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The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

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The Yeas Have It: 6 Ways To Convince People To Say Yes

By | Posted Sep 20, 2016

Want to get things done? You need to learn how to convince people to say yes. Watch as Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion, describes the most important factors for influencing people.

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How Did Nike And Apple Survive? One Piece Of Advice From Steve Jobs

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Afraid to miss an opportunity? Juggling too much of anything never leads to a positive outcome. This one piece of advice from Steve Jobs helped a new CEO, and changed the fate of two super brands forever.

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The Right Way To Communicate Strategic Objectives

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Only 50% of companies successfully execute strategy. So what goes wrong in communicating strategic objectives, and how can we get it right?

Rethinking Brand Strategy — Try A Fresh, New “Twist”

By | Posted Aug 3, 2016

Taking inspiration from outside your own category and Twisting your brand with those ideas to inspire a new approach, fresh idea, new channel of delivery—or a way to make your customer’s life a little easier—is effective for businesses of any size.

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Build A Social Enterprise Strategy—The Right Way

By | Posted Jul 22, 2016

Leading a social enterprise? Strategic advisor and author Liana Downey outlines what it takes to develop a successful strategy by meeting client beneficiary needs.

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This Is Why No One Follows You On Social Media

By | Posted Jul 19, 2016

Make sure your social media game is on point with tips from the Social Media Director of the Chicago Ad agency, Idea Booth.

How Entrepreneurial Thinking Can Save Your Business

By | Posted Jul 12, 2016

Jim Dewald, Dean of the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, explains how entrepreneurial thinking is essential for organizations to secure a place in the future.

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here’s How He Did it

By | Posted Jun 29, 2016

Steve Jobs’ management style has always been a subject of debate. Whether you agree with it or not, he was still able to build the most successful company on the planet. Here’s an inside look at how he led company meetings and what you can learn from it.

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Do Employee Skills Sync With Company Goals? AMA Survey Says No.

By | Posted Jun 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Are you looking for ways to hold on to your top talent? AMA recently surveyed 223 people at the 2016 ATD International Conference and Exposition. Read the results here and elevate your employees’ skills to meet organizational objectives.

Building a Social Enterprise Strategy? Start By Asking Beneficiaries What They Want

By | Posted May 11, 2016

Are you trying to develop an effective strategy for your social enterprise? Discover the best ways to meet the needs of your customers and client beneficiaries with insights from Liana Downey, author of Mission Control.

Three Social Enterprise Strategies That Are Making a Difference

By | Posted May 3, 2016

Do you know the difference between a socially conscious corporation and one that isn’t? Liana Downey, author of Mission Control, provides examples of strategies that will resonate with your clients and allow you to lead with confidence.

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