Blair Nelson

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A Simple, Surprising Way for Leaders to Increase Employee Engagement

In just a few minutes, leaders can make a big difference.<p>Every effective leader understands the importance of communicating with employees. But because most leaders concentrate on organization-wide communication like town hall meetings, email announcements, and blog posts, they fail to take …

Employee Engagement

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

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Working Harder AND Smarter

Do both to get ahead<p>It's too bad that the poor soul who coined the phrase "working smarter, not harder" didn't own their own business. While this often-quoted cliché does prompt us to think creatively and to seek new solutions to problems and challenges, it doesn't offer any real advice on what …

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Why You Should Invest in Personal Branding to Be Successful

Branding is essential when it comes to running a successful business. If people can easily recognize a business and respect what it stands behind, …

Enter the Brand Impact Awards 2018

Designed to reward the very best branding in any given market sector, the Brand Impact Awards is an international prize scheme from the makers of …

Bank of America creates brand safety officer role to help it ‘clean up house’

Bank of America has created a ‘brand safety officer’ role to help it “clean up house” amid the ongoing concern from advertisers about ads appearing …

Lacoste to replace its crocodile with endangered species in conservation campaign

Lacoste is putting its weight behind a campaign to save the world’s most endangered species – by replacing its iconic crocodile logo in favour of a …

Here’s How to Avoid the End of Brand Marketing

America’s generation of future marketers is growing up on video and in photos. They’re becoming naturally accustomed to documenting their lives and …

Brand Architecture: Association Branding

<b></b>With association branding, the new product is less strongly connected to the parent brand than is true for extension branding. As such, the company …

How to Create a Business Culture that Stands Up to Scrutiny

The concept of social responsibility has been part of companies’ operations for a while now. But while social responsibility was once seen as being …

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – …

Leaders With Authenticity Spark Company Electricity

Authentic Leadership, this week’s #TChat topic, became popular after Bill George published his book, <i>Authentic Leadership</i>, <i></i>in 2003. In his book George …

Leadership

Can Companies Use Social to Build Internal Culture? Yes! - Switch & Shift

The secret is out.<p>The arrival of Social tools and networks is fundamentally changing every aspect of how organizations deal with customers, partners …

5 Ways to Help Fix the Employee Engagement Blues

© Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia.com<p>True fact: as the weather gets drearier across America, so do workers’ levels of engagement.<p>How do you increase employee …

3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care about Employee Engagement - Switch & Shift

Her neck stiffened, her jaw clenched and her words strained from disbelief, or anger, “We don’t need employees input on strategy. We’re the board. …

The Power of an Affirmation - with Greg Amundson

Why You Should Care About Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love–and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of corporate culture. How companies like Google and Facebook create environments for their employees that make going to work feel like a day of play. But …

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10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

Public Speaking

7 Ways to Get People to Believe, Like and Respect You

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are some simple, yet often forgotten, business principles that can build a positive professional reputation and keep credibility intact -- for you and your business. Here are seven ways to convey that you are poised, …

Leadership

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p>4 min read<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed</i> …

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How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

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To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say

Follow these simple steps to ensure that you capture your audience's attention and change behavior.<p>Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their …

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8 public speaking lessons from Ted Talks

Fear of public speaking—known by logophiles as “glossophobia”—has been long identified as the most prevalent of all the potential anxieties out there.<p>…

4 Ways to Own the Room During Your Next Presentation

When you're on stage, finding your groove starts with finding out what the audience really wants from your presentation. It's not about what you're saying, but what they're hearing.<p>"And next to the stage, we've got Jordan Scheltgen from Cave Social."<p>A light, non-enthusiastic applause followed.<p>As I …

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Leadership Behavior: Hammer & Scalpel

Leaders aren’t always effective and there’s a complex web of reasons that contribute to poor performance. One such reason is what’s in your arsenal …

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Stay On Track With Your Goals With This Powerful Strategy.

Have you set goals for the year? Every year, there is a scramble to make resolutions and set goals.<p>As a writer, you have ideas about projects …

Motivation

Want to Finally Achieve Your Goals? Be Prepared to Face These 4 Uncomfortable Truths

Once you accept and embrace these four truths, your chances of success and fulfillment in life dramatically improve.<p>Accomplishing your goals requires skills and strategy. However, accomplishing your goals also requires that you enter into the arena with the proper mindset equipped to endure.<p>With …

Self-improvement

Before You Set New Goals, Think About What You’re Going to Stop Doing

Remember your new year’s resolutions? Are you still doing them?<p>If the answer is “no,” most likely you fell into the trap that stops most individuals from accomplishing their resolutions: not consciously taking old activities out of their schedule to make room for the new. It’s the equivalent of …