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How engaging your talent motivates, retains and, yes, increases the bottom line, too

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Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Half The Sky Leadership for Women The best corporate leaders know instinctively that employee engagement pays dividends. In a recent Harvard Business Review survey amongst executive managers they found that a “high level of employee engagement” was found to equal ‘strong executive leadership’ among the “factors most likely to bring success.” In fact, 71% of ...

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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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You have to be a disruptive innovator. Here’s how to do it.

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Thought Leadership on Disruptive Innovation presented by CEO Council What does it mean to be a disruptive innovator? Today, it’s hard to talk business without using the terms “innovation” or “disruption.” So what does it mean to be innovative, disruptive, or the combination of both: a disruptive innovator? The theory was coined by Clayton Christensen, of Harvard Business School, in his ...

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3 ways leaders build successful teams

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Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford True leadership can take a mediocre performing company to new heights by building great teams. No matter what the environment: work, school, sports team, non-profit group, scout troop, a good leader has the ability to understand people ...

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Advice on your ecommerce strategy from the CEO of DotcomWeavers

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Amit Bhaiya is co-founder and CEO of DotcomWeavers, one of the country’s top web development and ecommerce companies. He also owns two Indian restaurants in New Jersey, Tandoori Chef and Tandoori Chef 2. In the following interview, Bhaiya talks about the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the tech space and offers some advice for your ecommerce strategy.

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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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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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How to become more respectful and improve your behavior toward employees

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Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you — it benefits your employees as well. There’s one thing that leaders need to demonstrate to everyone: respect. No other leadership behavior has a bigger effect on employees. However, even when leaders know that showing respect is critical, many struggle to demonstrate it. If you’re one of those leaders, consider the following steps from Harvard ...

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8 inspiring tips from TED Talks on how to embrace happiness

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What does happiness mean for you, and what makes you happy? In a series of TED Talks focused on happiness, 13 happiness experts (researchers, psychologists, monks and Malcolm Gladwell) attempt to answer this difficult question. Their results tend to point toward two distinct patterns. Firstly, we’re usually wrong about what actually makes us happy. And secondly, happiness happens mostly by choice, ...

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5 ways to get a conversation started at a networking function

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One of the best strategies for entrepreneurs to grow is to build a network of contacts. For most people, this is easier said than done. How can you begin creating that network? How do you get over that social anxiety of introducing yourself at a networking event? From Inc., here are five ways to get a conversation started with a stranger ...

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