Your Sales Team Needs This Trait

Successful sales teams don’t manifest by chance. All of the top sales teams in the world generally possess a few key traits for success. One of these important keys is resilience. Let’s face it, sales can be challenging. Slumps happen, …Read More »
Tags: Sales, Selling, Client relationships, Client Communication, Sales Success, Sales Quota, The Sales Leader, Observations from the real World, Optimizing Sales, Client Loyalty, Pipeline Management, Client Attraction, Client Success

How to Foster a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

Looking for inspiration and guidance on how to make your company more conducive to innovation? Here's some food for thought and action -- Idea Champions' ten most popular postings on the subject.
Tags: Innovation, Culture of Innovation

Interruptions – What to do About Robo Calls and More in 3 Steps

Interruptions like robo-calls (is there anything more annoying and useless on the planet? Probably, but I can’t think what at the moment) are exactly the kind of thing that, if I don’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Freelance, Getting Started & Getting It Done

Why Bootstrapping is Important

Over the last decade and more, I’ve had the privilege of working with a large number of bootstrapped entrepreneurs. These include self-financed companies and also modestly capitalized startups that operate in a capital-efficient manner applying the principles of bootstrapping. [You can review my Bootstrapping course on LinkedIn to recap these.] For our Seed Capital series of podcasts and blog interviews, I’ve interviewed hundreds of investors, especially micro-VCs and angels who are pla...
Tags: General, Trends, Ny Times, Erin Griffith

A Checklist and Process to Create Daily Success at Work

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Tags: Career, Leadership, Communication, Checklist, Personal Productivity, Decision-making, Leadership Caffeine, Just One Thing, First Time Manager Series, Emerging Leaders, Checklist for Success, Daily Preparation

How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again! Yes, even senior leader behavior away from the workplace is scrutinized. Consequently, it is extremely important for senior leaders to model their declared values – every day, with every interaction. Too ...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Change, Culture, Chris, Tom, Dan McCarthy, S. Chris Edmonds, Ken Blanchard, Chris Edmonds, Purposeful Culture Group

SafetyPIN: Building Trust in the Gig Economy (and elsewhere)

SafetyPIN Technologies is a startup that has created a background check system and trust badge that lets people see at a glance if someone they met online - or elsewhere - is safe to meet offline. According to the company's website, SafetyPIN has: "developed a proprietary algorithm that draws on over 10,000 sources of data – and combines behavioral screening — to identify people you can trust the most – and assure them they can trust you, too." The algorithm checks an applicant's crimina...
Tags: Sales, Trends, Freelance, Gig Economy, SafetyPIN Technologies

15 Grammar Rules You Were Taught at School You Can Ignore [Infographic]

Grammar rules. Love them or hate them, they are part and parcel of writing. We write because we love sharing stories with our readers and connecting with other people.  Whether in a novel or a news article, we write for a single purpose: to communicate. And every writing decision we make should revolve around one […] The post 15 Grammar Rules You Were Taught at School You Can Ignore [Infographic] appeared first on WTD.
Tags: Tips, Freelance, Tips For Writers

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