Tag: hi-tech

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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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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How to run a business and keep adding tools to your toolbox at the same time. Every business owner has to wear a lot of different hats. For most entrepreneurs, education is a big reason for success. Yet, those same businesses often cut their own education programs. So how do you keep that momentum going and find time for education when you run a company? Check…

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Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—have lived it. They share their stories of how losing it all helped them reach even greater success. Grant Cardone Image Credit: The Oracles 1. Discover your obsession. Once as a kid, while walking into a shop I dropped the quarter that was in my hand. It…

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A direct-selling expert shares what it takes to start out and make it in this industry. You probably have an image firmly planted in your mind of what network marketing (also known as direct sales or multilevel marketing) is all about–housewives buying and selling Tupperware while gossiping and eating finger sandwiches, or a high-pressure salesperson trying to convince you how easily you can become a…

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Pay yourself first by setting aside savings and having a plan for the long term. By now it’s clear that business owners and other professionals who work for themselves need to take charge of planning and saving for their own retirement. Most small-business owners can’t count on selling their companies to pay for retirement. And conventional, government-sponsored retirement plans come with hidden wealth traps. All…

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Most of us were brought up poor or in the middle class — and then continue the rest of our lives plagued by the thoughts, ideas and actions of the poor and the middle class. If you were brought up like I was, by parents that had great intentions but few ways to create financial freedom, then there is a good chance you are still trapped…

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One of the best ways to ensure that you grow as a person and a leader is to read — a lot. Time and time again, we learn that the most successful people are also avid bookworms. Constant reading allows them to absorb knowledge, broaden their worldviews and perspectives and challenge obsolete viewpoints. But of course not all books are worthy of the time and…

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  Facebook is the unrivaled king of social media advertising. How could it not be? In terms of features, insights and targeting, it is unparalleled in the online world, making it the ideal platform to advertise your brand’s products and services. However, its greatness comes at a cost. For the average entrepreneur, the challenge of designing ads that stand out amid the glut of content littering their…

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Our company’s annual survey recently showed that gaining access to higher levels is still one of the top challenges salespeople face. And that’s a problem because failure to get to the right levels often means that to get decisions made, sellers must rely upon internal people doing the buying. That’s never an optimal situation­. However, there are two ways to initiate new opportunities that sellers can try: Be reactive…

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