May, 2012

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Seven Lessons to Reboot Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In 2008, I was like most dynamic women: running on life’s treadmill, overbooking myself, pursuing all my passions at once. Focus on your priorities.

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Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook. Laurie. Volume.

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What Makes a Great Leader?

On The Job

They don't have to offer cool perks like parachuting off the office building during lunch hours to get the most from employees. Gary Burnison knows.

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Grim Job Market Continues for Young Americans

Small Business Labs

Although the overall labor market continues to improve, there isn't a lot of good job news for young Americans. Gen Y Independent workers

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Triple the Results You Get from Live Conferences and Events

Productive & Organized

Live conferences are a fantastic way to gain actionable knowledge for your business, rekindle former relationships and make new relationships. 

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How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Annoying Others

On The Job

Still, I've seen other "journalists" who make a real hash of their personal brand. Who cares, after all, about what you had for lunch?

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How to get your Employee’s to be Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

You have decided to make a big work decision and go green. You may run into employee’s that find it a hassle, simply because they don’t understand.

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6-Step Checklist for a Successful Sales System

Office Organization Success

So, your brand-new product or program is all ready to go. You’ve You can use this as is, or use it as a springboard to create your own checklist. 1. Sales

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Are You Media Social?

Job Advice Blog

Many people don’t realize how different from the job search of today is from the job search of not even too many years ago. Many others find it difficult to learn about today’s different kind of search and therefore shove the issue to their back burner, planning to deal with it later—if they do at [.].

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7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Triathlon

Dumb Little Man

Triathlons can be intimidating. Fortunately, you don't have to be a genetic freak in order to be able to run your first triathlon. It's okay. Relax.

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Lithium’s Customer Heroes

Customers Rock!

have attended two of these events in the past – as a Lithium customer (Verizon). Here are some of my key takeaways. Heroes.

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Asking the Right Question Could Be a Career-Booster

On The Job

I was recently with family who had several young children. It was fascinating to watch how curious they were about everything. Helping your career.

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Ghana – A Community Devastated by E-waste

Eco-Office Gals

Few things can galvanize a neighborhood quite like trash. Everyone wants the same thing—send the trash I produce to someone else’s backyard.

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What to Do When You Hit Your Writing Wall

Men With Pens

“Are you sitting down?” And when had I started wringing my hands? My scream of triumph just about shattered the library. didn’t care. couldn’t.

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50 Tips on How to Write Good

Daily Writing Tips

The contents of this post are an alphabetical arrangement of two lists that have been circulating among writers and editors for many years. In case you have missed out all this time, I’m sharing here the wit and wisdom of the late New York Times language maven William Safire and advertising executive and copywriter Frank LaPosta Visco. 1. Always. 6.

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How to Focus When You’re Juggling Lots of Different Tasks

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever noticed that the times when you really need to focus are the times when it’s toughest? On days when you have far too much to do — an overflowing inbox, meetings to prepare for, chores to complete — it’s easy to end up darting from one task to the next, never making any real headway. Write down everything that needs to get done today.

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How to Boost Morale When Things Are Grim

Eat Your Career

It’s no secret that times are tough. The economic outlook seems to change by the minute and the only thing certain is that things are still uncertain. That’s why I thought this recent question from my free coaching call was worthwhile sharing with others. How can we keep morale up while we are still employed? What a way to go! You go girl!

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How to Get Along Better With Your Boss

On The Job

I thought the manager’s face would explode. I was at lunch with a high level finance executive the other day when his cell phone rang.

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Migration from Mexico Stalls

Small Business Labs

According to a study from Pew Research , between 2005 and 2010 more people moved from the U.S. to Mexico than the other way around. are from Mexico.

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How to Write Massive Quantities on Demand

Men With Pens

People often ask me this question, and it makes me grin every time: “James, exactly how do you manage to write such massive quantities? wake up.

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7 Great Websites for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

From usual suspects to obscure gems, from grammar guides to usage resources, here are some websites of great value to writers: 1. Amazon.com. You may have heard of this website — a good place, I understand, to find books (or anything else manufactured). Banned for Life. The Chicago Manual of Style Online. GrammarBook.com. The Phrase Finder.

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How to Make Each Day a Downhill Stroll Instead of an Uphill Struggle

Dumb Little Man

Back in college, I came across a life-changing personal development concept. In the short-term, it means that every day feels like an uphill struggle.

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No room for weenies

The Small Business Blog

No use complaining Keep up won’t you? There’s no room for weenies in the global micro enterprise community. My hapless and hopeless UK agent, Tony Robinson OBE, sent me a press clipping of what Serena Williams said after winning the Madrid Open last week. He’s obsessed by how Serena and Venus have raised the game,…

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If you're a student, what you should be doing this summer

On The Job

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How to Choose "Affect" or "Effect"

Business Writing

People in business writing classes have been asking for ways to know whether affect or effect is correct. Here are my best tips for choosing the appropriate word. If you are choosing a noun, your correct choice will be effect. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

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Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

View this online. Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. A New Interactive Webinar from. Business Management Daily. Wednesday, May 23 * 1:00 - 2:15 PM Eastern Time. We all manage projects from time to time. But just because you manage a project, does that make you a project manager?

The 2-Word Solution for Every Blocked-up Genius

Men With Pens

Get a pen ready. You’ll want to write this one down. You’re writing a masterpiece. It’ll be epic and entirely original. So stop it.

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How To Use Food To Keep Off Of The Energy Roller Coaster

Dumb Little Man

Does this sound like your day? Hippocrates Would Have Said, “I’ve Got A Solution”. And, you know what? We eat a lot of food. Tired? Klatell.

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Top 5 Tips for Selling Online

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Let people know the story behind your business. Many people support small businesses purely because of the people who are in charge of them and knowing about the struggles they go through …

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How To Deal With Negativity at Work

On The Job

Sometimes there is nothing more irritating than those trite phrases like “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

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Top 7 Gmail Tips and Tricks

Small Business CEO

As a loyal Gmail user for many years, I have watched Google’s golden child evolve into an incredibly efficient and functional interface.

Building a business culture to deliver the best customer service

Service Untitled

A strong business culture that is aligned with superior business goals outperforms their competitors by light years. photo by: HiMY SYeD / photopia.

Offices Going to the Dogs

Small Business Labs

For the 2nd week in a row , we have story on dogs.   The article says pets in the office reduce stress and increase employee loyalty. trends

One Simple Way to Impress: Do What You Say You'll Do

Dumb Little Man

Over the past week, two people have – independently – thanked me for simply doing what I said I’d do. In a perfect world, we’d take it for granted that people would actually come through on their promises and commitments. You probably know a few people who always talk big, but never come through for you. Maybe they’re constantly running late.

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