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Mastering the art of giving will pay dividends. Here’s how to do it meaningfully. Creating strong relationships in business is vital to keeping projects alive, and it can sometimes be tough. But growing a network can also be as easy as a gesture of goodwill. Find that hard to believe? WeWork recently launched its Creator Awards, a program committed to giving $20 million in grants and…

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  As the San Francisco reporter for The Next Web, I attend a lot of events. Sometimes multiple events in a single day. From keynotes, to fireside chats, to demo days, to roundtables about apps and market penetration, they all want the press to be there covering the onstage antics. But, not all events are created equal. While some make coverage a relatively painless process,…

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A new study looks at exactly what employees think about their supervisors and what they would want to change about their jobs. We’ve all had bad bosses — uncommunicative, unpredictable, fear-inspiring people who can make employee morale in even the most productive workplaces dip to new, impressive lows. If you find yourself complaining about your supervisor’s leadership style, you’re far from alone, according to a…

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Content is king but no king rules without courtiers. The internet has made the task of managing a brand reputation much more complex. Each and every company has an image to build, protect and preserve. News can spread these days within seconds — both good and bad. The internet has also set a new standard in terms of business to consumer relationships. In fact, 88 percent…

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These seven components that make up a standard for excellence of performance for a world-class team. There are two things required to build a high-performing team. Getting the basics in place right from the outset Having and using an easy mechanism for frequently addressing how well the team itself is functioning and then addressing any areas for improvement In order to meet both these objectives, a…

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Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember. Effective communicators rely on structure. You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much value to others. The million-dollar ideas inside your head are worthless if you’re unable to express them to potential partners and investors. Communication is…

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A new study reveals people don’t want to socialize with a sleep-deprived person. It turns out, the concept of beauty sleep is not just clever marketing from cosmetics makers. According to a recent study published in the Royal Society Open Science Journal, not getting enough sleep makes you less attractive, less healthy and damages your social appeal. The study discovered that sleep deprivation and looking…

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The startup world is an endless sea of strategies, goals, objectives and to-do’s that relentlessly grows the deeper you delve into it. Maybe it’s the “entrepreneurial way,” but the grand-slam approach of setting a single, massive goal for the year poses more hardship than ease for the simple fact that too much is oftentimes just that — too much. After all, putting forth an all-out effort…

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The average person spends nearly four hours a day watching television. With the rise of social media, smartphone apps and other tech distractions over the past few years, people seem to be slowing down on the amount of time they spend watching TV. However, that doesn’t mean they’re still not spending much of their day looking at the television screen. 1. TV The average person…

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