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Opportunityisnowhere!

Opportunityisnowhere!

How and where to find opportunities. What is the title of this article? “Opportunity is nowhere” or “Opportunity is now here?” That’s right. The second one is correct. But far more important than deciphering titles is the ability to recognize opportunities in life....

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The Winners Are Still Winning

The Winners Are Still Winning

You can prosper, regardless of the current economic situation. A management psychologist described a conversation he once had with his banker in which he was asked the following question: “Jim, you get around behind the scenes in a lot of businesses. What do you make...

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Help The Best!

Help The Best!

A risky but potentially rewarding approach to leadership Let’s say you are a sales manager. On your team are a few professionals who always do well, several average producers, and some marginal hangers on. Who do you invest your time with? Do you divide it equally...

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A Leading Question

A Leading Question

How can I help my people enjoy their work more, Joel? Question to you: What makes YOU enjoy your work more? If you’re like most people, you enjoy doing things you’re good at. Ever notice that? What you like to do, you’re good at, and what you don’t like to do, you’re...

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Creativity Is Within Reach

Creativity Is Within Reach

  Just find out what everyone else is doing and don’t do it! A client of ours, John Westman, had been looking for a creative way to deliver a message of love to his wife on her 35th birthday—he’d heard about the idea of a sign behind a small airplane, or spelling it...

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Building Your Brand As A Blogger

Building Your Brand As A Blogger

Blogger Branding: Blogger branding: mistakes. A common mistake bloggers make is overlooking the importance of building a brand. They create content according to their heart’s desire but fail to think about the image they want to present to their audience. When you...

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Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function

An architectural theory you can use every day. When the Board of Directors of a mid-sized Eastern college decided to build an extensive addition to their campus, their first step was to hire an architect. Being intelligent men and women, they chose a particularly...

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Forget Luck

Forget Luck

“Good luck,” said the manager to the salesperson leaving for an important sales call. “Wish me luck,” said the student to his mother as he left for school to take an important test. “Boy, were we lucky,” said the lawyer to his partner after winning the case.  You’ve...

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Setting Freelancer Goals

Setting Freelancer Goals

My first time working full-time in a newsroom, my team would meet at least once a week to discuss our company goals and progress. While setting goals as a freelancer might be a little different, it’s equally as important. Why? Because goals help you grow....

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