’s social media standard, the question must be asked:<p><i>What are the best marketing tools available for Facebook?</i><p>…

Marketing

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

Customer Experience

These 2 Powerful Words Will Supercharge Your Business (and Life) | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>One of the best ways to grow your business this year may …

Social Media

This 16-Year-Old Business Phenom Tells You How to Create Lifelong Brand-Loyal Consumers

Pay attention to what this teenager has to say about marketing to Millennials.<p>When a 16- year-old business tycoon reaches out to you on Twitter, you pay attention. I was instantly impressed with Connor Blakley, both when I chatted with him on the phone and when I recently met him in person.<p>At age …

Public Relations

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question | Inc.com

What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it turns out there's another, much better question to ask--and a much …

Self-improvement

How Mark Zuckerberg Keeps His Ridiculously Challenging New Year's Resolutions | Inc.com

It's January. In other words, it's time to carry out your resolution, however important it may be to you. Did you make one this year?<p>Mark Zuckerberg did.<p>And he's not messing around, either. The face behind the 'Book is known for setting notoriously challenging personal goals for himself each year. …

Mark Zuckerberg

A Quick Start Guide to Marketing Your App

<i>My pen was flying over the old fashioned but very useful Steno notepad at</i> <i>Dust or Magic’s Fall conference</i><i>. Words of wisdom from guest speakers on</i> …

App Store

Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame

One of the biggest challenges a company can face is changing people’s behavior — getting them to collaborate and be humble, for example, or put the company’s long-term interests first. Most behavior-change initiatives accomplish little, at best.<p>So when we faced such a challenge at Lear Corporation, …

Leadership

The Top 8 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Work

My team and I just hosted another Future of Work Forum in NYC for members of The Future of Work Community (a global brand council where companies explore how the workplace is changing). We were joined by some brilliant speakers and guests including the CHRO of AARP, Chief People Officer of Cisco, …

The Workplace

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …

Employee Engagement

Architecting the Organization for Change

In my last article and the first free download from the Change Planning Toolkit™ on The Five Keys to Successful Change™ we looked at the five …

Project Management

Design Thinking: a scientific approach to learning in business/schools?

Design Thinking, the “new” (not really) shiny toy for organisations the world over – see the Harvard Business Review article, “design thinking comes …

Graduate School

You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It

Employee trust in management and commitment to the company have been in decline for decades. Yet we know that trust and commitment are essential for high individual and corporate performance. Only a minority of companies have managed to buck this decline and have built companies worthy of the human …

Employee Engagement

Want to Succeed in Business? Read “Lean Business Planning”

I want to tell you about this book. But I’m afraid that when you see the words “Lean Business Planning” you’ll get scared and stop reading. Maybe …

Business Planning

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

5 Skills You Must Develop to Succeed in Business

Get a long-term advantage in the competitive world of business by adopting these skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run successful companies in highly competitive</i> …

Business Strategy

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015

Hone your management skills with the latest and greatest books on teams and leadership.<p>Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your …

Leadership