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3 culture busters

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Thought Leadership on Corporate Culture presented by IntegrityONE Partners, Inc. There’s often ambiguity about the seemingly simple question: “how do you describe the culture of your organization?” You may hear, “well, it’s the way we do things around here” or “it’s just who we are – top to bottom.” Many attributes, characteristics, formal procedures or informal rules of thumb that ...

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Use big data to improve benefits, morale and your bottom line

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Thought Leadership on Enterprise Cost Containment presented by Hays Companies.  February 15th, 2011 may go down as a seminal day in the annals of big data. With a combined two-day total of $77,147, IBM’s super computer, Watson, not only defeated two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions but also ushered in a new and exciting era into the relevant use of data ...

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How to predict the future of your business

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Great investors like Warren Buffett have earned their titles through their ability to predict the future of the market. With a little luck, and a lot of knowledge of what business professors call “value networks,” the future of business is easier to determine. Value networks are a system of businesses and service providers that work together to create value for their customers. ...

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Why you need a morning routine, and tips from those who have one

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Instead of hitting the snooze button one or two (or three) more times, take advantage of the morning hours to get a jump start on the busy day ahead. Inc. reports that people have better self-control and more willpower within hours of waking, making it the perfect time to be productive. While everybody goes about their day differently, it can ...

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Three keys to measuring your branding efforts for maximum results, accountability and stakeholder buy-in

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Thought Leadership on Branding and PR presented by The Borenstein Group.  When was the last time you’ve found yourself proclaiming, “I LOVE the ROI were getting on our marketing. This really helped us GROW this fiscal year!” If you’re being honest with yourself, chances are the answer is slim to none. The majority of us never experienced joy when it comes to explaining marketing and ...

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Engaging managers to scale a growing company

"Together everyone achieves more"

Thought Leadership on Igniting Growth in Stuck Companies presented by Relationship Impact. The leadership teams of growing companies sometimes struggle to effectively engage mid-level managers to help their organizations’ scale. The intent is there – executives want to delegate so they can focus on strategy and they want to grow the capabilities of managers to take on more responsibility – but multiple ...

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5 reasons your conversion rate is lower than it should be

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Conversions are a key to a successful business. Even with a great marketing campaign or a huge potential audience, without a good conversion rate, your business will suffer. And every business’ conversion rate could stand to improve. By improving your conversion rate, you’ll actually be increasing profits and the bottom line of your business. Forbes has created a list of ...

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Daymond John: How he spots winners

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From young entrepreneur to big-time Shark Tank investor, Daymond John certainly knows a great opportunity when he sees one. In this interview with Inc., John explains his three favorite business deals and how he knew they’d be good investments. “On Shark Tank, we don’t invest in companies. We invest in people. And there are two types: those who have digital ...

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A buyer’s market for IT services?

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Thought Leadership on Outlook: Where’s Business Technology Heading presented by American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) Companies that outsource their IT support services are finding a highly competitive marketplace with price competition from new sources. The old craftsman style of providing IT support has been largely supplanted by a new breed of “managed services” providers (MSPs) that feature process automation and remote support. ...

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The one big mistake visionary CEOs often make

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Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage International. Visionary CEOs are constantly thinking of the next big thing. That’s great for innovation, but bad for employees who can’t figure out what to work on next. But there is a specific challenge with this type of leadership that can cause big problems. I’m referring to the tendency some visionary CEOs ...

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