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How To Lead with Emotional Intelligence

How To Lead with Emotional Intelligence

  When considering leadership, it's easy to forget the role of emotions. In fact, the concept of emotional intelligence aligns perfectly with the skills required for being a focused, empathetic, inspiring leader.   What is emotional intelligence?   ...

How to Start a Good Sales Pitch

How to Start a Good Sales Pitch

An excellent sales pitch should be less about sales and more about convincing someone how you can help them. With so many channels and ways that prospects can find what they need in a snap, sales reps feel it's much harder to do their job.   To improve your sales...

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

If you want to be a successful leader, you need to earn the respect of your colleagues. This isn't all that difficult, yet there have been plenty of would-be leaders who don't seem to understand how to do it.   Treat Your Staff with Respect   Respect is a...

How Entrepreneurs Should End Each Day

How Entrepreneurs Should End Each Day

Most entrepreneurs are used to going hard all day long, and they often assume that their ability to do this is the secret to their success. If they focus on any part of the day, it's the morning, when they can set the stage for the rest of the day. However, how the...

What it Means to be an Employee-Centric Leader

What it Means to be an Employee-Centric Leader

It may be a cliché, but it happens to be true: A company is only as good as its employees. True, some business models think of their workers are little more than expendable replacement parts. This is true for large corporations that pay low wages, such as Dollar...

How to Network as an Entrepreneur

How to Network as an Entrepreneur

  Being an entrepreneur in any field requires working long hours by yourself and for your benefit. Even if you have a few employees, they won't relate to your experience the way another entrepreneur would to you. This is just one reason it's more vital for you to...

What Is Group Think?

What Is Group Think?

If you've paid attention to the modern business landscape in recent years, you're probably familiar with the concept of groupthink. Closely related to circular reasoning’s logical fallacy, group think exists when a faction of like-minded people does not allow enough...

The Importance of Supportive Leadership

The Importance of Supportive Leadership

Executive leadership teams carry the burden of responsibility for the success or failure of a company. Corporate recruiters and CEOs often look for managerial professionals with a diverse level of leadership experience. Efficiencies that translate well from one...

Tips for Cultivating a Culture of Service in Your Company

Tips for Cultivating a Culture of Service in Your Company

  Creating a culture of service involves training your employees to emphasize service in their interactions with customers, vendors, and one another. It's not something they should do just because it's expected of them. Instead, they should understand why it's...