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Seven Ways to Productively Learn From the Past

Date Posted: 
6 January 2015 - 11:00am

By Kevin Eikenberry: 

Not everyone values history or the past in the same way. In the quotation books on my book shelves, for every quote that echoes "history is bunk" (from Henry Ford), I can find a "those who cannot learn from history are bound to repeat it" (from George Santayana).

How to Keep Control of Your Sales Process

Date Posted: 
5 January 2015 - 8:45am

By Lyndon Miles: 

When you are starting in business it can be a struggle to simply make enough sales to keep going, but as time goes on and your turnover increases there are a number of dangers in taking every sale. Here we give a very brief account of a few of the pitfalls that can befall the unwary business owner and how to spot and stop them. Lack of information - The prime problem that many growing businesses have is poor management information.

Two Successful Customer Service Case Studies From (Surprise!) the Airlines

Date Posted: 
3 January 2015 - 5:30pm

By Ted Janusz: 

Even in businesses not known for providing excellent customer service, one person can make a real difference. Here are two examples.

What Leaders Can Learn From Walt Disney

Date Posted: 
23 December 2014 - 2:00pm

By Kevin Eikenberry: 

On the anniversary of Walt Disney's death, this article is meant to help all of us who are leaders learn from the man behind the mouse.His legacy and vision have lived on and expanded in amazing ways in the 48 years since his death. This post is meant to help all of us who are leaders learn from the man behind the mouse.

What Have We Learnt About Leadership From Neuroscience?

Date Posted: 
23 December 2014 - 12:30pm

By Mark R Stephens: 

Leadership is an area of business that has seen a lot of insight from neuroscience in recent years. Old management theory is now being combined with psychology and the findings from neuroscience to produce new models for organisational leadership. Specifically, what are some of the key findings from studies that have added to our understanding of effective leadership in recent years?

How To Form Habits Effortlessly - The Power Of The Compound Effect

Date Posted: 
21 December 2014 - 8:00am

By Thibaut Meurisse: 

Have you ever tried to form a new habit but fail multiple times? Me too. Unfortunately, our willpower is limited and this is the reason why we fail to follow through new habits or discipline ourself. What makes habits so powerful is that they require no or very limited willpower and allow us to accomplish way more things that we could if we were to rely solely on our willpower. In this article I show you how to form new habits effortlessly.

The Number 1 Trait Most Crazy-Successful Coaches Have in Common

Date Posted: 
20 December 2014 - 11:30am

By Holly Chantal: 

There's a flaw in the idea of "getting noticed", especially in the coaching world. Getting noticed is passive language, it implies that you can sit back and expect people to notice you. Even if you're amazing at what you do, if you are going about your business and hoping to get noticed - you're going to be waiting a long time. If you want to be REALLY successful in business, in the least amount of time you need to MAKE people notice you.

4 Powerful Things to Remember When Leading a Team of People

Date Posted: 
16 December 2014 - 1:30pm

By Cubie D King: 

Ask anyone who has led a group of people, and they will attest to the fact that leading people is one of the most difficult task you will undertake in your life. These 4 key strategies will help your team leads further understand how to influence the people under their auspices, while at the same time create a positive work environment where team members can grow.

The Key to Motivation, Engagement: 5 Strategies for Improvement

Date Posted: 
15 December 2014 - 1:45pm

By Terry Wall: 

As leaders, we get used to telling people what to do, and how to do it. It's a habit we need to break, especially if we're trying to motivate and engage our direct reports, and the rest of our organization.

4 Ways To Know If A Leader Gets It DONE

Date Posted: 
13 December 2014 - 8:15pm

By Richard Brody: 

One of the major and most significant differentiators between those that merely sit in some positions of leadership, as opposed to being genuine, meaningful and impactful leaders, is whether they merely depend on lots of empty rhetoric, or whether they focus on a plan of action, and actually doing something that matters in such a way that it positively impacts a need or priority of the organization. Real leaders aim to be transformative, in terms of making an important difference in the performance, potential, relevance and sustainability of their group. To maximize their potential, they should utilize these 4 Ways...

How To Extract Superior Performance From Your People!

Date Posted: 
12 December 2014 - 5:45pm

By Ashok Grover: 

What do you do when your team does not appear to be performing in spite of your pushing it to the limits? What are the options available to you? What is the right approach? Here is a step-by-step, logical approach.

Willpower Launches You on Your Journey - Good Habits Help Ensure You'll Arrive

Date Posted: 
11 December 2014 - 9:30am

By Maryanne Pope: 

When it comes to setting goals, we sometimes think if we could just develop a really strong sense of willpower, we would be able to achieve all our dreams. But willpower is like a rocket booster, it can only take you so far. At some point, good habits also have to be in place. But even good habits aren't enough to get you to the finish line if, deep down, you do not truly believe you are capable - or worthy - of achieving success.

10 Tips To Help Your People Be More Autonomous

Date Posted: 
10 December 2014 - 9:00am

By Kevin Dee: 

When a manager or an executive has multiple people reporting to them it is tough to find time to work on tasks other than managing those people. Here are 10 tips to help.

Visionary Leaders Have the COURAGE to Invest in People

Date Posted: 
9 December 2014 - 3:15pm

By Mike L Shriner: 

It feels like I've spent much of my career trying to persuade business leaders they need to focus as much attention on their human assets (their employees) as they do their physical and financial assets (infrastructure, equipment, facilities, capital, etc.). Said differently, they should focus the same level of energy on managing their human capital as their financial capital.

Keep Your Customers Happy

Date Posted: 
8 December 2014 - 10:00am

By Alexandru Fetcu: 

Customer service and customer satisfaction have different meanings for each customer. One customer's expectations might be higher or lower than another customer's.

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