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  • Negotiation Techniques That Never Fail [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | August 12, 2016

    Pro-active listening is just one such technique for more effective negotiating, but for many it’s the gateway to a new form of positive compromise. To tune up the other aspects of your technique, be sure to check out this new infographic which identifies and explains seven effective tools to boost anyone’s game, from business beginner to seasoned entrepreneur…. Read More»


  • 3 Steps to Creating Efficiency, in Good Times and Bad

    Written by: Alan Boyer | August 11, 2016

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    Most companies focus almost exclusively on revenue growth and market share and overlook the importance of operational excellence. When the good times come to an end those companies are left reworking their costs and searching for efficiency, sometimes for the first time. The following three strategies can streamline your financial and operational processes to increase return on investment, without trimming your workforce…. Read More»


  • The Social Era Has Changed Views on Business and Quality of Life

    Written by: Rohan Light | August 11, 2016

    The social era has intensified the effect of opinion on what good business is or should be. We now expect business professionals to consider issues of fairness to other people… Read More»


  • How Commitment Fatigue Undermines Your Business

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | August 11, 2016

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    As an entrepreneur, your commitment to your business’s purpose fuels your hard work. It often can be contagious to those who work with you. When you and your employees are in sync commitment-wise, great things are possible. There is, however, a downside to high-commitment levels if they’re not kept in check. This downside is commitment fatigue.
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  • Checklist for Selling Your Business

    Written by: Amanda Wilks | August 11, 2016

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    Selling your business can be a hard thing to do because you have invested a lot of time, money, and energy into it. Things get even harder when one of your competitors starts to show interest into buying your company. There are some things to consider before actually initiating the selling process. What to Take […] Read moreRead More»


  • Two Characteristics of a Successful Change Agent

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | August 10, 2016

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    In today’s workplace, being a change agent is crucial or soon your organization will become a fossilized relic. Merely staying the course is not enough. Change is only going to get faster as time progresses. Don’t believe me? Look at your job description. I bet if it’s over one year old it’s outdated. You will have to reinvent yourself several times over the next five years…. Read More»


  • Redefining Leadership Roles as Your Company Expands

    Written by: Elise Mitchell | August 9, 2016

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    It’s exciting when a company expands. It’s also a time of transition for the business, for the employees, and especially for the leaders. But after the initial buzz wears off, you might begin to wonder, “What’s my job description now?” Leadership roles should change during times of growth. … Read More»


  • How to Incentivize Remote Employees

    Written by: Roy Rasmussen | August 8, 2016

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    For many employers, working with remote employees has become the new normal. It’s estimated that 45 percent of Americans work from home, and 53 million work as freelancers in the United States. Many freelancers work for clients who don’t provide benefits, but an increasing number of remote employees are full-time workers who seek employers offering competitive benefit packages…. Read More»


  • 5 Employee Engagement Pitfalls Senior Leadership Should Avoid

    Written by: Blake Beus | August 6, 2016

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    Levels of employee engagement across the nation, and even across the world, are dangerously low. According to Gallup, only 13 percent of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. That translates to about one in eight workers. It goes without saying that having 87 percent of your workforce feeling despondent and detached from their work is conducive to neither a happy nor a productive work environment…. Read More»


  • Is Your Customer Service a Gift Without Worth?

    Written by: Chip Bell | August 5, 2016

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    Service works when it enriches the exchanges. Customers feel valued when the service provider delivers something special to the encounter. But generous must be coupled with conscientiousness or it turns contentment into caution. … Read More»


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