Ian Sprong

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Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro

<i>“I can help you if you want my help. Do you?”</i> – <i>Paul Lemberg, author, speaker and Fortune 100 business coach</i><p>I met Paul Lemberg, world-class business coach, and Rhonda Anderson, sales analyst, at the December 2013 CEO Space business growth conference event. They were presenting a session on sales …

The Must-Haves of Establishing a PMO

Categories: PMOs<p>Seventy percent of organizations had a project management office (PMO) in 2013, according to PMI's <i>Pulse of the Professionâ„¢ In-Depth</i> …

China smartphone war heats up as market cools

SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple began taking pre-orders from China Mobile customers on Christmas Day, it marked the successful end of a lengthy effort by CEO Tim Cook to get the company's newest smartphones onto the world's largest mobile network.<p>The marketing coup could boost global iPhone sales by …

The Most Important Secrets To Succeeding In A New Job

Three executive onboarding ideas have reduced the rate of failure for new executives from 40 percent to below 10 percent: Get a head start. Manage the message. Build the team. Underneath those ideas are the most important things you need to know and do to succeed in a new job:<p><b>Get a head start</b><p>Know …

Communicating Change

To implement a successful change initiative, you must first create the desire for change within the affected stakeholder community. If stakeholders …

30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …

The Five People Who Determine Your Success

Anyone who has accomplished anything of significance didn’t do it alone. Neither should you. Think about the five people you spend the most time with and answer this blindingly simple yet imperative question: <i>Do they make you better?</i><p>If they don’t, the question then becomes: <i>Wh</i><i>o does makes you</b> …

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Do you check your phone for text messages or emails during business meetings?<p>According to new research from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, you are probably annoying your boss and colleagues. Furthermore, the research indicates that older professionals and those …

Saving the art of conversation in the age of the smartphone

“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. “And you’re going to be a little boring, too.”<p>Turkle, for the record, is not boring. She is a psychologist and a professor at MIT whose primary academic …

TED Talks

Personal Branding Is A Leadership Requirement, Not a Self-Promotion Campaign

Developing your personal brand is essential for the advancement of your career and development as a leader. Unfortunately, personal branding has become a “commoditized” term that has lost its intention as people have irresponsibly used social media as a platform to build their personal brand and …

7 Things You Should Expect From Your Leaders In 2014

Employees expect a lot from their leaders and when they don’t get what they expect they begin to lose trust and respect for their leader. As the workplace continues to transition from a knowledge to a wisdom-based environment, the requirements for great leadership are changing. For example, leaders …

How to Avoid the Most Common Awkward Conversation Mistakes

On the surface, conversation seems easy enough. You talk, they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward situations where …

How to Be Amazingly Good at Asking Questions

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

Break the Ice In Any Situation with These 10 Conversation Starters

Whether you want to start a conversation with a new guy or girl, or you want to get a meeting off to a great start, a good ice breaker can help you …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with …

Vijf stappen om de leider in jezelf te ontdekken - PW.

Dat stelt Wilma Kuipers van Profile Dynamics als medeauteur van de whitepaper De ideale leider bestaat niet. Niet alleen de crisis maakt dat het …

Humor in organisaties: het moet wel grappig blijven

Veel organisaties gebruiken humor in merkcommunicatie. In reclame is humor bijvoorbeeld een veelgebruikte strategie. In de organisatie zelf valt …

Why leaders eat last. Simon Sinek over leiderschap

In deze video vertelt Simon Sinek over leiderschap en vertrouwen. De moeite waard om te bekijken. De interessantste punten vindt u terug in de tekst.