Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and COO of Facebook is on a mission. A couple of weeks ago she, in collaboration with a star line up of women in other leadership roles launched the #banbossy campaign. They argue on their website that: When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when... More »Why #BanBossy Won’t Work in Pakistan
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There’s a myth in innovation that creativity means letting go and throwing out the box. Everyone needs to open their mind completely and let possibilities flow in from everywhere. There’s no structure – just openness. That’s how you get the good ideas. It’s a myth because it’s not true – innovation sessions without structure rarely... More »Focus is Everything
As you head into 2014, what are going to be the most important steps in amplifying your business growth? You’ve got four major areas of responsibility – beyond your main business function. No matter what type of business you’re in, from marketing to accounting, you have to attend to these four areas: Your presence –... More »Convert, Retain, Grow: Insights for Amplifying Your Business in 2014
Just as the 5 Love Languages have helped millions of couples improve their communication with each other, the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is now drastically enhancing supervisors’ and colleagues’ ability to communicate authentic appreciation in the workplace. We know that traditional employee recognition programs aren’t effective in helping employees truly feel valued... More »Are There Generational Differences in Expressing Appreciation?
One way that brands harness the constantly growing mobile market is by developing branded mobile apps. But is a mobile app right for your brand? Top branded mobile apps succeed with consumers because they provide a tangible benefit, from discounts and deals to easier ordering, prescription reminders, and more. By studying these brand examples and... More »There’s An App for That: Creating Your Brand’s Mobile App
Especially after an anticipated purchase, no one wants to feel like they have wasted their money on something that doesn’t work, doesn’t fit, or could have been purchased somewhere else for less. Lawyers.com offers five steps to make sure you make a good buying decision. Collect information from a variety of sources when researching a... More »Five Steps to a Good Buying Decision
I lied. I’m not going to tell you how to become the richest person on earth. Sucks, doesn’t it? But what I did is no different than what I’m unfortunately seeing on a regular basis with other press releases, blog posts, emails, and so on. A great press release headline sucks the reader in. It... More »Read This Post To Discover The Secret To Becoming the Richest Person On Earth!!!
Salespeople tend to operate in their own personal zone. Much of this stems from the competitive nature of being in an office where everyone wants to achieve recognition by selling more than anyone else on the team. But, just suppose as a salesperson or entrepreneur, your service has little recognition or acceptance, due to the... More »Reach Your Goal by Helping the Team
When I was searching for my first job, everyone told me to get out and network. “Networking,” they said, “that’s how you get a job,” they said. But you know what? I didn’t even know what that meant. I imagined people in suits using buzzwords like “synergy” trying to get hired. Once I actually started networking,... More »6 Ways to Build a Business-Boosting Network of Friends and Buddies
Educational experience is a very important asset to job seekers—especially those who are just making their first foray into the job market. However, since the education section of the resume is often brief, job seekers can sometimes forget just how important this experience is. What Academics and Training Can Say That Job Experience Can’t Professional... More »The Importance of Including Education on a Resume
One of my career coaching clients recently asked me what the “profile of an ideal job-seeker is.” Career building and job-seeking consulting has been my profession for over thirteen years and after a career in advertising and retained executive recruiting. But in all that time, I had not thought about this question in just these... More »The Profile of an Ideal Job Seeker
I caught up with Laura Leist, who is an award winning entrepreneur that has grown her company, Eliminate Chaos, from a one-woman show into a thriving business. She has written eight books, including Eliminate the Chaos at Work: 25 Techniques to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Chaos: The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life.... More »How to Clean Up The Clutter and Be More Effective At Work
I’m sure at some point during your job search you’ve heard people say that job-hopping is a career killer (we actually debunked this myth in a previous blog), but could the opposite be true? Just like moving from job to job can be damaging when it comes to your future job hunt, so can staying... More »Can Staying At One Job For Too Long Ruin Your Career?
In Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Wharton Professor Adam Grant examines the correlation between personal contribution and professional productivity within large organizations. In doing so, Grant examines an issue at the heart of the future of business: how to inspire employees to bring their best and full selves to work in ways... More »6 Steps to Unlocking Employee Passion and Propelling Your Social Purpose
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