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How can YOU hire the best team? See our new White Paper!

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It’s been a Monday. You haven’t even had your coffee yet and you just want to put your head in your hands. On your way into the office, one of your managers located in another city called to say she just fired her assistant—over the phone. As you turn on your com­puter, you hear two …

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Want to develop new business NOW? 3 lessons from the road

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Like many of us, I´ve logged a fair amount of travel time this year. No matter whether you´re on an airplane on the way to a client visit or in your car on the way to a property, you might as well make the most of it. I admit that for me, almost anything is …

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Got Conflict? 5 Strategies to Help You SOLVE It

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It’s been a Friday.  It isn’t even 9 am and you just want to put your head in your hands.  On your way in the door, you hear two of your top managers in the midst of a verbal tussle.  Immediately you see an email from your accounting manager regarding a missed deadline. And before …

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Want to Win at Negotiating? Top 10 Tactics

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  Do you need negotiating tactics and strategies you can use today?  Here are my top 10. No matter what business you’re in, you likely have to negotiate, every day. We’re all so hyper-connected these days that it’s easy to overlook the impact of a few essentials for negotiating. What are yours?   1. Do your homework. …

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Who do YOU Trust? See our new White Paper!

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I was lucky. Early on in my career I worked for a manager whose first task everyday was to get out of her office.  No doubt she had piles of paperwork, as we all do. But she made it her mission to go through different departments, chatting with employees, from housekeeping to the front door staff …

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