Kimberly Deas

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Why Work-Life Balance Is a Flawed Concept (And What to Do Instead)

Work-life balance is a flawed concept. I don't know a single successful person who feels like they have mastered the equation. Yet the myth of the perfectly balanced life haunts us. We know what it looks like: reasonable work hours, time for exercise and family, no late night project deadline …

Why I Believe In Noble Purpose

It’s the key question every leader needs to ask: Do you have a “Noble Purpose?” Or do you just sell stuff?<p>The answer is directly linked to your profitability.<p>The data is clear, organizations with a Noble Purpose (that focus on improving life for their customers) outperform organizations that are …

How to Persuade The Most Stubborn Buyers to Change Their Minds | Inc.com

Thomas E. Smith, founder of an eponymous nonprofit whose mission is to cure paralysis, is on his way to revolutionalizing the sport of hockey.<p>Smith's product is the "Look-Up Line." It's an orange stripe painted around the edge of the rink, so players know to look up before they smash into the …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

<b>The bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world.</b> <br>Do you want …

7 Relationship-Building Tips from NY Times Bestselling Author Keith Ferrazzi

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with best selling author, entrepreneur, and speaker Keith Ferrazzi, one of the pre-eminent thought leaders …

Thought Leadership

Why You Still Need Face-to-Face Meetings – "Wildfire" Maguire

In a world driven by technology, the face-to-face meeting has taken a back seat.<p>I just returned from visiting a favorite local restaurant. Looking …

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Essentials for Using Social Media to Maintain Relationships

In honor of the recent launch of the updated and expanded <i>Never Eat Alone</i>, I thought it would be fun to find out how a social media master uses the …

4 Ways To End A Professional Relationship

Whether it’s the end of a long-term project or you’re moving on to another company, it’s important to acknowledge the conclusion of a professional relationship. Here’s how to say goodbye with class.<p>Saying goodbye can be difficult. It can be awkward, emotional, or both–therefore many of us tend to …

How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship

If you’ve spent enough time in the workforce, you almost certainly have a trail of damaged professional relationships behind you. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad manager or employee; it’s simply a fact that some people don’t get along, and when we have to rely on each other (to finish the report, to …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Why Your Company Should Develop a Relational Culture

The preparation for productive relationships starts long before you face specific challenges. The positive attributes that encourage relational …

Building The Relationships Necessary For Success, Happiness [WEBINAR]

Keith Ferrazzi is in demand to speak worldwide. His personal charisma and presence make audiences feel a profound connection. He redefines speaking …

How To Transform Online Connections Into Real-Life Relationships

Let’s take this offline. Learn how to bridge the gap between digital and real-life social connections with these tips.<p>In decades past, only super-connectors could claim to have 500 professional acquaintances. Now, the “500+” number is ubiquitous on LinkedIn–but chances are you wouldn’t recognize …

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs

Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history. In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition …

WMTW 033: Keith Ferrazzi – The Critical Importance of Deep Relationships in a Digital World

WMTW 033: Keith Ferrazzi – The Critical Importance of Deep Relationships in a Digital World<p>Posted by Toby Jenkins<p>Shares 58<p><b>Bonus:</b> Download the 33 free …

Open Relationship Building: The 15-Minute Habit That Transforms Your Network

<i>Relationship building in the 21st century will be drastically different than it was in the 20th. In this century, it will be more important than ever to have a large, diverse, and deep network. Open relationship building is a unique approach to building this type of network in your downtime.</i><p>You …

Networking In The Internet Era: An Interview With Keith Ferrazzi

When Keith Ferrazzi’s bestseller <i>Never Eat Alone</i> was published in 2005, LinkedIn was nascent, Facebook was only available to college students, and Twitter didn’t yet exist. Today, they’re essential networking tools – so Ferrazzi has created an updated and expanded version of his book to address …

Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

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Happy 2014 Social Media Day!

Happy Social Media Day from all of us at <i>Mashable</i>.<p>This year marks the fifth-annual global celebration, and it's gearing up to be one of the largest …

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one is going to buy from you if they don’t trust you first. That can be a challenge for entrepreneurs, because we have to build that relationship from scratch, whereas a new salesman for IBM or Mercedes-Benz can coast a bit on the …

The Professional's Guide to Networking

All professionals know that networking is critical, but it’s hard to make time to do it strategically. Maybe you stop in at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast or have lunch with an old contact once in a while, but few of us are deliberate when it comes to our connections. That’s why we can all learn …

Keith Ferrazzi Interview - Keynote Speaker Offers Advice on Building Relationships

Keith Ferrazzi’s first book, <i>Never Eat Alone</i>, redefined networking in the modern world. Almost 10 years after its initial release, a revised and …

Introverts Support Each Other to Learn and Grow

In my last post, I talked about the importance of assessing your strengths <i>and</i> weaknesses to close the learning and skills gaps holding you back from …

Four Words You Hate to Say But People Love to Hear

No matter how hard they can be to say, four simple words, used correctly and with the right intent, can make a powerful impact on your profession, …

Why Networking Must Be More Than An Event

I was riding the bus recently and a gentleman who seemed to be around the same age as me sat in the seat next to mine. He started reading a book …

LinkedIn Launched A New App To Make Networking Easy — Even For People Who Absolutely Hate It

Today, the company released a new app that helps you keep track of what's going on in the professional lives of the people you're connected with.<p>When you open LinkedIn's Connected app, you'll be greeted with a list of the most important updates in your network — if it's someone's work anniversary …

9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiring the wrong person can be detrimental for any employer. Twenty-seven percent of employers report that a single bad hire can cost more than $50,000, according to a …

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>ChoreMonster, a web and mobile program that “makes chores fun for kids and turns parents into superheroes,” is just one of 11 nascent businesses hand-selected by Disney to participate in its first-ever startup accelerator program.<p>After …

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not every customer is ideal. Some are so bad, they can make us wonder why we decided to start our business.<p>Let’s face it -- sometimes there are good reasons to fire a customer. When a relationship becomes badly damaged, it can be the best …