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What Successful Companies Do Differently

What is your big organizational initiative right now?

Perhaps, you’re focused on increasing sales, decreasing production costs or streamlining internal processes.

Maybe you’re in the strategic planning process or in budget hell.

Successful companies have processes in place to continuously monitor the performance of every function of the business.

Resources are allocated to examine the status of finance, production, logistics, service, partnerships and even consumer perceptions of the brand or company.

However, many overlook the organizational L-word: Learning. Be honest, when was the last time you pulled your best and brightest people into the conference room to examine the way your company learns? Click Here to Read Article …

Why You Still Work at a Job You Hate

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You hate your job, don’t you?

You’re tired of the same schedule and the lousy pay.

You’re tired of busting your ass only for your boss to get all of the credit.

You’re tired of begging for days off. You’re sick of working when you’re sick. You’re fed up with having more work piled on you when you’re busy enough as it is.

I’ll bet you weren’t offered a raise when they said you have to take on more responsibility, were you? Click Here to Read Article …

Your Work-at-Home Checklist: 9 Tips for Finishing Projects

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Home is where the heart is — not always the mind.

Nevertheless, this is often where some of your most important projects must be done.

Productivity in the work place is hard enough, even with a supervising boss, limited personal distractions and an atmosphere of like-minded coworkers.

Rip away that stable atmosphere and keeping the momentum of progress can be harder than catching lightning in a bottle. Click Here to Read Article …

Is Your Efficiency Obsession a Problem?

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Work fast and die young. That seems to be the motto of professional world.

You are constantly rushing yourself to work faster in order to get a promotion or pay rise.

Or you think that if you finish your work faster, you could go home earlier.

But it never happens.

Instead, you receive more of the same work.

At the best, you catch some minor benefits that sugarcoat your fail. The only thing you always receive is yet again more advice to work faster. Click Here to Read Article …

How To Increase Your Employee’s Productivity With Video Conferencing

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Keeping your employees productive is one of the most important parts of maintaining a profitable business.

Unfortunately, coordinating a large amount of people, keeping them on task and keeping them working to their full potential can quickly prove to be a challenging task no matter now skilled of a manager you happen to be.

But if your business has video conferencing abilities, you can greatly increase your productivity for almost no additional cost to your business.

If you don’t have video conferencing capabilities for your business yet, try researching Bluejeans, AdobeConnect or Cisco WebEx. All of the aforementioned services have their own pros and cons, so make sure to do your research before you invest into one.

If you would like to increase the profitability of your business, read through all of the tips outlined in the sections below. You might find some information that you haven’t considered before. Click Here to Read Article …

Banish “Perfect” From Your Business

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Put your hand up in the air if you’re a perfectionist!

​At one point in my life, my hand would have been raised in the air – high in the air.

I was definitely a perfectionist until I realized how being a perfectionist was actually holding me back from being as successful as I could be in my work as an international business coach.

I wrote this article in hopes that you don’t let this happen to you.

Perfectionist behavior is a tough topic. So many of us are passionate about what we do. We want to be the best that we can be, make the best things that we can make and give the best part of us that we can give. Click Here to Read Article …

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5 Things Great Leaders Do

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No one expects their boss to be the next Nelson Mandela or Richard Branson, but every manager should be aspiring to be a better leader.

While it’s true that nearly anyone can become a manager if they apply themselves and play their cards right, not just anyone can become a great leader.

A mistake that is often made is thinking that being a great leader is about being the best, but it’s not.

Great leadership isn’t about one person, it’s about the team. Becoming a great leader is an ongoing process, but you can be sure that every successful leader knows to do these five things: Click Here to Read Article …