It’s not enough to simply nod your head

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  http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/how_to_really_understand_someo.html Whether you are in sales or you are an influencer in another role in your company, understanding your audience or team, and communicating this grasp of their position …

Do you ever wonder why Sales and Marketing can’t get along…?

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http://www.slideshare.net/pardot/sales-vs-marketing-the-original-game-of-thrones Innovative visuals here  to help you see where they disconnect. Is this the chronicle of the sales’ and marketing’s quests for power, recognition and territory in your company’s kingdom?

Is it possible to slow your company down by being too involved?

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http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130411165849-2293107-a-line-to-see-someone-is-not-cool-but-is-blocking-team-progress Insightful article on how some managers cause bottlenecks at work and impede progress by unnecessary involvement in certain activities. Of course managers need to lead, but according the author …

It’s Not Just About The Paycheck…

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http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-deepest-source-of-motivation.html?nav=next Quick interesting read on the fact that employees cite helping people as what they like best about their jobs. The author’s interviews revealed that it is not just helping …

How To Excel In Any Area You Choose

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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-6-keys-to-being-awesome-at-everything-2010-11?op=1 Practice, practice, practice. We’ve all heard about the gauge of 10,000 hours to expert status. I find that the challenge in business is to carve out the time necessary …

Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Day

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http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130401210852-36052017-the-mental-shift-that-can-change-everything-at-work-and-beyond?trk=mp-details-rr-rmpost  Victor or victim? In control or out of control? It’s your mindset that can set you free from a “why me?” mentality at work or at home. This is …

Leadership Tips from a Master

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http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130327154206-86541065-the-six-deadly-sins-of-leadership?trk=mp-reader-card Great reminders from Jack and Suzy Welch about common pitfalls leaders should be aware of and avoid. The overriding theme with each trait is to maintain balance. Too much …

Powerful and Underused

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http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/handwritten_notes_are_a_rare_c.html When your mom taught you to send thank you notes after receiving a gift, I’ll bet you did not know that could eventually help your career too. Two most …

How “Nothing” Can Lead to an Increase in Productivity

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http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130403215758-22330283-the-importance-of-scheduling-nothing Great advice here, about how adding “nothing” to your day can make you more productive and effective. I am guilty of neglecting to schedule these open blocks of time …

Never Underestimate Gratitude

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Great reminder of extremely powerful and motivating words. Whether you are acknowledging the efforts of employees, colleagues, clients or friends, a “thank you” usually encourages more of the same.  The …