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"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Albert Einstein

May 07, 2019

    Eight Key Steps To Implement Change, Part 2 The market is changing, and so is your competition. Sales are not down, but they aren't up either. Your technology is becoming outdated a...

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"Change is the only constant." Heraclitus, Greek philosopher

May 03, 2019

  Eight Key Steps To Implement Change, Part I Whether you're focusing on changing one or two simple processes or enforcing a system-wide transformation for the structure of an organization, i...

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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

Apr 30, 2019

    Five Leadership Skills That Increase Engagement. An organization I work with, recently experienced a significant restructure and realignment, so the VP of Human Resources called a m...

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Apr 02, 2019

  Compiled by to Audrey Sellers     With Thanks to Promotional Product Association International

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"Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi

Mar 29, 2019

  Why You Should Embrace Sports At Work The action. The ads. The appetizers. Superbowl Sunday is almost here. Instead of avoiding talk of football at your office, embrace it. Sports can bring...

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"When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders." Craig Groeschel

Mar 26, 2019

    Five Ways To Master A Manager’s Mindset Pause and consider how you excel in your job. Are you skilled at striking up meaningful conversations with prospects? Are you adept at or...

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"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." Wayne Dyer

Mar 22, 2019

Three Ways To Put More Love Into Your Business Valentine's Day is an ideal time to consider how much love you exhibit to your team and clients. Have you created a warm environment that makes your c...

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"We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us." William J. Brennan, Jr.

Mar 19, 2019

How Leaders Can Fix Workplace Frustrations Frustrations on the job are going to happen. Even the most even-tempered people sometimes feel overwhelmed, angry, resentful or disappointed. As a leader,...

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"In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters to your people." Julie Bevacqua

Mar 15, 2019

How To Keep Top Performers On Your Team When you have ambitious, high-performing individuals on your team, it's important that you know how to retain them. High-potential employees (HIPOs) are more...

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"One of the most tried and true forms of management is feedback." Dr. Christopher Lee

Mar 12, 2019

How To Conduct High-Impact Employee Evaluations Leaders and employees often dislike the employee evaluation process, whether it rolls around every year or more frequently. When employees know they'...

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"People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic." Seth Godin

Mar 08, 2019

How Random Acts Of Marketing Can Hurt Your Brand Have you ever haphazardly run a social media ad or sent a random email newsletter because you thought it was the right thing to do? When it comes to...

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"The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it." Stephen Covey

Mar 05, 2019

  What To Do When You Make A Mistake Whether you make a small error or commit a massive blunder, finding out you're wrong can sometimes feel like a threat to your self-identity. Researchers f...

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"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." John Maxwell

Feb 15, 2019

Five Signs Of A Truly Admirable Leader Whether you're at the helm of your organization or you're hiring a new executive to lead the charge, it's critical to possess the right leadership and managem...

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"The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." Lady Bird Johnson

Feb 12, 2019

How To Conquer Your Nerves Before A Big Presentation Making a presentation can be nerve-wracking. Whether you're pitching a potential client or giving a speech at a local event, getting up in front...

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"Sales are contingent on the attitude of the salesman—not the attitude of the prospect." W. Clement Stone

Feb 08, 2019

  Nine Bad Sales Habits To Break Highly successful salespeople have developed some stellar habits. They didn't become one of their organization's top reps by good luck. They have honed their ...

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"The great myth of our times is that technology is communication." Libby Larsen

Feb 05, 2019

Four Ways To Reboot Your Tech Behaviors If you feel like each of your days looks the same as the last, it might be time to try something new. Today can't be the same as yesterday and this year can'...

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"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt

Feb 01, 2019

  Eight Things You Should Do Before 8 am If you feel like each of your days looks the same as the last, it might be time to try something new. Today can't be the same as yesterday and this ye...

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"Think of many things; do one." Portuguese proverb

Jan 29, 2019

  Five Ways To Feel More Accomplished  In today's do-more, achieve-more society, you might sometimes feel as though you don't get enough done in a day. Perhaps your workday was derailed ...

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"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—snap!—the job’s a game." Mary Poppins

Jan 25, 2019

  Retrain Workers Now For Your Future Business Look around your organization. Do your employees possess the skills needed to lead your business into the future? Mostly likely there are a few ...

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"Make your marketing so useful people would pay for it." Jay Baer

Jan 22, 2019

  Watch For These Marketing Trends In 2019 To maximize your marketing in the year ahead, it's important to know how to connect with your audience in the ever-evolving marketing landscape. W...

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"Great communication begins with connection."

Jan 18, 2019

  Don’t Make These Deal-Breaking E-mail Blunders  Messaging apps might be getting all the buzz lately, but most people still prefer to do business via e-mail. Global e-mail users t...

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"Empathy is one of our greatest tools of business that is most underused." Daniel Lubetzky

Jan 15, 2019

  Seven Skills To Shine In Your Interpersonal Relationships How well do you understand how other people feel? Those with high levels of empathy tend to be better entrepreneurs and leaders. If...

