the wrong messages: Eighteen ways to brand a business… badly
What makes you trust a company? Why are you willing to pay a premium for
some products? Brand. Create a personal brand that customers and prospects
trust... and watch the details.
Reviews: More than an
activity-- It’s a mindset!
Why document failures? Why study the past? Because win/loss reviews give
you insight about why you succeed or
fail and a method to learn from the past. Whether you’re a rep, manager
or entrepreneur you can implement this tool immediately and improve your
trust will get you to the
Learn how to create a high trust
relationship between you and your prospect…avoid short cuts to "get
the sale" and focus on relationships.
you give up too easily on
by Ron Karr
Giving up too soon? Whether they are smoke screen objections or real, many
sales reps themselves say they sometimes give up too soon on prospects. Prepare
yourself with these solutions for the likely challenges you’ll face …
a grip on job stress
How are you coping?
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to Diversity Experts
Where Do We Go From Here?
to Run a Productive Meeting: All Together Now
How to rally the troops for
a meeting they'll never want to leave.
Econ problem: If 10
people are competing for one job, how many applicants will be turned away?
Make sure you're the one who makes the cut. How
to Impress Recruiters: Anatomy of an Interview
takes you from the starting gate to the finish line. Go!
Picture the Audience Naked
With a rash of poor communicators facing angry mobs and the rest of us
perennially stage-frightened, here's advice from public-speaking coach
The Last Taboo
Blame it on 24/7 workweeks, the economy, terrorism, corporate scandals or
all of the above. Experts say they've never seen workplace stress this bad.
Distance Runner's Tips
Learn how to choose employees who can handle the freedom of working from
home from a master.
By Jennifer Keeney
Dissatisfied Customer Guru
Tom Peters, who discovered Stew Leonard, explains why he now
considers him a phony.
By Andrew Rafalaf
is Not a Strategy
The faster big
business cleans up its ethical mess, the sooner we can address the real
crisis of capitalism. Giant companies dominate the landscape -- from media
to medicine, banking to broadband. But talented people don't want to work
for them, customers hate doing business with them, and Wall Street doesn't
want to invest in them.
A candid appraisal of why so many big companies
even the honest ones ) don't work -- and some radical ideas for reform.
in a Local World
Meet Martha Nussbaum, one
of America's leading philosophers. She's asking some top
businesspeople to confront today's toughest question: Are there global
values to connect us all?
in Uncertain Times
A Spy in the House of
The problem isn't that loyalty
is dead or that careers are history. The real problem, argues Stanford's
Jeffrey Pfeffer, is that so many companies are toxic -- and that they get
exactly what they deserve. Alan M. Webber's great article from Nov.
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Entrepreneur, small business owner, manager, leader… now coach. One of
the most effective skills to helping others achieve and helping your
business succeed is the ability to coach. Here’s some advice to help you
coach up performance.
to lead by: Let your employees tell you how to motivate them
You’re the leader and motivator for the entire team… and it’s
exhausting. Stop using all your energy to get others to do what you
want them to do. Find out what motivates them!
it right and make a positive impact
Communicating with prospects, customers or employees comprises the
majority of a business professionals day. Are you an effective
communicator? Do you practice?
by Bill Brooks
Trust is only one part of building and maintaining strong sales
relationships. Take a moment here with Bill Brooks and learn the rest of
the equation but more importantly... make sure you implement
Talk: Tough Sell
fastest way to get a solid bottom line is to deliver results on the
top line. Which means there's nothing more urgent -- or these days,
more trying -- than making the sale. Here's what it takes.
Waldroop and Timothy Butler, directors of the career center at
Harvard Business School, have identified the character traits that
get in the way of success.
Agent - John Dooner
are few moments as disheartening in business as the day that your
most important customer decides to start doing business with someone
else. Ad man John Dooner turned just such a moment into a source of
change and renewal for his giant agency.
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Working abroad can be
like dancing through a cultural minefield. Here's what five young
professionals learned about thriving overseas.
Applying to Business School
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Grey Goose Case Study
How savvy liquor vet Sidney Frank cooked up Grey Goose.
Your Way to the Top: 'Working It
You've handed out stacks of business cards, called all your
contacts, and mailed reams of cover letters. Guess what, pal: So
has everybody else. That's why we've asked the pros for networking
tips and tricks that'll help you leave the name-tag-wearing, resumé-waving
hordes in the dust.
Business Books You Need to Read: Higher Learning
Mandatory reading for business professionals, hand-picked by our
The 10 Greatest Business Movies You've Never Seen
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NOT Committing to It
Conventional wisdom says that if you want to change careers, you must be
100% committed. Not. The truth is that the only way most people will
change careers to something they love is by NOT committing to it. It's a
step by step process with go/no go decision points along the way. Here's
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Dear Mom and Dad:
"Family is the country of the heart";
Four Tips on Dealing with Parental Expectations
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"Work is a great diversion to keep you from dealing with yourself.";
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