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5 Unexpected Ways To Build Your Personal Brand

Sometimes, effective personal branding requires nixing conventional wisdom. Here are five tips to help you increase your visibility, influence and success.<p><b>1. Be Lazy.</b> One misconception about personal branding is that you need to constantly create new content to build your brand. For the overworked, …

For Cross-Functional Change, a Good Disruption Helps

How do you improve the <i>whole</i> organization, not just parts of it? The uber challenge for process improvement in organizations has always been to successfully make improvements across functions. But have any sizable organizations assigned people to manage their major end-to-end processes — and …

The five skills of disruptive innovators

In <i>The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators</i>, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen uncover the …

Innovation

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The Customer Support Hierarchy of Needs

Almost five years ago, I was sitting in the conference room of one of the world’s largest insurance companies, trying to push the idea of social customer relationship management to their corporate marketing team. I showed them the power of Twitter and Facebook, and painted pictures of how they …

How Employers Can Maximize Their Benefit From Employee Development

Your Investment in People Means Increased Productivity and Employee Loyalty<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated April 29, 2018<p>The right employee training, …

The 4 types of internet startup: make sure you know which is yours

by Jana Matthews<p>Most internet start-ups fall into four categories, and knowing which one is yours can be the key to your success.<p>The Start-Up Genome …

Startups

5 Secrets to Making Your Cover Letter Stand Out

As a career coach, I can tell you that there are plenty of things that make cover letters stand out in a bad way. But how do you move past mediocre …

Employment

Too many salespeople are thrown in the deep end. They shouldn't be. Here's Sue Barrett on what kind of things salespeople need to know before they start selling: http://smartco.at/rlBIM

Ten Apps To Help You Sell Better This Year And Beyond

Earlier this year, I offered 10 top picks for some simple apps to make your business more productive in 2013. Today, I want to focus on some apps (both new and existing) designed to help you and your sales team sell better, from meeting management software to marketing automation platforms to …

11 reasons there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur

by Amanda Gome<p>It’s a big claim but here it is: there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. I came to this conclusion after reflecting …

Entrepreneurship

Eight Clear Signs It's Time To Make A Leadership Change

I was recently invited to meet with an organization whose leadership wasted my time. An established, well-known company wanted to form a partnership with my organization. They had claimed to conduct their due diligence and their top leadership was in attendance. Much to my disappointment, not only …

How your boss shapes your brain

It is a frightening thought, isn’t it? The person who pays you, who rules your workplace, can also reach inside your head and twiddle your …

Airspace

How Anxiety Can Lead Your Decisions Astray

High-stakes decisions — which can range from starting a business to consummating a joint venture to hiring or firing someone — have something in common: they involve high levels of uncertainty. When so much is unknown or unknowable, trying to decide what the right course of action might be triggers …

For Australia, small business is beautiful

Theodore Roosevelt once observed that the best thing to do is the right thing, the next best is to do the wrong thing and the worst is to do nothing. While there’s been some justifiable debate along those lines with respect to the makeup of the first Abbott cabinet, by giving cabinet status to …

A Financially Viable MOOC Business Model

Type “MOOC” (massive open online course) into Google, and you get 2.7 million hits. Type in “MOOC business model,” and you get about 110,000 hits, …

Higher Education

soft skills

Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, career prospects and job performance. Unlike hard skills, which tend …

CIOs

How is Amway recruiting Australia’s Gen Y? Digitally of course.

by Nassim Khadem<p>If you thought<p>Amway’s direct selling model was doomed in the new digital age, here’s a reality check. The number of Amway …

Mobile Devices

Can small businesses still rank well on Google? Recent changes have got people worried: http://smartco.at/qlCou

How to Manage Biased People

By now it’s generally accepted that if senior leaders suffer from cognitive biases their decisions can severely undermine company performance. Yet, leaders are not the only members of organizations that exercise poor judgment: Non-leaders are sometimes irrational too. Bearing this in mind, it is …

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Map: The Sad State of Global Workplace Engagement

Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, according to 2011-2012 numbers collected by Gallup. What does that mean for where you live and work?<p>Our map below shows engagement data on the countries polled by Gallup, and includes regional insights into where the problems lie — and how …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity