You might be surprised to hear that some successful executives deliberately limit their phone and email use. It’s not easy to manage a team by phone — though phone conversations are a fine way to broadcast simple information, thoughtful listening while on the phone can be challenging. If you need to exchange and analyze ideas, […]
Success in business requires some willingness to trust people. When your company’s money and resources are on the line, how can you do a better job of gauging trustworthiness and thereby improve your likelihood of success? Try these tips to prompt trustworthiness in new or potential partners’ behavior: Be generous. Feelings of gratitude foster trustworthy […]
The movie industry is filled with remakes, sequels and adaptations. The most common complaint about them is that they’re not like the original. However, when you separate yourself from the expectations of the original and look at the movie as something all its own, you may find you enjoy it much more. The same applies […]
Coaches and consultants are everywhere now. Despite the existence of some training programs, there is no real certification so anyone can use those terms. If you are looking for a coach or consultant, watch out for these signs. Are they really a coach or consultant?: Many network marketers call themselves coaches and consultants. If the […]
When you’re in the middle of an argument, validating the person you’re arguing with is probably the last thing on your mind. But it should actually be your top priority. If you validate your counterpart’s perspective, expertise, and feelings, you will keep the conflict focused on the issue. Use language that demonstrates that you value the other person’s […]
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“Partnering” has become one of those overused buzzwords that has lost its meaning. Every company talks about partnering with their clients. While it is imperative that you become a partner to your client, without understanding what that means, the term is useless. Partnering is not selling: Selling products or services to your client is not […]
When it comes to building your emotional resilience, nothing does more good than maintaining a positive outlook and regularly expressing gratitude. These two actions have been shown to decrease anxiety, reduce symptoms of illness, and improve the quality of your sleep. But it’s not enough to be optimistic and say “thank you” a lot. You […]
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Your marketing efforts are crucial to your business. You could be the best there is at what you do, but if no one knows about it, they can’t buy from you. Ideally, you should teach where your customers are coming from and focus your energies there. However, you should re-evaluate methods you may not be […]
Recently, Apple had a problem when it was discovered that they slowed down older phones. The problem wasn’t that they were slowing them, there was a legitimate reason for doing so. The problem was that they didn’t explain why clearly enough. Chipotle is going through problems because of repeated occurrences of norovirus and e. coli. […]
Every one of us has a career-limiting bad habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we can’t get rid of. But a few small changes can help: Manipulate distance.Keep bad influences far away and bring good […]