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Stay true to your values. That’s why you were a success in the first place, and that’s how you make incredible things happen. Rafe Offer

Jan 11, 2019

  How Brands Can Bounce Back Think back to March 10, 2004, when Martha Stewart, dubbed the Queen of Domestic Arts—the CEO of a multimillion-dollar business, author of numerous books and...

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A good system shortens the road to the goal. Orison Swett Marde

Jan 08, 2019

  Achieving Inbox Bliss, Part 2 Many of my colleagues share a similar problem. Every time they log into the company's network, they receive a message that their email inboxes are full, and th...

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All you need is the plan, the road map and the courage to press on to your destination. Earl Nightingale

Jan 04, 2019

  Achieving Inbox Bliss, Part 1   When I started a new job three months ago, it was an opportunity to start fresh, set new goals and create better habits. As part of this change, I made...

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Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. Benjamin E. Mays

Jan 01, 2019

  Invest In Your Communications Skills When asked what advice he would give to new college graduates, Warren Buffet, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway,Ome simply replied, "Invest in your...

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In marketing I’ve seen only one strategy that can’t miss—to market to your best customers first. John Romero

Dec 27, 2018

  10 Tips To Improve Your Marketing Plan, Part 2   Writing a marketing plan can appear daunting. Over the past 20 years, marketing has only become increasingly complex, as marketers are...

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"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." Peter Drucker

Dec 24, 2018

10 Tips To Enhance Your Marketing Plan, Part 1   When you hear the term "marketing plan," do you think of a hefty document that sits on the bookshelf and collects dust? Hopefully, the answer ...

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"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." Oscar Wilde

Dec 20, 2018

  What Leaders Should Know About the Rumor Mill My company recently announced an organizational change. An entire department that used to report to one senior leader was told it would now rep...

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"Focus on building the best possible business. If you are great, people will notice and opportunities will appear." Mark Cuban

Dec 17, 2018

  Five Steps To Boost Your Employer Brand I recently read a news article about a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who had a young, female passenger with down syndrome. While speaking with ...

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"It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it." Lou Holtz

Dec 13, 2018

 Six Stress Management Strategies For Work Have you ever considered yourself to have a "full plate" at work? Your to-do list appears endless, with an ever-growing series of responsibilities th...

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"Individual commitment to a group effort— that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi

Dec 10, 2018

Smart Ways To Build Team Buy-In    My boss recently asked me to create a pilot campaign at work. As she explained her expectations for the project, the wheels started turning in my head,...

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"Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell." Seth Godin

Dec 07, 2018

  Five Key Steps To Define Your Marketing Strategy   With so many messages coming at us from all directions, it's hard for businesses to get through the clutter and reach and engage pro...

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"Confidence believes you are able. Competence knows you are able." Lolly Daskal

Dec 06, 2018

   How To Show Leadership When Sharing Your Opinion   How many times have you seen someone share their opinion in a meeting and derail the entire agenda? Other times, you've probab...

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"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions." John Hancock

Dec 05, 2018

  Why You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence, Part 2 What is the secret to becoming an effective and well-respected leader? Is it your ability to identify unchartered territories in the...

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"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion." Dale Carnegie

Dec 04, 2018

  Why You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence, Part 1 One of the ways companies are improving inclusion and diversity is to invest in their leaders' emotional intelligence. This is a ter...

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"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days." Zig Ziglar

Dec 03, 2018

  Do Less In Order To Do More When leaders find themselves with more to do than time permits, they often turn to time management techniques. These are practices specially designed to help acc...

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Writing Instruments 101

Dec 01, 2018

  It’s no secret that writing instruments are a powerful promo, with a cost per impression of less than 1/10th of a cent and 50% of consumers owning promotional writing instruments in th...

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Nov 05, 2018

"The Key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but exceed them - preferably in unexpected and helpful ways". - Richard Branson

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Oct 29, 2018

"To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come you way. You can't just accept the ones you like" - John C. Maxwell

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Oct 22, 2018

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe" - Anatole France

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Oct 18, 2018

"You should get up every morning with determination if you want to go to bed with satisfaction" - George Lorimer

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Oct 15, 2018

"There are two types of people who will tell you that you can't make a difference in this World:    those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Gofort...

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Oct 09, 2018

"If you don't design your own life plan, changes are you'll fall into someone else's plan.   And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn

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Oct 05, 2018

"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." - Albert Einstein

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Sep 30, 2018

"The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority." - Ken Blanchard

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Sep 27, 2018

"What you do has far greater impact than what you say." - Steven Covey

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Sep 25, 2018

"Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing." - Peter Drucker

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Sep 20, 2018

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.  If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” —Sam...

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Jan 08, 2019

  Compiled by to Cassandra Johnson     With Thanks to Promotional Product Association International

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