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12 Most Dynamic Techniques for Including Stories in Your Presentations

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Blog, Business, Presenting, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development | 2 comments

Well-crafted, relevant stories can be an effective part of your presentation, whether you are presenting to colleagues, clients, prospects...

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12 Most Self-Absorbed Ways to Destroy Your Credibility

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Communication, Leadership & Management, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development | 103 comments

We have all been inundated with articles, books and blog-posts about ways in which we can improve our leadership style, wield our influence...

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12 Most Animated Leadership Lessons from Dreamworks Movies

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Blog, Character & Ethics, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Management, Professional & Personal Development, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 22 comments

The greatest lessons in leadership are instilled in us when we are young. It’s the stories we’re told that become the morals we live...

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12 Most Egregious Ways People Screw Up Job Postings

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Business, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Job search, Relationships, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development | 2 comments

Hiring people is hard. It’s hard to find good people to apply for a job, it’s hard to sort out the best candidates from the...

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12 Most Appealing Boss Behaviors

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Customer Service, Inspiration, Job search, Mentoring, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development | 16 comments

Great bosses, like great coaches, get the most out of their players. If you’re lucky enough to work for one, it means you’ll develop...

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12 Most Self-Destructive Ways to Break the Spell in Your Marketing Writing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog, Business, Communication, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development | 5 comments

John Irving once told a group of aspiring writers about a time he was on an airplane and saw a woman across the aisle raptly reading his...

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12 Most Dangerous Ways You Get Stalled by Your Competition

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Blog, Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Sustainability, Vision & Strategy | 1 comment

This post has no paranoid conspiracy theories. The worst things your competitors can do to you have nothing to do with their actions. In...

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12 Most Empowering Things a Team Leader Should Take

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog, Business, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Mentoring, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 12 comments

Most team leaders spend their time thinking more about empowering people, considering what things they can give people instead of what they...

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12 Most Loathsome Boss Behaviors

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Communication, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development | 15 comments

  Job satisfaction is closely tied to an employee’s relationship with the boss. Since everyone knows this, isn’t it amazing how...

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12 Most Winning Ways to Handle Questions When Presenting Over the Phone

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog, Business, Communication, Customer Service, Home-based business, Inspiration, Presenting, Relationships, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development, Technology | 4 comments

Phone presentations have become more common nowadays, whether you pick up the phone to make a sales pitch to a potential client, update the...

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