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    Your Secret Ingredient to Wealth

    Your Secret Ingredient to Wealth
    Imagination is a major key to success. It is the treasure of your mind that can transport you from struggle to freedom. Your imagination holds one of the keys to give you a jolt to riches beyond your limited thinking. Somewhere along the route of growing up, many of us were influenced to turn our thoughts to academics — squelching imagination ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize

    Great Managers Know When and How to Apologize
    As a business leader, you attend conferences that provide guidelines for managerial communication. However, there is one important communication strategy most training sessions don’t explore. So I invite you to consider when and how to apologize. To clarify what I’m talking about, I’ll use Tom O’Leary’s definition of an apology as “taking responsibility for disturbance in a relationship.” I confess, without ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Voice

    7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Voice
    Your phone rings. You answer, and the caller says hello, without identifying herself. Yet immediately you recognize her voice, even though you haven't spoken with her in more than ten years. How are you able to do that? There's no mystery here, for voices are highly distinct and distinguishable, sort of our "signature in sound."That being the case, you'll want to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Bounce Back from a Setback

    How to Bounce Back from a Setback
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND I'm back in this enchanting city known for lots of bicycles, beautiful canals, charming people and yes the traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. While there are not many windmills, the people really don't wear wooden shoes and the tulips are gorgeous, this city reminds me of the importance of bouncing back from setbacks. It all started for me ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Give and Receive Criticism

    How to Give and Receive Criticism
    We live in an age where the line between criticism and nastiness has blurred. I'm not sure how this happened or when it began, but there are signs of it everywhere, especially on the Internet and in the media. The Internet offers anonymity, distance, and the ability to say pretty much whatever we want about people. Nastiness masked as criticism is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Constipated Clauses Reporting on the feats and foibles of the Red Sox, a writer for South Coast Today notes: "It goes without saying that these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill." If it "goes without saying" then don't say it. If it doesn't, in fact, go without saying, then don't say it does. "Obviously, the sky is blue." Putting ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Ways to Become a Grade-A Speaker

     7 Ways to Become a Grade-A Speaker
    You keep a checklist handy for many of your regular tasks--grocery shopping, scheduling your day and week, and creating a hyperlink, for example. Because your profession requires you to speak to groups frequently, you have often wished you could keep a speech preparation check-list handy, to remind you how to get ready to generate the results you want. You won't have ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Gradualism: Leveraging Time To Get What You Want

    Gradualism: Leveraging Time  To Get What You Want
    "Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment." -Baltasar Gracian We live in a world that wants everything now --- or yesterday. We have little patience and seem to be constantly in a hurry. Just look at “rush” hour traffic and listen to the horns blaring away. Nature has a way of achieving greatness over time. The myth ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Grass is Greener

    The Grass is Greener
    The world of business might be talking about the 'green shoots of recovery', but for actual employees it is more a case of the 'grass is greener', with high levels of job dissatisfaction and a desire to move elsewhere when the economy recovers. A desertion time bomb is the headline finding of research conducted exclusively for HR magazine by recruitment consultancy ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This