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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content

Content marketing can be extremely effective, but only if you know how to create compelling content. Here are six tips.<p>The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader

Sometimes the things you think you need will lead you down the wrong path. Here's what you need to know.<p>We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven …

The 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>We all have those moments--a forgotten appointment, a name we can't recall, a word that's on the tip of our tongue. For the most part, these incidents don't worry us. However, as we age, they seem to increase in significance. We …

Paid Search and E-commerce: 4 Things You Should Know

If you have a paid search program or plan to launch one soon, use these four tips to optimize your campaigns.<p>In 2012, online retailers spent $2.3 billion in paid search marketing across Google AdWords and the Yahoo! Bing Network, according to AdGooroo. Amazon, Best Buy, Zappos, and Target are among …

2 Sentences That Engage Customers

To get customers interested in what you're selling, make your sales message about your customers.<p>You're excited about your company, right? You're proud of your products, right? Therefore, your best strategy, when talking to a customer, is to tell the story of your company and its products with …

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Seven Strategies for Simplifying Your Organization

<i>This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG [PDF], …

Lessons From Amy's Baking Company: Six Things You Should Never Do On Social Media

Yesterday’s incident with Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro has generated a lot of conversation about what not to do on social media as a brand. But underneath the typical commentary about bad brand behavior and reputation management are tips anyone (yes, even you) can takeaway from how …

Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the …