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This One Skill Can Boost A Speaker's Approval Rating Significantly

By Ian Altman
Get it wrong and your audience might walk away with a negative impression of you.
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Oprah's Supersoul 100 Honoree

By Caitlin Crosby
Founder and CEO of The Giving Keys While on music tour, Caitlin Crosby started engraving keys with positive words like "Believe,"; "Strength,"; "Fearless,"; "Hope,"; etc., and made jewelry out of them to sell at her merchandise booths. There's a "Pay it Forward"; concept where the buyer must embrace their word, then "pass it on"; to someone they feel needs it more than they do. The jewelry started selling out more than Caitlin's CDs did! She bawled her eyes out hearing the stories of people giving their ...
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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership - Part One

By Alan Blankstein
(the following is an excerpt from a forthcoming issue of The School Administrator. It wasMondaymorning and the middle school had flooded over the weekend. Told it would take two weeks to reopen, the superintendent quickly moved this crisis to the top of his growing list that already included keeping lights on, making payroll, building teachers' capacity to deliver engaging and rigorous instruction, and meeting state requirements for school improvement in a school ...
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Two Danger Traps to Avoid When Growing Your Business

By Josh Linkner
Whether you run a 2-person graphic design shop or a 200,000 global manufacturing conglomerate, you're likely craving growth. We all do. Expansion fuels profits, serves customers, drives share price, and impacts the world. Through building five companies of my own and helping at least 100 others scale, I've seen two repeating growth traps that have stunted many organizations. Keep an eye out for these obstacles in your organization, in order to accelerate growth and mitigate risk: 1. ...
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Going Viral Should Never Be The Goal

By Ian Altman
Why creating marketing messages that resonate and move customers to take action should be a marketer's top priorities.
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Let Intuition Propel You Forward

By DeWitt Jones
It doesn't really matter what you call it. The voice within. The force. Intuition. What's important is that it exists in each and every one of us. Like a little internal transmitter, there's a wise part of us that's always beaming out information - important information. It can be hard to hear. Too often, my intellect tries to overwhelm my intuition with more traditional thinking. But each time I've really listened, my intuition has provided me with some rather extraordinary information: it will show ...
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The New Economic Model: Profit + Purpose 2.0

By Amy Jo Martin
The business model of the future. What's next for Do Good + Do Well companies? Double or even triple bottom line companies. Most people are familiar with the them thanks to the TOMS shoes phenomenon. The buy one, give one business model that does well ($) and does social good at the same time. For each pair of shoes you buy, TOMS gives a pair to someone in need. The new BOGO - exchange get for give. Secretly, I can't say I'm in absolute love with the actual shoe design but I do love them and ...
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Make Your Brand "Ooze" Across Your Enterprise, Into Everything You Do

By Tom Mitchell
I've been part of some pretty amazing marketing projects over my career. From product launches to e-commerce projects and big ad campaigns to name a few. For some reason, a branding project always seems to get everyone's blood pumping in a company, unlike almost any other project. I believe it's because there's always excitement about putting your mark on something long term and a brand change is seen as a highly strategic move by most people -- most of the time. ...
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How To Run A Successful Meeting That Isn't A Time Suck And Doesn't Feel Like 'Groundhog Day'

By Ian Altman
Unproductive, hours-long meetings are the bane of most businesses around the world. There's a better way.
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Don't Stumble Over Something Behind You

By Josh Linkner
We all face incredible challenges in our lives. Difficult people. Ruthless competition. Time constraints. But so many of us succumb to an imaginary and impotent demon that strangles our potential and restricts our progress. This fictitious monster is called simply the past. While the past can be a great teacher, it can also shackle our imagination and relegate us to thinking small. Imagine carrying around a backpack full of rocks, each piece of stone representing some past injustice or setback. ...

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