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Communication, Department management

4 Ways Leaders Can Navigate Change and Find the Hidden Opportunities

January 23, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

If you’re anything like me, when you reflect on the past year, you find yourself reeling from what feels like a punch to the gut. At the start of 2022, businesses were grasping for new hires amid a nationwide employee […]


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How to Cultivate Emotional Intelligence as a Strategic Leader

January 12, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

It’s no secret that emotional intelligence is a valuable skill for business leaders. However, many CEOs struggle to cultivate it within their team. Read along as we discuss the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace and how to develop […]


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How to Rethink Your Annual Planning and Business Strategy

January 5, 2023

Via: Inc.

Kent Lewis, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Portland, Oregon, is the founder and CEO of digital marketing agency Anvil Media, which recently merged with Deksia. We asked Kent where he found motivation for rethinking his business strategy for the […]


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4 Strategies for Building Deep Business Relationships

January 4, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

One of the most important books my dad ever gave me was Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay. Mackay tells a story about a friend who got a call at two in the morning from someone he […]


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5 Reasons to Work on a Personal Brand Yourself Instead of Outsourcing It

December 30, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

According to Pew Research Center, 74% of Americans trust someone with a respected personal brand, and over half would recommend, do business with or seek advice from these individuals. Many businesses and entrepreneurs outsource the job of building a personal […]


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Planning to Win Your Next Negotiation

December 20, 2022

Via: Inc.

You would be amazed at how many people go into a negotiation without any pre-planning regarding their strategy. These folks go in hoping they’ll land the maximum price, and they’ll jump in, and use their gut and intuition to reach […]


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Business Owners: Get Your Holiday Greetings Right

December 12, 2022

Via: Inc.

The holiday season is underway, and along with the eggnog, we face countless possibilities for miscommunication. As business communicators, we want our clients and colleagues to feel warmly greeted–yet we do not want to offend or overstep. Here are a […]


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4 Strategies For Preserving Objectivity In Your Firm

December 7, 2022

Via: Small Biz Club

A sense of truth is vital for businesses. Though marketing language can often paint a grandiose image of a company, all activities behind the scenes should be anchored to a firm sense of reality. Still, entrepreneurs can get carried away […]


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4 Things People With Great Communication Skills Will Do In a Conflict

November 18, 2022

Via: Inc.

Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace. Words are misinterpreted, feelings get hurt, people choose sides, the gossip machine starts to churn, and trust is lost. Poor communication can cost businesses countless hours of lost productivity to […]


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‘So, Tell Me About Yourself’: Use This 4-Step Formula to Answer This Dreaded Question

November 8, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

“So, tell me about yourself.” No five words elicit more angst in people than this statement. Yet it is among the most asked questions at job interviews. Talking about yourself is scary, but it’s an essential occupational skill. Follow these […]


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Is Your Customer Communication Actually Effective? Here’s How to Avoid the Limitations of Common Tactics

October 31, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Most people running a business are well aware that customer communication is critical to success, but that’s only partially correct: It’s only successful when executed in a way that not only engages customers but builds meaningful relationships. In fact, 54% […]


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Avoid These Nine Blunders To Communicate More Effectively At Work

October 21, 2022

Via: Forbes

When it comes to work and getting things done, effective communication is about more than getting along with your teammates. In a business context, communication can affect not only the interpersonal relationships of the people who work there, but also […]


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11 Clear Signs It’s Time to Cut Ties with a Vendor

October 10, 2022

Via: Small Business Trends

Maintaining good relationships with your vendors helps ensure that you consistently receive the goods and services you need and achieve mutually beneficial goals. But when the buyer-supplier relationship begins to sour for whatever reason, it may be best for your […]


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11 Important Tips for Increasing Communication with Your Team

October 6, 2022

Via: Small Biz Club

Who wouldn’t want to grow their company while increasing team productivity? You may be skilled at providing a great product or service, but you still need a team to sustain the market and make your goal a reality. Before setting […]


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This Is What It Really Takes to Become an Industry Leader

September 20, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

There are many ways to become an industry leader. Still, the root of all significant influence comes down to one thing: are you the kind of leader that you would follow? These are the questions I asked myself, especially as […]


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How to Deal with a Toxic Coworker

September 16, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Most people have experienced having a coworker that they don’t get along with. It’s nearly impossible to work at a job where you enjoy working with everyone surrounding you. In most cases, we get by and learn to co-exist. One […]


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8 Effective Tips for Conducting Layoffs

September 8, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Letting go of employees never gets easier. The longer your tenure spans, the more you understand the demoralizing ramifications of a layoff. Whether the person about to be let go deserves it or not, they are still human and should […]


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Master the Referral Confidence Curve to Expand Your Network and Make More Money

September 7, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Even if you have only been in business for a limited time, you’ll have recognized that a percentage of leads, referrals and other business comes from your professional network. In fact, if you are a small business owner, no matter […]


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5 Ways to Level Up Your Thought Leadership

September 6, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Your thought leadership may be missing the mark. New research shows that nearly three out of every four buyers don’t find value in at least half of the thought leadership they consume. From the same research sample, however, nearly half […]


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Is It Time to Say Farewell to the Beloved Status Meeting?

August 29, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Think about your last status meeting. How often did participants get sidetracked with project-specific conversations before someone said “Hey, let’s take this offline?” Did everyone involved in the meeting need to be updated on everything? And how hard was it […]